Connecticut Newspaper Project

From October 1991 to July 2002, the Connecticut Newspaper Project worked to locate, catalog and inventory all American newspapers held in libraries, historical societies and other repositories in the state, and to preserve and increase access to American newspapers by microfilming as many of their state newspapers as possible.

CNP was part of the nationwide United States Newspaper Program, a collaboration of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Library of Congress and the states. The Project was funded primarily by a grant from the National Endowment, with financial and in-kind contributions from the State Library. The CT State Library’s Preservation Office conducted the project.

Project Publications:

Charts of Related Newspapers Published in Connecticut

Connecticut Newspaper Indexes in Connecticut Libraries

Connecticut Newspaper Pioneers

Connecticut newspapers : a list of the newspapers published since 1755

Connecticut’s Ethnic Newspapers

Connecticut’s newspapers– a rich history (project brochure)

Final Performance Report, Connecticut Newspaper Project

History of Connecticut’s Newspapers

Missing Connecticut Newspapers

New Work Keeps Old News Alive (Hartford Courant, Mar. 15, 1998)

Newspapers Microfilmed by the Connecticut Newspaper Project

Related sites

Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project  (scanning, 2013-    )

Newspapers for Historical & Genealogical Research (at the CT State Library)

U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present (from the Library of Congress)