The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced more than $2 million in grants for Illinois. Illinois received 11 grants for projects statewide, from Chicago to Edwardsville.
The largest grant, for $325,000, will go to the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign for the National Digital Newspaper Program. The money will be used to digitize 100,000 pages of Illinois newspapers dating from 1860 to 1922. The announcement does not mention if the digitized newspapers will be made available online or not.
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