We are extremely happy to announce that the full run in the public domain 1869-1921 of the main newspaper from Elko (Nev.) Elko Independent is now freely accessible at https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/newspapers/Nevada.
Its title and publication frequency change over the years: it starts as weekly edition and later it becomes a daily newspaper. Its title changes 3 times before it gets back to the original title Elko Independent.
Track the title changes at https://nvdnp.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/title-change-elko-independent.jpg and read some old news at Chronicling America:
Currently we are digitizing Gold Hill Daily News and Eureka Sentinel Group. They will be available online by mid May 2018.
A milestone reached!
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In 2016, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas University libraries were awarded a two-year grant, which is a continuation of funding for the Nevada Digital Newspaper Project an extension of the National Digital Newspaper Program sponsored by the NEH and the Library of Congress.
Since then, the NVDNP has made enormous strides in their efforts to simplify public access to Nevada newspapers via the free historic repository Chronicling America, the national digital resource of historic newspapers.
Just this year in November 2017, the NVDNP is celebrating the acceptance of “Batch Manhattan” by the Library of Congress. Since, the NVDNP is committed to safeguard the information, stories and the history documented in Nevada newspapers for future generations, having Batch Manhattan accepted by the Library of Congress is an immense achievement for the Nevada Digital Newspaper Project.
Batch Manhattan comprises of two Nevada newspapers:
- Daily Independent (1892-1898 ;1913)
- The weekly Elko Independent (1875-1877)
Contained in 9 reels there are 10,395 pages of the two Nevada newspapers that were digitized, published and are now publicly available in the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America database for online use. This batch, which has just been received and accepted by the Library of Congress and is already available for browsing and searching through the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America database for FREE.
This is the first batch out of 10 to be uploaded to Chronicling America. By the end of January 2018 we are expecting another set of 20,000 historic pages to go live on Chronicling America. By the end of August 2018 our contribution will total 100,000 new pages available for research.
Happy Halloween, everyone!
We collected some spooky and blood-chilling newspaper clippings from Nevada newspapers to make your Halloween extraordinary!
Recently Nevada Digtial Newspaper Project participated in the national #ChronAmParty campaign where all NDNP awardees tweeted #CreepyNews at the same time. This created a pool of exciting thrilling supernatural stories which you can enjoy by following hashtags #CreepyNews and #ChronAmParty on Facebook and Twitter.
You may also enjoy our featured stories from historic Nevada newspapers by jumping directly to Chronicling America using the links below!
- Man is warned by spirit voice
- Thinks brother is reincarnated
- Ghost of suicide meandering through Chinatown
- A spirit who revealed the wherebouts of money and letters
- The legend of the Sleepy Hollow
- Gray ghost haunts So. California roads
- A haunted graveyard
- Mysterious voice bids him divorce