>Isn’t this incredibly exciting? We were in a GovDocs department meeting when Cathy Hartman broke in to tell us the news, and Dreanna dropped by my office later to bounce up and down with (completely appropriate) joy.
“The University of North Texas Libraries has been selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities and Library of Congress for the National Digital Newspaper Program, “Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.” The Award of $397,552 will fund digitization of Texas Historical Newspapers, and for the grant UNT serves as lead institution with partners at the Center for American History at the University of Texas, and Texas Tech University. Only one lead institution will be selected in each U.S. state, and the University of North Texas Libraries has been selected to head the project in Texas. The award of $397,552 will fund the first two years of this twenty year initiative.”
~ Dreanna Belden, Librarian for Project Development, UNT