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> From: Michael Biel <[log in to unmask]>
 > 
> When I was in high school and college and was doing research when I was
> home, every time I went to my public library in Teaneck, New Jersey I
> was told that the periodical I needed was in the Englewood Pubiic
> Library.  It was well known in Northern New Jersey that the Englewood
> library was THE go-to place.  Eventually a librarian gave me a copy of
> the annual book of Bergen County Library periodical holdings so I didn't
> need to keep asking her.  Then one morning I got a call from my
> mother-in-law to get my butt to the Englewood Public Library because
> they were disposing of their entire periodical collection at 25 cents a
> volume. They were all out on the lawn.  That is why I have a bound set
> of Time magazine from 1930 to 1945 and there are no libraries in
> Northern New Jersey with any periodical holdings worth a damn.  They had
> put the stuff out on the lawn, including Harpers back to the 1870s, and
> in the afternoon it started to rain.  Nobody needs to go to the
> Englewood Public Library any more.
> 
> Mike Biel  [log in to unmask]
 
I picked up 30-odd years worth of Schwann Record Guides that way. The library that disposed of them cleaned out their periodical holdings and dumped a great deal of material that was deemed "frivolous" in nature. A friend who worked at the library called and offered them to me before they made their way to the annual "friends of the library" sale. I was told that by the time they finished discarding "frivolous" periodicals, there wasn't very much left.
 
Randy