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More titles added to digital newspaper project

by Brian Zylstra | March 22nd, 2013

WA_PapersGood news for genealogists and history buffs: There are more historic Washington newspapers to peruse on your computer!

The State Library just announced that the Library of Congress has uploaded another batch of long-awaited newspaper titles for the National Digital Newspaper Program. Many historic newspapers from Washington and other states can be seen on the Chronicling America website.

The newest titles added are: Aberdeen Herald, 1890-1917; Columbia Courier, Kennewick, 1902-1905; Evening Statesman, Walla Walla, 1903-1910; Newport Miner, 1899-1922; Washington State Journal, Ritzville, 1906-1907; Adams County News, Ritzville, 1898-1906; Kennewick Courier, 1905-1914; Lynden Tribune, 1908-1922; Vancouver Independent, 1875-1910; Wenatchee Daily World, 1905-1922; and Seattle Star, 1899-1922

Since 2008, our State Library has participated in the NDNP, a collaborative grant program between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.

The State Library will be adding three more titles over the next two years: Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 1876-1900; Seattle Star, 1918-1922; and Morning Olympian, 1876-1922 (approximate dates).

The State Library’s “Behind The Lines” blog has more info about the latest newspaper title additions here.

The digitized newspaper program is a great tool for historians, genealogists, educators, students and others to use the images found there for research, history presentations or other activities.

Last summer, the State Library received additional funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities program to continue digitizing historical newspapers through 2014. The Chronicling America project covers newspapers in the public domain in all U.S. states and territories, approximately from 1836 to 1922.

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