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UH Manoa Library to Digitize Hawaii Newspapers 1856-1922
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Library awarded funds to digitize predecessors of Honolulu Star-Advertiser

News Release from University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Oct. 19, 2012

The UH Manoa Library has received $265,018 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to digitize and upload the predecessor newspapers of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on the Chronicling America website. The publications are:

Pacific Commercial Advertiser (1856-1921)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin (1917-1922)

Continuing into the third phase of the "Hawaii Digital Newspaper Project” in the next two years, the Library will digitize about 100,000 English-language newspaper pages.

On the freely accessible Chronicling America website, users can browse and search digitized American newspapers and read essays about them. In a 20-year period, the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) will digitize historically significant newspapers from all U.S. states and territories published between 1836 and 1922.

NDNP is a partnership between the NEH and the Library of Congress. The former provides funding for the program, and the latter will permanently maintain the website.

From 2008-2012, the NEH has awarded $610,920 to the UH Manoa Library to digitize more than 200,000 pages from 13 Hawaii newspaper titles between 1836-1922.

For more information, see the following websites:

Chronicling America

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov

UH Manoa Library’s Guide to Chronicling America

http://guides.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/chroniclingamerica

Technical information about the Hawaii Digital Newspaper Project

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

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