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Back issues of the New York Times newspaper, published since 1851 are searchable from the newspaper's website. All site license users (Armstrong students, faculty and staff) have unlimited searching back to 1851-current. They are limited to 5 PDF downloads per day for the period of 1923-1980, due to copyright restrictions. Otherwise, there is no limit on downloads.
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