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Monday, April 11, 2016

Access over 350,000 Pages of Montana Newspapers Online

Exciting news!

The Montana Historical Society is pleased to offer a new online resource for Montana history. More than 352,000 pages from 44 Montana newspapers dated 1885-2014 are now available on [montananewspapers.org]MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, a freely accessible, full-text searchable database and web site available at this URL montananewspapers.org.

The new site, designed specifically for digitized newspapers, offers more effective search, browse, and display of newspaper content. The content in MONTANA NEWSPAPERS was previously available on the Montana Memory Project. The [montanamemory.org]Montana Memory Project continues to offer thousands of digitized photographs, manuscripts, and books related to Montana's heritage.

Funding for MONTANA NEWSPAPERS was provided by the Montana Historical Society, the Montana State Library, and libraries and other contributors across the state. Montana’s participation in Chronicling America was made possible by grant funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

In addition to developing and publishing this new resource, the MHS is now offering a new service to the state. The Society’s Digital Services Group will work with Montana communities to digitize more of Montana’s historical newspapers. Interested parties should contact mhsdigital@mt.gov.

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