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04 June 2010

July Membership Meeting with Dr. Henry Snyder

Saturday, July 10, 2010
1:00 p.m.
California Genealogical Society Library
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2
Oakland, California

Inventorying, Preserving, Filming and Digitizing California Newspapers: The California Newspaper Project and its Digital Successor

CGS member Dr. Henry Snyder is our July membership meeting speaker and he will share the fascinating history of the California Newspaper Project and the California Digital Newspaper Collection.
The California Digital Newspaper Collection offers over 200,000 pages of California newspapers spanning the years 1849-191l: the Alta California, 1849-1891; the San Francisco Call, 1893-1910; the Amador Ledger, 1900-1911; the Imperial Valley Press, 1901-1911; the Sacramento Record-Union, 1859-1890; and the Los Angeles Herald, 1905-1907. Additional years are forthcoming, as are other early California newspapers: the Californian; the California Star; the California Star and Californian; the Sacramento Transcript; the Placer Times; and the Pacific Rural Press.

A specialist in British history, Snyder earned his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley. He has been a professor and dean at the University of Kansas, Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge, and the University of California, Riverside. Dr. Snyder was awarded the National Humanities Medal in 2007.

The short membership meeting starts promptly at 1:00 p.m. Dr. Snyder's presentation follows immediately after. Seating is limited so please arrive early. Meetings are open to everyone but non-members pay a $5.00 users fee to enter the library. (Or come and become a member!)


Copyright © 2010 by Kathryn M. Doyle, California Genealogical Society and Library

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