The NYS Historic Newspapers site provides access to over 10 million pages of content published in local papers over the last two hundred years. If newspapers are the first draft of history, this is the mother of all manuscripts, filled with stories and people from every corner of New York state.
To find out how this resource was built and how it has been used, we talked with Chuck Henry, IT Coordinator for the Northern New York Library Network (NNYLN). Chuck and NNYLN keep the site running and serving the research needs of everyone from genealogists and researchers to documentarians and professional bowlers.
The Long Island History Project is a podcast featuring stories and interviews with people passionate about Long Island history. It is co-hosted by academic librarian Chris Kretz and local historian and preservationist Connie Currie.
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