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150 YEARS AGO: “The Dedication of Gettysburg Cemetery,” The Caledonian, Nov. 27, 1863

The Library of Congress picked an article from The Caledonian (St. Johnsbury, VT) to commemorate the event:

On Nov. 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln presided over the dedication of a new National Cemetery at Gettysburg, PA, site of one of the most destructive battles of the Civil War (see the Chronicling America Topics Page on the Battle of Gettysburg – https://www.loc.gov/rr/news/topics/gettysburg.html – to explore further). The Caledonian (St. Johnsbury, VT) joined other newspapers across the country in describing the events of the day for its readers, including reprinting Lincoln’s now famous speech beginning with “Four score and seven years ago…” The speech was described as “a perfect gem,” “unexpected in its verbal perfection and beauty….” Read more about it!

News from the Library of Congress: October 1, 2013 (REVISED October 3, 2013)

Federal Government Shutdown

Due to the temporary shutdown of the federal government, all Library buildings are closed, all public events are canceled, and all inquiries and requests to the Library of Congress web-based services will not be received or responded to until the shutdown ends.

Information on loc.gov is not being updated.

Copyright.gov, THOMAS.gov and Congress.gov are all available.

A Note to loc.gov Users

Ahead of the temporary shutdown of the federal government, the Library alerted patrons that Library websites, except the legislative information sites THOMAS.gov and beta.congress.gov, would be inaccessible in the event of a shutdown.


The Library has restored access to all sites in addition to our legislative information sites. Other legislative branch agencies, and many executive branch agencies with informat!
ion functions similar to the Library, are granting public access as well.

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Photos from NDNP Awardee Meeting 2013

As mentioned in a previous post, Project Director (Birdie MacLennan), Project Librarian (Erenst Anip), and Digital Support Specialist (Karyn Norwood) attended and presented at the National Digital Newspaper Project (NDNP) Awardee Meeting, September 11-13 in Washington DC. Click HERE for photos from the event.NDNP Awardee Meeting 2013 - VT Team

National History Day: Historic American Newspapers Prize

Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), this prize is awarded in both the Junior and Senior divisions to an outstanding entry in any category that utilizes the newspaper resources that are available on the Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers web site (https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/). Each content item from Chronicling America (article, image, etc.) used for the entry must be noted in the Primary Sources section of the Annotated Bibliography and follow proper NHD citation guidelines for Web content.

The Chronicling America web site provides free access to over 5 million pages of select digitized historic newspapers published between 1836 and 1922. It is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a long-term partnership between NEH and the Library of Congress to digitize representative historic newspapers from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Chronicling America currently has digitized newspapers from 28 states and the District of Columbia, with new content added regularly, including newspapers published in foreign languages starting with Spanish and French. Primary sources are not limited to newspaper articles, but also include advertisements, images, literary prose, and other content that appears in historic newspapers. In addition to providing basic factual details about an event or topic, historic newspapers can shed light on local perspectives about a major historical event, insight into social or cultural practices, traditions, political opinions!
, economic circumstances, and a wealth of other historical information.

For more information on NEH visit their homepage at https://www.neh.gov/.

For more information on Chronicling America visit the mini site at https://edsitement.neh.gov/what-chronicling-america.

Source and for other prize categories: https://nhd.org/SpecialPrizeinfo.htm