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Library awarded funds to digitize predecessors of Honolulu Star-Advertiser

The UH Manoa Library has received $265,018 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to digitize and upload the predecessor newspapers of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on the Chronicling America website.  The publications are:

● Pacific Commercial Advertiser (1856-1921)
● Honolulu Star-Bulletin (1917-1922)

Continuing into the third phase of the "Hawaii Digital Newspaper Project” in the next two years, the Library will digitize about 100,000 English-language newspaper pages.

On the freely accessible Chronicling America website, users can browse and search digitized American newspapers and read essays about them. In a 20-year period, the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) will digitize historically significant newspapers from all U.S. states and territories published between 1836 and 1922.

NDNP is a partnership between the NEH and the Library of Congress. The former provides funding for the program, and the latter will permanently maintain the website.

From 2008-2012, the NEH has awarded $610,920 to the UH Manoa Library to digitize more than 200,000 pages from 13 Hawaii newspaper titles between 1836-1922.

For more information, see the following websites:

Chronicling America

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov

UH Manoa Library’s Guide to Chronicling America

http://guides.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/chroniclingamerica

Technical information about the Hawaii Digital Newspaper Project
http://sites.google.com/a/hawaii.edu/ndnp-hawaii/Home

Short URL: http://www.hawaiireporter.com/?p=129243

5 Comments for “Library awarded funds to digitize predecessors of Honolulu Star-Advertiser”

  1. Very cool! I'm sure a lot of people will be excited about this. It's very interesting and I'm sure we'll have a lot to learn.

  2. I completely support reviving past brands, even though it;s pretty hard to keep the things that made them who they were because things have changed so much in every industry since the beginning of the 19th or 20th century, and the people that created them and kept them alive are probably gone by now.

  3. This is great! I think every piece of written word should go through this process. We should back up everything.

  4. Very cool! I can't wait for this to be done. I'm sure we can read some really interesting things.

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