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Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

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History Unfolded Online Research SprintPlease join the Library of Congress for an online participatory research event with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum for their History Unfolded project. Help uncover what was being reported about the Holocaust in local newspapers during the years 1933-1945 by researching in the Library’s historic newspaper archive, Chronicling America. Please register for the event and check the Library of Congress Event page for more information.When: Monday, April 18, 2022; 6pm – 8:30pm, Eastern TimeRequest ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected]
The Library of Congress is pleased to announce the publication of a new interactive map and timeline of all digitized titles in the Chronicling America Historic American Newspapers collection. This visualization features a map that shows approximate locations of all digitized newspapers available in the collection. Users can explore the newspapers by clicking the dots on the map and/or access a time slider in the lower left hand corner to interact with the timeline and explore the available digitized newspapers published between 1777-1963. This map is updated weekly.Explore the new map and timeline and other data visualizations of the Chronicling America Historic American Newspapers collection.Be sure to follow us on Twitter @ChronAmLOC for more information about this project and the Chronicling America collection.?
Discover your family’s past through the newspapers of their present! Join the Library of Congress on August 3 from 6-7pm EDT to learn how to search for ancestors in Chronicling America, a free digital collection of almost 20 million pages from American newspapers published between 1777 and 1963. The talk will address some search strategies for finding family names in this vast collection. Please register for the event using the ZoomGov link found at the Library of Congress Event page. Please request ADA accommodations at least five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected]
Join Library of Congress Reference Librarian Amber Paranick and Digital Conversion Specialist Mike Saelee to learn how to search for primary source materials in Chronicling America, a free digital collection of almost 20 million pages from American newspapers published between 1777 and 1963 for National History Day research. The presentation will cater to this year’s theme, "Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas," and will discuss the collection, its search interface, how to navigate the challenges of working with historic newspapers, and additional resources to assist students and educators. Chronicling America is jointly sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.This presentation will be hosted live on September 15, 2022 from 1:00-1:35pm EDT and will be recorded for later viewing.Individuals requiring ADA accommodations should submit a request at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or [email protected] register for the event.
Join us for the webinar "Double Victory in Black and White: What Digitized Historical Newspapers Reveal about the African American Experience of WWII" on Thursday, September 29, 2022 from 4-5:15pm EDT.Drawing on his new book, "Half American: The Epic Story of African Americans Fighting World War II at Home and Abroad" (Viking, October 2022), historian Matthew Delmont explores how Black newspapers led the Double Victory campaign during WWII, to secure victory over fascism abroad and victory over racism at home. Black newspaper reporters told the stories of the vital roles Black troops played and brought the triumphs and tragedies of the war home to Black readers. The Black press raised questions regarding race, democracy, and citizenship that remain relevant eight decades later.After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. If you encounter problems with your registration, please contact [email protected] requiring ADA accommodations are requested to submit a request at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or [email protected]? here for more information and to register for the webinar.
The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) has reached two major milestones this September: the? inclusion of New Hampshire? as the 50th? state to join the program and making 20 million pages freely available to the public on the? Chronicling America? website.Dartmouth College will serve as the New Hampshire state hub, partnering with the New Hampshire State Library, the New Hampshire Historical Society, and the University of New Hampshire Library to identify historical newspapers that reflect the state’s political, economic, and cultural history for inclusion in Chronicling America.? The success of the program over the past 18 years has extended the collection scope to the current date range of 1777-1963, to include any language published in the United States, and to include newspapers published in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. It is on the strength and diversity of these collective contributions that Chronicling America has become such an impactful database at 20 million pages, unique among other free digitized newspaper collections that may focus on a region, topic, or period in American history.Click here for more information.
Join the Library of Congress for an online research sprint with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) for their History Unfolded project on November 14, 2022, 6:00-8:00 PM EST (US and Canada). Search the Library’s historic American newspaper collection, Chronicling America, to find out what people knew and how they reacted to the events leading up to and during the Holocaust.Staff from the Library of Congress will present the Library’s historic newspaper archive, Chronicling America, and demonstrate how to use the advanced search functions. Staff from USHMM will introduce the History Unfolded project, which investigates U.S. press coverage of several Holocaust-related events. They will instruct participants on how to submit relevant newspaper articles to the History Unfolded database. Following the presentations there will be time to conduct your own research and upload findings to History Unfolded.Request ADA accommodations at least five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected] here for more information and to register for the webinar.
Join us in person or virtually for a discussion with author Louisa Treger about her novel Madwoman, based on the life of a trailblazing journalist Nellie Bly, on November 9, 2022, 12:00-1:00 PM EST (US and Canada). Bly faked madness and had herself committed to a lunatic asylum in order to expose the dreadful conditions at Blackwell’s asylum in 1887. Treger will talk about how she used the resources at the Library of Congress, including Chronicling America, to research this spellbinding story. “Made at the Library” is an event series highlighting works inspired by and emerging from research at the Library of Congress. Featuring authors, artists, and other creators in conversation with Library experts, this series takes a deep dive into the process of working with the Library’s collections.Request ADA accommodations at least five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected] here for more information and to register for the webinar.