New York “In a Blizzard’s Grasp”

That was headline of the New York Times, March 13, 1888, when a severe storm crippled New York City. Calling it “the worst storm the city has ever known,” the Times described the impact of of the blizzard, sharing the news with the city’s citizens who had few other means of monitoring the storm’s progress and devastating impact.

Historical accounts such as these can be found in SBU Libraries’ database, ProQuest Historical Newspapers, New York Times (1851-2010), a rich resource for primary sources on the events of the recent and not so recent past. Contemporaneous accounts of historical significance are available to you by searching the database by keywords  or by browsing specific issues by date of publication.


Darren Chase

Darren Chase

Head of Scholarly Communication at Stony Brook University Libraries
Darren is the SBU Libraries head of Scholarly Communication, and library liaison to: the Sustainability Studies Programs; the Center for Dance, Movement and Somatic Learning; and the Department of Theatre Arts.
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