The Briscoe Center for American History holds the clippings morgues for three major New York City news sources: The New York Times, The New York Herald Tribune, and The New York Journal American.
Morgues do not contain complete issues of newspapers, and consequently they are not an “archive” of everything published by a paper. Instead, morgues consist of files (envelopes) with clippings inside. The envelopes are defined by a subject, or by a personal or organization name.
This arrangement makes clippings morgues excellent resources for research, since many articles on one desired topic are contained in one place. However, this arrangement also makes it impossible to locate articles in the morgues using date information.