Civil War Era Papers to be Digitized for Chronicling America

Civil War Era Papers to be Digitized for Chronicling America

The Ohio Historical Society and the National Digital Newspaper Program in Ohio are pleased to announce that portions of the following Ohio newspapers will be digitized and become available on Chronicling America over the next two years:

  • Perrysburg Journal from Perrysburg (1854-1880)
  • Hancock Jeffersonian from Findlay (1857-1878)
  • Fremont Journal from Fremont (1853-1875)
  • Tiffin Tribune from Tiffin (1856-1879)
  • Cleveland Leader from Cleveland (1858-1866)
  • Western Reserve Chronicle from Warren (1855-1871)
  • Jeffersonian Democrat from Chardon (1859-1865)
  • Ashtabula Telegraph from Ashtabula (1858-1880)
  • Anti-Slavery Bugle from New-Lisbon & Salem (1845-1861)
  • Holmes County Farmer from Millersburg (1860-1866)
  • Holmes County Republican from Millersburg (1856-1862, 1870-1874)
  • Stark County Democrat from Canton (1868-1890)
  • Daily Ohio Statesman from Columbus (1861-1868)
  • Dayton Daily Empire from Dayton (1859-1867)
  • Urbana Union from Urbana (1862-1872)
  • Xenia Sentinel from Xenia (1863-1865)
  • Highland Weekly News from Hillsboro (1857-1886)
  • Cincinnati Daily Press from Cincinnati (1859-1862)
  • Gallipolis Journal from Gallipolis (1850-1880)
  • McArthur Democrat from McArthur (1855-1865)
  • Vinton Record from McArthur (1866-1874)
  • Democratic Enquirer from McArthur (1867-1873)
  • McArthur Enquirer from McArthur (1873-1884)
  • Conservative and South-eastern Independent from McConnelsville (1866-1871)
  • Belmont Chronicle from St. Clairsville (1853-1894)

Because of the upcoming Civil War sesquicentennial, papers from the Civil War era were selected. A total of 26 papers will be added to the Library of Congress website: 23 new titles and additional runs of three titles (Perrysburg Journal, Stark County Democrat and the Highland Weekly News) that were digitized under Phase I of the National Digital Newspaper Program in Ohio.

The National Digital Newspaper Program is a partnership between National Endowment for the Humanities and Library of Congress and state projects to provide enhanced access to United States newspapers published between 1836 and 1922. NEH awards support state projects to select and digitize historically significant titles that are aggregated and permanently maintained by the Library of Congress. As part of the project, the Ohio Historical Society contributed 100,000 newspaper pages to the project over a two year period ending July 2010 and will contribute an additional 100,000 pages by the end of July 2012.


Jenni Salamon
Kaylie Vermillion

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