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Serving the community since 1890
|Search The Archives (1907 to the present) Please read Instructions. Additionally, see Archives by Date.|
|The archives from 1907 to the present of The Westfield Leader newspaper and The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times newspaper are online here as pdf files. The archives are searchable. Due to the extensive nature, the archives are classified as Modern Era (1997 to present) and Historical Era (back to 1907). Documents during the transition from 1994 to 1997 are not complete on this website. This website was created on December 31, 1996. The resolution of pdf documents here are optimized for web viewing. Historical Era pdfs were converted from microfilm. Modern Era pdfs are created directly.||
High resolution pdfs since 2000 along with photo and video records are available. Copies of the archives can be purchased. Bound books since 1970 are in the newspaper office for viewing by appointment. Books prior to that were destroyed by fire. The newspapers from 1890 to 1906 were not saved. Additional publications are online at the Westfield, Scotch Plains and Fanwood libraries. The Westfield Historical Society and Genealogical Society have many documents and assist with research. Please subscribe and let us help your business with advertising. Horace Corbin, Publisher.
The newspapers from 1998 to the present can be retrieved by date (example link: www.goleader.com/15jan01/15jan01.pdf where date is Thursday, corresponding to publication date). This search yields links to multi-page and single page files. Multi-page files are the complete newspaper and require reading to find the page sought. A link to a single page file (when available) is of form: www.goleader.com/15jan01/04.pdf
|Through the dedication of many, more than 100 years of The Westfield Leader and The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times, searchable, are online
here as pdf files. Thank you, use of this
site is for subscribers and advertisers.
Suggestion: If you find articles of interest, note the dates and download the complete newspapers from the Archives by Date and use the "find" feature of Acrobat Reader for more information.
|Search Historical Era: =>||The Westfield Leader to 1907||(The Westfield Library)|
|Search Historical Era: =>||Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times to 1963||(The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Library)|
| Frequently Asked Questions:
1. The newspaper page is too big to print. How can I print just the area I want?
Answer: You need to purchase software to crop and edit pdf files or you can purchase this service from us.
2. My printout of the photo is not HiRes. How do I improve this?
Answer: The online files are web resolution. HiRes prints and files can be purchased from us. Use HiGloss print paper; use retail print service.
3. I have a lot of research to do with the archives. Is there any way to speed this up?
Answer: Yes, you can purchase DVD's from us and search directly from your computer, which is faster.
Search Tips at other sites: You may need to refine your search at other
sites to find what you want.
Sometimes middle names cause confusion. Boolean Searching for "Adrian Walsh" may not find "Adrian Thomas Walsh" but searching for "Adrian" and "Walsh" will find "Adrian Thomas Walsh" (and perhaps many other things as well).