Michael Tesoriero, 66, owns 2,800 papers dating to a 1927 Augusta (Ga.) Herald with coverage of a scheme to rig the World Series. Now the Farmingville resident is taking the collection on the road in the form of a mobile Newspaper Museum backed by an online archive.
Michael Tesoriero started collecting newspapers in 1970 when Ohio National Guardsmen fatally shot four Kent State University students. (Sept. 25, 2013)
Among Michael Tesoriero's newspapers is the front page from the old New York World-Telegram announcing the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas, on Nov. 23, 1963. (Sept. 25, 2013)
The front page of the Spanish language newspaper El Diario from Tesoriero's collection, which proclaimed Sept. 11, 2001 a "Day of Terror." (Sept. 25, 2013)
The New York Daily News front page of May 3, 2011, the day after terrorist Osama bin Laden was killed by Navy SEALs in Pakistan. (Sept. 25, 2013)
Tesoriero's Newspaper Museum collection includes the New York Post front page from Aug. 14, 1995, the day after the great Yankee slugger Mickey Mantle died. (Sept. 25, 2013)
Michael Tesoriero, of Farmingville, brought his collection of newspapers to Atria, an adult living community in Plainview. His collection, which he calls the Newspaper Museum, has currently grown to more than 2,000 papers and he continues to build his collection. This front page is from the summer of 1976, when serial killer David Berkowitz -- known as "The Son of Sam" -- was the target of a citywide manhunt.
Michael Tesoriero started collecting newspapers in 1970 when Ohio National Guardsmen fatally shot four Kent State University students. His collection has grown into the mobile Newspaper Museum that he brings to groups to view. (Sept. 25, 2013)