You can access the New York Times (1851 to the near present)--available through Proquest--if you are on campus at the high school. To access, from the HCHS home page, mouse over "library" and then then choose the "Proquest New York Times Historical" link.
A collection of links to historical newspapers available free online.
Historical Newspapers from NORTHERN New York State:
Historical Newspapers from Suffolk County:
Freedom's Journal: The "first African-American owned and operated newspaper published in the United States. The Journal was published weekly in New York City from 1827 to 1829. All 103 issues have been digitized and placed into Adobe Acrobat format."
Queens, NY newspapers ON MICROFILM:
Two other places for newspaper links and information:
Some additional historical periodical resources below, taken from : http://library.georgetown.edu/guides/19thcentury/#sources
A free Website archiving materials from Harper's Weekly on specific historical topics of the nineteenth century, superbly organized for educational purposes (for research and for teaching primary historical and cultural research to secondary and post-secondary students). Current highlighted collections include Black America; the impeachment of Andrew Johnson; Civil War literature; presidential elections 1860-1884 (including the electoral college issue in the 1876 election); immigrant and ethnic America; the editorial cartoons of Thomas Nast; the American West; and 19th-century advertising. Each topic is introduced with contemporary scholarship.
Making of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 10,000 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. For more details about the project, see About MoA. Making of America is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Materials accessible here are Cornell University Library's contributions to Making of America (MOA), a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. This site provides access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. The project represents a major collaborative endeavor in preservation and electronic access to historical texts.
This important journal included fashion plates as well as poems, fiction, editorials, literary notices, fashion and needlework patterns, and advice articles. Both websites listed include illustrations.