I saw this recently – Historic Rhode Island Newspapers Digitized, Available Online: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/rhode-island/articles/2021-01-17/historic-rhode-island-newspapers-digitized-available-online. Slightly longer article, but here’s the basics.
By Associated Press, Wire Service Content Jan. 17, 2021, at 8:31 a.m.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The archives of several historic Rhode Island newspapers have been digitized and are now freely available for researchers, the Providence Public Library and the Rhode Island Historical Society said.
The newspapers were digitized with the help of a $250,000 grant from the National Digital Newspaper Program and are accessible at the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America site, the organizations said in a statement.
The 9,000 pages now available are part of the historical society’s collection of microfilm reels of 314 Rhode Island newspapers that ceased publication prior to 1923. The grant will allow for digitization of at least 100,000 pages.