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 Congress‘ National Digital Newspaper Program.
The first phase of the project focused on the Civil War and Reconstruction Era. In August 2012, TNDP received NEH funding to continue the project, and this time focused on newspapers published during the Gilded Age (1870s to 1900). TNDP is now in its third phase (2014-16). The focus of this phase is the time period 1915-1922, which will provide statewide coverage of World War One, and the 19th Amendment.
Titles are 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.
TSLA creates new duplicate negatives from their microfilms masters, which are then digitized and made available through Chronicling America.
The Library of Congress uploads new titles regularly, so check back often.
C O N T A C T : Louisa Trott, Project Coordinator – 865-974-6913, firstname.lastname@example.org