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2015 NDNP Awards Announced - Wisconsin and Delaware Join the Program

August 25, 2015

From the NEH Division of Preservation and Access: "We are happy to announce that two new partners have joined the National Digital Newspaper Program! NEH has made awards to the State Historical Society of Wisconsin and the University of Delaware to digitize newspapers from their states. Forty states and territories have now participated in the program, along with the District of Columbia. NEH and the Library of Congress are now two states closer to our goal of representing every state and U.S. territory in the open access historic newspaper database Chronicling America...."

NDNP, a partnership between the NEH and the LC, is a long-term effort to provide an Internet-based, searchable database of all U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages. Supported by NEH, this rich digital resource will be developed and permanently maintained at the Library of Congress. The NEH grant program will fund the contribution of content from, eventually, all U.S. states and territories.... Read more about it! (external link)

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

Last Updated: 08/27/2015