Newly digitized newspaper index, 1983-1996

WNY Index Blue BooksOne of the in-house (in-library?) newspaper & magazine article indexes created by Buffalo & Erie County Public Librarians is now available online!  Known to some as the “blue book” indexes, the volumes of The Western New York Index are the key to finding articles on Buffalo people, businesses, and events from January 1983 to December 1996.  These book indexes pick up where the bulk of article indexing leaves off in the Grosvenor Room’s Local History Card File (predominately 1925-1982).  Read more about the history of this Index and this digitization project by the Western New York Library Resources Council here.

This unique index includes major articles and obituaries published by these publications:

  • Buffalo Business Journal
  • The Buffalo News
  • Buffalo Spree
  • Business First of Buffalo
  • Business New York
  • WNY Genealogical Society Journal
  • Western New York Magazine

After locating a citation on your topic of interest, stop in to the Grosvenor Room to locate the article in the newspaper (on microfilm) or magazine (in print, usually bound).  Check our online catalog for titles & date ranges.

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