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The following sites showcase content in Chronicling America and provide examples of reusing digitized historic newspapers and associated metadata records in unique ways. Some utilize data mining techniques, harvesting, or individual newspaper pages.

Tips for Searching Chronicling America

Chronicling America Guide : Searching African American Newspapers (external link)
US Caribbean and Ethnic Florida Digital Newspaper Project

Chronicling America Historical Newspapers for National History Day (PDF, 8 MB)
Library of Congress

Chronicling America Video Tutorials and Webinars (external link)
Ohio History Connection

Expanding Access to Historical News: Chronicling America Presentation (external link)
US Caribbean and Ethnic Florida Digital Newspaper Project

Researching with Foreign Language Newspapers on Chronicling America (external link)
Ohio History Connection

Using Chronicling America for Genealogical Research, Find Your Ancestors in the Newspapers (PDF, 10.8 MB)
Library of Congress

Vermont Digital Newspaper Project Presentations (external link)
University of Vermont

Teaching Resources

DLNP K-12 Resources (external link)
Louisiana State University

EDSITEment! Chronicling America Lesson Plans (external link)
National Endowment for the Humanities

Expanding Access to Historical News (external link)
Florida and Puerto Rico Digital Newspaper Project

Extra! Montana News 1864-1922 (external link)
Montana Historical Society

Hazel Hunkins, Billings Suffragist (external link)
Montana Historical Society

K-12 Resources (external link)
Oregon Digital Newspaper Program

Lesson Plans
Library of Congress

Lesson Plans (external link)
Ohio History Connection

Newspaper Narratives (external link)
The Portal to Texas History
University of North Texas

Historical South Carolina Newspapers: South Carolina History Articles & Topics (external link)
University of South Carolina

Resources for Teachers (external link)
Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project

Teaching With Historical Newspapers (external link)
Library of Congress

Thinking Like a Historian: Using Digital Newspapers in the Classroom (external link) (PDF, 3.9 KB)
Montana Historical Society

Topic Search Guides for Hawai'i and the Pacific (external link)
University of Hawai'i at Manoa Library

Topics in Chronicling America (external link)
Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room
Serial and Government Publication Division
Library of Congress

Using Chronicling America to Advance Research and Scholarship

The following examples re-use digital objects from Chronicling America in different ways. Some are displays of selected digital items, some use machine-harvested datasets from the site, some use standard APIs (application programming interface) to connect data in Chronicling America to other systems. There are lots of ways to discover more about historic newspapers - perhaps even make your own!

America’s Public Bible: Biblical Quotations in U.S. Newspapers (external link)
Lincoln Mullen
George Mason University

American Lynching: Uncovering a Cultural Narrative (external link)
Andrew Bales
University of Cincinnati

An Epidemiology of Information: Data Mining the 1918 Influenza Epidemic Project Report (external link)
Virginia Tech
University of Toronto

Animated Visualization of Arizona Sentinel Weekly, 1872-1911 (external link)
Software Studies Initiative
University of California, San Diego
Cyrus Kiani

Beyond Words (external link)
Library of Congress

Bookworm (external link)

Chronicling America Data Visualizations
Library of Congress

Chronicling Hoosier (external link)
Kristi Palmer
Indiana University-Purdue University

Create Modern Microfiche with the Chronicling America API (external link)
Tim Kulp - MSDN Magazine

Data Visualization: Journalism’s Voyage West: Visualizing US Newspapers, 1690-2011 (external link)
Rural West Initiative, Bill Lane Center for the American West
Stanford University

Delaware Newspapers (external link)
Theresa Hessey
Delaware Digital Newspaper Project

DeXTER (DeepTextMiner) (external link)
Lorella Viola
University of Luxembourg

Digital APUSH: Revealing History with Chronicling America (external link)
A.P. U.S. History Students
Sunapee High School

Hawai'i newspaper content in Chronicling America (external link)
Flickr set of images from Hawai'i newspapers cropped from Chronicling America
University of Hawai'i Manoa Library

