About Newspaper Narratives
The Newspaper Narratives lessons are based on content from Chroncling America: Historic American Newspapers. The lessons are designed to help students gain appreciation for newspapers as a research source and to learn how to trace history through newspaper articles, editorials, letters, political cartoons and advertisements.
The University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries is the lead institution in Texas selected for National Digital Newspaper Program, Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. The
National Digital Newspaper Program is a joint project by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LOC) to develop an Internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers from 1690 to the present. During the next 20 years, NDNP will create a digital resource of historically significant newspapers published between 1836 and 1922 in all 50 states and U.S. territories. UNT will deliver 100,000 pages of digitized newspapers to LOC, and UNT currently offers free and open access to Texas newspapers on The Portal to Texas History.