Digital Public Library of America

The Digital Public Library of America opened yesterday on the web. In their own words they say that “the Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written …

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Talk on Flu Epidemic

Title: WORLD WAR I and the FLU PANDEMIC of 1918 Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Greece Town Hall By: Robert Brown, PhD The influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 killed more people than World War I.  It has been cited as the most divesting epidemic in modern history and the worst epidemic in American history …

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Sullivan Trucks of Rochester (1910 – 1926)

Over on the GenWeb picture page, I added some pictures of Sullivan Trucks that were made in Rochester from 1910 to 1926. The company was started about 1881 by Kincaid Alanson Hughson who started a factory making horse-drawn carriages on East Avenue near what was then the Village of Brighton. In 1884 Thomas J. Sullivan …

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Kodak News; April 1 – 5

History in the making… On Tuesday Kodak announced that James V. Continenza has been elected as a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Continenza brings to Kodak experience as a manager and director with diverse companies that have successfully emerged from corporate restructuring. On Wednesday it was announced that the University at Albany College …

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Rochester Italian Directory – 1931

I found that the Rochester Public Library has put online a directory of Italians living in Rochester in 1931. It is only about 120 pages with most of those being a list of people with their occupation and address. There is also some advertising at the front and back of the book. Most of the …

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Top Songs of 1963; #6

The next songs to go to the top of the record charts in 1963 was “He’s So Fine” The Chiffons. The song was written by Ronald Mack, an acquaintance of the Chiffons who became their manager.The background vocal of “doo-lang doo-lang doo-lang” makes this a instantly recognizable song. The group was originally named the Three …

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Kodak News; March 25 – 29

History in the making… Kodak made money in February. They showed a profit of $404 million but that is after including the sale of their digital patents for $525 million. Without the patent sale, Kodak would have had a loss of about $34 million for the month. Kodak has named Spicers Canada Limited a Gold …

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