Chronicling America UPDATE!

The Chronicling America site ( has been updated!

Chronicling America now provides access to more than 6.6 million pages from more than 1000 titles published 1836-1922 and digitized by awardees in 30 states and the Library of Congress.

First-time contributions from West Virginia University, Central Michigan University, and State Historical Society of Iowa are now included in the site. Congratulations!

A few new improvements had been added:

– Performance improvements in search bar and tile loading

– “All Digitized Newspapers” sorting options – alphabetical by state or title (ignore articles), by number of issues, by earliest date available, by latest date available.

– Upgrade search engine (to SOLR 4.3)



Search Chronicling America directly

Did you know you can search Chronicling America directly from the search engine box often located to the right of your location bar in Firefox, IE, and other browsers? To add Chronicling America Page search and Chronicling America Titles (Newspaper Directory) search, navigate to the Chronicling America home page ( Click on the drop down menu (the logo default is often Google) and select Add “NDNP Page Search” or Add “NDNP Titles”. Searching of Chronicling America and the Newspaper Directory will now be added to the drop down menu list.


hdnp – what is that?

If you don’t’ already know, HDNP is the acronym for the Hawai’i Digital Newspaper Project. newsboy

From 2008 to 2012, the National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded $610,920 to the UH Manoa Library to digitize more than 200,000 pages from 13 Hawaii newspaper titles between 1836-1922.

This past year the University of Hawai’i at Manoa Library received an additional $265,018  to digitize two more newspapers:

  • Pacific Commercial Advertiser (1856-1921)
  • Honolulu Star Bulletin (1917-1922)

Access to these newspapers is free, yes free!

At the Chronicling America website you can browse and search digitized American newspapers and read essays about them.

In a twenty-year period, the larger National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) will digitize historically significant newspapers from all U.S. states and territories published between 1836 and 1922.

NDNP is a partnership between the NEH and the Library of Congress. The former provides funding for the program, and the latter will permanently maintain the website.

Chronicling America database:

UH Manoa Library’s Guide to Chronicling America:

Image above : Honolulu star-bulletin. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii), 21 June 1913. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <;


Welcome to the first blog-post for the Hawai’i Digital Newspaper Project.

Every week we hope to post something informative, frivolous, or just fun to share with you the amazing content in our collection of over 200,000 digitized Hawaii newspapers (1836 – 1922)  available at Chronicling America.

We hope you’ll comment and let us know if there is something your interested in?


Image: The Hawaiian gazette. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]), 15 June 1900. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <>