Preliminary Guide to Environmental Sources
- Hunter (N.Y. : Town). Town Historian. State report collection,
1.5 linear ft.
Reports from various State offices concerning road construction and repair, casinos, environmental impact, water, and bridges in the Town of Hunter.
- Lloyd (N.Y. : Town). Town Historian. Subject file, 1758-1982,
20 cubic ft.
Almanacs, articles, clippings, programs, booklets, letters, brochures, directories, reports, photographs, receipts, postcards, and other material concerning the Town of Lloyd, the villages of Highland and New Paltz, the Hudson River, and other Ulster County locations. Subjects include the Apple Blossom Festival, cemeteries, churches, the Sloop Clearwater, the Delaware and Hudson Canal, lighthouses, the Highland Library, organizations, railroads, the Civil War, and World Wars I and II. Items of note include a 1784 letter concerning the hiring of a teacher; deeds, leases, lot surveys, estate papers, and other legal papers of local residents, 1758-1934; family letters, 1841-1901, some from Highland people and some from relatives who had moved West; and two diaries of Eliza L. Perkins of Highland, N.Y., 1879-1880, concerning housework, cutting grapes, family affairs, and social life.
- Scrapbooks, 1864-1969.
Scrapbooks about aspects of Niagara County history and other subjects including Lockport miscellany, 1864-67; World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893; Spanish-American War, 1898; Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, 1901; electric power, 1903-06; Lockport in World War I, clippings relating to war effort and local servicemen, 1918-c.1965; salvage operations of the Lockport War Council Office of Civilian Mobilization, 1943-45; Niagara County Civil Defense, 1953-54, 1961-66; and local history articles by former county historian Clarence Lewis, 1951-69.
- Student Papers, 1937-1974.
Subjects of papers include education, Fort Niagara, the French and Indian War, industry, the Erie Canal, Anson Wolcott, and Belva A. Lockwood. Also, 'Niagara's Water Power: Hydro-Mechanical Power at Niagara Falls, New York, 1758-1925,' master's thesis by Carroll David Kepner, 1967.
- Vertical File, 1850(ca.)-1981.
40.0 cubic ft.
Subjects include Niagara County towns, villages, and cities; churches; architecture, including log cabins and cobblestone buildings; railroads; the Niagara Power Project; Love Canal; and schools. Also, the Niagara County history notes of Joshua Wilbur (Wilber).