New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project Receives $251,536 NEH Grant to Digitize Additional Historical Newspapers

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The $251,536 grant will allow for the digitization of 100,000 pages of New Jersey newspapers, published between 1800 and 1926.

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) recently announced 2020 National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) funding for institutions representing six states to expand their selection and digitization of U.S. historic newspapers for contribution to the freely available Chronicling America online collection, hosted by the Library of Congress. State projects receiving continued funding include the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa; Alaska State Library, Juneau; State Historical Society of Colorado, Denver; Maine State Library, Augusta; University of Maryland, College Park; and Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers–New Brunswick.

The $251,536 grant will allow for the digitization of 100,000 pages of New Jersey newspapers, published between 1800 and 1926, as part of the state’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program.

Learn more about the New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project, a collaboration between Rutgers University Libraries, the New Jersey State Archives, and the New Jersey State Library.

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