October 2001 Volume 11, Number 4
Issued quarterly by the Friends of the New York State Newspaper Project
The Man who won't pay the Printer.
May he never be permitted to kiss a handsome woman.
May he have sore eyes, and a chestnut burr for an eye-stone.
May his cattle die of murrain, and his pigs destroy his garden.
May his boots leak, his gun hang fire, and his fishing lines break.
May 243 night-mares trot quarter-races over his stomach every night.
May every day of his life be more des-potic than the Dey of Algiers.
May his coffee be sweetened with flies and his sauce be seasoned with spiders.
May his friend run off with his wife, and his children take the whooping-cough.
May he be shod with lightning, and compelled to wander over gunpowder.
May the famine-stricken ghost of an editor's baby haunt his slumbers, and hiss murder in his dreaming car.
May he be bored to death with board-ing-school misses, practicing the first les-sons in music, without the privilege of see-ing his tormentors.
May a troop of printer's devil's, lean, lank and hungry, dog his heels each day, and a regiment of cats caterwaul under his window each night.
May his cow give sour milk, and churn rancid butter ; in short, may his daugh-ter marry a one-eyed editor, his business go to ruin, and he go to the-Legislature.
- Taken from the Ballston Journal September 16, 1865
(July) Bob Dowd conducted a pair of workshops titled "Navigating Electronic Newspaper Archives and Using Microfilm" on the 24th as part of the New York Council for the Humanities Summer 2001 Humanities Teacher Institute.
Kim Wobick and Jennifer Palladino finished up inventory at the Westchester County Historical Society and Staten Island Historical Society, respectively.
(August) Heather Hochstatter began work as Preservation Coordinator on the 20th. Heather had previously worked for the Project as a Collation Assistant (1995-1998) while pursuing her degree.
Jennifer resigned her position with the Project to take a school library job in Brooklyn.
Kim and Bob gave a presentation entitled "The New York State Newspaper Project: Preserving History" at the New York [Daily] Newspaper Publishers Association meeting in NYC on the 27th.
(September) Bob Dowd left the Project as of September 13th to take a permanent job in the Documents Unit of the New York State Library.
Jeff Sohn, CAP Special Projects Librarian, took over as NYS Newspaper Project Coordinator upon Bob's departure.
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