Archival Content: Links not maintained New York Times Historical Files Now Available

See front-page reports on Pearl Harbor, September 11, and the sinking of the Titanic as they originally appeared! These, and every other item in The New York Times from 1851 through 2002 are now available online as images of the original publication.

The New York Times, considered to be the national paper of record, is now fully searchable and browseable with the addition of these Historic Files. (Issues from 2002 forward remain available in InfoTrac Newspapers and LexisNexis Academic).

Articles can be searched by title, abstract or citation, full text or author with any needed date limitations. Searches using Boolean can be done. The "more search options" allows limiting to "Document Type", such as Front Page, letter, obituary, photo, etc. Results can be sorted by relevancy, oldest first, or most recent first.

Articles are shown as a PDF image of the original, on a page map, and sometime on a PDF of the entire page. Longer articles have an abstract, and the citation information for all articles includes a word count and a url.

Articles and searches can be saved while working, and then emailed. The email function also will provide a citation for the article. Note: citations need to be checked carefully, particularly for correct formatting of author names, and correct capitalization style.

Any questions? Ask a Librarian, or call us at 806/651-2215.