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

  • 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… ...
  • Childcare in the Early 20th Century - Prior to discussing best child care practices, it is important that mothers correctly identify their babies before bringing them home from the hospital. Although today, people in hospitals get id bracelets, this wasn't always the case. This article above, featured in September 15, 1923 Perth Amboy Evening News discusses how… ...
  • The Secrets to a Beautiful Face - There is evidence that plastic surgery has been around for more than 4,000 years, however war brought about the rise in procedures in the late 1800s and 1900s. The awful injuries inflicted on soldiers prompted the developments of reconstruction surgery. Plastic surgery soon developed as a beauty procedure. Women were,… ...