Newspapers Now Available on Chronicling America!

March 4, 1905

We are thrilled to announce the first set of newspapers for the NJNDP project are now publicly available on the Library of Congress’ website, Chronicling America. This initial batch consists of issues of the Perth Amboy Evening News from March 30, 1903 through March 30, 1907. Additional issues for this newspaper up through 1922 will become available over the next several months. These will be followed by the Jersey City Evening News (1889-1906) and the West-Jersey Pioneer, later the Bridgeton Pioneer (1851-1917). We will certainly keep you posted as new resources come online.

We hope these newspapers provide an educational and fascinating perspective on New Jersey’s rich history. Please click on the link below for the official press release.


5 comments for “Newspapers Now Available on Chronicling America!

  1. Judi H
    January 10, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    This is good news. However when are any of the Newark, NJ papers: The Newark News, The Newark Evening News or The Star Ledger being added? It gets a little tiring driving to Trenton Archives and/library to get historical articles for my family genealogy.

  2. Bill
    January 11, 2018 at 8:54 am

    I agree…..I am desperate for Newark papers(1875-1950’s)! Especially since I am out of state and don’t have the option of going to the archives or library.

  3. John Brennan
    January 11, 2018 at 9:22 am

    Judi and Bill: We are applying for another round of funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities which would allow us to digitize additional newspapers. As part of the application process the advisory board is considering a range of titles which meet the stringent requirements of the NEH (I.e. good microfilm quality, appropriate date range, not already digitized elsewhere, etc). These do include selections from Newark. As we have more concrete information to share, we will. Thanks for your interest!

    • Bill
      January 11, 2018 at 3:58 pm

      Thanks, John!!

  4. Marilyn Sliva
    January 17, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    I agree, Judi H. The biggest city in the state and almost a black hole online

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