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Revision as of 15:41, 28 March 2012

Chronicling America project was commissioned to locate and preserve copies of newspapers published over the years in the towns, counties, and states.

Chronicling America is a Website providing access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages, and is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). NDNP, a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC), is a long-term effort to develop an Internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages. Supported by NEH, this rich digital resource will be developed and permanently maintained at the Library of Congress. An NEH award program will fund the contribution of content from, eventually, all U.S. states and territories.[1]

Search the Site

Choices include:

  • Digitized newspapers
    • Search pages for names or keywords. Narrow searches by places and dates.
    • All Digitized Newspapers for a list.

Use US Newspaper Directory, 1690–present for a list of newspapers by state, county, city, and by dates.

  • Click on a title to learn exact dates and libraries which have copies.


  1. Chronicling America website http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/about/ "about" section, accessed 3/23/2012