This is a guest post by Nathan Yarasavage, a digital projects specialist in the Serial and Government Publications Division. You can find more on the Headlines and Heroes blog.
This week we celebrate an exciting milestone. Chronicling America, the online searchable database of historic U.S. newspapers, now includes more than 15 million pages!
We’re also unveiling a set of interactive data visualizations that help reveal the variety of content available in a corpus of 15 million digitized newspaper pages which you can find on this site - Chronicling America Data Visualizations. These data visualizations, which include coverage by time, coverage by state, and coverage by language and ethnic press, were created using Tableau Public. Head over to The Signal tomorrow for a blog post that goes into more detail on Chronicling America and these new tools!
To help celebrate these exciting accomplishments, please join our #15Millionpages #ChronAmParty on May 21st. All throughout the day, NDNP partners will be tweeting what is sure to be an eclectic assortment of content on the theme of #15Millionpages. Follow along and retweet our finds to your own followers or tweet your own discoveries! Just include #ChronAmParty #15Millionpages to join in the fun. Throughout the year, we’ll continue the #ChronAmParty with a changing theme every third Tuesday of the month. We’re looking forward to celebrating with you!
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