Historic Newspapers (Library of Congress Flickr pilot project) (external link)
Library of Congress

Historical Agricultural News (external link)
Amy Giroux
University of Central Florida

Image Analysis for Archival Discovery (Aida) (external link)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
University of Virginia

Mapping Texts (external link)
Stanford University
University of North Texas

News in Proportion (external link)
Ed Sperr

Newspaper Navigator
Explore images from Chronicling America using machine learning techniques
Library of Congress

Recetas de las Américas (Recipes From the Americas) (external link)
A digital humanities project created to explore food in newspapers
US Caribbean and Ethnic Florida Digital Newspaper Project (external link)

US News Map (external link)
Claudio Saunt
University of Georgia

Vermont Digital Newspaper Project Flickr Photostream (external link)
Flickr set of images from Vermont cropped from Chronicling America
University of Vermont

Vermont Digital Newspaper Project (external link)
Pinterest landing page
University of Vermont

Viral Texts: Mapping Networks of Reprinting in 19th-Century Newspapers and Magazines (external link)
NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks
Northeastern University

Visualizing newspapers history: The Hawaiian Star, 5930 front pages, 1893-1912 (external link)
Software Studies Initiative
University of California, San Diego
Cyrus Kiani

150-year-old Mark Twain Stories Uncovered (external link)
Curt Hopkins - The Daily Dot

chronam (LC Newspaper Viewer Software)

The Web-based software application that drives the Chronicling America Web site is published as open-source software code by the Library of Congress as chronam (LC Newspaper Viewer). This software, using Apache, Django Web Framework for Python, MySQL and SOLR/Lucene, is available for use with digital objects modeled according to the NDNP technical guidelines.

chronam (LC Newspaper Viewer Software) (external link)
Library of Congress

Georgia Historic Newspapers (external link)
Digital Library of Georgia

Historic Oregon Newspapers (external link)
University of Oregon

Montana Newspapers (external link)
Montana Historical Society

Nebraska Newspapers (external link)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Nebraska State Historical Society

North Carolina Newspapers (external link)
North Carolina Digital Heritage Center

NYS Historic Newspapers (external link)
Northern New York Library Network
Empire State Library Network

open-oni (external link)
Open - Online Newspaper Initative

Pennsylavania Newspaper Archive (external link)
Penn State University Libraries

Texas A&M Newspaper Collection (external link)
Texas A&M University Libraries

State Newspaper Project Blogs (NDNP Awardees)

See Awards Recipients page for links to other Awardee Project Sites.

Alaska Digital Newspaper Project (external link)
Alaska State Library

Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project (CDNP) Blogs (external link)
Connecticut State Library

Delaware Digital Newspaper Project (external link)
University of Delaware

Florida and Puerto Rico Digital Newspaper Project (external link)
University of Florida

Fit to Print: Dispatches from the Virginia Newspaper Project @ the Library of Virginia (external link)
Library of Virginia

Hawai'i Digital Newspaper Project (external link)
University of Hawai'i at Manoa Library

Headlines & Heroes: Newspapers, Comics & More Fine Print
Serial & Government Publications Division
Library of Congress

Hoosier State Chronicles: Indiana's Digital Newspaper Program (external link)
Indiana State Library

National Digital Newspaper Program: The Kentucky Edition (external link)
University of Kentucky

Nevada Digital Newspaper Project (external link)
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Oregon Digital Newspaper Program (external link)
University of Oregon

The Portal to Texas History News (external link)
University of North Texas

Tennessee Newspaper Digitization Project (external link)
University of Tennessee and the Tennessee State Library and Archives

Vermont Digital Newspaper Project (external link)
University of Vermont


How do we digitize historic newspapers? (external link)
Wisconsin Historical Society

In The Field - National Digital Newspaper Program (external link)
National Endowment for the Humanities

NDNP: The Kentucky Edition (external link)
University of Kentucky

The Vermont Digital Newspaper Project Video (external link)
University of Vermont

Last Updated: 10/27/2022