New Hampshire Digital Newspaper Project

An NEH-funded initiative to provide digital access to historically significant New Hampshire newspapers.

Historic image of NH Gazette newspaper.

The New Hampshire Gazette, October 31, 1765. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

NHDNP Overview

The New Hampshire Digital Newspaper Project (NHDP) is a collaborative effort to select, digitize, and make publicly available historic New Hampshire newspapers under the auspices of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). In 2022, New Hampshire became the fiftieth state to join NDNP, with the goal of digitizing 100,000 pages of New Hampshire newsprint from microfilm by 2024. 

The NDNP is a long-term partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress to develop a free, searchable database of U.S. Newspapers from all states and territories. Digitized newspapers are indexed and made available on the Chronicling America website, a growing collection of over 20 million pages published prior to 1963.

You can access New Hampshire's contributions to Chronicling America here.

Partner Institutions

The NHDNP is a public-private collaboration between partner institutions through the state: Dartmouth CollegeNew Hampshire State LibraryNew Hampshire Historical Society, and University of New Hampshire. This coalition is dedicated to responsible stewardship of the state’s cultural heritage and making it open access and freely accessible to all.

Project Funding

Preferred seal of the National Endowment for the Humanities

The NHDNP has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Read the press release here. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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