(NY) Yonkers Public Library Launches Free Digital Newspaper Archive #usa #announcements


Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

 

Yonkers (NY) Public Library (YPL) announced the launch of a new digital library of local newspapers: The Yonkers News Archives. The Yonkers News Archive contains over 1.2 million pages of digitized newsprint

from local newspapers ranging from the Civil War era to the late 1990s. This is a partnership between YPL and newspapers.com part of the Ancestry family of companies.

 

Visitors to the Yonkers News Archive can “clip,” print, and save scanned images of newspaper articles. They can also create a free https://www.newspapers.com/ account to organize and share clipped articles.

 

YPL shared its extensive microfilm collection, which contains over 950 reels of microfilmed local newspapers, with Newspapers.com. The digitized publications include the Yonkers Examiner (1857-1863), Yonkers Gazette (1868-1893),

Yonkers Statesman (1863-1932), Yonkers Herald (1891-1932), and the Herald Statesman (1932-1998).

 

The full Yonkers News Archive can be accessed by visiting any of YPL’s three locations and connecting to one of its public computers or using the free wireless network onsite.  https://www.ypl.org/research/yonkers-news-archive/.

If you access the site remotely, you will be directed to Newspapers.com.

 

Yonkers NY is the fourth largest city in New York State, and largest city in Westchester County, located directly north of New York City.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee