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Overcoming the Challenges of Archive Digitization

There are numerous challenges that come with wanting to digitize decades of newspaper archives.  Some were detailed in an article on Nooga.com this week, written by Sean Phipps, about efforts underway to digitize newspapers from Chattanooga, Tennessee. A statewide effort … Continue reading

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Easily Digitize Printed or Bound Volume Newspaper Archives Today

Communities across the country are ramping up their newspaper archive digitization projects as they see increased interest in the history contained within the pages.  Writers, researchers, genealogists and educators are among those crying out for convenient online access to the … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Newspaper Office Roof Collapse Narrowly Misses Archive

This week, there was a great reminder of why so many newspapers are finally moving forward and finding ways to digitize their printed archives.  In the Oklahoma town of Cleveland, there was a roof collapse at a newspaper office which … Continue reading

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Our Personal Connection to Washington’s Historic Wildfires

The historic wildfires raging in central Washington have strong ties to the SmallTownPapers family. Not only does the company founder, Paul Jeffko, have a home and property which have been affected by the Carlton Complex wildfire but it was in … Continue reading

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How do you find historic newspapers that were never microfilmed?

It’s exciting to see growing resources of historic newspapers which have been digitized and made online accessible.  But what you’ll find is that most have been digitized from the newspaper’s microfilm archive.  What about newspapers that never created microfilm versions? … Continue reading

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Community Grants Can Help Fund Newspaper Archive Digitization

We’re finding an increasing number of historical societies and other organizations applying for community grants to help them pay to have their local newspaper archives digitized and made online accessible.  A great success story comes from Bothell, Washington, north of … Continue reading

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A Community Rallies to Preserve its Newspaper Archive

We are often asked by historical societies and other organizations how they can pay to scan and provide access to their historical newspaper archives using SmallTownPaper’s ArchiveInABox product.  Increasingly we’re able to share examples of organizations which have applied for … Continue reading

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SmallTownPapers – Invaluable Resource for Archivists & Historians

We recently received a great message from Wabaunsee County, Kansas Historical Society archivist Greg Hoots.  Great had just discovered past issues of his local newspapers on SmallTownPapers and commented, “While we have an archives of actual hard copies of many, … Continue reading

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SmallTownPapers Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is SmallTownPapers? A: SmallTownPapers, Inc. scans historic newspaper archives and uses Internet technology to make the digital copies accessible to anyone with a computer.  SmallTownPapers works with publishers to create high quality images of newspaper archives that are … Continue reading

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