Jan 07 2010

Favorite Website: Chronicling America-Access to Historic Newspaper Articles

Art of Art's Long Island Motor Parkway Site has recommended Chronicling America as a favorite website for VanderbiltCupRaces.com. Here's Art's description of a website that provides access to many historic newpaper articles dating back to 1690:

"I know you are always looking for pertinent websites and think the following one is excellent for researching the Motor Parkway and the Vanderbilt Cup Races. Not sure if you've seen it or published it in the blog yet, but if not, you'll probably agree its very interesting and helpful - its one thing to read about history after the fact, but another thing to read what was published about history as it was being written. Its part of the Library of Congress/National Endowment for the Humanities program.

Art, I agree it is a wonderful site and will head to the Favorite Website section. Thanks for the suggestion!

This is a sampling of the hundreds of pdf articles available on the Vanderbilt Cup Races, the Long Island Motor Parkway and William K. Vanderbilt Jr.:


1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race: The World "Heath Wins Auto Race, Going Over Mile a Minute"


1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race: New-York Tribune "Hemery Wins Cup for France"


1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race: New-York Tribune: "France Wins Big Auto Race"


1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race: New-York Tribune "Yankee Car Wins Mad Race"


1909 Vanderbilt Cup Race: New-York Daily Tribune "Grant Wins the Vanderbilt Cup"


1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race: New-York Tribune "Grant Wins the Auto Race- Four Killed at Race"


The Long Island Motor Parkway: The Sun "First Automobile Parkway"


William K. Vanderbilt Jr.-The San Francisco Call: Virginia Fair to Wed a Vanderbilt"


Jan 08 2010 Mark Dill 4:39 PM

Here’s another one, Howard. It is privately owned, but free. It claims to have over 11 million New York state newspaper pages digitized.


Jan 09 2010 Howard Kroplick 11:59 PM

Hi Mark:



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