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Spanish Influenza as reported in the Middlebury Register

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.

Middlebury_RegisterAs 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

More Vermont content available on Chronicling America

This past month the Library of Congress added four batches of newspaper pages from Vermont including the much-anticipated Italian language newspaper, Cronaca Sovversiva.

Cronaca Sovversiva masthead 1905
Cronaca Sovversiva masthead from Saturday, 14 January 1905

Here are links to new content and new titles available as of today, May 7, 2014:

Congratulations and thanks to our fabulous production team: Karyn Norwood, Mary VanBuren-Swasey, Michael Breiner, and Jake Barickman – with special acknowledgement to Fanny Mion-Mouton (former visiting graduate student from France).

For the complete listing of Vermont’s historical newspaper offerings on Chronicling America, click here.

– Erenst Anip (& Birdie MacLennan)

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