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

  • 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… ...
  • Easter Parade - An advertisement for Foster's Bargains' Easter Sale from the April 6, 1917 issue of the Perth Amboy Evening News. A Day to Debut Your Best New Spring Fashions Spring is here. Flowers are blooming, trees are budding, and the orchestra of lawn maintenance machinery is now an integral part of… ...
  • RU Ready for a Blast from the Past? - The Official Teaser Video for the NJ Digital Newspaper Project is Here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eqc9D8U0rr0 While we have been hard at work digitizing newspapers with the NJDNP, one of our technicians, Jacob, produced a short video to drum up excitement for the project. If you like old news as much as we… ...
  • Ice, Hubris, and the Tragedy of Errors that Sunk the World’s Largest Cruise Ship - Today, April 15th, marks the 107th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic; a tragedy made all the more horrific by the lofty expectations placed upon its maiden voyage by doomed passengers and crew alike. Thanks to the New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project, we can look back on the coverage… ...
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