Nebraska Newspapers


From 2007 to the present, the National Digital Newspaper Program: Nebraska has been digitizing historically significant Nebraska newspapers for inclusion on this website and in Chronicling America, a freely available full-text database at the Library of Congress. The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Library of Congress, and state projects to provide enhanced access to United States newspapers published between 1836 and 1922

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded three grants to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln to digitize 300,000 pages of newspapers. Awards were received in 2007, 2009, and, following a voluntary hiatus, in 2016.

Through private and state funding, the Nebraska project has expanded to digitize newspapers outside the scope of the NDNP project, such as the Plattsmouth, Nebraska, papers and the Daily Nebraskan, a student newspaper.

This digitization effort is an outgrowth of the Nebraska Newspaper Project, which was originally funded by the NEH from 1992-2000 and was an affiliate of the U.S. Newspaper Program.

Project Team

  • Janel Cayer, Newspaper Associate, Center for Digital Research in the Humanities (CDRH), University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Karin Dalziel, Digital Development Manager and Designer, CDRH, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Jessica Dussault, Programmer/Analyst II, CDRH, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Andrea Faling, State Archivist, Nebraska State Historical Society
  • Margaret Mering, Professor Authority and Identity Management, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries
  • Greg Tunink, Programmer/Analyst II, CDRH, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Katherine Walter, Professor and Co-Director, CDRH; Chair, Digital Initiatives & Special Collections; Principal Investigator, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Laura Weakly, Metadata Encoding Specialist, CDRH, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Mary Woltemath, Microfilm Curator, Nebraska State Historical Society

Advisory Board, 2016-2018

  • Allen Beermann, Executive Director, Nebraska Press Association and Nebraska Press Advertising Association
  • John Bender, Professor of Journalism, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Mark Ellis, Associate Professor, History, University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • Andrea Faling, Associate Director, Nebraska State Historical Society
  • Priscilla Hayden-Roy, Professor of German, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • James McKee, Lee Booksellers
  • Mila Saskova-Pierce, Emerita Professor of Czech, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Katherine Walter, Professor, Libraries, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Former project team members:

    • Jeff Downey, Newspaper Associate, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
    • Sam Herley, History graduate student, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
    • Erin Pedigo, Journalism and History graduate student, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
    • Brian Pytlik Zillig, Professor of Libraries, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
    • Breanne Reiss, Newspaper Associate, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
    • Brenden Rensink, History graduate student, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
    • Brent Rogers, History graduate student, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
    • John Wunder, Professor, Department of History and College of Journalism & Mass Communication, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

    Former Board Members

    • Charlyne Berens, Professor, News-Editorial, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
    • James Potter, editor, Nebraska History (now deceased)
    • Mark Scherer, Associate Professor, History, University of Nebraska at Omaha
    • John R. Wunder, Professor, History and College of Journalism & Mass Communication

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