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 200,000 pages will be digitized and cataloged to specifications within the four 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

  • Pistachio Day- February 26th is Pistachio Day! At the NJ Digital Newspaper Project office, we thought we'd share a few pistachio related items from the 1921 Perth Amboy Evening News. This ad from advertises chocolate covered pistachio nut "nougotines" along with other treats. From the February 18, 1921 Perth Amboy Evening News.… ...
  • Presidential Birthdays- In the early 1900s, Lincoln's and Washington's birthdays were separate holidays, not yet combined into Presidents' Day. This ad from the February 10, 1917 Perth Amboy Evening News shows how The Boston Store planned to commemorate these presidents' birthdays.   It's not clear why the Boston Store closed for Washington, but… ...
  • Newspaper Valentines- Although Valentine's Day has come and gone, we in the New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project office wanted to share a few Valentine's images from New Jersey's historic newspapers. The February 10, 1920 edition of the Perth Amboy Evening News featured thoughts about "the spirit of Valentine's Day" from Lenore Ulric,… ...
  • New Year’s, Newspaper!- Cover page banner illustration from the Perth Amboy Evening News, December 31, 1921. Happy new year from everyone working on the New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project! 2018 was a productive year for the NJDNP and we hope to publish many more exciting posts on our blog in 2019. In the… ...
  • ‘Tis the season to be saving! Christmas Savings Clubs in NJ Newspapers- Christmas may be "the most wonderful time of the year" but, regardless of what you celebrate, the holiday season has also been a time of financial burden. In December 1909, lawyer turned banker Merkel Landis, treasurer of the Carlisle Trust Company in Pennsylvania, saw an opportunity to alleviate the potential… ...