Ok, Kids, time for another installment of old Gaslight News back–issues. But first, a little history of the publication.
This clipping from issue #41, Feb. 1886 explains the origin of the Society’s newsletter…
After producing at least 65 issues of the newsletter, Betty Hahle handed the editorial reins to Paul W. Schopp in the fall of 1993. He ushered in the use of desktop publishing when he composed the layout for the September 1993 issue of the Gaslight News with a word processing program. By 1995, this innovation made it possible to include black and white photos and graphics with which to illustrate the text.
Four years later, John McCormick apprenticed under Gerald Weaber for the September issue and then stuck off on his own commencing with the November 2007 printing. That issue was the first to include color photos.
McCormick updated the layout template in January 2008, giving it only minor tweaks since then.
We have come a long way since that 1974 single-page typewritten and mimeographed newsletter, but there would be no Gaslight News today were it not for those who came before.
(Raise your hand if you remember the fresh smell of dittos in the morning.)
Without further ado, here are the latest scanned and uploaded back-issues of the Gaslight News. Only 20 more issues to go…
The earliest issue we have is #9, Dec. 1977, which must mean that eight issues dated from December 1974 through the fall of 1977 are still missing. Please, if you come across any, let us know.