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Library of Congress to Digitize Old Newspapers

I'll believe it when I see it, but I always get excited when tremendously useful information like this gets put online:

The government promises anyone with a computer will have access within a few years to millions of pages from old newspapers, a slice of American history to be viewed now only by visiting local libraries, newspaper offices or the nation's capital.

The first of what's expected to be 30 million digitized pages from papers published from 1836 through 1922 will be available in 2006.
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Now, the only way to view the old papers is to pore through many thousands of microfilm reels at the Library of Congress, regional libraries and newspaper offices.

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Posted by Jake on 11/23/04 @ 03:07 PM
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