From the Archives!
A NYLA Conference in New York City? Yes, we had one in 1985. The Marriott Marquis Hotel had just opened and we were one of their first events. Boy, did we have an all-star cast! Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman to run for vice-president; Vartan Gregorian, the then President of the New York Public Library; Whitney North Young, U.S. Attorney who worked to stop the New York Times from publishing the Pentagon Papers. In addition, the husband and wife acting couple Anne Jackson and Eli Wallach took part in the conference. It’s interesting to note that NYLA’s longtime friend, Senator Hugh Farley, was there. We are glad that Hugh Farley is still a good friend of NYLA and is still in the New York State Senate!