Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Spotlight on the Internet - Vermont Historical Newspapers

Speaking of historical newspapers (see previous post)..... The Library of Congress provides free access to hundreds of digitized U.S. newspapers through it's website Chronicling America - Historic American Newspapers.

The UVM Libraries was awarded funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)  to support the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project. As a result of this grant, the first batch of  VT newspapers is available on this website.
This is only the beginning-- staff working on this project will be adding tens of thousands more historical Vermont newspaper pages from titles all around the state. Right now, the collection at this website (covering the mid-19th century) is a complement to the VT historical newspapers available through our subscription database, America's Historical Newspapers.