Newspaper Digitizing Project Overview

This page is a sample page of a project which the BHS will be undertaking this spring. You may not know, but we hold a collection of newspapers dating from 1910 through the late 60’s. Some of them have been microfilmed. Our project will convert the microfilm to digital images, and then use Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to create fully searchable PDF’s of the old newspapers.

What this means for our patrons is that they will be able to search decades of Berwyn newspapers and easily locate information about businesses, their homes, organizations and people who lived here a hundred years ago!

Download the PDF to explore the searchable quality of the file.

Berwyn-Historical-Society-Berwyn-Beacon-Sample-1923

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