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Name of Paper

Dates We Have

Cabinet & Drawer

Notes

Alden Advertiser

1952 - 1954

Cab. 1, dr. 1

 

American Archivist

Jan. 1938 - Oct. 1958

Cab. 1, dr. 6

 

American Culture Series

v. 2 - 6

Cab. 1, dr. 6

 

American Historical Review

Oct. 1964 - July 1965

Cab. 1, dr. 6

 

Am-Pol Eagle

7/28/1960 - 3/30/1972

Cab. 1, dr. 3

Focuses on the Polish-American community

Die Aurora Catholic Weekly

10/5/1860 – 9/22/1865

Cab. 10, dr. 5

In German. Die Aurora : eine katholisches Wochenblatt

Die Aurora & Christliche Woche

12/26/1913 – 2/11/1943

Cab. 10, dr. 5

In German. Die Autora und Christliche Woche

Black Rock Advocate

2/11/1836 – 3/17/1837

Cab. 1, dr. 1

 

Black Rock Beacon

1/9/1823 – 8/26/1824

Cab. 1, dr. 1

 

Black Rock Gazette

12/21/1824 –11/24/1827

Cab. 1, dr. 1

 

Bohemia 

9/30/1882 – 1/6/1883

Cab. 10, dr. 2

 

Buffalo American

2/7/1920 – 3/25/1926

Cab. 1, dr. 1

Focuses on the African-American community

Buffalo & Black Rock Gazette

12/27/1827 – 2/28/1828

Cab. 1, dr. 1

 

Buffalo Black Rock Gazette & Western Advertiser

3/19/1828

 

Cab. 1, dr. 1

 

Buffalo Challenger

9/12/1963 – 12/31/1971

Cab. 1, dr. 3

Focuses on the African-American community

Buffalo Christian Advocate

1/3/1850 – 12/28/1871

Cab. 1, dr. 1

Missing Jan. 4, 1866 – Dec. 28, 1869

Buffalo Commercial Advertiser

1/1/1835 – 12/15/1924

Cab. 11, dr. 2-6

Focused on business & commerce.  Includes obituaries & death notices.

Buffalo Courier

See Buffalo Daily Courier

Buffalo Courier Express

6/14/1926 – 12/31/1927

Cab. 2, dr. 6

Formed by a merger of the Buffalo Daily Courier and the Buffalo Morning Express in 1926.  It folded in 1982.  Includes obituaries & death notices.

1/1/1928 – 5/31/1960

Cab. 3

6/1/1960 – 7/31/1982

Cab. 4

8/1/1982 – 9/19/1982

Cab. 5, dr. 1

Buffalo Criterion

2/2/1957 – 4/21/1972

Cab. 1, dr. 3

Focuses on the African-American community

Buffalo Daily Courier

11/1/1842 – 6/13/1926

Cab. 2, dr. 5-10

Merged with the Buffalo Morning Express to form the Buffalo Courier- Express.  Includes obituaries & death notices.

Buffalo Daily Dispatch

7/2/1877 – 12/31/1877

Cab. 10, dr. 2

 

Buffalo Daily Republic 

1/3/1848 – 4/27/1861

 2/11/1886 - 5/1/1886

Cab. 10, dr. 4-5

Has a large gap.  See also Buffalo Republic and Buffalo Weekly Republic.

Buffalo Daily Republic & Times

1857 – 1859

 Cab. 10, dr. 4-5

Same as the Buffalo Daily Republic

Buffalo Daily Times

3/31/1881 – 5/28/1881

Cab. 9, dr. 3

See also Buffalo Times

Buffalo Demokrat

5/4/1889 – 7/17/1918

Cab. 10, dr. 6-7

In German.  See also Daily Buffalo Demokrat, New Buffalo Demokrat, Weltburger & Buffalo Demokrat

Der Buffalo Demokrat

1/4/1894 – 7/11/1918

Cab. 10, dr. 2

In German

Buffalo Emporium

9/4/1824– 3/21/1829

Cab. 1, dr. 1

Includes obituaries & death notices.

Buffalo Enquirer

4/9/1891 – 1/3/1925

Cab. 11, dr. 7-9

Includes obituaries & death notices.

