"Within two years, the Digital Library of Georgia will digitize 100,000 more pages of Georgia historic newspapers, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
The DLG will receive $255,590 of the $39.3 million in grants being given for 245 humanities projects across the country. The newspapers selected for digitization will have been published prior to 1963 and will be part of the state's participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program. The NDNP supports the creation of a national, digital resource of historically significant newspapers published between 1690 and 1963, from all states and U.S. territories. An advisory committee consisting of journalists, historians, librarians and archivists will guide the selection of Georgia titles to be scanned.
Historic newspapers are, by far, the Digital Library's most popular resources, according to Sheila McAlister, director of the Digital Library of Georgia. To date, the DLG has digitized over 900,000 pages of historic newspapers."
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For access to other historic newspapers from the state that are currently available for free online, please check out Georgia Online Historical Newspapers Summary.