About the NJDNP

Paterson Evening News building

Paterson Evening News building – Paterson, NJ

The New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project (NJDNP) is a collaboration of the Rutgers University Libraries, the New Jersey State Archives and the New Jersey State Library. It draws upon the strengths of these three institutions. Rutgers will manage the project and provide all technical support. The New Jersey State Archives houses nearly 600 newspaper titles in microfilm and will provide digital masters and use copies for all papers to be digitized as well as manage the creation of duplicate masters. The New Jersey State Library will lead the documentation and outreach about the titles selected. At least 100,000 pages will be digitized and cataloged to specifications within the two year project time frame. We hope you follow the project’s progression with interest. Feel free to comment on our posts and provide feedback via the contact form on the tool bar. You can also subscribe to the blog by entering your email in the “Subscribe to NJDNP!” section in the left sidebar.

This project is funded by a grant for the National Digital Newspaper Program, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

 

Recent Posts

  • Extra! Extra! - The presses keep rolling! Additional issues of the Perth Amboy Evening News are now available on the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America website. This latest batch adds newspapers from July 1, 1910 through March 31, 1913 to those already online. (The run for this title starts on March 30, 1903.) ...
  • Illustrating Through Illustrations - For a time the Perth Amboy Evening News ran editorial cartoons above the fold on page one. These single panel illustrations highlighted central issues of the day. August 1908 offers several interesting examples, as twenty-one editorial cartoons appeared on its front page during the month. The subject matter roughly fit ...
  • A Brief History of the Perth Amboy Evening News - Under new ownership and with a new name, the former Perth Amboy Republican was launched as the Perth Amboy Evening News on March 30, 1903, with the intention of being more than a party organ. Daniel P. Olmstead and James Clevenger purchased the newspaper with Olmstead serving as president and ...
  • More Perth Amboy Evening News Online! - We are happy to announce additional historical issues of the Perth Amboy Evening News are now online on the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America website. To date, issues of this newspaper are available from March 30, 1903 through June 30, 1910. Work continues to progress nicely and the remaining targeted ...
  • Bright Boy Gone Wrong - On June 16, 1905 the Perth Amboy Evening News ran a front-page article titled “Bright Boy Gone Wrong.” It concerned August Revis, a young boy recently arrested for plundering a neighbor’s garden. Here are excerpts from the article. August Revis, nine years old…who has been a juvenile tramp for over ...