Member Profile: The Pop-Up Librarians by Amber Amidon

The libraries at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY are embracing a new model of reference: the reference desk as a mobile service point that takes the librarians all over campus. Our new “Ask a Librarian” program is a venture to meet our users closer to their point...

Fall Meeting & Grant Awardees

The NNYLN Fall Meeting this past Friday at St. Lawrence University was very informative. Network grant awardees presented on a wide range of projects and experiences. Their presentations will be archived on the website and linked to the post here: Fall Meeting...

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.

PointsNorth Newsletter

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.

Civil Rights March on Washington

One Washington Correspondent witnessed and documented the Civil Rights March of 1968. Esther Van Wagoner Tufty describes the many sights, sounds, and people she met that historic day. Click here to read the whole article written in the Ogdensburg Journal in 1968.

New Year’s Celebrations of Old

New Year’s resolutions, omens, and traditions abound. Ever wonder what would happen if you were a Babylonian King during the new year’s festival? Or what traditions the Scottish have for their new year? Click here to read the whole article written for the Cazenovia Republican in December of 1983.