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