The New York Times has teamed up with ProQuest, parent company of the HeritageQuest Online genealogy-database service, to provide its Online Article Archive <pqasb.pqarchiver.com/nytimes/advancedsearch.html> of more than 15 million articles published in the Times from 1851 to 1995.
You can search for free by keyword, author or headline, and narrow your search by date. The results show the first paragraph or a summary of each article, and you can purchase the whole story (including photos, graphics and nearby ads) in PDF format for $2.95. Save by buying an article “pack” four for $7.95; 10 for $15.95 or 25 for $25.95. Depending on the size of the pack, you have 30 days to six months to choose your articles.
From the June 2004 Family Tree Magazine