Earlier this month, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced an additional $4.5 million in funding to institutions in 18 states to expand selection and digitization of U.S. historic newspapers for the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), including first-time awardee University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. Seventeen other participating institutions - Alaska Division of Libraries, Archives, and […]
Let's celebrate another #ChronAmParty on Twitter today! We're going #BacktoSchool through Chronicling America, with stories on reading, writing, and, of course 'rithemetic, selected and tweeted by institutions participating in the National Digital Newspaper Program. Join us today and share your own discoveries! Follow us every 3rd Tuesday of the month on Twitter for a fun […]
Today at Chronicling America, we’re celebrating the start of Summer with articles talking about options for a #VintageVacation from our historical newspapers, selected and tweeted by institutions participating in the National Digital Newspaper Program. Join us today and share your own discoveries! Follow us every 3rd Tuesday of the month on Twitter for a #ChronAmParty!
While Memorial Day originally commemorated those who died in the US Civil War, during the Great War (World War I) focus began to shift to honoring all those killed during military service in all wars. The National Endowment for the Humanities' Division of Preservation and Access blog this week explores the Evolution of Memorial Day […]
Attention subscriber to bulletin services from the Library of Congress: As you may be aware, on May 25, 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation EU (2016)/679 (GDPR) came into force in all EU member states. The GDPR applies to “personal data,” meaning any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or […]
Where did the term "flapper" come from? What did she look like? Find out more about flapper lingo and the "It" girl of the 1920s in our new blog, Headlines and Heroes: Newspaper, Comics & More Fine Print! Sponsored by the Library's Serial and Government Publications Division, the blog will feature stories and highlights from the […]
Babe Ruth began his career as a baseball pitcher, but quickly became one of the most prolific hitters in the history of the sport. His sheer power earned him comparisons to Thor and Hercules and the awe-inspired appellations: the “Sultan of Swat,” the “Battering Bambino,” the “Mighty Mauler,” and the “Home Run King,” among others. […]
The Washington Times reports that “the Japenese [sic] cherry trees which were presented to the United States by the government of Japan a year ago….are blooming here for the first time…..” This second donation of trees sent by Japan to Washington DC were initially planted in Potomac Park, which has since become a popular destination […]
Check out Twitter today to find stories from Chronicling America, selected and tweeted by institutions participating in the National Digital Newspaper Program. At Chronicling America we’re celebrating #WomensHistoryMonth by sharing women’s stories found in our historical newspapers. Join us today and share your own discoveries! Follow us every 3rd Tuesday of the month on Twitter for #ChronAmParty!
Check out Twitter today to find stories from Chronicling America, selected and tweeted by libraries participating in the National Digital Newspaper Program. Discover more about #LoveBeforeTinder including Romance, Courtship and Terrible Relationship Advice! Follow us every 3rd Tuesday of the month on Twitter at #ChronAmParty!
“SKATERS WILL TAKE PART IN THE INAUGURAL EVENTS” declares the January 25, 1924 issue of the Evening Star – clearing up any potential drama that the US might not participate! The first event of the first Winter Olympics, held in Chamonix, France January 25-February 5, 1924, was the 500m speed skating race – which was won […]
Taking inspiration from Jules Verne's fictional book, Around the World in Eighty Days, fearless journalist Nellie Bly sets out to girdle the globe "without escort." She arrives in Jersey City, New Jersey January 25, 1890 "with but a little hand-bag of neccessaries and the one plain navy gown she wore on the bright morning of November […]
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