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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1350)
John Alexander Blythe (Project Director: January 2012 to January 2024)

National Digital Newspaper Program
Preservation and Access

$941,192 (approved)
$928,891 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2012 – 1/31/2021

Funding details:
Original grant (2012) $303,192
Supplement (2014) $160,000
Supplement (2016) $215,000
Supplement (2018) $263,000
Supplement (2024) $-12,301

North Carolina Digital Newspaper Project

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

North Carolina Newspapers is a collaborative project of the University Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the North Carolina State Archives. The partners propose to select, digitize and make available to the Library of Congress 100,000 pages of North Carolina newspapers published from 1836 through 1922. With more than 1,185 titles on microfilm, the North Carolina State Archive holds the most extensive collection of North Carolina newspapers in the world. Its microfilm master negatives have served as the source for use copies in academic and public libraries across the state and the nation. With more than 16 years' experience in creating online collections and digital publishing, the University Library of UNC-Chapel Hill will provide staff and serve as base for the project. North Carolina Newspapers will build on newspaper digitization work already taking place at the Library. Newspapers selected for the project will represent the state's rich history and its