We the People: Oregon program makes century-old newspapers available online

Sharon Burns: The University of Oregon Newspaper Program at http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu is an initiative to digitize historic Oregon newspaper content and make it available to the public through a free keyword-searchable online database.
BY SHARON BURNS sburns@opubco.com Published: July 15, 2013
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The University of Oregon Newspaper Program at http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu is an initiative to digitize historic Oregon newspaper content and make it available to the public through a free keyword-searchable online database.

The website, made possible through the Oregon Digital Newspaper Program, is the culmination of more than two years of work by program staff at the University of Oregon Libraries, in collaboration with the Library of Congress, the National Endowment for the Humanities and a number of state agencies and stakeholders.

The initial phase of the Historic Oregon Newspapers online program concentrated on newspapers published between 1860 and 1922 with a goal of approximately 150,000 pages available online.

A recent news release indicates that the online program has added 30 digitized historic newspapers, more than 92,000 pages of historic newspaper content, from Ashland, Enterprise, Grants Pass, St. Helens, Pendleton, Portland, Salem, The Dalles and Toledo.

To view a list of available newspapers, access the website listed above, click on “Titles” or click on “Search” to search for specific information in a newspaper.

For additional Oregon newspaper resources — online and on microfilm — go to http://oregondigital.org/digcol.



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