We currently have trial access to the electronic Index (1851-1993) to the New York Times Historical Archive. Until 20 September, the Index can be searched as part of our NYT Historical Archive subscription. Specifically the trial is to help decide whether the online index can satisfactorily replace the printed version held at the VHL.
Search fields exclusive to the Index are:
- Person (“Abbreviations are sometimes used in the NYT Index. If you don’t find a person using their entire name, try using their last name.”)
- Location (“When searching for older information, consider using historical terminology (for example, ‘Austria-Hungary’.)
These fields can only be searched in the Advanced Search > More search options. Please note that you cannot browse the hierarchical index, only search it by keywords/phrase. From the results list, select Citations to view which index terms have been assigned to the article.