Funding granted to digitize older Hawaii newspapers
The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library received $265,018 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to digitize and upload the predecessor newspapers of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on the Chronicling America website. The publications being digitized are the Pacific Commercial Advertiser (1856-1921) and the Honolulu Star-Bulletin (1917-1922).
Continuing into the third phase of the Hawaiʻi Digital Newspaper Project, the library will digitize about 100,000 English-language newspaper pages in the next two years.
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 will digitize historically significant newspapers from all U.S. states and territories published between 1836 and 1922.
The National Digital Newspaper Program is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. The former provides funding for the program, and the latter will permanently maintain the website.
The National Endowment for the Humanities had previously awarded $610,920 to the UH Mānoa Library to digitize more than 200,000 pages from 13 Hawaiʻi newspaper titles between 1836 and 1922.
For more information, go to UH Mānoa Library’s Guide to Chronicling America
Adapted from a UH Mānoa news release
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