Another year, another National Digital Newspaper Program Conference! Last month, Jeffrey Marshall, project director and principal investigator, Erenst Anip, project librarian, and Karyn Norwood, digital support specialist, traveled to Washington, DC, for the annual conference for the National Digital Newspaper Program between September 16th and 18th. Below, a recap of just a few of the exciting moments of the conference!
There are some exciting developments on the national level for Chronicling America: significantly, on October 7th, the program celebrated the surpassing of 10 million newspaper pages freely available online, which is a huge accomplishment! Vermont alone has contributed around 260,000 pages from 59 newspaper titles to this number.
Historic newspaper content can be invaluable for local history research, particularly in regard to historic buildings in a community. Often newspapers would publish supplements about a town, its industries, or businesses. Articles would also be published on new construction, cornerstones being laid, dedication ceremonies, or other news about buildings in a community. We created an album showing just some of the different architecture found in Vermont’s historic newspapers on Chronicling America. Are these buildings still standing in your community? Enjoy!