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Title Selection


NDNP projects are responsible for establishing an advisory board to recommend titles for digitization. Our advisory board is made up of historians, archivists, librarians, and educators from across Maryland. At the beginning of a two-year NDNP award, advisory board members recommend titles and prioritize them for digitization. To be considered for digitization, a title must meet these basic requirements:

  1. The newspaper must have been published in the state of Maryland.
  2. The newspaper must reflect the political, economic, and cultural history of Maryland.
  3. The newspaper must have been published between 1690 and 1963.

View the complete list of NDNP selection criteria


The project staff also evaluates the technical quality and completeness of the title on microfilm before a title is digitized. Sometimes print copies are used to supplement the run on microfilm. The selected titles are added to Chronicling America on a rolling basis as digitization progresses.



Titles Selected by the Advisory Board

Titles Selected, 2012-2014 Titles Selected, 2014-2016 Titles Selected, 2016-2018

American Republican and Baltimore Daily Clipper, Baltimore, 1844-1846

Aegis & Intelligencer, Bel Air, 1864-1922

Frostburg Mining Journal, Frostburg, 1871-1917

Baltimore Commercial Journal, and Lyford's Price-Current, Baltimore, 1847-1849

Catoctin Clarion, Mechanicsville (Thurmont), 1871-1922

The Frostburg Spirit, Frostburg, 1913-1915

Baltimore Daily Commercial, Baltimore, 1865-1866

Cecil Whig, Elkton, 1841-1922

The Frostburg Forum, Frostburg, 1897-19??

Civilian & Telegraph, Cumberland, 1859-1865

Daily Banner, Cambridge, 1902-1922

The Frostburg Gleaner, Frostburg, 1899-19??

Der Deutsche Correspondent, Baltimore, 1858-1913

Democratic Advocate, Westminster, 1865-1922

The Frostburg Herald, Frostburg, 1903-19??

Maryland Free Press, Hagerstown, 1862-1868

Der Deutsche Correspondent, Baltimore, 1914-1918

The Frostburg News, Frostburg, 1897-18??

The Daily Exchange, Baltimore, 1858-1861

Montgomery County Sentinel, Rockville, 1856-1922

The Citizen, Frederick, 1895-1922

The Pilot/The Pilot and Transcript, Baltimore, 1840-1841

Port Tobacco Times, and Charles County Advertiser, Port Tobacco, 1845-1898

Evening Capital, Annapolis, 1884-1922

Prince George's Enquirer and Southern Maryland Advertiser, Upper Marlboro, 1882-1922

Baltimore County Union, Towsontown, 1865-1909

St. Mary's Beacon/Gazette, Leonardtown, 1852-1922

The Midland Journal, Rising Sun, 1885-1946
    Democratic Messenger, Snow Hill, 1869-1922
    Maryland Independent, Port Tobacco, 1874-1934
    Czas Baltimorski, Baltimore, 1940-1941
    The Voice of Labor, Cumberland, 1938-1944
    Greenbelt Cooperator, Greenbelt, 1937-1943
    Worcester Democrat and Ledger-Enterprise, Pocomoke City, 1921-1953
    Maryland Suffrage News, Baltimore, 1912-1920

View the selected titles as an interactive map and timeline


Nominating a Title for Digitization

To nominate a title for digitization, email with as much of the following information as possible:

  • Title
  • LCCN(s)
  • Years of publication
  • City of publication
  • Institution that holds the master microfilm

If the title meets the NDNP criteria for digitization, it will be forwarded to the advisory board for consideration.