Kansas awarded nearly $161K to digitize old papers

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Historical Society has received a grant of nearly $161,000 to convert 100,000 pages of old Kansas newspapers into a digital format.

The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/13wBBkJ ) that it’s the second grant to the state society from the National Endowment for the Humanities in nearly three years. In 2010, the society received nearly $210,000 to digitize nearly that same number of pages from old Kansas newspapers.

The newspapers are from 1854 to 1922. Pages are now online through the Library of Congress, allowing anyone with Internet access to view them. The library and the National Endowment are working to digitize copies of 19th-century newspapers from 32 states.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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