UNM gets grant for digitizing newspapers effort

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico has received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to help digitize 100,000 newspaper pages.

The school's College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences said this week the $220,000 award will assist in adding pages to the 200,000 already scanned and available at the Library of Congress website.

The project is part of the National Digital Newspaper Program. The New Mexico newspapers, originally published from 1852 to 1922 in English and Spanish, are fully searchable.

This is the third newspaper digitization grant awarded to the library and the Center for Southwest Research. The New Mexico State Library in Santa Fe is offering use of their newspaper microfilm for this portion of the project, which will increase the options for digitization.

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