At the end of July, the National Endowment for Humanities announced their latest round of funding and among those awarded was the Tennessee Newspaper Digitization Project. This is great news for the project as this funding will bring another 100,000 pages of pre-1922 newspapers online to the Library of Congress Chronicling America website. You can read the news release at the TN Newspaper Digitization Project at <https://info.lib.utk.edu/tdnp/news/>.
The specific papers to be included are not yet determined – that will be decided this fall once the project team gets together. However, as this is the 2nd round, many papers have already been added online from the 1st round. If you’re not familiar with them, you definitely want to check them out. These historical papers contain so much information that may help you in your research. To date, the following papers are online:
- Davidson County
- Knox County
- Lincoln County – Fayetteville Observer (1850-1876)
- Maury County — Columbia Herald (1850-1873)
- McMinn County — Athens Post (1848-1917)
- Montgomery County
- Shelby County — Memphis Daily Appeal (1847-1876)
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