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Connecticut Newspapers: Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project


The Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project is an initiative of the Connecticut State Library. The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded the Connecticut State Library five two-year National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) grants to digitize historically significant Connecticut newspapers for the Library of Congress database Chronicling America. To date, the Connecticut State Library has been awarded over $1.2 million in funds to digitize 100,000 pages of microfilmed newspapers per grant cycle. The current cycle, our fifth, runs from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2023.

Newspaper Titles Chosen for CDNP

The Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project (CDNP) has selected the following titles to be digitized during the 2021-2023 grant cycle:

CDNP staff and the Advisory Board selected the following titles for digitization during the fifth grant. They will be available in the Library of Congress database Chronicling America by the end of 2023:

  • Bradley Beam (Bradley Field, Windsor Locks), 1943-1945
  • The Messenger (Bloomfield), 1943-1945
  • The Sub (Groton), 1943-1946
  • Eastern Connecticut News (Groton), 1946-1947
  • The Union Times (New Haven), 1941-1948
  • La Verita (Waterbury), 1926-1939 and La Verita, Corriere del Connecticut (New Haven), 1939-1946
  • The Willimantic Journal (Willimantic), 1857-1911
  • Windham County Observer (Putnam), 1905-1949
  • Putnam Patriot (Putnam), 1908-1949)
  • The New Haven Union (New Haven), 1905-1920

All newspapers digitized during our first four grant cycles are available online in the Chronicling America database.

Announcement of a Fifth Grant Cycle

The Connecticut State Library is pleased to announce that it has received a fifth grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to continue to digitize historically significant Connecticut newspapers through the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) over the next two years. Following the NDNP guidelines, the grant will allow Connecticut to digitize another 100,000 pages of newspapers published in the state between 1690 and 1963. An advisory board will select the newspapers to be scanned.


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Chronicling America

Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1690-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.

Attention Teachers....

Demonstrations of the newspaper databases can be arranged for your classroom, library, or professional association.

The Connecticut State Library's Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project is looking for teachers, teachers-in-training, and graduate students who are interested in using our historic newspapers to create lesson plans and/or curricula that meet the standards of the Common Core.

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