About the Project

The US Caribbean & Ethnic Florida Digital Newspaper Project (USCEFDNP) is a collaborative project between the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries, the library system at the University of Puerto Rico– Rio Piedras , and the University of the Virgin Islands, as part of the state and territories’ involvement in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). The NDNP, a partnership between the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress, is a long-term effort to provide permanent, free access to historic newspapers published in the United States and its territories between 1690 and 1963.

The completed project will provide free, internet-based access to newspapers that are currently available only on aging microfilm. The digitized papers will be available through the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America, the University of Florida Libraries’ Florida Digital Newspaper Library, the Digital Library of the Caribbean, and the Biblioteca Digital Puertorriqueña at the University of Puerto Rico.