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:  http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/

UH Manoa Library’s Guide to Chronicling America:   http://guides.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/chroniclingamerica

Image above : Honolulu star-bulletin. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii), 21 June 1913. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82014682/1913-06-21/ed-1/seq-16/&gt;

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