Odessa and "Pogrom"

Michael Vezie mlv at POBOX.COM
Tue Jul 30 12:16:51 UTC 2002

On Mon, 29 Jul 2002 10:04:12 EDT, "James A. Landau" <JJJRLandau at AOL.COM> wrote:
> In a message dated 07/28/2002 11:20:08 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Bapopik at AOL.COM writes:
> >    Herman Rosenthal, Chief of the Slavonic Department of the New York Public
> >  Library, wrote that in 1905?
> >     The NYPL's building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street combined several
> >  libraries (Astor  and Lenox Libraries, for example)  and opened in 1911.
> >     Something seems wrong here.
> Volume I of the Jewish Encyclopedia, copyright 1901, also lists Herman
> Rosenttaal  as "Chief of the Slavonic Department of the New York Public
> Library"

I just checked nypl.org, and according to them, the New York Public Library
(the organization, not the building) was formed in 1895.  The branches were
created in or after 1901.  And it took 16 years to build the NYPL building.


...back to lurking...

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