The West Virginia University Research Corp. has received $201,917 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to digitize West Virginia newspapers dating from 1790 to 1923 as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program.
Chronicling America, the free, searchable database of historical American newspapers, is maintained online at the Library of Congress and now has partners digitizing newspapers from 48 states and two territories.
“I am thrilled to announce that the addition of new state partners brings the National Digital Newspaper Program closer to our goal of comprehensive coverage of U.S. history, both geographically and chronologically,” said NEH Chairman Jon Parrish Peede. “These new projects expand the range of voices from America’s past represented in this extraordinary national resource.
“Through Chronicling America, the American public will soon have access to contemporary accounts of great moments of our nation’s history, from the Revolutionary Era through World War II and the civil rights movement, from all corners of the country.”