[PW] Request help Newsweek ProQuest for Frank Lloyd Wright quotation

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com
Sun May 7 15:24:54 PDT 2017

Thanks for your responses Donna, Barb, and Sue.

ProQuest databases are difficult to access especially for independent
scholars. Some are only available through a limited number of
libraries, apparently.

Some of the ProQuest databases are searchable, but obtaining a single
article may cost $5.95 (Atlanta Constitution); or you may have to
purchase a 24-hour pass for £7.95 (The Guardian and Observer); or you
may be required to pay $60 a month (Variety).

Here is a link to some searchable ProQuest databases.

If necessary I will drive 30 mins to a library that has volume 45 of
Newsweek on microfilm. Since the date is unknown I will systematically
examine page 98 (and nearby pages) of every issue looking for the
quotation. There are probably 26 issues in the volume. I've performed
tasks like this many times.

Yet, if someone has access to the Newsweek archive then the search can
be accomplished in just a moment. It would be nice.


On Sun, May 7, 2017 at 5:19 PM, Sue Kamm <suekamm at mindspring.com> wrote:
> Garson, have you tried finding a library that holds Newsweek on microfilm?
> Maybe a w0mbat has access to it in that format.
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> Subject: [PW] Request help Newsweek ProQuest for Frank Lloyd Wright
> quotation
> A 2016 announcement from ProQuest stated that the company had digitized
> Newsweek and added the pages to the "News, Policy & Politics Magazine
> Archive".
> http://www.proquest.com/about/news/2016/ProQuest-Adds-Nearly-30M-Pages-of-Ne
> w-Digitized-Content.html
> Perhaps a list member with access to the Newsweek archive would be willing
> to search for the following quotation attributed to the famous architect
> Frank Lloyd Wright:
> If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger.
> Here is the metadata from a Google Books snippet match:
> Year: 1955
> Periodical: Newsweek
> Volume 45
> Quote Page 98 (Another GB match specifies page 436 which might be the count
> from the start of the volume)
> The goal is to obtain a complete and verified citation, e.g., the full date,
> the page number, the article title, et cetera. Would love to see the PDF.
> Garson O'Toole
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