The Kingston Daily Freeman

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Title:
The Kingston Daily Freeman (28 August 1895 - 1 January 1913)
Also published as:
Rondout Daily Freeman (1871-1872)
Daily Freeman (1872-1878)
Daily Freeman(1969-Present)
Available online:
Aug 28, 1895 - Oct 17, 1895;
Jan 1, 1903 - Jan 1, 1913
(2975 issues)
Region:
Ulster
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Currently Published at:
Contributing Libraries:
Kingston Library

The Rondout Daily Freeman made its first appearance on October 18, 1871, as a four-page, Monday-through-Saturday newspaper.

The newspaper changed its name from the Rondout Daily Freeman to the Kingston Daily Freeman, when the villages of Rondout and Kingston merged.

In 1891, Jay E. Klock, 25, became the newspaper's owner. It was under his guidance that the newspaper moved from what one historian called a small and insignificant paper to an institution respected and revered throughout the county and one of the most successful of all businesses.

Klock died in 1936, and his widow, Lucia, published the paper until 1966, when it was purchased by the noted television producers Mark Goodson and William Todman.

In October 1971, the newspaper began publication of a Sunday edition, ceasing its Saturday edition. In November 1974, it moved its headquarters for the first time in 63 years, taking over, renovating and expanding a former supermarket building in uptown Kingston. Simultaneously, the newspaper installed new, modern presses and computerized typesetting equipment.

In April 1987, in part to meet changing reading habits, and also to better facilitate newspaper delivery, the Daily Freeman became an A.M. or morning newspaper.

In 1998, the Daily Freeman was sold by the Goodson Newspaper Group to Journal Register Company. Within three months, it launched a Saturday edition, making it a seven-day-a-week publication for the first time in its history.

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1 Wednesday, 1 July 1903
1 issue
2 Thursday, 2 July 1903
1 issue
3 Friday, 3 July 1903
1 issue
4 Saturday, 4 July 1903
5 Sunday, 5 July 1903
6 Monday, 6 July 1903
1 issue
7 Tuesday, 7 July 1903
1 issue
8 Wednesday, 8 July 1903
1 issue
9 Thursday, 9 July 1903
1 issue
10 Friday, 10 July 1903
1 issue
11 Saturday, 11 July 1903
1 issue
12 Sunday, 12 July 1903
13 Monday, 13 July 1903
1 issue
14 Tuesday, 14 July 1903
1 issue
15 Wednesday, 15 July 1903
1 issue
16 Thursday, 16 July 1903
1 issue
17 Friday, 17 July 1903
1 issue
18 Saturday, 18 July 1903
1 issue
19 Sunday, 19 July 1903
20 Monday, 20 July 1903
1 issue
21 Tuesday, 21 July 1903
1 issue
22 Wednesday, 22 July 1903
1 issue
23 Thursday, 23 July 1903
1 issue
24 Friday, 24 July 1903
1 issue
25 Saturday, 25 July 1903
1 issue
26 Sunday, 26 July 1903
27 Monday, 27 July 1903
1 issue
28 Tuesday, 28 July 1903
1 issue
29 Wednesday, 29 July 1903
1 issue
30 Thursday, 30 July 1903
1 issue
31 Friday, 31 July 1903
1 issue