Buffalo Evening News

4/11/1881 – 10/31/1982

Cab. 5 - 7

Continued by the Buffalo News, 1982 to present.  See also Buffalo Sunday News.  Includes obituaries & death notices.

Buffalo Evening Post

10/11/1852 – 6/29/1877

Cab. 11, dr. 6-7

Includes obituaries & death notices.

Buffalo Evening Telegraph

6/9/1883 – 8/17/1885

Cab. 1, dr. 1

See also Taglicher for German newspaper by same name

Buffalo Evening Times

See Buffalo Times

Includes obituaries & death notices.

Buffalo Express

See Buffalo Morning Express

Buffalo Federation of Labor News

Apr. 1952 – Dec. 1984

Cab. 1, dr. 1

Continued by the Western New York Federation of Labor news..

Buffalo Freie Presse

4/9/1870 – 11/14/1914

Cab. 11, dr. 1

In German

Buffalo Gazette

10/3/1811 – 4/14/1818

Cab. 1, dr. 1

Buffalo’s first newspaper.  Has gaps.  Later named the Niagara Patriot, Niagara Journal, Republican Press, Buffalo Journal.

Buffalo Illustrated Express

See Buffalo Morning Express

Buffalo Jewish Review

1917 – 1968

Cab. 10, dr. 4

 

Buffalo Journal

1821 -1822, 1825 April 26, 1827 June 1

Cab. 1, dr. 1

Has gaps.  On roll with Buffalo Gazette.

Buffalo Journal & Mercantile Advertiser

 See Buffalo Journal

Buffalo Labor Journal

11/10/1917 – 1/27/1927

Cab. 1, dr. 1

 

Buffalo Morning Express

1/15/1846 – 6/13/1926

Cab. 2, dr. 1-4

Merged with Buffalo Daily Courier to form the Buffalo Courier-Express.  Includes obituaries & death notices.  Mark Twain edited this paper from 1869-1871.

Buffalo News

11/1/1982 – present

Cab. 7-8

Continuation of the Buffalo Evening News.  Includes obituaries & death notices.  Our sole surviving daily newspaper.

Buffalo Patriot

1826 – 1833

Cab. 1, dr. 1

Has gaps

Buffalo Patriot & Commercial Advertiser

1834-1837

Cab. 1, dr. 1

Has gaps

Buffalo Progressive

9/12/1912 – 10/29/1914

Cab. 1, dr. 1

 

Buffalo Republic 

1/26/1847 – 12/31/1847

Cab. 1, dr. 1

See also Buffalo Daily Republic and Buffalo Weekly Republic.  Includes obituaries & death notices.

Buffalo Review

1/3/1898 – 6/10/1903

Cab. 10, dr. 2

Includes obituaries & death notices. 

Buffalo Sunday Morning News

1876 – 12/31/1893 

Cab. 1, dr. 2

Has gaps

Buffalo Sunday News

5/10/1874 - 1/3/1915

Cab. 1, dr. 2

Published by Edward Butler, who founded the Buffalo Evening News.  Includes obituaries & death notices.

Buffalo Times

12/13/1883 – 1/13/1932

Cab. 9, dr. 3-8

Cab. 10, dr. 1

Missing 1892-1896.  Includes the Buffalo Sunday Times.  Includes obituaries & death notices.

Buffalo Times

comic section

1934 – 1939

Cab. 10, dr. 1-2

 

Buffalo Times

magazine section 

1933 – 1938

Cab. 10, dr. 1-2

 

 

Buffalo Times

pictorial section

1934 -1939

Cab. 10, dr. 2

 

Buffalo Tribune

4/12/1896 – 12/8/1912

Cab. 10, dr. 2

 

Buffalo Truth

10/6/1923 – 2/27/1926+

Cab. 1, dr. 2

 

Buffalo Volksfreund

1/2/1891 – 6/27/1969

Cab. 10, dr. 7-9

Cab. 11, dr. 1

In German

Buffalo Weekly Courier

1/4/1871 – 12/27/1882

Cab. 1, dr. 2

 

Buffalo Weekly Express

1/4/1859 – 12/27/1900

Cab. 10, dr. 5

Missing May 1866 - Dec. 1880

Buffalo Weekly Republic 

1/5/1848 – 1/19/1858

Cab. 1, dr. 1

See also Buffalo Daily Republic and Buffalo Republic

Buffalo Whig

1834 – 1835

Cab. 1, dr. 1

 

