More Ohio Newspapers on their Way to Chronicling America!

The Ohio Historical Society is pleased to announce that we have received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue our participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program into 2014. That means another 100,000 pages of Ohio’s historic newspapers will be made freely available and keyword searchable at the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America!

As part of our new grant round, we will be digitizing a small run of a German language newspaper from Cincinnati, the Tägliches Cincinnatier Volksblatt, from 1914 to 1918. This will be one of the first German language newspapers to be added to Chronicling America.

The 31 other papers that will be joining Chronicling America represent 25 counties around the state:

• The Kalida Venture (1845-1854)
• Maumee Express from Maumee City (1837-1840)
• Napoleon Northwest (1881-1897)
• Ashland Union (1852-1871)
• Fremont Freeman (1849-1853)
• Plymouth Advertiser (1853-1855)
• Wyandot Pioneer from Upper Sandusky (1845-1873)
• Medina Sentinel (1914-1921)
• Wellington Enterprise (1879-1899)
• Democratic Press from Ravenna (1868-1895)
• Portage County Democrat from Ravenna (1859-1864)
• Portage Sentinel from Ravenna (1845-1862)
• Western Courier from Ravenna (1837)
• Ohio Star from Ravenna (1852-1854)
• Cadiz Sentinel (1844-1868)
• Carroll Free Press from Carrollton (1836, 1841-1858)
• Ohio Democrat from Canal Dover (1839-1845, 1863)
• True American from Steubenville (1855-1858)
• Delaware Gazette (1858-1871)
• Lancaster Gazette (1847-1870)
• Somerset Press (1873-1882)
• Eaton Democrat (1854-1877)
• Greenville Journal (1907-1918)
• Cincinnati Star (1875-1880)
• Democratic Standard from Georgetown (1840-1845)
• Organ of the Temperance Reform from Cincinnati (1852-1854)
• Jackson Standard (1853-1888)
• Meigs County Telegraph from Pomeroy (1851-1866)
• The Portsmouth Inquirer (1850-1855)
• Spirit of the Times from Ironton (1853-1856)
• Spirit of Democracy from Woodsfield (1844-1886)

This content will be made available online over the next two years, bringing Ohio’s total contribution to the site to 67 titles from 52 counties—over 300,000 pages! Be sure to check back here for announcements regarding when new Ohio papers are added to Chronicling America!

The National Digital Newspaper Program is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the 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 200,000 newspaper pages to the project over a four year period ending August 2012 and will contribute an additional 100,000 pages by the end of August 2014. For more information about the National Digital Newspaper Program in Ohio and Ohio’s digitized newspapers, please visit the Ohio Digital Newspaper Portal or our Project Wiki.

J. Salamon, Project Coordinator

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3 Responses to More Ohio Newspapers on their Way to Chronicling America!

  1. Sandy says:

    This is great news! I can’t wait for the Jackson Standard and the Carroll Free Press to go online. In what order will the titles be digitized and will they be uploaded as a title is completed?

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