April 2005 Volume 15, Number 2
Issued quarterly by the Friends of the New York State Newspaper Project
The Greece Post ran a story on the Newspaper Project and its plan to microfilm the Greece Press.
Former project cataloger Laura Zelasnic had an article published in the winter 2005 issue of Metropolitan Archivist. "The New York State Newspaper Project" recounts her experience working in the metropolitan field office from 2001 to 2004.
In the spring 2005 issue of New York Archives, Lawrence Hauptman acknowledges the Project in a side bar to his article "Dear Mrs. Publisher," which covers the career of pioneering newswoman Eliza V. Ackert.
The New York State Library was not selected as a participant for Phase One of the National Digital Newspaper Program. The Library may reapply in the future.
|10,378||Of these were published in NYS|
|6,315||Unique reels of microfilm produced|
Meetings of the Friends of the NYSNP were held on January 11, February 15, and March 15.
We are in receipt of a very interesting map of New Rochelle, drawn to indicate the saloon interests; a black dot indicates the location of the many saloons. Accompanying this unique map is the following analysis: Business statistics-- 52 saloons, 7 grocery stores, 5 dry goods stores, 4 hardware stores, 4 drug stores, 8 shoe stores, 7 meat markets, 6 bakeries and 20 miscellaneous.
Other statistics:-- 9 churches, 4 schools, no public library, Y.M.C.A. Association or village improvement society.
$200,000 spent for drink annually.
$25,600 spent for church purposes.
$16,543.53 spent for school purposes during 1888.
These figures seem rather startling. It hardly seems possible that more than four times as much is annually spent for drink in New Rochelle as for churches and schools. We are not aware that our neighboring town is specially lawless. If the same analysis was applied to every town in the county would the same proportion obtain?
It begins to look as though it was about time to inaugurate high license or no license.
There is evidently too much “personal liberty.”
Taken from The Chronicle (Mount Vernon, NY) January 29, 1889