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Monroe Library hosts presentation on historic newspapers

Loyola press release - October 1, 2012

The J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library at Loyola University New Orleans hosts a presentation on the history and digitization of newspapers in Louisiana on Thursday, Oct. 11, 12:30 – 2 p.m. in Multimedia Room 2 of the library. It is free and open to the public.

Laura Charney, project manager of the Digitizing Louisiana Newspapers Project at LSU Libraries Special Collections, will lead the presentation about the project, part of the Library of Congress' Chronicling America program, which makes historic newspapers available online. The project provides access to more than 50 titles published between 1860-1922 in Louisiana, a total of 100,000 pages. Attendees will also learn about using the newspapers for teaching and research.

Started in 2009, the Digitizing Louisiana Newspapers Project was made possible by a grant from the National Digital Newspaper Program, a partnership between the National Endowment of the Humanities and the Library of Congress, which provides free access to United States newspapers.

For more information, contact Malia Willey at 504-864-7138 or mewilley@loyno.edu.

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