UW Adds Newspapers to Chronicling America



Rachael Laing, a UW library specialist, digitizes newspaper microfilm in Coe Library as part of the Wyoming Digital Newspaper Project. (UW Photo)

From UW News

The Wyoming Digital Newspaper Project, led by University of Wyoming Libraries, has added its first batch of historical newspapers to the Chronicling America database.

The Northern Wyoming Herald and Garland Irrigation Era, published from 1911-1924, as well as a portion of the Cheyenne Daily Leader, widely recognized as Wyoming’s first newspaper, recently became available for anyone to view via the Chronicling America database at https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/.

Chronicling America is a free, searchable database of historical American newspapers from 1789-1963. Launched in 2007, Chronicling America is part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress to create a national digital resource of historically significant United States newspapers.

Last year, UW Libraries received a nearly $209,000 grant from NEH to support the Wyoming Digital Newspaper Project over two years. The project involves the digitization of 100,000 pages of Wyoming historical newspapers — dating from 1863-1963 — as part of the state’s participation in the NDNP.

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