July 2002 Volume 12, Number 3
Issued quarterly by the Friends of the New York State Newspaper Project
Dennis McClelland joined the NYS Newspaper Project staff as a Project Cataloger in April. Dennis was previously employed by Columbia University, the Winterthur Museum Library and the Connecticut Historical Society.
The collation center, under the supervision of Heather Hochstatter, Preservation Coordinator, witnessed several staff changes. New summer hires include Andrea McSweeney, Patricia Sandison, Karen Starr, and Matt Corsaro. May also saw the departure of Elizabeth Schafer, who was a collation assistant since November 2000.
Heather Hochstatter and Project Cataloger Laura Zelasnic attended the annual United States Newspaper Project Conference in Washington, D.C., in May.
Project Catalogers Laura Zelasnic and Dennis McClelland continued or completed the surveying and cataloging of newspaper collections at the following institutions during the months of April, May and June:
Andrew Mellon Foundation (Manhattan), Barnard College (Manhattan), Center for Migration Studies (Staten Island), Hastings-on-Hudson Historical Society (Westchester), Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library (Westchester), John Jay College of Criminal Justice (Manhattan), Mamaroneck Historical Society (Westchester), New York Institute of Technology
New York Society Library (Manhattan), Polytechnic University (Brooklyn), Scarsdale Historical Society (Westchester), St. Francis College (Brooklyn), SUNY Maritime College at Fort Schuyler (Bronx), York College (Queens), and the newspaper offices of the Haiti Progres (Brooklyn), Haitian Times (Brooklyn), and Weekly Mirror International (Greenpoint).
Meetings of the Friends of the NYSNP were held on April 9, May 21 (Times Union tour), and June 25 of 2002.
Coming in October!
Celebration marking the microfilming of the three millionth page of New York State history contained in newspapers. Watch your mail for more details.
|9,699||Of these were published in NYS|
Khrushchev Says "Da" To Chips
MOSCOW - The letter was from the Premier of the Soviet Union to the Presidium of the Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party. In his role as the party's First Secretary, Premier Khrushchev had an important suggestion to make.
"When I was traveling in America by airplane, in 1959," he wrote, "we were served potatoes deliciously prepared. They were served thinly cut, fried, prepared in a factory. They were excellently preserved, as they were dry."
What the Soviet Union needs, Khrushchev said, is some of that same product which the Americans call "potato chips" and which they nibble on a large scale.
And while on the subject of potato chips, there was another American food Khrushchev recommended for production in Russia: "Cornflakes … a breakfast food … also nourishing and pleasant."
Taken from the New York and Brooklyn Daily (Brooklyn, NY) March 20, 1963