NEH grant goes to state archives for newspaper digitization – Arkansas News

NEH grant goes to state archives for newspaper digitization – Arkansas News

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A grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities will allow the Arkansas State Archives to digitize 100,000 pages of historic Arkansas newspapers in the collections of archives. The Mississippi Department of Archives and History will provide technical support.

The National Digital Newspaper Program grant is worth $208,218. Dr. Lisa Speer, director of the archives, said the project will “benefit scholarship on our state by providing convenient access to a large body of public domain Arkansas newspapers.”

It’s good to get this grant in hand before President Trump and Congress make good on the president’s proposal to eliminate the NEH. We don’t need no stinking scholarship, right?

The announcement, from the Department of Arkansas Heritage, which now oversees the archives, is on the jump.

The Arkansas State Archives has been awarded a grant in the amount of $208,128 for the digitization of historic Arkansas newspapers through the National Endowment of the Humanities, Department of Arkansas Heritage Director Stacy Hurst announced today. The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) grant will allow 100,000 pages of historic Arkansas newspapers from the collections of the State Archives to be digitized and made available online for research. The project is a partnership between the Arkansas State Archives and the…

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