Indexes to City Newspaper

Rochester’s City Newspaper is a weekly newspaper of stories that aren’t covered by the D & C. They are noted for their movie and music reviews. The letters to the editor express all kinds of different opinions.

City Newspaper doesn’t carry vital record but it should be searched for other local news stories. The first place to go to is the City Newspaper website and then click on the “archives” tab. You can search for a name or subject by placing them in the “keyword” box and then view those stories online.

I searched for “fast ferry” and found out that the City Newspaper website only has articles published since May 2002. I was interested in articles from before 2002. Then I recently found out that the Wallace Library at Rochester Institute of Technology has indexed City Newspapers from July 1993 to April 2002. The RIT City Newspaper index can be searched by title, author, name, subject and section. This will only give citations to articles and not to online articles. Then you can request the articles through Inter-library Loan or at the following libraries:

Rochester Public Library
Local History, Vol. 9, no. 7 (1 Nov. 1979 – present)

RIT Libraries, Wallace Center
Periodicals AN2.C564 v.12- 38 1982-2009

NY State Library, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY
NY 088 Rochester 93-32188 (microfilm) (1 Nov. 1979 -present)