A University of Wyoming project is among 215 humanities projects nationwide selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to receive a total of $29 million in grants.
UW Libraries received nearly $209,000 to be used over the next two years for the Wyoming Digital Newspaper Project, says Amanda Lehman, an assistant librarian in Digital Collections and co-project investigator.
The Wyoming Digital Newspaper Project involves digitization of 100,000 pages of Wyoming newspapers -- dating from 1863 to 1963 -- as part of the state’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).
“It’s a great chance to support the land-grant mission of the university and to create a permanent record of Wyoming’s history through the Library of Congress,” says Bryan Ricupero, a UW metadata librarian and co-project investigator. “It makes a significant amount of content available to people around the world.”