On Tuesday, August 12, VTDNP Project Librarian, Erenst Anip and Digital Support Specialist, Karyn Norwood went to Middlebury, VT to attend a meeting of the Cultural Heritage Professional Gathering (CHPG) at the Ilsley Public Library. There, Erenst & Karyn gave a pecha-kucha format presentation (20 slides at 20 seconds each) about VTDNP and Chronicling America in front of 25 cultural heritage professionals coming from Vermont, New Hampshire, and New York. In addition, Erenst & Karyn got to visit one of VTDNP’s state partner, the Ilsley Public Library, and Chris Kirby, one of our Project Management Group member.
One fascinating international story that is described in Vermont’s papers is the Spanish Influenza of 1918. The Middlebury Register chronicled this tragic episode in vivid detail.
As part of the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project, the Middlebury Register, one of Vermont’s longest running weekly newspapers, became available on Chronicling America in 2012. The Middlebury Register started publication in 1836 and eventually ceased publication in the 1940s. Between 1836 and 1950, it changed names 6 times. Continue reading Spanish Influenza as reported in the Middlebury Register