The Kingston Daily Freeman

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Title:
The Kingston Daily Freeman (31 December 1892 - 31 December 1959)
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
(3037 issues)
Region:
Ulster
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Currently Published at:
Contributing Organization:
Kingston Library
Ulster County Genealogical Society
LCCN:
sn85054405

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