The University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press is proud to partner with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress on the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). Originally started in 2005, the NDNP has since partnered with libraries and historical institutions from over 40 states to digitize over 10 million pages of historical papers published between 1690 and 1963.
NEH awarded the University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press with a Phase 1 grant cycle for 2015-2017 during which approximately 90K pages representing 104 Delaware newspaper titles were digitized. Each title is accompanied by a historical essay.
In 2017, University of Delaware Library was awarded a phase 2 grant cycle for 2017-2019 to digitize an additional 100K pages of microfilmed Delaware newspapers that will cover large runs of two titles. UD’s program will continue to be known as the Delaware Digital Newspaper Project or DDNP. These digitized newspapers will become permanent, freely-accessible documents through the Library of Congress' Chronicling America database.
A list of titles included in the project is available via the DDNP's website in addition to an interactive data visualization of the project’s 2015 / 2017 grant phase that gives users an opportunity to see how each of the 104 titles compares in physical location and provides links directly to the titles in Chronicling America.