Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project
The Connecticut State Library received an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a two-year National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) grant to digitize historically significant Connecticut newspapers. The grant runs from September 1, 2013 - August 31, 2015. The grant allows the Connecticut State Library to add 100,000 pages, digitized from microfilm of newspapers published in Connecticut between 1836-1922. These digitized images will be included in the Library of Congress' Chronicling America newspaper project.
The Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project (CDNP) formed an advisory board which selected the following titles to be digitized during the grant cycle:
· Norwich Bulletin 1910-1922
· The Bridgeport Evening Farmer 1910-1917
· The Bridgeport Times and Evening Farmer 1918-1922 (continued from the Bridgeport Evening Farmer). Note: The Republican Farmer, a weekly edition, will also be included for 1918-1920.
This grant continues the State Library's efforts to digitize newspapers as seen in the Newspapers of Connecticut project which digitized short runs of Connecticut newspapers from primarily the Civil War era.
We hope to secure additional grants in the future and encourage other libraries, historical and cultural organizations in the state to consider digitizing these valuable resources and make them available for all to access through the Newspapers of Connecticut resource.