Kansas Awarded Funds for Digital Newspaper Program
Kansas Ag Connection - 08/08/2013
The Kansas Historical Society announced that Kansas has been awarded additional funding by the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue its participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).
The Historical Society will digitize an additional 100,000 pages of Kansas newspapers, dating from 1854-1922. To track the progress of the digitization of Kansas newspapers, visit kshs.org/16126.
Launched in 2005, NDNP is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress to provide enhanced access to U.S. Newspapers.
The Chronicling America website currently has over six million pages published between 1836 and 1922 from 32 states and the District of Columbia. Kansas was brought into the program in 2009 and has since digitized over 200,000 pages from 45 titles published in every region of the state. The selected titles
cover Kansas territory and the Civil War, cow towns, the Exoduster movement, temperance, and the Populist and Progressive eras. These titles can be found at chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/.