Pennsylvania Newspaper Project Steering Committee, convened by the State Library of Pennsylvania, August 1983

  • Glenora Rossell, Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh*
  • Ruth Carter, University of Pittsburgh Libraries
  • David Fraser, Historical Society of Pennsylvania
  • David Eyman, Juniata College (Chairman of the PLA Research Materials Committee)
  • Roland Bauman, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
  • Lois Doncevic, Allentown Call-Chronicle Newspapers (representing the Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers Association)
  • Louis Rauco, State Library of Pennsylvania, Newspaper Section Head
  • Donald Brown, State Library of Pennsylvania, Collection Management Coordinator
  • David Hoffman, Chairman, State Library of PA, Library Services Director

In 1984 Johanna Ezell, Librarian, Penn State Mont Alto Campus joined the Steering Committee representing the Pennsylvania Library Association.

*Editor of the 1978 Pennsylvania Library Association publication: Pennsylvania Newspapers – a Bibliography and Union List.

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Pennsylvania Newspaper Project Technical Committee, representing the four regional cataloging sites, convened 1985. This committee was responsible for the overall governance and work of the project.

State Library of Pennsylvania

David R. Hoffman, Ruth B. Coble, Alice L. Ingraham, Patricia Y. Morton and Louis F. Rauco

David R. Hoffman, Director of the Library Services Division at the State Library. His responsibilities included overall direction of the entire project and its budget, convened meetings of the Advisory and Technical Committees, reviewed progress of the four regional cataloging sites, and ensured project objectives were met. David served as chair of the Technical Committee.

Ruth B. Coble, Coordinator of Technical Services at the State Library. Ruth provided overall coordination of project activities within the Technical Services sections of the State Library.

Alice L. Ingraham, Coordinator, Reference/Information Services at the State Library.

Patricia Y. Morton, Head of the Cataloging Section of the State Library. Her responsibilities included providing general technical direction to the cataloger employed by the State Library for the project.

Louis Rauco, Head of the Newspaper Section of the State Library. Lou had the responsibility to prepare the worksheets used by catalogers in the field to record condition of paper copies and microfilm holdings.

University of Pittsburgh

Ruth C. Carter and Suzanne Thomas

Ruth C. Carter, Assistant Director of Technical Services, formerly Head of the Cataloging Department at the University of Pittsburgh Hillman Library. Ruth served as supervisor of the University of Pittsburgh Project staff and held overall responsibility for quality control and coordination of cataloging. She also served as the Project’s liaison to other Pittsburgh repositories.

Suzanne Thomas, Serials Cataloger and Online Union List Team Chief at the University of Pittsburgh Hillman Library. Suzanne provided assistance with cataloging and CONSER procedures.

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

David Fraser (Nancy Halli, Andrew W. Mellon Bibliographer succeeded David Fraser on January 1, 1987)

David Fraser, Librarian of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. David served as supervisor of the Historical Society’s Project staff and served as the Project’s liaison to other Philadelphia repositories.

Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Barbara J. Smith (Sue Kellerman, former Project staffer and Serials Librarian succeeded Barbara Smith on February 1, 1989)

Dr. Barbara J. Smith, Coordinator of the Commonwealth Campus Program at the Penn State University Libraries. Barbara served as supervisor of the Penn State University Libraries Project staff and served as the Project’s liaison to repositories in central and north central Pennsylvania.

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Pennsylvania Newspaper Project Advisory Council, convened by the State Librarian, October 1985

Roland Baumann – Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission

R. Thomas Berner – Associate Professor, School of Journalism, Penn State University

John Claridge – Director of Research and Publications, Erie County Historical Society

Lois Doncevic – Newspaper Library, Allentown Call-Chronicle

Johanna Ezell – Pennsylvania Library Association, Chair, Research Materials Committee, Mont Alto Campus Library, Penn State University

Jean FarringtonSerials Librarian, University of Pennsylvania

Dawson Flinchbaugh – MATCO Micrographics, Inc., Wormleysburg

Nancy Gilbert – Assistant Director of Library Services, U.S. Army Military History Institute, Carlisle Barracks

Professor Roger Lane – Haverford

Rian Miller-McIrvine – PALINET, Serials Cataloging and Union Listing Specialist, Philadelphia

Antoinette Seagraves – Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Gary D. Wolfe – Administrator, Centre County Library, Bellefonte

Others who joined the Council or replaced Pennsylvania Newspaper Project Advisory Council members at some point during the Project included:

Kathleen Arnold – Ephrata Public Library

H. E. Broadbent – Executive Director, Pittsburgh Regional Library Center

Schuyler Brossman – Freelance Genealogical Columnist, Rehrersburg

Margaret Craft – Wyoming Historical & Genealogical Society, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Daniel Cusick – The Scranton Times

Eileen Palmer – PALINET, Philadelphia

Glenora Rossell – Director, Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh

Frances Sellers – Library Coordinator, Carlisle School District

Ann Stewart – Crawford County Historical Society, Meadville



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