We are nearing the end of Phase 5 of the US Caribbean & Florida Digital Newspaper Project! During this phase (2021-2023), the following following newspaper titles from the US Virgin Islands were digitized in collaboration with the University of the Virgin Islands. The St. Croix Avis and the St. Croix Tribune are already live inContinue reading Phase 5 US Virgin Islands Titles
This grant cycle the US Caribbean & Florida Digital Newspaper Project has digitized new content from five US Virgin Islands newspapers: The St. Croix Tribune, The St. Croix Avis, The West End News, The Daily News of the Virgin Islands, and The Home Journal. These papers follow in the tradition of earlier papers from theContinue reading Progress for the People: Newspaper History in the Virgin Islands
“The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.” The first line of LP Hartley’s 1953 novel “The Go-Between,” often comes to mind when one is perusing newspapers from another time. It’s fascinating to try to imagine what captivated people throughout history. According to one staff writer for the St. Croix Avis, JanuaryContinue reading The Case for Building a House for the Dead
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!