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US Caribbean & Ethnic Florida Digital Newspaper Project

Melissa Jerome (University of Florida)

Collage of newspaper pages

Project Goals

This project was developed through a partnership between the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries, the University of Puerto Rico – Río Piedras library system, and University of the Virgin Islands to provide free online access to historical newspapers from the United States and territories. It is part of Chronicling America, hosted by the Library of Congress and supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities National Digital Newspaper Program.

Outcomes & Deliverables

Since 2013, over 44 titles and 270,000 pages have been made accessible online. They are available through the Florida Digital Newspaper Library, the Digital Library of the Caribbean, the Biblioteca Digital Puertorriqueña, and the Library of Congress – Chronicling America. Updates and continued initiatives are also shared on the project’s website and social media platforms.

Resources

Melissa’s presentation

Slides from the institute, with an overview of Chronicling America with links to relevant collections

Project blog

Updates and highlights

Teaching resources

Including K-12 lesson plans

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