California Digital Newspaper Collection

californianewspapersToday’s Scout Report rightly brings attention to a very useful newspaper digitization project. It’s the California Digital Newspaper Collection, a freely accessible repository of digitized California newspapers from 1846 to the present. The collection currently contains 61,412 issues comprising 545,955 pages and 6,364,529 articles. Included is the first California newspaper, the Californian, and the first daily California newspaper, the Daily Alta California. Though the bulk of the content only goes up to 1922, the collection also contains issues of several current California newspapers that are part of a pilot project to preserve and provide access to contemporary papers.