July 2004 Volume 14, Number 3
Issued quarterly by the Friends of the New York State Newspaper Project
The 2002-2004 New York State Newspaper Project grant ended on June 30. A new National Endowment for the Humanities grant commenced July 1 marking the eleventh time since 1983 that NEH has funded the New York project. The Project has received a total of $6,101,745 in NEH support.
The Project continued its inventory of the New York metropolitan area. To date, 10,203 newspaper titles have been identified as being published in New York State of which 2,683 originate from New York City and Westchester County.
The surveying and cataloging of newspapers was completed at the following institutions during the months of April, May, and June (partial list):
Museum of the City of New York (New York, New York); National Archive of Gay & Lesbian History (New York, New York); Poppenhusen Institute (College Point, Queens); Queens Borough Public Library, Long Island Division (Jamaica, Queens); and the newspaper office of Martinelli Publications (Yonkers, Westchester).
|Publishing by County||Titles Surveyed|
Total newspapers cataloged
NYS published newspapers
Total pages microfilmed
Meetings of the Friends of the NYSNP were held on April 20, May 25 and June 15.
The Project has spent the $20,000 donation made to support the microfilming of New York State newspapers.
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