Library: Digital Post
University of Delaware Library makes the Newark Post available online
2:12 p.m., Dec. 2, 2011--The University of Delaware Library announces that the Center for Digital Collections has begun an exciting project to digitize the Newark Post, the weekly newspaper serving greater Newark and western New Castle County in Delaware.
The issues for years 2006, 2007 and 2008 have already been completed and are accessible online at this site. The files are stored as full-text searchable PDF documents and are freely available to everyone for viewing.
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The years 2009 to the present will soon be completed, and library staff will begin to digitize earlier issues back to 1995. The entire project of 1995 to current date is expected to be completed within a year.
Additional back issues prior to 1995 (and which are available on microfilm) may be digitized as resources become available.
History of the Newark Post
In 1909, Everett Johnson founded the Newark Post, a weekly paper. In the early 1960s, the Newark Weekly was founded by Reginald B. Rockwell and Henry Galperin. Eventually the Newark Weekly purchased the Newark Post and formed the Weekly Post. In the early 1970s The Weekly Post began to publish on a daily basis as the Daily Post, but stopped such frequent publication after just one year and returned to being issued on a weekly basis.
In the early 1980s, the Weekly Post ceased publication for a short time before being revived by its owners under the original name the Newark Post. Since that time, the paper has flourished and maintains a strong commitment to the Newark community.
Library officials offered special thanks to Mark Corrigan, editor of the Newark Post, for providing back issues for the project and continuing to provide future issues so that the project will continue as the Newark Post continues to be published.
“The online accessibility of the Newark Post demonstrates the Library's continued commitment to providing electronic access to a broad variety of materials including significant local resources,” said Susan Brynteson, vice provost and May Morris Director of Libraries.
The digitization project is coordinated by Mary Durio, head of the Center for Digital Collections, under the supervision of Gregg Silvis, assistant director for Library Computing Services.