Howard University: The Hilltop Digital Archive is now available on Digital Howard! (this is the Web version of an e-mailed newsletter so I apologize if the formatting looks odd.) “Phase one of The Hilltop Digital Archive is now available online! The digital archive is a comprehensive searchable collection of The Hilltop, the student newspaper at Howard University. Founded in 1924 by famed author Zora Neale Hurston, the paper has documented the voice of the student population on campus. Issues covered in the newspaper range from campus concerns to national and international issues.”
Press & Dakotan: SD Historical Society Receives Grant To Put More Historical Newspapers Online. “The South Dakota State Historical Society-Archives in Pierre was awarded a third round of grant funding in the amount of $280,200 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue digitizing historical newspapers.”
Washington Secretary of State: Washington State Library awarded $280,000 to digitize historic newspapers. “With a new $280,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant, the Office of Secretary of State Kim Wyman will break fresh ground in its nationally-recognized project of digitizing historic newspapers. The grant, announced this morning, will enable the Washington State Library’s Washington Digital Newspaper Project to add 100,000 pages of culturally and historically significant newspapers from Asian-American, African-American, and World War II-era publications to its free public archives.”
Rutgers: New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project Receives Additional $219,609 Grant to Digitize Historical NJ Newspapers. “The New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project (NJDNP) has received an additional round of funding in the amount of $219,609 to digitize historical New Jersey newspapers and make them available to the public via the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America website, the National Endowment for the Humanities announced today.”
RTÉ Radio 1 via PlayerFM: Digital archive of Conradh na Gaeilge’s weekly newspaper goes online. “Cuan Ó Seireadáin, Curator with Conradh na Gaeilge, speaks to us ahead of the launch of an online archive of ‘An Claidheamh Soluis’ from 1899-1932.” Many apologies — this is audio-only. I could not find a text news article about the archive launch. It may be because I wasn’t searching for the correct keywords in Irish. If you’ve got a link to a text story, please comment with it. Thank you!
Little Village: Hard-cider, tetanus deaths and poisoned ice cream: ICPL launches an online archive of historic Iowa City newspapers . “On Tuesday, decades of Iowa City history suddenly became much more accessible, when the Iowa City Public Library launched an online archive of newspapers covering the years 1841 to 1925. The searchable archive features editions from seven different Iowa City newspapers previously available only on microfilm at the library.”
University of Maryland Archives: Black Explosion Now Available!. “Dissatisfied with coverage of issues important to and activities of the African American community at the university, the Black Student Union began publishing an independent newspaper, entitled the Black Explosion, sometime between 1967 and 1970; the actual date is unclear, and the founding date is reported variously on the masthead of the paper itself. The Black Explosion published continuously in hard copy until December 2015/January 2016, and all issues in the Archives’ collection are now online and searchable by keyword and date. Users can also save articles or entire issues by using the clipping tool described on the Using the Database portion of the About page on the website.”