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Wayne Miller <[log in to unmask]>
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A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
Sat, 2 Sep 2000 16:17:37 GMT
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The New York State Newspaper Project should list all the papers. It's
linked to the New York State Library page. This project has not only
identified all papers ever published in the State, but is making sure they
are all microfilmed. A circulating set, along with the masters, is held by
the State LIbrary and can be borrowed.

Wayne Miller

Fletcher Blanchard writes:

> I am looking for information about a contest conducted at the
> 'Chicago Fair', which I presume was the World's Columbian
> Exposition of 1893. It was referred to as the "newsmen's race" in
> an edition of the Saratogian newspaper in Saratoga Springs, NY
> which also made reference to "When the New York Press first started
> its Worlds Fair contest . . . . . '". I am trying to piece together
> some details about this race which was won by Hamilton "Ham" Doney,
> a newsdealer living in Saratoga Spring, NY at that time. Was there
> a newspaper by the name of New York Press or was it a reference to
> the collective newspaper organizations in the city/state? If it was
> a newspaper, does anyone know of an archives or history collection
> for NY newspapers or where I might learn more about "The New York
> Press" and this "newsmen's race? Thanks.    Fletcher