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Arkansas and Georgia Join the National Digital Newspaper Program

August 3, 2017 | By Leah Weinryb Grohsgal

We are happy to announce the addition of two new partners to the National Digital Newspaper Program: Arkansas and Georgia.  NEH recently made awards to the Arkansas State Archives and the University of Georgia to digitize their historic newspapers.  Forty-five states and one territory now participate in the program.  Soon, we hope to have every state and U.S. territory represented in Chronicling America, the open access database of historic American newspapers jointly created by NEH, the Library of Congress, and state partners across the U.S.

NEH awards have also been issued to partners in Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Dakota, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin to continue their contributions.  You can read more about all of the awards in NEH’s press release.

The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) is a partnership between NEH, the Library of Congress, and state partners.  NEH awards enable state partners to choose and digitize newspapers representing their historical, cultural, and geographic diversity.  To date, over 12 million pages of historic newspapers are currently available on Chronicling America, with more being added all the time.  State partners also contribute rich essays about each newspaper title and its history.