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University of Florida Libraries To Receive More Than $300,000 for Newspaper Digitization

Posted by admin on Sep 16, 2013

The jobs of Florida historians and genealogists will soon be much easier, thanks to a recent grant for the University of Florida libraries.

In August, the National Endowment for the Humanities announced it would be awarding $325,000 to the Florida and Puerto Rico Digital Newspaper Project, a joint project between the Smathers Libraries and the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras. The project, which is part of the larger National Digital Newspaper Program, aims to create digital archives of Florida and Puerto Rican newspapers published between 1836 and 1922.

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