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Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
August 13, 2007 2:05 PM   Subscribe

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers is a beta release of the Library of Congress/National Endowment for the Humanities partnership project, the (previously mentioned) National Digital Newspaper Program. In its current state, Chronicling America allows users to search for and read newspaper pages from 36 newspapers published between 1900 and 1910, and search for information on American newspapers published between 1690 and present day.
posted by cog_nate (9 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Nice find, once again. Thanks for posting it.
posted by sleepy pete at 2:17 PM on August 13, 2007


Damn, I thought I was finished updating all of my library's Subject Guides.
posted by Razzle Bathbone at 2:52 PM on August 13, 2007


Very nice indeed!
posted by languagehat at 3:19 PM on August 13, 2007


Is Nicholson Baker involved in this?!?
posted by Miko at 4:13 PM on August 13, 2007


Is Nicholson Baker involved in this?!?

No, he's in some shed in New England chanting, "Leave them alone. Leave them alone. Leave them alone."
posted by cog_nate at 4:32 PM on August 13, 2007


The interface is quick and easy but I have grown accustomed to the power of Thomas Gale Infotrac database of 19th century newspapers. They have an incredible selection of local newspapers which has really benefited me in my research. I will definitely give the LOC another look when they get further along in their project to have some local papers.
posted by JJ86 at 6:10 PM on August 13, 2007


Results from the last link are very sketchy. In one area I searched, where I personally have a list of 30 or more newspapers published since 1690, it returns only 16.
posted by beagle at 7:25 PM on August 13, 2007


This will be an amazing resource but it needs to be fleshed out with a lot more content. Which is the plan!
posted by LarryC at 5:52 AM on August 14, 2007


Nifty. Yeah, this will be pretty useful when it's beefed up.
posted by Smedleyman at 8:48 AM on August 14, 2007


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