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Historic local newspapers going online

Daily News staff report

Summit County’s historic newspapers will soon be available on the Worldwide Web thanks to grants from the Summit Foundation and the Summit County Library Foundation. A total of $17,870 has been granted to the Summit County Libraries, $12,100 by the Summit Foundation and $5,770 by the Library Foundation. The funding will pay for digitization processes on five newspapers dating back to 1882. These newspapers are currently available in the library on microfilm.Once the digitizing is completed, students, scholars, researchers and anyone with an interest in Summit County history will be able to view the papers from any computer with Internet access. The newspapers being digitized are: Summit County Journal Aug. 1, 1891-July 24, 1897, and Dec. 11, 1897-Jan. 27, 1923; Montezuma Mill Run June 24, 1882-May 6, 1888; Dillon Enterprise Jan. 11, 1889-Jan. 18, 1889; Blue Valley Times, April 26, 1912-0ct. 31, 1914, and Breckenridge Bulletin Sept. 22, 1899-Aug. 14, 1909. The Summit County Journal is the first paper to be digitized. It can be viewed at http://www.cdpheritage.org/newspapers.

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