News from the University of Maryland, College Park

Maryland newspapers available on Chronicling America

The University of Maryland Libraries is pleased to announce that the first pages digitized by the Historic Maryland Newspapers Project are now accessible on the Library of Congress website Chronicling America. At present, issues from the German-language, Baltimore newspaper Der Deutsche Correspondent are available for the years 1858, 1866, 1868, and 1870-1892.

Before current funding ends in August 2014, the Historic Maryland Newspapers Project will also digitize several English titles published in Baltimore, including the American Republican and Baltimore Daily Clipper, the Baltimore Commercial Journal, and Lyford’s Price-Current, the Baltimore Daily Commercial, the Daily Exchange, the Maryland Free Press, and the Pilot and Transcript, as well as one additional title from Cumberland, the Civilian and Telegraph.

The Historic Maryland Newspapers Project is part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the NDNP is part of a long-term effort to digitize and provide access to historic U.S. newspapers via Chronicling America. The University of Maryland Libraries was awarded a $325,000 NDNP grant in October 2012 to digitize 100,000 pages of Maryland newspapers by August 2014. Newspapers digitized under the auspices of the NDNP were originally published between 1836 and 1922 and comply with NDNP content selection guidelines (http://www.loc.gov/ndnp/guidelines/selection.html).

For additional information, visit the project’s website (http://digital.lib.umd.edu/newspapers), read our blog posts athttp://dssumd.wordpress.com/ andhttp://hornbakelibrary.wordpress.com/, or contact Historic Maryland Newspapers Librarian Liz Caringola.
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