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Augmented collection on New York Heritage includes local Westfield newspapers

July 11, 2013
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

Westfield Local Newspapers, a digital collection from Western New York Library Resources Council member institution Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System, Patterson Library, has had 1,455 issues of Westfield Republican from 1900 to 1927 added to the collection on New York Heritage at

This digital collection includes newspapers published in Westfield, N.Y., from the following time periods:

"Western Argus," 1857, one issue available;

"Western Star," 1826 to 1828, 97 issues available;

"Westfield Advocate," 1841, one issue available;

"Westfield Critic," 1898 to 1899, four issues available;

"Westfield Messenger," 1845 to 1847, two issues available;

"Westfield Republican," 1856 to 1927, 3,288 issues available; and

"Westfield Transcript," 1852, one issue available.

All of the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System's collections can also accessed and searched on the New York Heritage's website at

New York Heritage is a collaborative project among New York State's nine Reference and Research Library Resources Councils: Capital District Library Council; Central New York Library Resources Council; Long Island Library Resources Council; METRO-Metropolitan New York Library Council; Northern New York Library Network; Rochester Regional Library Council; South Central Regional Library Council; Southeastern New York Library Resources Council; and Western New York Library Resources Council.

The NY3Rs, funded by New York State, work with member institutions - libraries, archives, museums and historical societies - to digitize original research materials and make those materials available for free on the Internet. The councils are continually adding new collections to and actively seek collections to expand the site.

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