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10 Years of Lantern anniversary campaign

A message from the 10 years of Lantern anniversary campaign from our partners, the Media History Digital Library:

The Media History Digital Library (MHDL) catalog currently includes 2,874,881 pages of digitized books and magazines from the histories of film, broadcasting, and recorded sound. All free and open access. All ethically and legally sourced, scanned from the public domain or included with permission of the rights holder.

Since 2013, Lantern has provided full-text search functionality to explore and browse that expansive collection. In late July of 2013, the first version of Lantern made its public debut, providing easy access to thousands of books and magazines related to the histories of film, broadcasting, and recorded sound. The electrifying response of that first week online has motivated us to keep improving the service and collections ever since.

As a non-profit initiative, your support is what enables us to keep building our collections. Please consider making a donation to support the Media History Digital Library. Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, all contributions made in August 2023 will be matched 1-to-1. If you contribute $100, we’ll receive $200 to help us continue scanning magazines and developing new ways to search, visualize, and explore the MHDL.

You can read more about this anniversary campaign on the lantern website.