DH projects from the team

Titles map which highlights publication location of all newspapers digitized by this project. The map also provides a descriptive essay for each title and links to access the content.


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.

  • Beyond Words is a crowd-sourced project developed by Library of Congress, to help identify illustrations and provide captions in Chronicling America 
  • 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.

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