Historical Records

Local Newspapers

As part of our local history collection, the Library maintains a historic newspaper collection for the North Tonawanda area. Except for the most recent issues, access to these newspapers is available on microfilm. Copies are $.15 per page. The Library owns:

  • North Tonawanda Daily News: April 1, 1880 to Sept. 30, 1885
  • Tonawanda (Evening) News: July 26, 1883 – current.
  • Now searchable online! Tonawanda Evening News or search Fulton History (Jul. 1893- Jan. 1986)
  • Now online! Orleans County Newspapers
  • Tonawanda Herald, Weekly edition – April 7, 1877 to Dec. 28, 1882; March 1, 1883 to Dec.28, 1889
  • Tonawanda Herald, Daily edition – July 2, 1890 to Dec. 29, 1890
  • We DO NOT have the Buffalo News on Microfilm. We retain print copies for three months.

Local Records

  • Federal Census Niagara County 1810-1920 on microfilm
  • City Directories from 1892-1986 on microfilm and 1892 – present in hard copy
  • High School Yearbooks:
    “Feltonian” Felton High School Dec. 1907-1926 (some gaps)
    “North Star” North Tonawanda High School 1926-present
    “Vikon” Bishop Gibbons High School 1964-1971