The Florida Digital Newspaper Library is a project funded in part by grants from Florida’s Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grants Program, from the National Endowment for the Humanities' National Digital Newspaper Program, and from the Institute for Museum and Library Services. It is also funded by the University of Florida, with the assistance of digital library endowment from the Estate of the late Governor and Mrs. C. Farris Bryant, and by Florida Heritage Project funds from the University of North Florida and the University of South Florida. The Florida Digital Newspaper Library is indexed by the Florida Electronic Library. We are greatly indebted to Florida's independent newspaper publishers, including members of the Florida Press Association. Without their contributions to the Library, current content would not be available. Your support of these contributing newspapers is encouraged.
The newspapers in the Florida Digital Newspaper Library come from libraries and other organizations throughout the State of Florida. Newspapers include current newspapers digitized from print and ingested as born digital files as well as retrospective digitization undertaken in-house when possible.
The majority of newspapers are from the P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History at the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, which holds the largest collection of newspapers in the State, building from a collection and preservation effort begun in 1944 for acquisition of at least one newspaper from each of Florida's 67 counties on an ongoing basis. The library began to produce in-house microfilm copies of its Florida newspapers in 1947 and continued through 2005. Since 2005, UF has digitized over 5 dozen newspaper titles on an ongoing basis.