NY Times to open up old archives
(upated) The news story as others see it: The paywall’s coming down. But this little tidbit about old, old archives caught my eye:
In addition to opening the entire site to all readers, The Times will also make available its archives from 1987 to the present without charge, as well as those from 1851 to 1922, which are in the public domain.
Score!!! I’m reading letters from around this time. Stories about my grandmother appeared in the NYTimes. There’s gotta be other stuff that’s just plain interesting that’ll appear.
UPDATE: Here’s a press release that discusses the fate of stories between 1923 and 1986: “Archives for the years 1923 - 1986 are available to be purchased in single or 10-article packages.”
Wow Susan! This is indeed wonderful news! And a great draw to get additional people to read their advertising.
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