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 award funded the digitization of 100,000 pages of Tennessee’s microfilmed newspapers, dating from 1836-1922. The newspapers are made available to the public – free of charge – on the Chronicling America website.
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 on the Chronicling America.
Titles digitized include: Memphis Daily Appeal, Nashville Union and American, Brownlow’s Knoxville Whig, Chattanooga Daily Rebel, Bristol News, Jackson Whig and Tribune, Clarksville Weekly Chronicle … and many more.
In 2012, TNDP received a second award from NEH/Library of Congress to continue this project. For project updates and further information, please visit the Project News page of this site.
C O N T A C T :
JoAnne Deeken, Project PI – 865-974-4702, email@example.com
Louisa Trott, Project Coordinator – 865-974-6913, firstname.lastname@example.org