They all want to provide youth with educational opportunities and access to America’s history!
By Carey Clifton-Myers
Every year the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) sponsors National History Day; and this year’s theme is Turning Points in History. The Arizona Digital Newspaper Program (ADNP) is pleased to note that the NEH has advertised the Library of Congress’s website Chronicling America, of which the ADNP has played a vital role, as a valuable tool for this national contest. Throughout the spring students from across the nation have engaged in this competition, hoping to be a part of the National Contest that will occur on June 9-13, 2013. The NEH has several resources available on their website http://edsitement.neh.gov; this includes National History Day, the upcoming National Contest, and Chronicling America. ADNP has been working with the Library of Congress (LOC) and the NEH to digitize historic newspapers from Arizona. For more information on ADNP and its efforts to make Arizona’s history more available visit http://adnp.azlibrary.gov/.