The University Libraries recently were awarded funds to digitize more key historical Pennsylvanian newspapers, as part of a wider effort by the National Endowment for the Humanities aimed at increasing public access to such materials. Under phase two of the Pennsylvania Digital Newspaper Project (PaDNP), Penn State received $393,489 and selection of titles is now under way.

Researchers may be interested in other historical material available from the University Libraries’ Digital Collections website, http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/digital.html, which includes The Pennsylvania Civil War Era Newspaper Collection. This collection features Pennsylvania newspapers published between Feb. 23, 1831 and Feb. 14, 1877, including some local publications from Bellefonte, Clearfield and Altoona.

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