April 2001 Volume 11, Number 2
Issued quarterly by the Friends of the New York State Newspaper Project
Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper (March 9, 1861)
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More Recent News
(December 2000) Paula Fish and Mary Weber traveled to Johnstown (Fulton County) to retrieve newspapers for microfilming.
The Johnstown Public Library collection includes the Broadalbin Herald from 1907-1909, the Fulton County Democrat from 1852-1854, the Fulton County Republican from the 1876 to 1912, and the Johnstown/Sir Bill Patriot from 1965 to 1975.
(January 2001) Kim Wobick, formerly of Manhattanville College, began work this month as the second Project Cataloger in METRO New York City. She joins Jennifer Palladino in the New York University Bobst Library office. Kim, Jennifer, and Bob worked together at Bobst on the 22nd & 23rd. The trio also stopped in at the METRO office for an interview with the newsletter editor. We expect a feature story about the Project to appear in the January/February 2001 issue of @METRO.
(March 2001) A meeting of the Friends group was held on the 16th with William Bortis who is spending the year 2001 providing free consulting to non-profits. As the Friends enters its tenth year of service, it was good to see what the group looks like to an outsider. Mr. Bortis provided the Friends with a report that will provide food for thought as it plans its next ten years of service.
20,522 newspapers cataloged;
9,507 of these published in N.Y. State
2,507,545 pages microfilmed (3/31)