The Pennsylvania Digital Newspaper Project


The Pennsylvania State University, Digitization & Preservation Department was awarded $393,650 by the National Endowment for the Humanities to collaborate with relevant state partners to select newspapers--published in Pennsylvania in English between 1880 and 1922--and convert, primarily from microfilm, over a period of two years, approximately 100,000 pages into digital files, according to the technical guidelines outlined by the Library of Congress.  Award recipients are required to establish an advisory board responsible for applying intellectual content selection criteria to state newspaper titles.

The digital files will be entered into the Library of Congress's historical newspaper database, Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers (http://www.loc.gov/chroniclingamerica/). The database is accessible to all, and readers can search content and read, download, save and print articles and advertisements from the available publications.

Recent Entries

Chronicling America user stats for PA
It is exciting to see that in the first three months since the first upload of two Pennsylvania newspapers to…
NDNP continuation grant application submitted
We submitted a National Digital Newspaper Program continuation grant application to the National Endowment for the Humanities for the Pennsylvania…
Essays written about the titles selected for digitization
The Pennsylvania Digital Newspaper Project (PaDNP) contracted with four writers to provide essays about the four titles selected for digitization…