Archived Photos Now Online

The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown, Delaware County is pleased to report that the latest batch of Catskill Mountain News microfilm has been scanned and posted online. They run from Sept. 2, 1949 through Jan. 28, 1955. What a wealth of history these newspapers contain, detailing the business, social and community life of the greater Margaretville area! And they’re searchable!

Historical Society of Middletown

Phase 1 of this project involved microfilming and digitizing bound volumes of the CMN from 1902-1937. The second phase is digitizing microfilm of the years 1938-73 held by the NYS Library. The work is being done by Hudson Microimaging of Port Ewen, in cooperation with Northern New York Library Association.

The next five years – through 1960 – is expected to be available by spring.


The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown, Delaware County, New York coordinated the microfilming and digitization of this collection.  The originals are owned by the Catskill Mountain News, Inc. and on loan to Fairview Public Library in Margaretville.


This project was made possible through the generosity of The A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation of Hobart, the Catskill Mountain News Publisher Richard Sanford, Herman Gottfried and the late Edward Scheider.

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