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The New York Herald Tribune

Searching in the New York Herald Tribune Morgue Index:

The NYHT morgue came to the Briscoe Center for American History with an established subject index in the form of 5x7 inch index cards. These index cards were transferred to an electronic format, which is searchable here.

The New York Herald Tribune Morgue (ca. 1925-1966)

The New York Herald Tribune morgue of more than 15 million clippings was acquired by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History in 1995. We maintained the morgue in the organizational arrangement that we received it.

The Briscoe Center does not hold the Herald Tribune’s photographs morgue. Please contact the Queens Borough Public Library’s Long Island Division.

During its years of publication, the Herald Tribune covered politics at the local, state, national, and international levels, as well as sports, New York culture and society, theater and the arts, and all of the major events of the day.

NYHT Biographical files, which make up the bulk of the collection, were established for persons mentioned in a Herald Tribune article.

The NYHT Subject files contain information on a wide range of topics and are organized into general subjects with subheadings. The subject "Accidents," for example, contains subheadings for "Automobile," "Hunting," "Runaway Animals," and "Runaway Elevators." These topical files also include clippings from several other New York area newspapers, such as the Brooklyn Eagle and the New York Post. Some of the subject files also contain related documents, such as press releases, reporters’ unedited typescripts, and reports from government and private organizations.

* Morgue files are stored off site and must be requested several days to a week before you would like to view them. You may request up to seven files per day.