Sunday, October 21, 2007

NY Times archive not as great as I'd thought

Wherein set the information free


I was excited that the New York Times had opened their archives back to 1851. There's some fun stuff in there. But in trying to see if a couple of 1924 articles had some material worth quoting, I've hit an odd and annoying wall:
  • Articles in the Public Domain (1851-1922) can be accessed for free.
  • Articles from the period 1923-1986 remain in our paid Archive and are available for purchase as single articles or as article packs.
  • All articles from 1987-Present are free

At $3.95 an article I'm not paying $8 just to see if there's something I can use.

4 Comments:

Blogger XWL said...

What happened in 1924 that piqued your interest?

10/21/2007 02:48:00 PM  
Blogger Chance said...

Lenin's death?

10/21/2007 04:33:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

Paul Whiteman's Aolian Hall Concert. wanted the review and in December there appeared an article/editorial that did not take kindly to this Jazz thing.

10/21/2007 07:20:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

Aeolian

10/21/2007 07:21:00 PM  

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