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

  • NJDNP Receives Additional Funding to Digitize Historical NJ Newspapers - The New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project (NJDNP) has received an additional round of funding in the amount of $219,609 to digitize historical New Jersey newspapers and make them available to the public via the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America website, the National Endowment for the Humanities announced today. The NJDNP—a ...
  • Directory of Digitized Historic New Jersey Newspapers Guide Available - Local, older newspapers are often one of the most heavily used resources in libraries and historical societies, and librarians receive many requests from genealogists and researchers looking for help finding information on family and friends. In an effort to meet this need many libraries and historical societies have undertaken newspaper ...
  • Independence Day - The following full page illustration ran in the July 3, 1911 issue of the Perth Amboy Evening News. The country was preparing to celebrate the 135th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Yesterday, we celebrated the 242nd anniversary of this seminal event. Here's hoping everyone had a ...
  • 50,000+ Pages and Going Strong - Recently Chronicling America added more issues of the Perth Amboy Evening News to their site. With this latest inclusion, 50,207 pages of this newspaper are now freely available online. They include issues from March 30, 1903 through June 29, 1918. We expect this newspaper's remaining issues (up through December 30, ...
  • 100 Years Ago: May 21, 1918 - On May 21, 2018 the Great War dominated the news. The Perth Amboy Evening News front page contained stories that local contributions for the Red Cross reached the half way mark of their $40,000 goal, America’s first field army (200,000 troops) formed in France, and the French made important military ...