July 2003 Volume 13, Number 3
Issued quarterly by the Friends of the New York State Newspaper Project
In June, the Project completed the first year of its 2002-2004 grant.
Work continued this past quarter in the Metropolitan New York region with the surveying and cataloging of newspaper collections at the following institutions:
Bronx Community College (Bronx); Croton Free Library (Westchester); Croton-on-Hudson Historical Society (Westchester); LaGuardia Community College (Queens); Mount Kisco Public Library (Westchester); Mount Kisco Town Historian (Westchester); New Rochelle Public Library (Westchester); New York City Criminal Court, Bronx County Branch (Bronx); New York City Family Court, Bronx County Branch (Bronx); Pelham Public Library (Westchester); Pelham Town Historian (Westchester); Rockefeller Archive Center (Westchester); White Plains Municipal Archives (Westchester); White Plains Public Library (Westchester); Yeshiva University (New York); and the newspaper offices of Ming Pao Daily News (Queens) and Riverdale Press (Bronx).
In this same quarter, the Project filmed 153,618 pages of New York State history contained in newspapers.
Publishing Statistics of the Metropolitan New York Region through 6/30/03
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Current Statistics through 6/30/03
Total newspapers cataloged
NYS published newspapers
Total pages microfilmed
Meetings of the Friends of the NYSNP were held on May 20 and June 10.
Stockingless Girls Are Stopped by Troopers
Summer residents of the many camps in Putnam County near Adams and Tompkins Corners will no longer shock the all-year populace with their immodest dress. An edict has gone out that no longer will girls be permitted to walk on public highways unless fully garbed, and legs covered.
Bare legs in particular are going to disappear from public places. The other day a group of girls from Camp Madison, near Tompkins Corners, were promenading on the State Road near the camp when a State Trooper approached. The girls had on just a little bit here and a little bit there. The trooper ordered them to return to the camp and dress properly, adding emphatically that the stockingless craze must end, even if arrests had to be made to accomplish this end.
Putnam County authorities have found it necessary to enact ordinances regulating the dress of its summer visitors. It is a common sight to see adults roaming about wearing only bathing suits, or light trunks and jerseys. The police patrolling the section have been asked to enforce the ruling.
Taken from the New York and Brooklyn Daily (Brooklyn, NY) March 20, 1963