The Library of Congress (LOC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) have been involved in a project to digitize early 20th century American newspapers: Here's what they have to say:
From the LOC website:
More than 79,000 newly digitized newspaper pages, along with several new site features, have recently been added to the Chronicling America Web site. With this update, the site now provides access to more than 500,000 digitized newspaper pages, dating primarily from 1900 to 1910, and representing 61 newspapers from California, the District of Columbia, Florida, Kentucky, New York, Utah and Virginia. Chronicling America is a project of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), which is a partnership between the LOC and the NEH.
New features in Chronicling America include:
+ “See All Available Newspapers” page - A list of all newspapers with pages available on the site.
+ RSS feed and E-mail Update service - Users can subscribe to Real Simple Syndication (RSS) updates or e-mail delivery at www.loc.gov/rss/ (see list under Topics/Newspapers and Journalism). Updates will include notices of added content and other points of interest.
Make sure to see the news release with links to a few highlights from the database.