New York Times opens archives

The New York Times has opened its archives, online, for free access to all.

In addition to opening the entire site to all readers, The Times will also make available its archives from 1987 to the present without charge, as well as those from 1851 to 1922, which are in the public domain. There will be charges for some material from the period 1923 to 1986, and some will be free.

The most intriguing part of this story is the fact that the 1851-1922 archives are open. Just searching my hometown, and reading stories about Indian Territories and The Dalton Gang, makes this so cool.

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