Announcement: Phase 4 Titles Selected

We have exciting news to share! We have selected titles to digitize during this phase of our project. Over the course of the next year, we will be preparing content from following titles. Once selections have been digitized and reviewed, they will be made available for viewing on Chronicling America. We’ll be sure to shareContinue reading Announcement: Phase 4 Titles Selected

New Year, New Us!

In August 2019, the Florida & Puerto Rico Digital Newspaper Project came to an end. During the last six years (Sept2013-Aug2019), we have digitized more than 500 microfilm reels with over 300,000 pages of newspapers equating to approximately 13 terabytes worth of data. All the digitized content comes from 43 newspaper titles published in FloridaContinue reading New Year, New Us!

We’re moving on to Phase 4! UF Libraries receive NEH grant to digitize newspapers

UF Libraries receive NEH grant to digitize newspapers: Project will provide access to ethnic and Caribbean newspapers The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to expand their newspaper digitization efforts and continue participating in the National Digital Newspaper Program. The funds providedContinue reading We’re moving on to Phase 4! UF Libraries receive NEH grant to digitize newspapers

The Curious Cures of Ed Greene: What a small town doctor can teach us about American medicine

The archived articles at the Florida and Puerto Rico Digital Newspaper Project offer unique insight into the world of “patent medicines:” unlicensed and unregulated products sold as over-the-counter medicine, regardless of their effectiveness. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, most local newspapers contained dozens of advertisements for these cure-all tonics, potions, and pills.

The Case of Isabel Gonzalez

The political status of Puerto Ricans has been questioned ever since the island was annexed by the United States in the late nineteenth century as a result of the Spanish-American War. Questions regarding the United States citizenship of Puerto Ricans were definitely brought forth during the Supreme Court case Gonzales v. Williams (1904). The caseContinue reading The Case of Isabel Gonzalez

Our Man in Havana: Governor William Sherman Jennings and the Inauguration of Cuban Independence

Today we bring you a guest post by R. Boyd Murphree, Project Manager, Florida Family and Community History, Digital Services and Shared Collections, University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries. He can be contacted at bmurphree@ufl.edu and is also on Twitter @boyd_murphree. The reestablishment of formal diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba inContinue reading Our Man in Havana: Governor William Sherman Jennings and the Inauguration of Cuban Independence

Revisiting Past Hurricanes in Puerto Rico

In the midst of hurricane season, one can easily become overwhelmed with worry and anxiety thinking about the catastrophic effects of tropical storms. Media and news outlets during these times try to keep the public on alert and express what kind of preventative measures people should take in order to avoid any major harms orContinue reading Revisiting Past Hurricanes in Puerto Rico