DigitalNC: Microfilmed Newspaper Nominations Selected for Digitization, 2019-2020

DigitalNC: Microfilmed Newspaper Nominations Selected for Digitization, 2019-2020. “Back in August, we announced our annual call for microfilmed newspaper digitization. We asked institutions throughout North Carolina to nominate papers they’d like to see added to DigitalNC. As it is every year, it was an incredibly tough choice – we are typically able to choose between 40-60 reels out of over a thousand nominated.”

Boston Herald: Greek-Americans look to preserve historic archive

Boston Herald: Greek-Americans look to preserve historic archive. “The remaining copies of newspapers documenting 50 years of the Greek American community are falling apart at the seams, threatening the loss of the history ingrained in the contents of its pages. ‘They are literally crumbling like filo dough left on the kitchen counter,’ former editor-in-chief Nancy Agris Savage said of the The Hellenic Chronicle archive. ‘The Greek-American community has just exploded in the United States and the history of it is about to disappear if we don’t do something about it.'”

Mainline Media News: Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library Partners with Radnor Historical Society

Mainline Media News: Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library Partners with Radnor Historical Society. “Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library has partnered with the Radnor Historical Society to digitize historical newspapers from the Wayne Weekly Signal, as well as other early Main Line publications. This digitization partnership will preserve and make public these historical newspapers.”

The Beacon: Clark Library to create digital archive of The Beacon

The Beacon: Clark Library to create digital archive of The Beacon . “For nearly 85 years, The Beacon has been telling the stories of students, professors, faculty and staff of the University of Portland. In each of those stories lies a piece of history and a glimpse into another time from the perspective of UP students. The Clark Library has received a grant to help preserve that history. “

State Archives of North Carolina: Early Newspapers Added to DigitalNC

State Archives of North Carolina: Early Newspapers Added to DigitalNC. “In 2009, the North Carolina Digitization Project allowed the State Archives to digitize newspapers that were, up until that time, only available on microfilm. Made possible by a LSTA grant provided by the State Library of North Carolina, it included papers dating from 1752-1890s from cities like Edenton (1787-1801), Fayetteville (1789-1795), Hillsboro (1786), New Bern (1751-1804), Salisbury (1799-1898), and Wilmington (1765-1816).”

Our history: 1960s underground newspaper Independent Eye gets exposure (Cincinnati Enquirer)

Cincinnati Enquirer: Our history: 1960s underground newspaper Independent Eye gets exposure. “In the 1960s, underground newspapers were subversive, radical publications. Now they are cultural artifacts of that era. One of Cincinnati’s alternative presses, the Independent Eye, has found new exposure with an exhibit and discussion panel Wednesday night, Nov. 13, at Downtown’s Main Library. The entire run of the newspaper, from 1968 to 1975, has been digitized by the library…”

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: UA holds New York Post’s 1.38 million photos; archive dates to 1860s

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: UA holds New York Post’s 1.38 million photos; archive dates to 1860s. “More than a million photographs and negatives spanning the 20th century arrived at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville last month. Dennis T. Clark, dean of libraries, said the trove is the New York Post’s photo archive, which contains a few photos dating back to the 1860s….Clark said the archive was donated in 2017, but the university didn’t take possession of 1.38 million items until early October, when two trucks carrying the 1,492 boxes of photos and negatives arrived on campus.”