Another local newspaper available to patrons on microfilm is the Herald, and it covers the years 1853 to 1946. The style of writing and types of coverage differs so much from today’s papers. At times you feel like you’re standing inside someone’s house or neighborhood spying on all the activities. You get a true taste of life as it was lived during those years.
Ed Moore Newspaper Column Scrapbooks
Ed Moore was a very well-known Oneonta resident and history buff. He had a newspaper column that talked about history of the area and wrote from 1960 to 1974. All of his columns have been collected and combined into scrapbooks, which we have indexed. If you want to know what Oneonta was like during those years and even before, Ed will make you feel as if you are sitting with him for a fireside chat on days of yore. Very popular for finding out what businesses and buildings were when.
Mark Simonson Newspaper Columns
Local native Mark Simonson is the City historian and has written two columns a week for The Daily Star for years. His columns have been made into scrapbooks and we have the complete run from 1999 to present. Always interesting, Mark uncovers historical stories of our area and writes about many different topics which include places, people, buildings, and more.
A newcomer on the scene, Hometown Oneonta is a weekly newspaper which began in 2008. We have the complete run of weeklies on microfilm and their good news stories are provided for free to all Oneonta mailing addresses.
Upstate Life & Kaatskill Life
These two magazines highlight the people and businesses of our area with an eye toward the tourist. It shows the many different businesses and talents of the area’s residents and it very often talks about a business you may not have known of previously. Good for people looking to explore the are and try new products. We have most of these issues.