Google To Digitize Millions of Old Newspaper Pages
“On Monday Google detailed new plans to digitize millions of newspaper pages with articles, photographs, and headlines intact so they can be accessed and searched online. ‘Around the globe, we estimate that there are billions of news pages containing every story ever written,’ Google said in a blog post. ‘It’s our goal to help readers find all of them, from the smallest local weekly paper up to the largest national daily.’ For example, Google noted the availability of an original article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from 1969 about the landing on the moon.”
When you search the news archive for, e.g., “Chicago fire” or “Rosenberg trial,” a significant fraction of the result pages cost money to view.