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The Nyack Library is digitizing microfilm of the Rockland County Journal from the period that Edward Hopper lived in the village.
The Nyack Library is digitizing microfilm of the Rockland County Journal from the period that Edward Hopper lived in the village.
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The Nyack Library has a collection of master negative microfilm of the Rockland County Journal that encompasses the years from 1850-1915.  This was the original weekly newspaper of the village of Nyack which is located 19 miles north of Manhattan on the west coast of the Hudson River.  Starting in June 2010, we began to digitize the newspaper and place it online at http://news.hrvh.org; a digital archive of newspapers in the Hudson Valley that is hosted by the Southeast New York Library Resources Council.   In 2011, there were over 33,000 visitors who viewed over 1 million articles on news.hrvh.org. We are currently focusing on the digitization of the newspaper for the years that the artist Edward Hopper lived in Nyack.  Edward Hopper was born in Nyack in 1882 and he spent his early life through his high school years here in Nyack.   The years we are now seeking to digitize will offer the most complete information on what life was like in Nyack in Hopper's formative years.   This will be a tremendous source for art history scholars, local historians, genealogists, and interested citizens.

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    Free cup of coffee in the new library cafe and a fine of $5 or less waived.

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    It costs about $25 to place an issue of the Rockland County Journal online. Help us digitize an issue and we will send you an image from our local history collection on photo paper.

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    It costs about $75 to place a month of the Rockland County Journal online. Help us digitize a month and we will send you a high quality .tif on a disc of an issue of the Rockland County Journal. In addition, we will send you an image from our local history collection on photo paper.

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    It costs about $1000 to place a year of the Rockland County Journal online. Help us digitize a year and we will place your name on our donor wall in the library, send you an image from our local history collection on photo paper and send you a high quality .tif of an issue on a disc.

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