January 2004 Volume 14, Number 1
Issued quarterly by the Friends of the New York State Newspaper Project
The National Endowment for the Humanities announced the award of $680,866 to the New York State Newspaper Project to support its 2004-2006 effort to locate, catalog and preserve New York State newspapers on microfilm.
The surveying and cataloging of newspapers was completed at the following institutions during the months of October, November and December:
American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters (New York, New York); Center for Puerto Rican Studies (New York, New York); Dobbs Ferry Public Library (Dobbs Ferry, Westchester); Eastchester Historical Society (Eastchester, Westchester); General Theological Seminary (New York, New York); Historic Hudson Valley the network of six historic sites in Sleepy Hollow country and the Great Estates region (Tarrytown, Westchester); New York Stock Exchange Archives (New York, New York); Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences (Staten Island, Richmond); Union Theological Seminary (New York, New York); and the newspaper office of the Tribune New York Newspapers Holdings LLC (New York, New York).
Current Statistics through 12/31/03
Total newspapers cataloged
NYS published newspapers
Total pages microfilmed
|Publishing by County||Titles Surveyed|
Meetings of the Friends of the NYSNP were held on October 28, November 18 and December 16.
Assemblymember Jack McEneny offered the Friends a member item for $2,000, which must be spent by June 30, 2004.
In October, Friends Board members Vicki Weiss, President, Bill De Alleaume, Vice President, Chris Bain, Treasurer and Mary Redmond, Secretary, were re-elected by acclamation to one-year terms.
A program on the Albany Rural Cemetery with Norman Rice, Director Emeritus, Albany Institute of History and Art, is scheduled for June 2004.
United States Consuls in Europe report that the importation of ready-made clothing to this country will soon be increased by 150 per cent. This clothing will compete disastrously with American clothing, because of the lower cost of labor in Europe. This will make it almost impossible for domestic manufacturers to maintain the present rates of wages, and if strikes follow, the foreigners will have full swing of the market. But the man without money to buy them with can get his trousers a trifle cheaper if he has the money in hand to pay for them.
Instead of giving our manufacturers "the markets of the world," which do not exist, the Democrats have opened "the best market in the world," our own, to the manufacturers of Europe. They make our manufacturers compete for the home market with those of countries where the wages and living of the operatives do not compare in any way with the wages and living of the American operative. They are forcing the American to the European level of wages.
Taken from the Hudson Republican (Hudson, NY) September 11 and 13, 1894.