The KC Public Library purchases newspaper archives for public use

KANSAS CITY, MO. (KCTV) – Digital archives of The Kansas City Star And the Kansas City Times It was purchased by the Kansas City Public Library, the library announced Wednesday.

The archive ranges from 1880 to today with photos available for all years except 1991-2013. According to the library, users will now be able to search the entire archives of both newspapers from any computer.

Although the Kansas City Public Library now owns the archives, they are currently on NewsBank, a searchable platform through the library’s website. This service allows interacting with materials by cropping, emailing, saving as a PDF or link, printing and zooming.

“This is something we’ve looked at for several years,” said Joel Jones, the library’s director of library services. “It is important that the Kansas City Public Library owns these digital archives and makes them accessible to our customers, to the residents of Kansas City.”

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