African American Newspapers Forum
Ms Dept of Archives to Digitize Newspaper
JACKSON, Mississippi -- The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has received a $274,000 grant to digitize 100,000 pages of state newspapers published between 1836 and 1922.
Julia Marks Young, director of the MDAH Archives and Records Services Division, says MDAH will partner with Louisiana State University Libraries Special Collections on the project.
"LSU has extensive experience with digital content and technology projects as an established NDNP (National Digital Newspaper Program) grant recipient," said Young.
With newspaper holdings from 1801 to the present comprising more than 13,000 rolls, the microfilmed newspapers are some of the most frequently used holdings at MDAH, Young said.
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