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Alaska's Digital Newspaper Program

The Alaska State Library recently was awarded a third National Endowment for the Humanities grant for the 2020-2022 cycle of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). The purpose of the program is to digitally preserve and provide free access to historical newspapers in a searchable online database, Chronicling America. The database allows users to search subjects across thousands of U.S. historic newspapers from as early as 1789 through 1963, and is hosted by Library of Congress. Currently, Alaska has added over 250,000 pages to Chronicling America. Some of the Alaska titles are linked below. You can see an updated list of Alaska titles uploaded to Chronicling America by choosing Alaska and Digitized Newspapers on Chronicling America

For more information & project updates, follow us on our WordPress blog or Instagram @alaskahistoricalnewspapers. Learn more about the history of the Alaska Newspaper project. Or contact us: Christopher Russell, Project Coordinator: or Anastasia Tarmann, Project Director:


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Advisory Committee Members

  • Jo Antonson
    Former Alaska State Historian, retired
    Office of History and Archeology, Anchorage
  • Jason Russell
    Archivist/Technical Services Librarian
    Tuzzy Consortium Library
  • Rebecca Moorman
    Head of Technical Services
    Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage
    Alaska Pacific University, with a degree in history
  • David Noon
    Associate Professor of History, specializing in American History
    University of Alaska Southeast

Past Advisory Committee Members

  • Chris Allan
    Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve
    National Park Service, Fairbanks
  • Michael Blackwell
    Consulting Geological Engineer
    Historical Researcher, Gastineau Historical Society
  • Michael Carey
    Editorial columnist
    Formerly editorial page editor for the Alaska Dispatch News (formerly called the Anchorage Daily News)
  • James Brooks
    State Reporter
    Juneau Empire
  • Esther Ilutsik
    Director of Yup'ik Studies with the Southwest Region Schools
  • Barbara Thompson
    Second Vice Chair
    Alaska State Board of Education
  • Marjorie Thompson
    Digital Photographic Services
    Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Jennifer Ward, MLIS
    Associate Professor of Library and Information Science, Outreach Services Librarian
    Egan Library
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