Selected Newspaper Resources

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Last reviewed: May 6, 2014

New York State

Andover, NY Historical Newspapers
The Andover, NY Public Library has digitized their local newspapers. The newspapers are listed by decade and cover 1869-1969. The website does not include a list of the digitized newspapers. If the link doesn't work, go to http://www.andoverfreelibrary.org and click on the link at the top of the page that says Newspaper Archive.
http://www.andoverfreelibrary.org/newspaperarchive.htm

Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The Brooklyn Public Library has digitized the Brooklyn Daily Eagle from October 26, 1841 to 1955.
http://newsstand.bklynpubliclibrary.org/

Daily Gazette

Current and historical holdings from 1997 to the present.
http://www.dailygazette.com

Freedom's Journal
The Wisconsin Historical Society has digitized Freedom's Journal, the first African-American owned and operated newspaper published in the United States. The Journal was published weekly in New York City from 1827 to 1829.
http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/libraryarchives/aanp/freedom/

Goshen Public Library Obituary Index
Indexes the Independent Republican from the 1830's to 1996.
http://evanced.info/goshen/obit/obitview.asp

Guilderland Public Library Historic Newspapers
Contains the full text of the Knowersville Enterprise July 1884-July 1888 and Altamont Enterprise July 1888-December 2008.
http://historicnewspapers.guilpl.org/

Hudson Valley Historical Newspapers
This site includes the Bronxville Review (1909, 1916), Kingston Daily Freeman (1895, 1903-1912), Left of Center (1988-1992), Miscellany News (1914-2013), the Newburgh Telegraph (1831-1835, 1838-1839, 1841), the Rockland County Journal 1850-1900, the Rockland County Messenger (1848, 1851-1855, 1857-1868), Rockland County Times (1894; 1902-1904), Unscrewed (1976-1989), Vassar Miscellany Weekly (1872-1915), Vassar Chronicle (1944-1978), Vassar Spectator (1983-1993) and Womanspeak (1983-1992).
http://news.hrvh.org/

Long Island Memories: Nassau County Newspapers
This site includes links to The Bethpage Tribune 1966-2010, The Observer, Daily Review of Nassau County 1921, Freeport News 1921, Garden City News, South Side Messenger 1909-1910, Queens County Review 1895-1896, Nassau County Review, Nassau Post, and The Leader.
http://cdm16373.contentdm.oclc.org/ui/custom/default/collection/default/resources/custompages/home/linews.php

New York Newspaper List
List of New York State newspapers, magazines and college newspapers. For each section, titles are listed by town.
http://www.usnpl.com/nynews.php

New York State Newspapers
This site identifies, describes, preserves, and makes available to researchers the significant newspapers in all communities in New York State since the first publication in 1725. It features information on NYS Newspaper Microfilm at the State Library and around New York State, a research guide, and more.
http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/nysnp/

New York State Library Newspaper Holdings
A general overview of the New York State Library newspaper subscriptions is provided here.
http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/reference/newspprs.htm

The New York Times
Type a word in the search box and you will be taken to a screen where you can search for articles back to 1851. Articles between 1923 and 1986 are available for a fee. These articles can be requested on interlibrary loan which is done through your local library.
http://www.nytimes.com

NewsCentral
Links to New York State newspapers.
http://www.all-links.com/newscentral/northamerica/newyork.html

Northern New York Historical Newspapers
Northern New York Historical Newspapers provides indexed access to selected historical newspapers from Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego and St. Lawrence counties. Newspapers include the Adirondack Record-Elizabethtown Post (1917-1971), Clarkson Integrator (1920-2007), Essex County Republican (1844-1973), Lake Placid News (1914-2008), Malone Farmer (1900-1936), Plattsburgh Republican (1866-1931), Potsdam Courier-Freeman (1861-1989), Pulaski Democrat (1834-1990), Saranac Lake Adirondack Daily Enterprise (1948-2007), Ticonderoga Sentinel (1874-1950), Tupper Lake Free Press and Herald (1911-2005), The Watertown Herald (1886-1918), and more.
http://news.nnyln.net

Old Fulton NY Postcards
This database includes historical newspapers from Albany, Amsterdam, Auburn, Baldwinsville, Binghamton, Boonville, Carthage, Cato, Catskill, Chatham, Clayton, Cooperstown, Elmira, Fulton, Ithaca, Kingston, Lyons, Moravia, New York City, Ogdensburg, Oswego, Richfield Springs, Rochester, Schenectady, Skaneateles, Sodus, Syracuse, Utica, Warwick, Watertown, and many more.
http://www.fultonhistory.com

Online Newspaper Index
This index shows which historic New York State newspapers are available online and the dates of coverage. A link to the website where the newspaper is located is provided. This list is incomplete, so it is still important to run the search in the original database. For example, the Schenectady Gazette is indexed in Old Fulton NY Postcards, but is not on this list.
http://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/ny

Online Newspapers
Links to New York State newspapers, in alphabetical order by title.
http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/usstate/usnewyor.htm

Post Standard Archives
Searchable archive of the Syracuse Post Standard from 1809 to 2010.
http://poststandard.newspaperarchive.com

Putnam Courier
The Mahopac Public Library Digital Archives Historic Newspaper Collection has many issues of the Putnam Courier between the years 1849 and 1930.
http://www.localarchives.org/mahopac

