1968 Catskill Mountain News archives available online


The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown has filled a hole in the online roster of the Catskill Mountain News.

Nearly the entire 1968 run of the News has been added to the New York State Historic Newspapers website, created and administered by the Northern New York Library Network in partnership with the Empire State Library Network.

Last year, all but nine issues of the News from 1968 were found in a Margaretville home. Its owner, Anna Blish, donated them to HSM which had them microfilmed, digitized and posted on NYSHistoricNewspapers.org where the News from 1902 to 1985 can be browsed and searched.

The only missing year in the collection now is 1925. Several months of 1917, ’20 and ’21 are also missing.

The News is among 19 Delaware County titles on the website.

The hard-bound volumes of the News are housed at Fairview Public Library. The microfilm and digital versions are protected in the HSM Archives. For more information visit mtownhistory.org