South Dakota Receives More Than $294K to Digitize Historic Newspapers

South Dakota has been granted more than $294,000 in federal funds to digitize 100,000 pages of historic state newspapers published between 1836 and 1922. The funds will help preserve and promote South Dakota’s rich history.

Brief details may be found in the Washington Times at


Random, scattershot news is not always that helpful. South Dakota was by no means the only state to receive funds this year from the National Digital Newspaper Program. Also receiving funds for digitizing newspapers were: Iowa ($306,136), Maryland ($290,000), Michigan ($325,000), Nevada ($311,070), New Mexico ($220,000), North Carolina ($$160,000), Tennessee ($345,000), Vermont ($285,000), and Virginia ($323,084). Source:

Past recipients can be found at:


On the surface it appears that the overall cost to do the digitization is a bit $2.94 per page. Isn’t there some way to bring this into a more affordable price?


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