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

  • 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 ...
  • And the History Keeps Coming! - Chronicling America has added issues of the Perth Amboy Evening News from April 1, 1913 through September 30, 1915 to those already available. With this inclusion 39,301 pages of this newspaper are now online on the site. You can read about notable national stories such as the San Francisco earthquake ...
  • Extra! Extra! - The presses keep rolling! Additional issues of the Perth Amboy Evening News are now available on the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America website. This latest batch adds newspapers from July 1, 1910 through March 31, 1913 to those already online. (The run for this title starts on March 30, 1903.) ...
  • Illustrating Through Illustrations - For a time the Perth Amboy Evening News ran editorial cartoons above the fold on page one. These single panel illustrations highlighted central issues of the day. August 1908 offers several interesting examples, as twenty-one editorial cartoons appeared on its front page during the month. The subject matter roughly fit ...