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The New York Times

Searching in the New York Times Morgue:

A box level inventory is available for use onsite or downloadable as a PDF (790.1KB).


The New York Times Morgue
(ca. 1910 – ca. 1989)

The New York Times newspaper morgue’s 2,500 linear feet of subject files were donated to the Briscoe Center for American History by the New York Times Corp. in 1998. The Briscoe Center does not maintain the New York Times biographical clippings morgue or the New York Times photographs morgue.

The Times is the only publication recognized for consistently covering news events as a national newspaper of record since the turn of the twentieth century and through both world wars.

When the NYT morgue was packed, the beginning and ending file of each box was recorded to create a box-level inventory. The clippings are indexed and filed the way New York Times reporters used them. Researchers will have the most success locating materials in the morgue by consulting the New York Times Index for proper subject headings before requesting materials.

* 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.

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The New York Times Morgue