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Volunteer by Correcting Text

Text correcting is a wonderful way to get involved in CHNC and volunteer.  Best of all it’s free to sign up and you can do it from your home. Read this article to learn how to create a free user account. Why should you correct text? The CHNC uses optical character recognition (OCR) to translate…

Support for Digitization and Preservation

Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection needs your help! Newspapers are one of the most versatile and heavily used sources of information for researchers, genealogists, students and the general public. Feature stories, society news, classified and picture advertisements, school and church announcements, news from surrounding towns, editorials and cartoons, all give the reader the sense of “being…

Adding Titles and Pages to the Collection

If you would like to add new titles and/or pages to the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection, the process is simple: Contact us and let us know the title or region that interests you.  We can help you identify what papers were published in a given county, and what is available on microfilm for digitization. Unfortunately, not…

History of the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection

The CHNC began as a joint endeavor of the Colorado State Library, History Colorado, and the Collaborative Digitization Program (CDP). The CHNC was started with two grants awarded to the CDP totaling $370,000 — a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant provided by the Colorado State Library and an Institute for Museum and Library…

Contacting Us

For more information about the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection, contact: Leigh Jeremias Digital Collections Coordinator Colorado State Library 201 East Colfax Ave, Room 309 Denver, CO 80203 Telephone 303.335.0709 E-mail ljeremias@coloradovirtuallibrary.org For information about other Colorado newspapers on microfilm contact: Stephen H. Hart Library & Research Center History Colorado – the Colorado Historical Society 1200…

What is the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection

The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) currently includes 196+ newspaper titles published in Colorado from 1859 to 1923 and beyond (with publisher permission, we can digitize through 1963). Newspapers come from throughout the state, and the languages represented in the collection include English, German, Spanish, and Swedish. The CHNC provides access to over 825,557 digitized pages from…

What is METS/ALTO?

METS and ALTO are XML standards maintained by the Library of Congress. The METS standard is a flexible schema for describing a complex digital object (like a digitized newspaper issue). METS describes the structure of the object but does not encode the actual textual content of the object. The ALTO standard fills this void by…

Report Problems and Ask Questions

This Knowledge Base is created from Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection help files and frequently asked questions as a result from being in service since the early 2000’s.  If you do not find the answer to your question, or you are having difficulty using the service, please use the online forum to add your question to…

Getting permission to reprint or republish articles from Colorado’s Historic Newspaper Collection

The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) online is available for the private and public enjoyment. The content contained in the collection is NOT available for copying, re-sale, re-use or incorporation into commercial applications, services, resources, databases or any other products without express, written permission from the Colorado State Library, and its partner, History Colorado. Based…

Using Historic Newspapers – the Challenges

You must tailor your search strategy to compensate for changes in language, society, and journalistic practices that have occurred since 1859, the first year of coverage in this collection. These cultural changes are not the only changes time has wrought, however. The passing years have also discolored and stained the paper, making the print difficult…

Using Historic Newspapers

Most users unfamiliar with searching/reading 19th and early 20th century newspapers will find it necessary to use search strategies different from those used for modern newspapers. Newspaper publishing practices and the journalism profession have changed quite a bit over the last 150 years, as have society and language. It is useful to know about secondary…

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