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

  • Soup’s On! How Soups Became a Solution to Food Rationing During World War I - During World War I, food was often rationed and sold for an expensive price. As a result, everything was saved and used down to the last scrap. As the article in July 25, 1917 Perth Amboy Evening News mentions, cooks experimented with different soup recipes based on what they had… ...
  • Five Mile Beach Journal, Penns Grove Record, Mount Holly News, and Pleasantville Weekly Press are live! - The New Jersey Newspaper Project Team is happy to announce the recent additions to the project, which include Five Mile Beach Journal (1890-1906)/Five Mile Beach Weekly Journal (1906-`1923), Penns Grove Record (1878-?), Mount Holly News (1891-1942), and Pleasantville Weekly Press (1890-1911)! The Five Mile Beach Journal (1890-1906) and its succeeding… ...
  • Whew! You Just Ate Onions? Here is a Stick of Wrigley’s: Gum part 2 - Today is National Chewing Gum Day! At the NJ Digital Newspaper Project office, we realized that Wrigley's Gum makes frequent appearances in the newspapers -- so frequent that two of us wrote blog posts about them! We're sharing both posts today (in case you missed it, here's part 1). Imagine… ...
  • A “Wrigle(y)” in Time: Gum Part 1 - Today is National Chewing Gum Day! At the NJ Digital Newspaper Project office, we realized that Wrigley's Gum makes frequent appearances in the newspapers -- so frequent that two of us wrote blog posts about them! We're sharing both posts today, so be sure to check back later! [Click here… ...
  • Come Show Off Your Progeny in the Baby Parade! - Following up on our childcare blog a few weeks ago, (Childcare in the Early 20th Century) this week we'd like to highlight baby parades from years past. These parades were historically a popular event in Monmouth County New Jersey. The first baby parade was held in 1890 where 200 children… ...