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

  • New Year’s, Newspaper!- Cover page banner illustration from the Perth Amboy Evening News, December 31, 1921. Happy new year from everyone working on the New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project! 2018 was a productive year for the NJDNP and we hope to publish many more exciting posts on our blog in 2019. In the… ...
  • ‘Tis the season to be saving! Christmas Savings Clubs in NJ Newspapers- Christmas may be "the most wonderful time of the year" but, regardless of what you celebrate, the holiday season has also been a time of financial burden. In December 1909, lawyer turned banker Merkel Landis, treasurer of the Carlisle Trust Company in Pennsylvania, saw an opportunity to alleviate the potential… ...
  • Christmas Toys Now and Then- Full page Ad for Foster's Bargains from the Perth Amboy Evening News, December 6, 1918 While best sellers of 2018's holiday season include toys such as the L.O.L. Surprise! Bigger Surprise, Avengers Hero Inventor Kit, and the Osmo Genius Kit, classic timeless toys still stuff the stockings of children across… ...
  • EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it! The West-Jersey Pioneer edition!- The NJDNP office is proud to announce the addition of the West-Jersey Pioneer to Chronicling America. The first two years of its successor, the Bridgeton Pioneer are also available, with more coming soon. The West-Jersey Pioneer has had its share of name changes. The weekly publication began life in the… ...
  • The importance of being….well fed on Thanksgiving- Your furniture is ready and polished, the place settings are immaculately laid out, your stemware is clear as a diamond, and your finest china rests on the best table linens. You take a step back and admire the masterpiece that is your dining room table. The only thing missing now… ...