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

  • Black Cat Appreciation Day - In the NJ Digital Newspaper office, we enjoy finding content from NJ's historical newspapers in Chronicling America for special days. Saturday August 17 is Black Cat Appreciation Day, so we took a spin through the papers for images of black cats. Image from January 5, 1922 Perth Amboy Evening News… ...
  • Through the Years: Celebrating the Fourth - At the NJ Digital Newspaper Project office, we enjoy time traveling through the newspapers to see what was happening in New Jersey on or around a certain date. We recently took one of these excursions to see how the Fourth of July was celebrated and covered through the years. 150… ...
  • The Old Gray Poet’s Bicentennial Birthday - I CELEBRATE myself And what I assume you shall assume For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you I loafe and invite my soul I lean and loafe at my ease....observing a spear of summer grass. Leaves of Grass Today we CELEBRATE Walt Whitman. On this day… ...
  • Historical NJ Newspapers Approved for Inclusion in Library of Congress Chronicling America - Below is text from a press release from the New Jersey State Library announcing the new NJ titles for the 2018-2020 round of the New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project. Trenton, NJ, May 29, 2019 – The New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project is pleased to announce that seven new titles and… ...
  • 15 million and still going strong! - At the NJ Digital Newspaper office, we’ve been very excited to contribute New Jersey’s historical newspapers to Chronicling America. Today we’re celebrating the fact that Chronicling America now has 15 million pages of content from participating states and territories. To mark this milestone, we’re participating in an online celebration and… ...