The United States Newspaper Program (USNP) was a national project whose goal was to locate, catalog, preserve and provide access to the journalistic history of the United States through its newspapers. The program was supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities with technical assistance provided by the Library of Congress. The USNP operated from 1980-2007. The program operated on a state-by-state basis with responsibility for an entire state assigned to one institution.
The Delaware Newspaper Project was sponsored by the Council of Historical Libraries of Delaware (CHILD). The University of Delaware Library was the lead institution in the project. The project involved grants applications, planning, inventorying, cataloging, and microfilming and took place between 1983 and 1996. Involving over 15 contributing state institutions and organizations, copies of microfilm produced for the Delaware Newspaper Project (DNP) can be obtained in various ways.