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Vicki Weiss <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 8 Sep 2000 12:07:48 -0400
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For information on what the New York State Newspaper Project has done, is doing and plans to do, go to the Web site of the New York State Library - www.nysl.nysed.gov - and click on the hotlink for New York State Newspaper Project.

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Re: the discusion of the New York State Newspaper Project.

        Is it in fact the case that the New York State Newspaper Project has
"identified all papers ever published in the State?"
        I would certainly be pleased if this were so. I understood,
however,  from a
conversation I had last fall with a librarian on the project that project
directors/workers do not claim to have identified all
newspapers that had been published in the state nor did they see that
task (that is, making a complete list/bibliogrpahy of new york state
newspapers) as part of their
mandate. rather, their mandate was to microfilm all available copies of
        Can someone provide the definite word on this subject? Has the New
State Newspaper project identified all Newspapers published in the state
(up to a certain point in time, of course)?

Ian McGiver

On Sat, 2 Sep 2000, Wayne Miller wrote:

> 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