UHM Library receives NEH award of $140,920

The University of Hawai’I at Manoa Library has received an award of $140,920 to support the continuation of the “Hawai’i Digital Newspaper Project” for 2009-2010.

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded $200,000 to begin digitization of  the Hawaii newspapers that were microfilmed in 2008. The Newspaper Digitization Project, a part of the National Digital Newspaper Program [NDNP] developed by NEH and the Library of Congress, will digitize approximately 100,000 English-language newspaper pages between the years of 1880 and 1922 during the two-year grant period.   Ultimately, over a period of approximately 20 years, NDNP will create a national, digital resource of historically significant newspapers from all the states and U.S. territories published between 1836 and 1922. This searchable database will be permanently maintained at the Library of Congress (LC) and be freely accessible via the Internet.

Newspapers digitized as part of the grant award will be included in the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America database.  Chronicling America is a Website providing access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages, and is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).  To view the site and search for a newspaper, go to: <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/>.

UH Manoa Library’s Hawai’i Digital Newspaper Project is currently working on ten Hawaiian newspapers published between 1880-1918:

  • The Independent, Editor Daniel Logan, (May 1, 1895 – June 15, 1895)
  • The Daily Herald, Editor Daniel Logan (Sept. 1, 1886 – July 30, 1887)
  • The Independent, Editor E. Norrie, (June 24, 1895 – Oct. 31, 1905)
  • The Hawaiian Gazette, published 1865 – Nov. 29, 1918
  • The Honolulu Republican, Editor E.S. Gill, (June 14, 1900 – Jan. 25, 1902)
  • Honolulu Times
  • Austin’s Hawaiian Weekly
  • The Democrat
  • Daily Honolulu Press
  • Saturday Press

For more information on the Hawai’i Digital Newspaper Project, go to

http://sites.google.com/a/hawaii.edu/ndnp-hawaii/Home

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