October 2002 Volume 12, Number 4
Issued quarterly by the Friends of the New York State Newspaper Project
The National Endowment for the Humanities has agreed to fund the New York State Newspaper Project for the two-year period, July 2002 through June 2004.
An article featuring the work of the Newspaper Project in New York City was featured in the City Section of the New York Times on Aug. 4, 2002. This story brought a number of responses and leads for undocumented newspapers.
Project Cataloger Dennis McClelland resigned from his position in July 2002.
The surveying and cataloging of newspaper collections was completed or continued at the following institutions during the months of July, August and September:
Center for Migration Studies (Staten Island); Yorktown Heights Museum (Yorktown Heights); Shrub Oak Public Library (Shrub Oak); Wagner College (Staten Island); Garibaldi-Meuci Museum (Rosebank); St. Vincent's Medical Center (Staten Island); Ardsley Historical Society (Ardsley); Ardsley Public Library (Ardsley); Pace University (Pleasantville); New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (New York City); and the newspaper offices of the Irish Voice (New York City) and the Weekly Mirror International (Greenpoint)
Meetings of the Friends of the NYSNP were held on July 23, August 20, and September 17 of 2002.
Three Millionth Microfilmed Page Celebration
A celebration marking the microfilming of the three millionth page of New York State history contained in newspapers will be held in the Librarian's Room at the State Library on October 8, 2002, at 4 P.M.
The Friends will honor former New York State Library Director Peter J. Paulson, who was an early leader in recognizing the exceptional value of newspapers for research purposes. A tireless advocate for the preservation of newspapers, Mr. Paulson set the foundations for creation of the New York State Newspaper Project in 1987.
Current Statistics through 9/19/02
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Dear Hunter *** Wife's a Joiner
The calm of the Triangle Club, 710 Grand street was disrupted for a time last week when Josephine LaFonte walked in and asked prexy Frank Wisniewski if her hunting license was ready. The request shook Wisniewski a bit-- normally the female interest in hunting is restricted to complaining that it keeps hubby away from the household.
Wisniewski's fears subsided when he checked with vice-president Tony Lanzetta who confirmed that Josephine was indeed entitled to a license having passed the tests with flying colors back in August.
Now instead of complaining about her husband's hunting weekends she will be able to take an active part. Along with her 30.06 Remington Semi-Automatic she will join husband Sal LaFonte and his partner Nick Tonini in tracking down bear. Sal totes a Weatherbee 300 Magnum while Nick triggers a 35 Marlin.
In addition to being a sure shot, Sal is the favorite barber of many an outdoorsmen and, at his Driggs avenue shop, many a hunting tale is swapped.
Taken from the New York and Brooklyn Daily (Brooklyn, NY) March 20, 1963