Since the earliest days of the US, newspapers have been a vehicle for news, revolution, and innovation. To honor the history of the newspaper, the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University will host a new exhibit, "Newspapers: From Front Page to Home Page," in its B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library.
Running currently through Jan. 9, 1998, the new exhibit will feature the history of the newspaper, from the forerunners of the printed newspaper to newspapers available electronically on the World Wide Web. Also featured are sections on the impact of radio and television on the newspaper industry, newspaper production, African-American newspapers, foreign newspapers, Long Island newspapers, and newspaper oddities. In addition, the exhibit will feature a display of "Memorable Photos" on loan from Newsday. Spanning three centuries, the exhibit is packed with history and memorable "firsts" of the information industry.
Located in the lobby of the B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library on the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, Northern Boulevard (Route 25A), Brookville, the exhibit is open during normal library hours, Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit will be closed for Christmas (Dec. 23-Jan. 1). For more information, contact Manju Prasad-Rao, exhibit coordinator, 299-2868.