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 Thursday, 1 August 1912
1 issue
2 Friday, 2 August 1912
1 issue
3 Saturday, 3 August 1912
1 issue
4 Sunday, 4 August 1912
5 Monday, 5 August 1912
1 issue
6 Tuesday, 6 August 1912
1 issue
7 Wednesday, 7 August 1912
1 issue
8 Thursday, 8 August 1912
1 issue
9 Friday, 9 August 1912
1 issue
10 Saturday, 10 August 1912
1 issue
11 Sunday, 11 August 1912
12 Monday, 12 August 1912
1 issue
13 Tuesday, 13 August 1912
1 issue
14 Wednesday, 14 August 1912
1 issue
15 Thursday, 15 August 1912
1 issue
16 Friday, 16 August 1912
1 issue
17 Saturday, 17 August 1912
1 issue
18 Sunday, 18 August 1912
19 Monday, 19 August 1912
1 issue
20 Tuesday, 20 August 1912
1 issue
21 Wednesday, 21 August 1912
1 issue
22 Thursday, 22 August 1912
1 issue
23 Friday, 23 August 1912
1 issue
24 Saturday, 24 August 1912
1 issue
25 Sunday, 25 August 1912
26 Monday, 26 August 1912
1 issue
27 Tuesday, 27 August 1912
1 issue
28 Wednesday, 28 August 1912
1 issue
29 Thursday, 29 August 1912
1 issue
30 Friday, 30 August 1912
1 issue
31 Saturday, 31 August 1912
1 issue