:: Historical Newspapers: The New York Times

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Search The New York Times from 1857 to the current year minus two.

(Note: for more current articles, please use The New York Times database instead.)

Every issue in the Historical Newspapers: The New York Times database is reproduced in cover to cover full page images. Users can search using keyword, Boolean or natural language queries as well as limit by date, author and article type.

You can also browse these topics in American History:
Slavery and Politics, Early Westward Expansion, Civil War, Reconstruction, Westward Expansion and Imperialism, Industrial Age, Progressive Era, World War I, The Roaring '20s, The Great Depression, World War II, Post-War World, Post-War America, Rise of the Cold War, Korean War, Eisenhower Era, Kennedy Era, African-American Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam War, Turbulent '60s, Nixon Era, The Seventies, The Reagan and Bush Administrations, The Clinton Years, The Turn of the Millennia and Beyond.

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When you find and click on an article, you will see only the article and not the entire newspaper page it appeared on.

If you would like to see the entire page, click the "page map" link (on either the search results page or article page) for the date you want to view instead of clicking on the article title. The page map version allows you to see images blocked by copyright restrictions and also allows you to view the entire paper page by page.

When searching, use any relevant Advanced Search limits so you can avoid receiving too many results. Click on "more" to get an extended list of article types including stock quotes.

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You can browse results by decade by clicking the decades buttons above the search results.

Search results can be chronologically sorted or sorted by "most relevant" by clicking the drop-down Sort menu above the search results.
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