The New York State Historic Newspaper Project loaded its six-millionth page earlier this month when it posted page 4 of the November 15, 1865 edition of the New York Evening Post.

  and the 6 millionth page is...

The New York Evening Post is considered to be the 13th oldest newspaper published in the United States.  It was established by Alexander Hamilton in 1801, and mainly covered New York City and its surrounding area.

The New York State Historic Newspaper project provides the Post’s years 1832-1878, with additional years forthcoming.  The Elmer Holmes Bobst Library at

​ New York University provided microfilm for the digitization of the Post.​

The NYS Historic Newspapers project provides free online access to a wide range of newspapers chosen to reflect New York’s unique history.  It is in its third year of operation and receives more than one million page views every month.

The project was created by the Northern New York Library Network and is administered by the Network in partnership with the Empire State Library Network.

Libraries and archives that wish to participate should contact John Hammond (john@nnyln.org), Project Manager, or any of the nine regional library councils that participate in the project.

The Project thanks New York University for its donation of the use of microfilm.


John Hammond, Executive Director
Northern New York Library Network, a member of Empire State Library Network
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Potsdam, NY 13676
(315) 265-111


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