100,000 Pages of Illinois Newspapers to be Digitized

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The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced more than $2 million in grants for Illinois. Illinois received 11 grants for projects statewide, from Chicago to Edwardsville.

The largest grant, for $325,000, will go to the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign for the National Digital Newspaper Program. The money will be used to digitize 100,000 pages of Illinois newspapers dating from 1860 to 1922. The announcement does not mention if the digitized newspapers will be made available online or not.

In June 2009, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library received funding under the National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) National Digital Newspaper Program to digitize 100,000 pages of historically significant Illinois newspapers dating from 1865 to 1922. This funding will enable us to take newspaper preservation into the next stage: digitization. Newspapers digitized as part of this program will be contributed to the Library of CongressChronicling America web site.

Titles Selected for Digitization:

  • Chicago Eagle(1892-1920)
  • The Broad Ax(1895-1922)
  • The Day Book(1911-1917)
  • The Cairo Evening Bulletin(1868-1870)
  • The Cairo Daily Bulletin(1870-1872)
  • The Cairo Bulletin (Cairo, Ill. : Daily)(1872-1878)
  • The Daily Cairo Bulletin(1878-1884)
  • The Cairo Bulletin (Cairo, Ill. : 1904) (1904-1922)



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Member of the Guild of One Name Studies researching the name CUMPSTON and its variants. You can see my website at www.cumpston.org.uk I have a new study of the name LAXEN with its own blog at https://laxenresearch.wordpress.com/ and a further research blog which is not registered as a one name study of KNAGGS of Flamborough https://knaggsresearch.wordpress.com/
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