For the past two years, the UT Libraries has been scanning historic Tennessee newspapers as part of a nationwide project, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, that aims to preserve this “first draft of history.” The digitized newspapers are available to the public at the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America website. The historic newspapers are fully searchable.
Chronicling America was updated last week and now contains over 6.6 million pages from more than 1,000 titles published between 1836 and 1922 in 30 states. This latest update brings newspapers from new awardees West Virginia, Michigan, and Iowa.
A further 27,400 pages of Tennessee newspapers have been made available, bringing our overall total to just over 126,000 pages. The update includes the following titles:
Union and American [Greeneville], 1875-1877
Herald and Tribune [Jonesborough], 1869-1897
Union Flag [Jonesborough], 1865-1869
Memphis Daily Appeal, 1877-1885
Public Ledger [Memphis], 1875-1883
Sweetwater Forerunner, 1868-1869
Sweetwater Enterprise, 1869-1872
Weekly Herald [Cleveland], 1876- 1881
Winchester Daily Bulletin, 1862-1863
Winchester Home Journal (and its many title variations), 1857-1882
Click here for a list of all Tennessee newspapers currently available on Chronicling America.
For more information about TNDP and other historical newspaper curios, visit the project’s blog at http://www.lib.utk.edu/tndp/news/.