Up to 100,000 pages of 19th and early 20th century Vermont newspapers are being scanned and will become available online as part of a two -year project paid for with a federal grant. So far the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project has made about 50,000 pages of 19th-century Vermont newspapers available online. Another 50,000 are still to be converted as part of the project paid for by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The project is being spearheaded by University of Vermont librarians. Vermont is one of 28 states taking part in the project, called Chronicling America. The Burlington Free Press says users will be able to search the old newspapers electronically. The oldest Vermont paper being scanned dates to 1836.
The URL (web adress) will be announced later when the first of the newspapers is placed online.
My thanks to Doug Steward for telling me about the Vermont old newspapers project.
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