American MemoryThe National Digital Librar
y Program: Archived Documentation

The Library of Congress / Ameritech
National Digital Library Competition (1996-1999)

With a gift from Ameritech, the Library of Congress sponsored a competition from 1996 through 1999 to enable public, research, and academic libraries, museums, historical societies, and archival institutions to create digital collections of primary resources. The twenty-three award-winning collections assembled as a result of the competition are now offered online through the American Memory web site.