(Hartford, CT) The Connecticut State Library is pleased to announce that with a third grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, 25 newspaper titles have been selected to be digitized for the Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project (CDNP), and made freely available online. These newspapers include:
- New Britain Herald 1920-1930
- Connecticut Western News 1871-1922
- Tolland County Press and The Press from Stafford Springs 1883-1922
- Italian language papers from 1906-1930
- African American papers from 1940-1949
- and Labor papers from 1836-1932
Gregg Mangan, Manager of Digital Humanities at CT Humanities noted that “this collection is a windfall for researchers interested in exploring the diverse stories that make up our history.” For the full list of specific newspapers and dates, history blogs and other resources, please go to the CDNP website at http://ctdigitalnewspaperproject.org/.
All titles are expected to be completed and freely available online through the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America site https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ by Fall 2019, adding to our other CT newspapers from Bridgeport, New Haven, Newtown, Norwich, and Waterbury http://ctdigitalnewspaperproject.org/ . In addition, the State Library’s Newspapers of Connecticut digital collection is also available online and is in the process of being added to the Connecticut Digital Archive.
The Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this press release, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional information about the NEH and its grant programs is available at: http://www.neh.gov .
The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) is a partnership between NEH, the Library of Congress, and state partners. NEH awards enable state partners to choose and digitize newspapers representing their historical, cultural, and geographic diversity. To date, over 12 million pages of historic newspapers are currently available on Chronicling America, with more being added all the time. State partners also contribute rich essays about each newspaper title and its history.