Preservation and Access: National Digital Newspaper Program

Period of Performance

9/1/2023 - 8/31/2025

Funding Totals

$319,511.00 (approved)
$319,511.00 (awarded)

National Digital Newspaper Program in Ohio, Round VI

FAIN: PJ-292993-23

Ohio History Connection (Columbus, OH 43211-2474)
Jenni Salamon (Project Director: January 2023 to present)

This project also received funding with the previous award listed below.

Previous award PJ-50039-08

Digitization of 100,000 pages of Ohio newspapers published prior to 1963, as part of the state’s sixth round of participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). This phase would focus on three themes: community building, democracy, and transportation.

Ohio History Connection requests $319,511 from NEH to digitize 100,000 pages of Ohio’s microfilmed newspapers to continue the National Digital Newspaper Program in Ohio. By the end of 2020, OHC had digitized over 520,000 pages for Chronicling America, from various viewpoints, time periods, and areas of the state. In this round, we will build on this existing collection by focusing on papers that document Ohio’s transportation infrastructure, history of community building, and democracy in the state’s most transformative periods (pre-1835 and 1920-1963). Stories captured by these titles will amplify those already told in Chronicling America while exposing untold and lesser-known histories. From the impact of westward expansion and European settlement on the land we now call Ohio to the ways Ohioans caused and coped with change resulting from significant national and world events and movements, Ohio’s history both represents and is instrumental to understanding that of the entire U.S. [Edited by staff.]