300 Years of Newspapers to be Put On-line

Grant Barrett gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Tue Jun 12 18:11:02 UTC 2001

In case you missed this announcement, found via the great site Resourceshelf


More than 20,000 community newspapers, some long out of print, have recorded
American life since the 17th century and two unique organizations have set the common goal
of providing Internet access to this documentation of American heritage.

The National Newspaper Association (NNA) and Cold North Wind Corporation signed a
letter of intent today to create America's Chronicles(SM), an online search engine that
accesses the digital archives of America's community newspapers, beginning with the
archives of the 3600 NNA member newspapers.

The project could eventually result in 500,000,000 pages of original, historical
content dating back to the 1600s and will be available online at
<http://www.americaschronicles.com>. The site will be launched at the NNA's 116th Annual Convention and
Trade Show in Milwaukee, September 12-15, with access to the first of many digital

Grant Barrett
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