Essays written about the titles selected for digitization

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The Pennsylvania Digital Newspaper Project (PaDNP) contracted with four writers to provide essays about the four titles selected for digitization and inclusion in Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers, which is an online repository for digitized newspapers maintained by the Library of Congress.

The title essay provides information about the scope, content, history and significance of each digitized newspaper beyond what is available in the bibliographic record. The essay explains to the reader why a particular title was worthy of enhanced access. The PaDNP Project Manager worked with the writers to submit the essay to the National Digital Newspaper Program editor at the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The essay for the Scranton Tribune was written by Jennifer Mahalidge, Intern, Lackawanna County Historical Society.
Essay_Scranton Tribune.pdf 

The essay for the Pittsburg Dispatch was written by Zachary Brodt, United Electrical Workers Archivist, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh.
Essay_Pittsburg Dispatch.pdf 

The essay for the Lancaster Daily Intelligencer was written by Doug Harper, Reporter, Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era.
Essay_Lancaster Daily Intelligencer.pdf

The essay for the Evening Public Ledger was written by Joanne Danifo, a former employee of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania who recently finished her Master's degree in history at Rutgers University.
Essay_Evening Public Ledger.pdf







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