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WRI 157/158: The Big Apple: Primary Sources

Writing 157/158: The Big Apple (Lauren Santangelo)


New York Times
  • 1981+.   [1923-1980 access is limited] New York Times Digital Edition - Academic Site License
  • 1851-2014 (image access through Proquest Historical Newspapers)
  • 2008+ (digital version of the microfilm through Proquest Digital Microfilm)
  • 1980+ (access through Proquest; text only)

American Hebrew & Jewish Messenger, 1857-1922

New York Amsterdam News, 1922-1993; 1993+

New York Tribune/Herald Tribune, 1841-1962; International Herald Tribune (Lexis-Nexis Academic) (July 1, 1991+); International Herald Tribune (Gale) (1887-2013)

Newsday, 1940-1989; 1985+

Newsbank (NYC Collection) Includes smaller newspapers, transcripts from local television, and college papers primary 2000+ but some back to mid 1990s.

Village Voice.  1991+ (Electronic); 1955-1990 (microfilm)

Archival Collections

Music & Performing Arts Portal page from Alexander Street for all their streaming audio and video, full-text, and image resources in music and the performing arts to which Princeton subscribes. Includes    American, classical, popular, and world music, jazz, dance, theater, and film.

New York Public Library

New York Historical Society

Digital Harlem

City Documents

Public Opinion



Data-Planet Datasets. Wide variety of economic, social, environmental, and political indicators. 

NYC Open Data.  Data on a wide variety of areas pertaining to New York City.

Real Estate Record

Real Estate Record (1868-1922).  Weekly report of building activity in New York City and its environs.