Chronicling America Data Challenge

National competition calls upon hackers and data enthusiasts to delve into historic newspapers

“The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has launched a nationwide contest, challenging members of the public to produce creative web-based projects using data pulled from Chronicling America, the digital repository of historic U.S. newspapers….Chronicling America provides free digital access to ten million pages of historically significant newspapers published in the United States between 1836 and 1922.

In a competition posted at, NEH encourages contestants to develop data visualizations, web-based tools, or other innovative web-based projects using…a user-friendly Application Program Interface (API) to explore the data contained in Chronicling America data.”

See and for more information on prizes and entry. The contest closes on June 15, 2016.

For more program information, please visit the NEH’s program page at or for technical information, visit the LC site at …. Read more about it and follow us on Twitter @librarycongress #ChronAm #10Million!

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