October 2000 Volume 10, Number 4
Issued quarterly by the Friends of the New York State Newspaper Project
[Herkimer] Telegram-Record (Feb. 3, 1920)
FREE TO ALL DOCTORS
Federal Officer at Detroit Instructed to Aid In War Against Flu.
Detroit, Jan. 31. - - United States Marshal Henry Behrendt was authorized today in a telegram from Washington to furn ish free of charge to all reputable physicians whiskey to be used in the treatment of in fluena cases.
The marshal was instructed to deliver the whiskey only when satisfied it was intended for legitimate purposes. He will
be required to keep a record of the quantity furnished each physician and the latter will report to the authorities the name of the patient for whom it is prescribed and the amount furnished.
(June) Preparing for the addition of New York City to Project oversight, data available from two N.Y. repository projects were incorporated into our statistics. The New-York Historical Society and the New York Public Library each participated in USNP work as individual institutions. Title and holdings data were collected by the NYSNP and were recently added to our report files, as more attention will now be paid them.
(July) Paula Fish traveled to Callicoon to retrieve Sullivan County newspapers, from the publisher of the local weekly, for preservation microfilming.
Paula, Colleen Lougen, and Bob Dowd traveled to Brooklyn to retrieve the last of the Brooklyn Public Library's local history newspapers for preservation microfilming, cleaning out the off-site storage facility where the collection has been ill-housed during a recent library renovation project.
(August) Paula traveled to the Akwesasne Mohawk Library and Malone's Wead Library to deliver completed microfilm, return newspapers, and to retrieve additional Franklin County papers for microfilming from each library.
Bob traveled to New York City to interview candidates for the Field Cataloger positions. He, along with Dottie Hiebing (METRO Library Council) and Arno Kastner (New York University), interviewed four applicants. Jennifer Palladino was offered a job and began work on August 28th. The search will continue for a second cataloger.
Colleen Lougen, our Project Assistant since October 1998, left for a professional position. Beginning in the SUNY Albany MLS program just over a year ago, Colleen was awarded her degree this month and accepted a one year assignment as Catalog Librarian at Milne Library at SUNY Oneonta. We will greatly miss her cheerful presence in the office!
20,442 newspapers cataloged;
9,487 of these published in N.Y. State
2,305,843 pages microfilmed