Friday, December 17, 2010

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Remember, however meagerly we go about our daily lives, the Library of Congress is relentlessly building its digital tower of historical newspapers. Just this past week it uploaded a new batch of titles into Chronicling America, bringing its current total number of pages to 3.1 million, 414 newspapers from 23 states between 1899-1922. Chronicling America newspapers can be searched with words or phrases; or, for a broader, more regional approach, once can search by one or more states. Of course, this being the Library of Congress, this database is an open web resource, available to all, no UPenn status required.

Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

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