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The images on this web site were scanned, processed by an optical character recognition program and converted to computer files. The contents of those files were then indexed and placed on a central server.

These research resources are available for online use at no charge. Downloading a large number of files is not permitted.

This site is created by the Northern New York Library Network on behalf of the NY 3Rs Association, Inc.

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

Particular thanks is also extended to the North Country Library System for hosting and technical support on this project.

How to Participate

Interested organizations are encouraged to submit their scanned newspapers for inclusion on

Scanned newspapers should meet the following minimum standards:
- PDFs (preferred) or TIFF files, with each newspaper title individually identified.
- 300 dpi/black and white (higher resolutions and grey scale permitted)
- Each page filed as: YYYYMMDD – p#

For example:
nowheresville-gazette-18590621 – 001.tif
nowheresville-gazette-18590621 – 002.tif
nowheresville-gazette-18590622 – 001.tif
nowheresville-gazette-18590622 – 002.tif

Scanned files of newspapers can be submitted to:

NYS Historic Newspapers Project
6721 US HWY 11
Potsdam, NY 13676

Large files may be sent on a hard drive, which will be returned to the contributor.

For more information, contact John Hammond at