Monday, July 13, 2009

Marriott Library Receives NEH Grant for Utah Digital Newspapers

July 6, 2009 – The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded a $262,863 National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) grant to the University of Utah’s Marriott Library to digitize 100,000 pages of Utah newspapers published from 1870 to 1922 for the Utah Digital Newspapers collection. The Marriott Library was one of 16 institutions to receive 2009 NDNP funding. Since 2005, the Marriott Library has received three NDNP grants totaling over $850,000.

Utah Digital Newspapers was initiated by the Marriott Library in 2002 and currently includes 700,000 pages from 50 Utah newspapers published in 27 of Utah’s 29 counties. Digitized articles are available via a single online database that can be browsed or searched by keywords, article titles, weddings, deaths, and births.

Utah Digital Newspapers is important in helping preserve historic newspapers while increasing access for researchers, genealogists, and citizen historians.

Utah Digital Newspapers is freely accessible online at

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