The Kansas Historical Society has been awarded funding by the National Endowment for the Humanities to participate in the National Digital Newspaper Program.

The Historical Society will receive $259,354 to digitize 100,000 pages of Kansas newspapers, dating from 1860 to 1922.

Kansas is one of seven new states being brought into the program in 2009, bringing the total number of participating states to 22.

The Kansas Historical Society was established by the state's newspaper editors in 1875. A virtually complete collection of all Kansas newspapers published from 1875 to the present is available on microfilm or in original form.

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