Titanic Treasures

The Titanic wreck was found seventy-three years after it sunk to the bottom of the North Atlantic floor. The Journal on October 29th, 1987 discusses the treasures discovered on the sunken ship.

Berlin Wall 1961

In August of 1961 the east German government closed the border between the east and west sectors of Berlin by building the infamous Berlin Wall. It became the symbol of the Cold War. The Plattsburgh-Press Republican discusses the propagandic value the wall held.

DueNorth Implementation Dates

DueNorth is replacing ICICILL/ICEPAC over the next few weeks. Please see below for important dates regarding implementation: July 25, 2017:  School Library Systems cease all ICICILL use. August 1, 2017:  Power Users DueNorth Training Session, 10 am- 2 pm....

PointsNorth Newsletter

Happy Mother’s Day!

Don’t forget to wish your mother a happy Mother’s Day on the 14th of this month. Check out the lovely Mother’s Day poem featured in the Indian Time on May 6th, 1994. You can read the full page, including the fun messages left by children for their mothers by visiting NYS Historic Newspapers here.

April Fools!

Buffalo’s The Bee put a disclaimer up on its front page warning readers that the articles in this issue are not truthful. In bold lettering, the title instructs all readers to read the disclaimer before reading the rest of the paper. To read more of the paper from March 31, 1944 click here.

Corset Guide

A “helpful” corset guide was posted in the Geneva Daily Times on November 22nd, 1900. It discusses how to choose a properly fitting corset, and through the rhetoric of the article, the stigmas attached to wearing an ill-fitting one. To view the full page, click here.

Prohibition: Down to the Vote

A page in The Ogdensburg Advance and St. Lawrence Sunday Democrat reminds those who oppose the prohibition to vote to end it within the nation. On December 5, 1933 the 21st amendment was ratified and ultimately ended the prohibition of alcohol. Click here to read more.