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Happy Holidays from VTDNP!

Happy holidays, everyone, from the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project! May you have a warm (emphasis on warm!!), happy, and safe holiday in whatever form that may take.

An advertisement for a radio from the Caledonian-Record in 1922.


Here’s to a fantastic 2014 and an even better 2015.  In honor of the holiday season, we put together a small  album of assorted holiday newspaper clippings from Vermont (all found on                              Chronicling America).


View the album on Flickr

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“The Arrival of the New Year” in the Spirit of the Age out of Woodstock, Vermont.



The VTDNP team

P.S. Also, a note on holiday craft ideas: old newspaper clippings make for great holiday cards!

P.P.S. Have you seen the Chronicling America Topics Pages for “Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus”?

ALL content from VTDNP Phase 2 are available online

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:

Vtdnp phase 2 microfilm reelsNow, onward with phase 3 and adding more Vermont historic content to the Internet!

-Erenst Anip, Project Librarian

Another 10,000 Vermont newspaper pages added to Chronicling America

Another 10,000 pages added to Chronicling America this week from Phase II of the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project! New  content from Orleans and Orange County are now online.

Click on the title of the newspaper to view the newspaper on Chronicling America.


  • The United Opinion, published in Bradford, Orange County, Vermont. Years added: 1892-1922

Orleans Independent Standard

Orleans County Monitor

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Expressions: The Newspaper Masthead in Vermont, 1836-1922

Woodstock Age 1

The masthead: it’s the very first thing one sees when reading a paper. It contains its title, aims to encapsulate its identity, and draws readers to its pages.

From refined fonts to hand-drawn sketches, Vermont’s historical newspaper masthead designs are a visible representation of the story of our state’s media past and the art of selling the news.

Below are just a few of the mastheads of Vermont newspapers we’ve digitized thus far in the project. Some of these mastheads lasted for decades, others, mere weeks. Continue reading Expressions: The Newspaper Masthead in Vermont, 1836-1922

New content online on Chronicling America!

Great news: another 9,022 pages from six Vermont historical newspaper titles were added to Chronicling America this week!


national opinion Continue reading New content online on Chronicling America!