The Rosendale News is Now Online!
Rosendale Library is happy to announce that our copies of The Rosendale News are now online on the website http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org. This website is free and searchable. A link is also being put to this website from the Rosendale Library Local History page at http://rosendalelibrary.org/allfiles/roslocalhistory.html. Or you can go directly to The Rosendale News link at nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/np00220001/
The Rosendale News was started on November 18, 1938 by Henry L. Dittmar of Rosendale. We have most of the issues from 1938 through 1942. This is a very interesting time in Rosendale history. While most places were in the depths of the Great Depression, Rosendale had reinvented itself as a thriving resort area. In addition, in a wonderful weekly column “Do You Remember?,” complete with photographs, Joseph A. Fleming recalls growing up in Rosendale in the late 1800s, when the Rosendale Cement industry and the D&H Canal were still going strong. History and genealogy, memories for long-time residents, surprises and insight for new ones!
You can do a word, phrase search or look at a specific issue on the NYS Historic Newspapers website. There is also an annotated Name Index on the Local History page that solves problems of alternate spellings and hyphenations, and gives a short reference to make searching more efficient. [Note: Fleming’s articles have separate name and subject indexes that are not yet on our website.]
Some issues are missing, and we hope that someday, someone will find missing issues we can add to the database.
Many thanks to Henry L. Dittmar’s descendants who were very kind in giving us permission to put The Rosendale News on this website. This is no small matter, since newspapers published before 1923 are not in public domain and without such permission, could not be put online.
Rosendale Library Local History Collection