Buffalo Whig & Journal

1835 – 1836             

Cab. 1, dr. 1

 

Catholic Union

4/25/1872 – 7/17/1879 

Cab. 10, dr. 3

Has gaps.  Focuses on the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo

Catholic Union & Times

7/24/1879 – 12/23/1937

Cab. 10, dr. 3

Focuses on the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo

Catholic Union & Times & Echo

1939

Cab. 10, dr. 1

Focuses on the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo

Central Zeitung 

6/8/1867 – 6/18/1870

Cab. 10, dr. 5

In German

Cheektowaga Times

1/10/1946 – 12/31/1970

Cab. 1, dr. 3

 

Die Christliche Woche

2/5/1875 – 12/7/1888

Cab. 11, dr. 1-2

In German

Commercial Advertiser

See Buffalo Commercial Advertiser

Il Corriere Italiano

April 1898  – Dec. 1950

 

Cab. 10, dr. 5

In Italian.  Apr. 1898 – July 6, 1899 is located on reel #16

Courier-Express

See Buffalo Courier-Express

Daily Buffalo Demokrat

1/8/1863 – 11/12/1886

Cab. 10, dr. 5-6

In German.  See also Buffalo Demokrat,  New Buffalo Demokrat, and Taglicher Buffalo Demokrat.

Daily Courier

See Buffalo Daily Courier

Daily Courier & Pilot

7/2/1846 – 11/30/1846

Cab. 1, dr. 2

 

Daily National Pilot

2/12/1845 – 6/30/1846

Cab. 1, dr. 2

 

Daily Queen City 

1/29/1850 – 2/6/1852

Cab. 1, dr. 1

 

Democracy

11/11/1854 – 5/9/1855

Cab. 1, dr. 1

 

Depew Herald

7/23/1897 – 5/1/1919

Cab. 1, dr. 3

 

Deutsches Wochen Blatt

9/3/1954 – 9/8/1967

Cab. 11, dr. 2

In German

Dog Face Digest

1944 – 1947

Cab. 1, dr. 5

 

Dziennik Dla Wszystkich 

1/7/1911 – 8/12/1957

Grey boxes on west wall

“Everybody’s Daily.”  In Polish.  Includes obituaries & death notices.

Echo

2/4/1915 – 8/17/1939 

Cab. 10, dr. 3

Has gaps.   Published by the Gerrman Roman Catholic Orphan Home.

Enterprise             

3/30/1893 – 9/14/1893

Cab. 1, dr. 1

Published in Black Rock

Enterprise

1895 – 1966

Cab. 1, dr. 5

Erie County Independent

1875 - 1878, 1882 - 1944

Cab. 1, dr. 4

Has gaps

Erie County Republican News

3/8/1930 – 12/31/1930

Cab. 1, dr. 1

 

Evening Courier & Republic

1/2/1862 – 12/31/1863

Cab. 1, dr. 1

 

Every Saturday

11/24/1877 – 12/20/1879

Cab. 1, dr. 1

 

First Call Paper

2/15/1941 – 11/15/1941

Cab. 1, dr. 5

 

For Everybody

Feb. 1871 – Jan. 1872

Cab. 1, dr. 1

 

Der Freimüthige und West New Yorker Anzeiger

12/31/1842 – 12/23/1843

Cab. 10, dr. 2

In German

Guard of Honor Monthly

Oct. 1872 – Sept. 1874

Cab. 1, dr. 5

The Guard of Honor Society was a Christian benevolent organization for young men.

Hamburg  Sentinel

3/13/1879

Cab. 1, dr. 4

On reel with the Erie County Independent

Hamburg  Sun

10/11/1945 – 4/27/1972

Cab. 1, dr. 3

 

Illustrated Buffalo Express

See Buffalo Express

International Gazette

1885 – 1971

Cab. 10, dr. 3-4

Published weekly, with about 10 death notices per issue

Journal of American History

1964 – 1965

Cab. 1, dr. 6

 

Lancaster Times

11/16/1882 – 5/29/1902

Cab. 1, dr. 3

 

Lancaster Times & Star

2/8/1878 – 11/16/1882

Cab. 1, dr. 3

 

Lightning Express

9/4/1888 – 9/14/1888

Cab. 2, dr. 1

On reel with Buffalo Morning Express #64, 8/10/1888 – 11/28/1888, printed from the International Fair

Magnificat

1965 - 1971

Cab. 1, dr. 5

Focuses on the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo

Manlius Times

1813

Cab. 1, dr. 1

On reel with Buffalo Gazette

Mental Elevator = Ne jagutn'bugi'ages'gwathah

Selected issues from 1846-1850

M66-7

In Seneca with some English.  Focuses heavily on scripture.   Issues 10, 15, 16, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, filmed in that order.

