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The following sites showcase content in Chronicling America and provide examples of reusing digitized historic newspapers and associated metadata records in unique ways. Some utilize data mining techniques, harvesting, or individual newspaper pages.

Tips for Searching Chronicling America

Helpful Tips for Searching in Chronicling America (external link)
University of South Carolina

Using Chronicling America Podcast Series (external link)
Ohio Historical Society

Using Chronicling America Webinars (external link)
Ohio Historical Society

Teaching Resources

EDSITEment! Chronicling America Lesson Plans (external link)
National Endowment for the Humanities

Newspaper Narratives (external link)
The Portal to Texas History
University of North Texas

South Carolina-Topics in Chronicling America (external link)
University of South Carolina

Thinking Like a Historian: Using Digital Newspapers in the Classroom (external link) (PDF, 1.8 MB)
Montana Historical Society

Topic Guides to Louisiana Newspapers (external link)
Louisiana State University

Topics in Chronicling America (external link)
Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room
Serial and Government Publication Division
Library of Congress

Topic Search Guides for Hawai'i and the Pacific (external link)
University of Hawai'i at Manoa Library

Reusing Data from Chronicling America

The following examples re-use digital objects from Chronicling America in different ways. Some are displays of selected digital items, some use machine-harvested datasets from the site, some use standard APIs (application programming interface) to connect data in Chronicling America to other systems. There are lots of ways to discover more about historic newspapers - perhaps even make your own!

Animated Visualization of Arizona Sentinel Weekly, 1872-1911 (external link)
Visualizing newspapers history: The Hawaiian Star, 5930 front pages, 1893-1912 (external link)
Software Studies Initiative
University of California, San Diego
Cyrus Kiani

Data Visualization: Journalism’s Journey West (external link)
Rural West Initiative, Bill Lane Center for the American West
Stanford University

Hawai'i newspaper content in Chronicling America (external link)
Flickr set of images from Hawai'i newspapers cropped from Chronicling America
University of Hawai'i Manoa Library

Historic Newspapers (Library of Congress Flickr pilot project) (external link)
Library of Congress

Mapping Texts (external link)
Stanford University
University of North Texas

South Carolina Digital Newspaper Program Timeline (external link)
University of South Carolina

LC Newspaper Viewer Software

The Web-based software application that drives the Chronicling America Web site is published as open-source software code by the Library of Congress as the LC Newspaper Viewer. This software, using Apache, Django Web Framework for Python, MySQL and SOLR/Lucene, is available for use with digital objects modeled according to the NDNP technical guidelines.

Historic Oregon Newspapers (external link)
University of Oregon

LC Newspaper Viewer Software (external link)
Library of Congress

State Newspaper Project Blogs (NDNP Awardees)

See Awards Recipients page for links to other Awardee Project Sites.

Fit to Print: Dispatches from the Virginia Newspaper Project @ the Library of Virginia (external link)
Library of Virginia

Indiana Historic Newspaper Digitization Project...It's a long road ahead! (external link)
Indiana State Library

Missouri Digital Newspaper Project (external link)
The State Historical Society of Missouri

National Digital Newspaper Program: The Kentucky Edition (external link)
University of Kentucky

Oregon Digital Newspaper Program (external link)
University of Oregon

South Carolina Digital Newspaper Program (external link)
University of South Carolina

Tennessee Newspaper Digitization Project (external link)
University of Tennessee and the Tennessee State Library and Archives

Vermont Digital Newspaper Project (external link)
University of Vermont


Americana Phonic (Audio Narrations of the American Past) (external link)
Michael Scherer


NDNP: The Kentucky Edition (external link)
University of Kentucky

The Vermont Digital Newspaper Project Video (external link)
University of Vermont

Last Updated: 10/22/2012