Clarke Historical Library Receives NDNP Grant
In August 2012, the Clarke Historical Library received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities' National Digital Newspaper Program to digitize culturally significant Michigan newspapers.
Since receiving funding the MichDNP has digitized several titles that are now available on the Library of Congress' Chronicling America website.
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About the MNP
The Michigan Newspaper Project (MNP) is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and administered by the Library of Congress as part of the U.S. Newspaper Program (USNP) and the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). Both programs involve a cooperative effort between the states and the federal government designed to preserve the nation's historic newspaper heritage.
Under the USNP, MNP teams, organized by the Library of Michigan, traveled throughout Michigan inventorying and cataloging collections held by libraries and repositories, private organizations, and individuals. Subsequently, many of the newspapers that were not already been preserved on microfilm were filmed to create a permanent record of this vanishing material.
Under the NDNP, the MichDNP team is charged with selecting and digitizing historically significant Michigan titles to be aggregated and permanently maintained by the Library of Congress via the Chronicling America database. One hundred thousand pages of Michigan newsprint, published before 1923, will be digitized during the two-year cycle of the grant.