USING NEWSPAPER ARCHIVES
TO RESEARCH NEW YORK CITY HISTORY
A Free Public Workshop
Saturday, September 29 10:00a to 2:00p
The Municipal Building (Near City Hall)
Hosted by theOffice of the Manhattan Borough Historian
An historical newspaper archive can be a source of incomparable information, but to the uninitiatedresearcher it can be a source of bewilderment as well. Which papers existed when? Which ones are indexed? Digitized? Searchable? Which ones had a political bias? Which ones were illustrated? Or ran death notices? Or had a sports page?
The two experts leading our workshop will address questions like these and more, with an emphasis on mid-19th to mid-20th century New York City papers. Maira Liriano of the Milstein Division of U.S. History, Local History & Genealogy at the New York Public library will demonstrate how to navigate and search the library’s vast world-class newspaper collection. Then Dr. Thorin Tritter, research fellow on the history of publishing in North America at the
University of London, will present a brief history of newspaper publishing in New York City, providing descriptive profiles of the major papers. Michael Miscione, the Manhattan Borough Historian, will preside over the event.
Lunch will be served.
REGISTRATION & MORE INFORMATION
The workshop is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is required. To register, orfor more information, call (212) 669-8089 or email [email protected]
Provide the names of all attendees and a contact phone number or email address.
Municipal Building, One Centre St., 19th fl. (at Chambers St., opposite the NE corner of City
Hall Park). Use the building’s south entrance. Note: Photo ID is required to enter the building.
Subway: Take the 4, 5, or 6 to Brooklyn
Bridge/City Hall; or the J or M to Chambers St.; or the R to City Hall.
Bus: Take the M15, M103, M22, M1 or the B51.