Buffalo has two centuries of newspaper history dating back to the Buffalo Gazette, which began publishing in 1811. These surviving newspapers are on microfilm in various libraries. They are gradually being digitized for online access. Below are the largest collections, online and offline, of Buffalo-area newspapers.
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|Source & Link||Description||Cost|
|Buffalo and Erie County Public Library||Has extensive microfilm and hard copy collection of Buffalo newspapers for in-person users.||Free|
|Buffalo History Museum||Has extensive microfilm collection of Buffalo newspapers for in-person users.||Free admission for members|
|Buffalo State College||Butler Library at BSC has a large Courier-Express collection, 1926-1982||Free|
|Chronicling America||This is the newspaper digitization program at the Library of Congress. Check here to see the progress for New York State.||Free|
|FultonHistory.com||A hobby project by a private webmaster. Has digitized newspapers from upstate & western NY and other parts of the country. Some people prefer the alternative FultonSearch interface.||Free|
|New York State Library||The NYSL has an enormous collection of newspaper microfilm from across the state, available for interlibrary loan to any library anywhere.||Free|
|Newspapers.com||Newspapers.com has the full text of English-language Buffalo papers from 1811 to 1923.||Free trial, then fee-based|
|NYSHistoricNewspapers||Libraries are gradually contributing their newspapers. It is a slow process requiring grant funding, which is never guaranteed.||Free|
|Links for small collections||Some short runs of papers online here and there|