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

  • Old News of the Day–April 6 - The April 6, 1914 Perth Amboy Evening News featured "A Page for the Home Dressmaker." The main story declared "Belts and Peplums Take a Prominent Place in the New Models." The illustration below shows off these fashionable styles along with some very noticeable hats. ...
  • Old News of the Day–April 3 - The April 3, 1890 Bridgeton Pioneer carried an ad that introduced us to an old term that was new to us. The advertisement is for mills and pumps, particularly "cucumber pumps at all prices." This sent us searching for a definition. There were turn-of-the-century references, but John L. Cotter, Daniel… ...
  • Old News of the Day–April 2 - At the NJ Digital Newspaper office, we sometimes go looking for stories around a specific topic--a holiday, for example--when we look for news to feature. That can be fun, but it's also really exciting when we find something totally unexpected. The April 2, 1908 Star and Newark Advertiser carried such… ...
  • Old News of the Day–April 1 - This April Fools comic appears in the April 1, 1922 Perth Amboy Evening News and reminds us of the kind of trickery that the first of April can bring. ...
  • Old News of the Day–March 31 - Although we aren't going outside much these days, we are noticing that trees are budding and flowers are starting to show. After a bleak winter, blossoms and blooms make for a nice sight. This headline from the March 31, 1890 Jersey City News suggests we are not alone in enjoying… ...