Title

Article on Nicholson Baker of South Berwick, who is a one-man crusade to stop li

Source

Down East

Date

11-1-2002

Pages

64-67, 90-92

Abstract

Article on Nicholson Baker of South Berwick, who is a one-man crusade to stop libraries from routinely destroying their collections of historic newspapers. Baker's library offensive began in 1994 with an article he published in The New Yorker about the passing of the venerable card catalogue from American libraries. In 1999, he acquired most of the American Newspaper Repository's collection at an auction of newspapers being discarded by the British Library in London. Baker has received $150,000 from the McArthur Foundation and $100,000 from the Knight Foundation to purchase runs of close to 100 newspapers and magazines and establish the American Newspaper Repository in Rollinsford, N.H.

Subjects

American Newspaper Repository Rollinsford, N H, Newspapers, Baker, Nicholson

Full text is not available here. Please contact the Library for a copy of the article.

Share

COinS