National Digital Newspaper Program
A partnership between the Library & the National Endowment for the Humanities
About the NDNP
The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC), is a long-term effort to develop an Internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages. Supported by NEH, this rich digital resource will be developed and permanently maintained at the Library of Congress. An NEH award program will fund the contribution of content from, eventually, all U.S. states and territories.
Learn more about the Library's role in the NDNP
See what states are participating in the program
Guidelines & Resources
Information on technical specifications for NDNP, best practices, publications, technical premises and more.
Read most recent technical guidelines for awardees (PDF, 339KB)
Visit Guidelines & Resources for links to Content Selection Criteria, Writing Guidelines, and other useful resources.
This website allows you to search and view American historic newspapers, published 1836-1922, digitized through the NDNP, as well as discover more about newspapers published in the U.S., 1690-present.
Check here for the latest news on NDNP and its website, Chronicling America.
- 10/19/2012: Chronicling America Posts 5 Millionth Page
- 10/19/2012: NEH Announces Guidelines for 2013 National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) Awards - Application Deadline: January 17, 2013
- 08/20/2012: NEH Announces $3.6 Million for 2012 NDNP Awards, Including 4 New States
Extra! Extra! NDNP Extras!
The following sites provide examples of reusing historic newspapers and directory records in differnt ways. Some utilize data mining techniques, harvesting, or individual items.
Last Updated: 10/24/2012