August 17, 2021 UF Libraries awarded additional funding from NEH to digitize and provide access to historic newspapers The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida received a grant award from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to expand their newspaper digitization efforts and continue participating in the National Digital Newspaper ProgramContinue reading We’re moving to Phase 5!
While browsing the pages of our historical newspaper collection, we stumbled upon an article featuring Jean Dawson. An educator, Dawson, led a seemingly successful campaign against the housefly in the 1900s to combat the spread of diseases like polio. About Polio In the early 1900s, polio was making its way across the United States. However,Continue reading Meet the Flyest Woman of the 1900s
About the newspaper The Southern Jewish Weekly began publication in 1939, when editor Isadore Moscovitz (a University of Florida Journalism graduate) merged the Florida Jewish News and the Jewish Citizen to create a new newspaper that would be “an independent weekly serving American citizens of Jewish faith”. The Weekly considered itself the “oldest and mostContinue reading The Southern Jewish Weekly
We are thrilled to announce that all content selected of the Diario las Américas has been digitized and is now available for viewing! There are approximately 15,000 pages for November 1953 – December 1960 that are text-searchable in Chronicling America. This is the first title we have been able to introduce to ChronAm from FloridaContinue reading Introducing the Diario las Americas
Last month we announced that newspaper titles to be digitized during this phase of our project had been selected. Today, we would like to provide you a sneak peek of the type of content you will be able to delve into from Florida once it is digitized and uploaded to Chronicling America. Explore the highlightsContinue reading Update: Florida Title Sneak Peek
Even more pages of The Key West Citizen are now available in Chronicling America!
This post was authored by Sarah “Moxy” Moczygemba, the former Outreach and Social Media Assistant for this project. Over the last 2 months, we’ve discussed varying aspects of the 1918 flu pandemic. Beyond front pages, which predominately present national updates on the flu, there are other sections of our papers where the gravity of theContinue reading The 1918 Flu Pandemic Part 3-Society Pages and Local News
A brief look at the 1920 Presidential Election as it is covered in historic Florida newspapers.
On March 3rd we celebrate the 117th anniversary of Florida’s statehood. The 27th state to join the Union, Florida in 1845 was largely unsettled by non-Native American groups. From its discovery by Europeans onward, settlers struggled to learn how to survive in a difficult climate filled with potentially troublesome plants and animals. While mentioningContinue reading Florida Panthers Leap Out of the Past
October 7, 2015 UF Libraries’ Florida and Puerto Rico Newspaper Project Celebrates Contributions to Chronicling America’s 10 Million Pages Free, searchable database of historic newspapers reflects Florida & Puerto Rico history The University of Florida and the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras today join the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities inContinue reading Celebrating Chronicling America’s 10 Million Pages