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NEH Announces Guidelines for 2015 NDNP Awards - Application Deadline: January 15, 2015

October 3, 2014

The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) guidelines for 2015 are now available at http://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/national-digital-newspaper-program. The deadline for submitting proposals is January 15, 2015.

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is soliciting proposals from institutions wishing to participate in the NDNP. Applications are due January 15, 2015. Program awardees participate in the creation of a national, digital resource of historically significant newspapers published between 1836 and 1922 in U.S. states and territories. Each award supports a 2-year project to digitally convert 100,000 newspaper pages from that state's collections, primarily from microfilm negative. Titles may be printed in Danish, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish or Swedish.

NEH intends to support projects in all states and U.S. territories, provided that sufficient funds allocated for this purpose are available. One organization within each U.S. state or territory will receive an award to collaborate with relevant state partners in this effort.

The program provides access to this resource through the Chronicling America web site (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/), hosted by the Library of Congress (LC). The site currently includes more than 8.1 million newspaper pages in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish, from more than 1400 titles digitized by institutions in 32 states. For a list of participants, see http://www.loc.gov/ndnp/awards/.

For more program information, please visit the NEH's program page at http://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/national-digital-newspaper-program or for technical information, visit the LC site at http://www.loc.gov/ndnp/.

NEH Releases National Digital Newspaper Program Impact Study

September 29, 2014

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has released a study measuring the impact of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) has had on the humanities and partner institutions. The report is available at http://www.neh.gov/divisions/preservation/featured-project/neh-releases-national-digital-newspaper-program-impact-study

8 Million Pages Now Online and 2 New States Joining NDNP!

August 8, 2014

The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a joint program of the Library of Congress (LC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), has passed several exciting milestones recently. More than 8 million historic newspaper pages, published in 32 states and the District of Columbia between 1836 and 1922, are now available through the Chronicling America web site, hosted by LC, and in July, the NEH announced two new partners joining the program this year. Awards were made to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the South Dakota Department of Tourism and State Development to digitize newspapers from Nevada and South Dakota. This brings the number of participants in the program to 39, including 37 states, one territory, and the District of Columbia. NEH and the LC aim to have every state and U.S. territory represented in Chronicling America (see http://www.neh.gov/divisions/preservation/grant-news/nevada-and-south-dakota-join-the-national-digital-newspaper-progra for more information). In addition, supplementary awards have been made to eight state partners already participating in the program....Read more about it

Last Updated: 10/03/2014