Please read and pass this on to all you can.
Papers books and data is headed to demise if we do not join together and act. I have contacted: NGS, NEHGS, Newspapers.com, Genealogy Bank. NGS is going to follow up. Of course it is a weekend.
I asked for Permission it was granted please read data below.
Susi - certainly post wherever you can. My intention, sending to the lists I subscribe to, was to reach many people who might be interested in saving old newspapers
Thanks - Chris
On 1/19/2014 4:39 PM, susi c Pentico wrote:
Chris may I put this on a my blog and can we get the word out to other groups. All NY Rootsweb lists and surrounding areas. Actually all lists since we are scattered all over.
Susi Jones Pentico
On Jan 19, 2014, at 10:34 PM, Chris Connell wrote:
The Sunday 1-19-14 Albany Times Union has a feature story about the
at-risk trove of books and papers in the NYS Education Building.
Here's the link to the story:
Particularly disturbing is this:
/The weightiest challenge is what to do with 17,000 square feet of old
newspapers, including dozens from outside New York state. Many ceased
publication long ago. There is the Washington Globe, a semiweekly from
the 1830s, and the Washington National Observer from the 1850s. There
are stacks of defunct papers from 19th-century Boston, including the New
England Palladium, Boston Investigator, Boston Evening Gazette, New
England Galaxy and Boston Pearl./
/Limited storage and resources will result in jettisoning newspapers
from outside the state if they are unable to find libraries or archives
that will take them. Digitizing them is cost-prohibitive. Funding was
discontinued in 2007 for the New York State Newspaper Project, which
microfilmed more than 4.37 million pages from among 10,537 New York
state newspapers during 20 years by State Library employees./