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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 ADA@loc.gov.
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Please join us on Tuesday, September 14 at 1pm to 2.30pm ET for the public online plenary address at the annual conference of the National Digital Newspaper Program, “Crossing Borders, Counter-cartographies: Contemplations and Collaborations Using Historic Newspapers.”  In this talk, Dr. Celeste González de Bustamante, Professor of Journalism and Director of the Center for Border & Global Journalism at the University of Arizona, will discuss how research involving historical newspapers, including those found in Chronicling America (produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program), contributes to better understanding of the Mexico-United States borderlands and beyond. Her talk will consider how interdisciplinary and cross border collaborations with libraries, librarians, and media scholars can result in valuable experiential learning opportunities and research for students. She will discuss the results of student-centered research projects whose underlying aim is to create “counter-cartographies” of journalism and borderlands history.Sponsored by the NEH and the Library of Congress, this talk is free and open to the public. This talk will be presented via Zoom. To register, please visit: https://loc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_sneJaZ94TzaLLiZw0_8KDQ
The National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) has announced new and renewed funding for state projects in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), an initiative jointly sponsored with the Library of Congress and supporting the Chronicling America online collection of digitized historic newspapers. Boston Public Library, representing Massachusetts, newly joins the program, with additional awards supporting ongoing projects at the Arkansas State Archive; Connecticut State Library; University of Florida, Gainesville; Â University of Georgia; Montana Historical Society, Providence Public Library (Rhode Island); Â University of North Texas; Wisconsin Historical Society; Â and University of Wyoming. These projects received two year grants to digitize up to 100,000 selected historic newspapers from their collections for contribution to the collection. Read more about it in the NEH report!
Dueling newspaper editors! Spring frocks of 1899! Baseball’s Opening Day (in 1921)! Discover them all by following our newly launched Twitter account @ChronAmLOC highlighting news and articles from the Chronicling America online historic newspaper collection.Check out our Headlines and Heroes blog post about the launch and join us on Twitter @ChronAmLOC to learn more about the United States and its newspapers, truly the first draft of history!