Answered By: Kenneth Haggerty
Last Updated: Apr 09, 2018     Views: 45

The digital historic New York Times provides a “page view” for historical newspapers that shows articles as they originally appeared in the newspaper. Here’s how to find it:


1. Go to the Libraries' homepage. Click on the Journal Titles tab next to the QuickSearch box. Search “New York Times.”

2. Depending on the date you're interested in, select one of these two links as shown below. Please note that they have different date ranges: one is from 1857-1922 and the other is from 1923 to 2014:


3. Click on the database link. Scroll down to “Browse Specific Issues," and select the decade, select the year, select the date:

4. Once you’re on the Browse Issue list of all the articles in that issue, then click on any article title. It doesn’t particularly matter which one:

5. Click on a specific article. It will take you to the “Full text – PDF” view of that article, then click on the “Page view – PDF” tab:

6. The “Page view – PDF” shows the article with the other articles it originally appeared alongside, and by using the scroll bars on the side (shown by red arrow) and on the bottom (not shown on this screenshot, but pointed to by red arrow), you can see the whole page of the newspaper. They may also flip between pages, using the green button at the top of the PDF screen (shown by red arrow). There is also the usual array of features, include download, citation, email, and printing options:


For additional historical newspapers, check our Historical Newspapers Research Guide.


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