"The Connecticut State Library is pleased to announce that it has received a supplemental grant award of $320,536 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to continue to digitize historically significant Connecticut newspapers through the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) over the next two years. This grant brings the total award amount the State Library has received for the project to $844,570. The digital images will be included in the Library of Congress’ newspaper site: Chronicling America http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/.
I am very excited that the National Endowment for the Humanities has recognized the excellent work that is being done here at the State Library through the Connecticut Newspaper Project. This grant also recognizes the importance of adding Connecticut’s voice to the Chronicling America database. Everyone expects everything to be online today, but without financial support from federal agencies like the NEH, we wouldn’t be able to digitize the tens of thousands of newspaper pages that we have done over the past 4 years. – – State Librarian, Kendall Wiggin.
Following the NDNP guidelines, the grant will allow Connecticut to add another 100,000 pages, digitized from microfilm of newspapers published in the state between the new timeframe of 1690 and 1963. The Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project advisory board will select the newspapers to be scanned."
For the complete article, please click on Connecticut State Library Receives Grant for Phase 3 of Newspaper Digitization
Great news for Connecticut newspaper researchers!
For access to historic newspapers from the state that are currently available for free online, please check out
Connecticut Online Historical Newspapers Summary