Thursday, August 19, 2010

Old Tennessee Newspapers to Go Online

Old newspaper pages from across Tenn. to go online in digital project

RANDALL DICKERSON, Associated Press Writer

10:27 AM CDT, August 8, 2010

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A couple of years from now, scholars of Tennessee history and the mildly curious will be able to go online and read newspaper accounts written at the time events occurred.

Tennessee will join 15 other states — Kentucky and Virginia among them — in putting archival pages from dozens of newspaper online.

State librarian and archivist Chuck Sherrill says the really interesting details are in the local columns and ads Sherrill says the project should benefit researchers from elementary school onward as well as families doing genealogical research.

About 100,000 pages from papers published between 1836 and 1922 will be available online in about two years.

Many ceased publication more than a century ago, including The Wartrace Advocate and the Dandridge Watchman.

For more on this project: Click Here.

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