Refdesk
Links to New York State newspapers.
http://www.refdesk.com/ny.html

Rochester Newspaper Index
The Rochester Newspaper Index is a project of the Rochester Public Library. The database consists of references to articles that appeared in the Rochester newspapers during the period 1818-1897. The indexing was done in two time periods: 1818 – 1850 and 1851 – 1897. The newspapers are the Liberal Advocate, Monroe Republican, Rochester Daily Advertiser, Rochester Daily Advertiser and Telegraph, Rochester Daily Democrat, Rochester Daily Sun, Rochester Daily Telegraph, Rochester Daily Union, Rochester Gem and Ladies Amulet, Rochester Observer, Rochester Republican, Rochester Telegraph, Working Man’s Advocate, and the Union and Advertiser.
http://www3.libraryweb.org/lh.aspx?id=963&ekmensel=c57dfa7b_12_38_963_9

Rochester and Western New York Historical Newspapers
This collection consists of newspapers digitized by Rochester Public Library. They include assorted issues from The Airscout's Snapshot; The Anti-Masonic Enquirer; Family Journal and Christian Philanthropist; Frederick Douglass' Paper; The Industrial School Advocate and Soldiers' Aid; Liberal Advocate; The Monroe Democrat; Moore's Rural New Yorker; North Star; Northern Freeman; Penfield Extra; Rights of Man; Rochester Courier; Rochester Daily Advertiser; Rochester Daily Democrat; Rochester Evening Express; Rochester Evening News; Rochester Evening Post; Rochester Herald; Rochester Gazette; Soldier's Aid; The Voice of Truth, and Glad Tidings of the Kingdom at Hand; and The Western New Yorker.
http://www3.libraryweb.org/lh.aspx?id=1360

Rockland County Messenger
This collection from the New City Library contains issues of the Rockland County Messenger from 1847-1898. Issues are organized by year.
http://www.localarchives.org/newcitylibrary/taxonomy.aspx

Suffolk Historic Newspapers
The following Suffolk county newspapers have been digitized: The Corrector 1822-1911 (Sag Harbor), The Long Island Traveler 1872-1898 (Cutchogue, Southold), The Long Islander 1839-1974 (Huntington), The Mid Island Mail 1935-1941 (Medford Station), The Patchogue Advance 1926-1948, The Port Jefferson Echo (1892-1931), Sag Harbor Express 1885-1898 and The South Side Signal 1869-1879 (Babylon).
http://www.live-brary.com/historic-newspapers

North America

Chronicling America: Library of Congress
This site allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1880-1922 and find information about American newspapers published from 1690 to the present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

The following states are included: Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington.
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/

NewsLibrary- Make Your Own Search
Search for text in articles, headlines, bylines, by U.S. region or Canada.
http://www.newslibrary.com/region_pgs/search_all.htm

NewspaperARCHIVE
Search for text in articles by U.S. location or date in this online newspaper archive. A less extensive collection of international articles is also available.
http://newspaperarchive.com/

World (including U.S.)

ABYZ News Links
ABYZ News Links is an international directory of news media sources, including newspapers, TV, radio and magazines. Sources are organized geographically and described by media type, language and subject and there is an extensive list of New York News Media.
http://www.abyznewslinks.com/

British Library Online Newspaper Archive
The British Library has digitized select issues of Manchester Guardian (1851, 1856, 1886), Daily News (1851, 1856, 1886, 1900, 1918), News of the World (1851, 1856, 1886, 1900, 1918) and Weekly Dispatch (1851, 1856, 1886, 1900, 1917). Not all months are available for each year.
http://www.uk.olivesoftware.com

IPL Reading Room Newspapers
From the Internet Public Library, online newspapers by world region or title. Word searchable.
http://www.ipl.org/div/news/

International Coalition on Newspapers: Newspapers Digitization Projects
Highlights past, present and future newspaper digitization efforts, with links to international and U.S. collections.
http://icon.crl.edu/digitization.htm

The Library of Congress: Newspaper Indexes, Archives and Morgues
From The Library of Congress, this site links to newspaper archives and indexes, mentioning their approximate dates and if full text articles are available. There are links to several international archives as well.
http://www.loc.gov/rr/news/oltitles.html

OnlineNewspapers.com
A metasite that indexes online newspapers from around the world. Links are arranged by country or state/province.
http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/

Industry Sources

Association of Alternative Newsmedia
The Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN) is a group of 128 alternative news organizations covering every major metropolitan area and other less-populated regions of North America. The website is updated throughout the week with the latest news from these diverse sources.
http://www.altweeklies.com/

Editor & Publisher
Editor & Publisher covers all aspects of the newspaper industry, including business, newsroom, advertising, circulation, marketing, technology, online and syndicates. Non-subscribers can access online news, search the archives, sign up for newsletters and browse job listings.
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/

New York News Publishers Association
New York News Publishers Association is a non-profit trade association representing the daily, weekly, and online newspapers of New York State. Its website includes information on the Newspapers in Education (NiE) project, in which school textbooks and teaching materials are supplemented with the use of the local newspaper. Free NiE materials (teaching guides, student study guides and more) and a free monthly electronic newsletter are available.
http://www.nynpa.com/

New York Press Association
Since its inception in 1853, The New York Press Association (NYPA) has advocated for small publishers and community newspapers. NYPA provides ongoing training and education programs, in both live and online formats, for its members.
http://www.newyorkpressassociation.com/home.aspx

Newspaper Association of America
The Newspaper Association of American (NAA) is a non-profit organization representing more than 2,000 newspapers in the U.S. and Canada that focuses on the major issues affecting today’s newspaper industry. Online resources include newspaper usage studies, along with circulation, readership and advertising data.
http://www.naa.org/

Last Updated: May 6, 2014