SELCO proudly offers digitized local newspapers through the Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub from at least one community in each of the 11-southeastern counties. This valuable resource is made possible through a collaborative partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society and paid for by a Library Legacy grant from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Using the 1900 census data, SELCO’s digitization efforts tackled counties in the order of the largest population centers at the time. The chart below illustrates production during the first five years of this project. Nearly a quarter of million pages were digitized using rigorous national standards. During FY2016 – FY2017, additional historical newspapers will be digitized from Goodhue, Fillmore, Rice, and Olmsted counties.
|County||1900 Census Population||Pages Digitized|