On Friday, December 18, more than 42,000 historic newspaper pages from 8 Washington newspapers were contributed by the Washington State Library to the Chronicling America web site, hosted by the Library of Congress. The site provides free and open access to over 1.7 million pages from 212 titles, that were published between 1880 and 1922 in 15 states and the District of Columbia. More pages from other newspapers around Washington State will be periodically uploaded throughout 2010 as part of WSL’s National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) grant. Pages will also be loaded locally and included in the WSL’s existing Historic Newspapers in Washington collection.
Representation from Washington State Newspapers:
Chronicling America is a project of the National Digital Newspaper Program, a partnership between multiple organizations including the Washington State Library, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress … Read more about it!
Contact Laura Robinson, National Digital Newspaper Program Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, 360.570.5568, for more information about Washington State’s participation in NDNP.