News of the Past – Jan. 10-16, 1909

A meeting was held Sunday night Jan. 10 at National Theater to discuss what should be done about the unemployed men of Rochester. There isn’t any city agency at this time to help men find work. The only agency helping find employment is the YMCA. An employer said that it is a hard task to …

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Newspaper Index at RPL – Part 2 (1851 -1903)

Did you read the first part? It is below this part.      The second part of the indexing project was to index newspapers from Jan. 1, 1851, but during the project the money began to run out and it was decided that only one newspaper would be indexed after June 1854. The project was cut …

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Newspaper Index at RPL – Part 1 (1818-1850)

     There has been some talk recently about the newspaper indexes that are in the Local History Division of the Rochester Public Library. This will tell you what is in the indexes and what is not in the indexes.      The indexes were done in the Great Depression by the U.S. National Youth Administration which …

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