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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]>
Wed, 5 May 1999 13:53:05 -0400
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Special Collections at Plattsburgh State U. of NY has indexed regional
periodicals, including retrospectively, for about thirty years. The
project is ongoing, and includes newspapers, magazines, and ephemora.
Current newspaper indexing is not comprehensive - value judgements are
made about what to include. The indexing is in hard format - card catalog.
but we are trying to get it online. A database has been created, but
various obstacles have prevented us from getting it on the Web. We keep
trying and hope to have it up soon.
Wayne Miller

On Tue, 4 May 1999 [log in to unmask] wrote:

> An independent historian in Long Island, Vincent Seyfried, is 10 years into
> an abstract/index of the 3 dozen or so Queens newspapers published in the
> 19th century.  This is on a strictly volunteer basis, with no "funding" and
> little recognition.
> Is any subscriber familar with similar projects in New York State or
> elsewhere?
> In New York City (five boroughs), we have two principal existing newspaper
> indices, the Times (1851-present) and the Tribune (1875-1906), plus several
> other more limited efforts.
> Christopher Gray

Wayne L. Miller                         Special Collections Librarian
Feinberg Library                        2 Draper Avenue
518-564-5206                            Plattsburgh, NY 12901
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