hdnp – what is that?Posted: July 24, 2013
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.
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/>