We are pleased to announce our Phase III newspaper titles:
Orleans County Monitor (1913-1922)*
Rutland Weekly Herald (1861-1873)*
Brattleboro Reformer family (1879-1922)
Londonderry Sifter (1884-1921)
Manchester Journal (1861-1922)
Herald and News (1888-1910) (West Randolph, Orange County)
Barre Daily Times (1903-1922)
Bellows Falls Times (1856-1903)
*- indicates a continuation of a previously digitized title run
The above titles will add at least another 100,000 pages of Vermont newspapers to Chronicling America; this work will be completed by the middle of summer 2016. By the end of this phase, an estimated total of 370,000 pages and 73 titles from Vermont newspapers will be available online, for free, and searchable worldwide.
This remarkable amount of Vermont historic newspapers online would not be possible without the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Library of Congress and our state partners: Ilsley Public Library, Vermont Historical Society, Vermont Department of Libraries, and the University of Vermont. We are indebted, too, to those involved in our Advisory Council and Project Management Group.
Some sneak peak article clippings from our Phase III titles:
Today, October 14, 2014, marks another milestone for our project. All of the digitized newspaper pages from phase 2 are now accessible on Chronicling America, all 254,253 of them along with 15 newspaper title essays (more to come!). The last batch consist of Orleans County Monitor issues from 1908-1922.
As part of the NDNP requirement, we will send all of the duplicate negative microfilm reels of the newspaper digitized to Library of Congress for preservation and safe keeping. Here’s what it looks like before it gets packed and shipped to LC’s vault:
Now, onward with phase 3 and adding more Vermont historic content to the Internet!
Last weekend at our booth for the Vermont History Expo, we offered a fun game for visitors to test their knowledge of historic toys. Using newspaper advertisements from between 1895-1922 on Chronicling America, we provided images of popular toys and visitors had to guess what the toy might have been. It was so popular we decided to make an online version of it. While we don’t have candy for the successful online player like we did at the Expo, we can offer a hearty congrats!