African American Newspapers Forum
Re: Ms Dept of Archives to Digitize Newspaper
In Response To: Ms Dept of Archives to Digitize Newspaper ()
This is good news. Once the papers are digitized, they will be part of the Chronicling America site, and as is usually the case somewhere offsite.
The natural thought is that they will be on the MDAH site, but if they are not equipped to handle it for whatever reason it could be elsewhere. In Illinois, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has all if not most of the papers processed through the NDNP grant.
As those who read the article can see, the state of Mississippi's collection of African American newspapers is quite poor. African Americans published a large quantity of newspapers in the state, they just did not get preserved. Thank goodness for the old time practice of newspaper clipping (allowing for some material from lost papers to exist in other papers) and the practice of using social columns.