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West Virginia University Research Corporation (Morgantown, WV 26505-2742)
John Cuthbert (Project Director: January 2011 to February 2023)

National Digital Newspaper Program
Preservation and Access

[Grant products]

$968,290 (approved)
$850,306 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2011 – 6/30/2022

Funding details:
Original grant (2011) $265,979
Supplement (2013) $135,000
Supplement (2015) $155,000
Supplement (2017) $210,394
Supplement (2019) $201,917
Supplement (2023) $-117,984

West Virginia Digital Newspaper Project

Digitization of 100,000 pages of West Virginia newspapers, dating from 1836 to 1922, as part of the state's participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

The West Virginia University Libraries seek funds to continue participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program. The WVUL will digitize 100,000 pages of important historic and representative newspapers published within the present borders of West Virginia within the project date frame which now extends up to 1963. This project will fully comply with all requirements and technical specifications set forth by the NEH and the Library of Congress for digital newspaper projects.