The New York Historic Newspapers project exists to digitize and make freely available for research significant runs of historic newspapers for every county in the state. The website uses the same software as the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America Project (

This is created and administered by the Northern New York Library Network in partnership with the Empire State Library Network

Particular thanks is extended to Mike Beccaria of Paul Smith's College for his outstanding contribution to the development of this project.

If you’re interested in contributing material visit Contribute for more information

Copyright and Reproductions

The newspapers on the New York State Historic Newspapers website are either in the public domain (any papers published before January 1, 1924) or has been cleared for usage by the original copyright holder for members of the public for noncommercial, educational, and research purposes. The written permission of any copyright owners and/or other rights holders is required for reproduction, distribution, or other use of any protected items beyond those listed above and may be protected by United States Copyright Law. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

New York State Historic Newspapers allows the download of items in the database for the above uses. Attempts to download entire newspaper runs or other unauthorized access could result in the revocation of the right to utilize this database. Please direct any questions or comments about this policy to [email protected].