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Idaho's Digital Newspapers

Idaho State Archives and the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP)

Mitchell map, 1863

Mitchell map, 1863

Photo Credit: Idaho State Archives

The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) is a partnership between the Library of Congress (LC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to digitize America’s historic newspapers between the time periods of 1836-1922. More than 8 million pages are available and keyword searchable on the Chronicling America website. The NDNP is a long-term effort to provide permanent access to a national digital resource of newspaper bibliographic information and historic newspapers.

Idaho has recently been awarded its second, 2-year grant cycle by the NEH to increase Idaho’s contribution to the NDNP database to 200,000 pages of historical newspaper. To date Idaho has digitized 16 newspaper titles spanning across all of Idaho.  A committee of persons from the general public, academia, special collection libraries, trustees of the Idaho State Historical Society and the Idaho state archivist will be assembled to select newspapers with highest research value to digitize.


Begin your research today! Check out newspaper titles available via Chronicling America.


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