Sept. 23-Newspapers and Genealogy

Read: Polchin, James. “When ‘Indecent Advances’ Was an Excuse to Murder Gay Men.” Rolling Stone. June 14, 2019. https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/indecent-advances-book-gay-panic-crime-846756/

Read: Shapiro, Dani. Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love. New York: Knopf, 2019: 46-68.

Read: Margino, Megan. “Conducting Genealogical Research Using Newspapers.” New York Public Library. https://www.nypl.org/blog/2014/10/22/genealogical-research-using-newspapers

Due: Response Paper 3

Additional Reading (optional)

Polchin, James. “The Queer Crime that Launched the Beats.” The Paris Review. June 27, 2019. https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2019/06/27/the-queer-crime-that-launched-the-beats/

Newspaper & Genealogy sources:

Newspaper databases, via the Mina Reese (GC) Library–https://libguides.gc.cuny.edu/az.php?a=all&t=7048

Genealogy sources via the NYPL– https://tinyurl.com/y2cvmvzh

Historic newspapers via the NYPL– https://tinyurl.com/y6g9ntvj

Magazines, journals, and serieals, via the NYPL (some overlap with historic newspapers)– https://tinyurl.com/y4pukapj