About the New York State Newspaper Project and
the Friends of the New York State Newspaper Project
The New York State Newspaper Project located, cataloged and preserved on microfilm the significant newspapers published in New York State since 1725, the year New York's first newspaper, The New-York Gazette, was published.
The Project began its work in March 1987 and ceased operation on January 31, 2007. It was part of a national newspaper preservation effort, the United States Newspaper Program, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Friends of the New York State Newspaper Project was formed on May 14, 1991 to carry out activities that increase public awarenenss of the project, the many uses of the content of newspapers, and the need for their preservation and for easy access to them.