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Tennessee newspapers available on Chronicling America

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About the Project

In 2010, the University of Tennessee Libraries and the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA), received an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to participate in the NEH/Library of CongressNational Digital Newspaper Program.

The first phase of the project focused on the Civil War and Reconstruction Era. A statewide panel comprised of historians, scholars, librarians and genealogists selected a range of newspaper titles from across the state’s three Grand Divisions. TSLA created new duplicate negatives from their microfilms, which were then digitized and made available through Chronicling America.

In August 2012, TNDP received NEH funding to continue the project. This second phase (2012-14) will focus on newspapers published during the Gilded Age (1870s to 1900).

Titles were selected by a statewide panel of historians, genealogists, educators, librarians, and journalism scholars. The selection covers the broadest scope possible, encompassing the state’s three Grand Divisions, featuring Confederate and Union papers, and representing diverse political perspectives.

C O N T A C T :

JoAnne Deeken, Project PI – 865-974-4702, jdeeken@nullutk.edu

Louisa Trott, Project Coordinator – 865-974-6913, ltrott1@nullutk.edu