DH projects from the team

Title maps – two maps (one in Google and one in StoryMap) that highlight the publication location of all newspapers digitized by this project.

Recetas de las Américas / Recipes from the Americas, a digital humanities project that allows for browsing, searching, and filtering recipes (in Spanish and English) from our newspapers.

DH projects by others

Listed below are a few projects created using Chronicling America data to provide visualization and offer another way to explore the newspapers.  

  • Chronicling America map and timeline created by the Library of Congress that includes all digitized titles in the Chronicling America Historic American Newspapers collection. This new visualization shows approximate locations of all digitized newspapers available in the collection. Users can explore the newspapers by clicking the dots on the map and/or access a time slider in the lower left hand corner to interact with the timeline of digitized newspapers published between 1777-1963.
  • Chronicling America: other data visualizations includes links and descriptions to several different types of interactive maps, graphs, and charts designed to assist users in better understanding the scope and coverage of newspapers in Chronicling America.
  • Buy the Route: Black Labor Ecologies of the Dantzler Plantation From the Civil War Through WWII which used ChronAm, in particular newspapers from South Carolina, to research slave narratives and Black labor at the Dantzler plantation in SC. Created by Camille C. Dantzler, Library of Congress 2022 Junior Fellow.
  • From Camp to Campus: Japanese American Higher Education under WWII Incarceration which used the Japanese newspapers to investigate perspectives in the Japanese-America internment camps. Created by Megan Bauerle, Library of Congress 2022 Junior Fellow.
  • Haitian American Dream Timeline that explores migration of Haitians to the US, through use of newspapers and other sources. This project was developed by Alexandra Cenatus, Ivanna Moreno, and Dr. Margarita Vargas-Betancourt.
  • Journalism’s Voyage West created by Geoff McGhee at Standford University. This project offers a way to visualize the data in Chronicling America at the title level.
  • News in Proportion created by Ed Sperr, Clinical Information Librarian, University of Georgia, which allows for data visualization of Chronicling America content by proportionality of text.
  • Newspaper Navigator offers a way to explore the images in Chronicling America newspapers using machine learning. It was developed by Ben Lee a 2020 Innovator-in-Residence at the Library of Congress, as well as a second year Ph.D. Student in the Paul G. Allen School for Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington.
  • Ohio Black Press in the 19th Century introduces the Ohio Black press in the 19th century so that we can understand early Black Midwesterners’ civic engagements that have defined American democracy in practice. This project provides the extant copies from 17 remaining ones out of the 25-known Black-owned periodicals in 19th-century Ohio.

Additionally, in 2015 the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) hosted a contest, Chronicling America Data Challenge, to engage “the public to produce creative web-based projects using data pulled from Chronicling America, the digital repository of historic U.S. newspapers”. 

On July 27, 2016 the NEH announced the challenge winners. These projects are noted below. 

1st prizeAmerica’s Public Bible: Biblical Quotations in U.S. Newspapers directed by Lincoln Mullen, Assistant Professor in the Department of History and art History at George Mason University (Fairfax, VA).

2nd prizeAmerican Lynching: Uncovering a Cultural Narrative directed by Andrew Bales, PhD student in Creative Writing at the University of Cincinnati

              Historical Agricultural News directed by Amy Giroux, Computer Research Specialist, Center for Humanities and Digital Research at the University of Central Florida

3rd prizeChronicling Hoosier directed by Kristi Palmer, Associate Dean of Digital Scholarship at Indiana University-Purdue University 

               USNewsMap.com directed by Claudio Saunt, Professor in the Department of History, Co-Director Center for Virtual History and Associate Director, Institute of Native American Studies, University of Georgia

K-12 prizeDigital APUSH: Revealing History with Chronicling America directed by A.P. U.S. History Students at Sunapee High School