The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a partnership between the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress, is a long-term effort to provide permanent, free access to historic newspapers selected and digitized by NEH-funded awardees in the United States. This program was created to build upon the United States Newspaper Program (USNP), another NEH and Library of Congress sponsored program geared toward locating, cataloging, and preserving microfilm newspapers published in the U.S. from the eighteenth Century to present. The NDNP extends the usefulness of the USNP digitized assets by incorporating newspapers published from 1836-1922 into a national digital newspaper resource, Chronicling America, where the digitized pages are made available. Through this resource over 6.6 million newspaper pages have been made available thus far.
The University of Florida was one of the original NDNP awardees in 2005 when NDNP first started. Approximately 100,000 of pages from newspapers published between 1900-1910 were digitized and incorporated into Chronicling America. The University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras joins us this year as a first time NDNP participant.