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Historic Maryland Newspapers Project

The Historic Maryland Newspapers Project is an ongoing effort to digitize Maryland's newspapers and make them accessible for free on the Library of Congress' Chronicling America website. Our project is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities' (NEH) National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) grants. As part of the program, we adhere to NDNP standards for title selection and digitization.

Since being awarded our first NDNP grant in 2012, we have digitized 107,414 pages from Baltimore, Hagerstown, and Cumberland newspapers. In 2014 we were awarded a second NDNP grant to digitize an additional 100,000 pages of Maryland newsprint through August 2016. Our goal for the second grant is to represent every region of Maryland in Chronicling America.

Click the map below to discover the titles there were digitized during our first grant and those that will be online by the end of 2016:

Maryland map with markers signifying titles chosen for digitization