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

  • 1903: Going Local, Perth Amboy - It is easy to assume old, large circulation newspapers were primarily interested in sharing important national, state, and municipal news. Just look at their big front page headlines! Naturally, the publishers wanted to keep people informed on significant developments both outside and within their community. However, a quick browse also ...
  • Letter from Congressman Frank Pallone - In conjunction with the January 10, 2018 announcement that the first batch of issues for the Perth Amboy Evening News are now available on Chronicling America, the project team received a gracious acknowledgement from Congressman Frank Pallone (D-NJ). Congressman Pallone represents New Jersey's 6th Congressional District, which includes Perth Amboy. ...
  • Newspapers Now Available on Chronicling America! - We are thrilled to announce the first set of newspapers for the NJNDP project are now publicly available on the Library of Congress' website, Chronicling America. This initial batch consists of issues of the Perth Amboy Evening News from March 30, 1903 through March 30, 1907. Additional issues for this ...
  • ‘Tis the Season to be Advertising - Happy Holidays from the NJDNP team! We hope you enjoy these Christmas advertisements and editorial cartoons from selected December 1905-1906 issues of the Perth Amboy Evening News. Cheers!
  • Project Update: December 12, 2017 - The New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project’s advisory board met on November 30, 2017. Caryn Radick, the Principal Investigator for the NEH grant, gave a project update. She outlined the progress to date and upcoming milestones. She gave an overview of the detailed work which goes into getting the newspapers online. ...