Morning Express

See Buffalo Morning Express

Mississippi Valley Historical Review

1952 – 1964

Cab. 1, dr. 6

 

New Age

6/2/1917 – 5/25/1918

Cab. 1, dr. 1

A Socialist newspaper

New Buffalo Demokrat

4/8/1891 – 12/21/1894

Cab. 10, dr. 4

See also Buffalo Demokrat

Daily Buffalo Demokrat

Weltburger & Buffalo Demokrat.

Niagara Journal

1815 – 1821 

Cab. 1, dr. 1

On reel with Buffalo Gazette,  has gaps

Niagara Patriot

April – June 1818

Cab. 1, dr. 1

On reel with Buffalo Gazette,  has gaps

Polish American Voice

Feb. 1983 - Dec. 1984

Cab. 1, dr. 1

Progress

11/7/1906 – 8/27/1908

Cab. 1, dr. 1

Advocate of trade unions

Prezeglad Tygodniowy 

6/4/1928  – 1/27/1946

Cab. 10, dr. 5

In Polish. “Weekly Review,” Niagara Falls.  Very incomplete, many issues missing.

Queen City 

11/7/1878 – 2/2/1882

Cab. 1, dr. 1

 

Republican Press

May – Oct. 1821

Cab. 1, dr. 1

On reel with Buffalo Gazette,  has gaps

Die Sonntagpost

11/15/1891 – 1/26/1896

Cab. 11, dr. 2

In German

Springville Journal

3/16/1867 – 12/26/1968

Cab. 1, dr. 4

 

Sunday Truth

1/4/1885 – 12/28/1890

Cab. 1, dr. 2

 

Taglicher

4/29/1864 – 7/30/1864

Cab. 1, dr. 1

In German.  "Telegraph."

Taglicher Buffalo Demokrat & Weltburger

3/2/1853 – 1/5/1863

 

Cab. 10, dr. 5

In German

Tonawanda Evening News

2/15/1961 – Dec. 1971

Cab. 8, dr. 8-9

Cab. 9, dr. 1

Includes obituaries & death notices.

Tonawanda News

Jan. 1972 – Dec. 1996

Cab. 9, dr. 1-3

Includes obituaries & death notices.

Trench & Camp

8/1/1918 – 12/26/1918

Cab. 1, dr. 5

Focuses on World War I

Truth

2/22/1919 – 12/25/1924

Cab. 1, dr. 2

1920 – 1921 missing

Union & Echo

12/30/1937 – 12/25/1964

Cab. 10, dr. 3

Focuses on the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo

Voice of the People

9/15/1900 – 11/2/1901

Cab. 1, dr. 1

 

War Journal

6/4/1813 – 12/3/1813

Cab. 1, dr. 5

Focuses on the War of 1812

Warta 

1/5/1900 – 12/29/1905

Cab. 1, dr. 1

 In Polish

Weekly Economist

12/7/1842 – 7/1/1846

Cab. 1, dr. 1

 

Weekly Review

 

 

See Prezeglad Tygodniowy

Der Weltburger

12/2/1837 – 11/24/1852

Cab. 10, dr. 5

In German

Weltburger & Buffalo Demokrat

12/4/1890 – 12/28/1893

Cab. 9, dr. 9

In German.  See also

Buffalo Demokrat, Daily Buffalo Demokrat, New Buffalo Demokrat

Western Advertiser

Feb. 20, 1828 only

Cab. 1, dr. 1

On reel with the Buffalo Gazette

Working Men’s Bulletin

6/5/1830 – 5/28/1831

Cab. 1, dr. 5

 

Young Hickory

6/24/1852 – 11/11/1852

Cab. 1, dr. 1

 

 

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