The Digitizing Louisiana Newspapers Project (DLNP) is excited to announce that in addition to the 58 historical Louisiana newspapers currently available on the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America, The Donaldsonville Chief, The Meridional, The Lafayette Advertiser, and The Caucasian are also now available for browsing and searching. These four new titles are only the first in a total of 20 titles that will be added over the remainder of this year.
DLNP is made possible by a grant from the National Digital Newspaper Program, which is a partnership between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities. LSU Libraries Special Collections first developed DLNP as part of the 2009-2011 grant cycle. This first grant ensured the digitization and long term preservation of 110,000 pages of historical Louisiana newspapers published between 1860 and 1922. This current 2011-2013 grant will ensure the processing of 109,000 additional historical newspaper pages published between 1836 and 1922. All titles were selected by an advisory board comprised of educators, historians, genealogists, archivists, journalists, and librarians.
For more information about this project please visit the Digitizing Louisiana Newspapers Project homepage.