In early August, the National Endowment for Humanities announced their latest round of project funding. Our lovely state of North Carolina is the recipient of several awards, including one to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to digitize 100,000 pages of historical newspapers from -1836-1922. The newspapers will be added to the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America website. You can read more about the award on the North Carolina Miscellany blog.
This is great news for NC researchers — newspapers contain a wealth of information that will aid you in your research. Kudos to UNC for the award!