Preliminary Guide to Environmental Sources
- Series 93. Parks, Recreation and Conservation Board Minutes.
Less than 1 cubic ft.
Official minutes of the Board which was formed in 1962 to take up and expand upon the activities of the Westchester County Park Commission and the Westchester County Recreation Commission.
Continues: Series 91 Related records: Series 146, Parks, Recreation and Conservation Board Agenda, 1962-1978 (gaps).
- Series 94. Bronx Valley Sewer Commission Final Report. 1896.
1 v. .
This report, by drawing attention to polluted conditions of the Bronx River, helped lead to cleanup of the river and construction of the Bronx River Parkway.
Related records: Series 95, Bronx Parkway Commission Annual Reports, 1907-1925 (gaps); Series 166, Bronx Valley Sewer Records, 1907-1911.
- Series 111. Watershed Condemnation Proceedings. 1883-1917.
17 cubic ft.
Variety of records created by various boards and commissions appointed in Westchester County and New York City for the purpose of creating and maintaining a pure water supply for those regions. Included are minutes of meetings held by Commissioners of Appraisal who acquired the watershed lands, appeals to the State Supreme Court by land owners, descriptions and assessments of real estate, prices of materials and labor, property maps and plans of certain aspects of aqueduct excavation and construction.
- Series 146. Parks, Recreation and Conservation Board Agenda.
Less than 1 cubic ft.
Agenda of the meetings of the Board.
Related records: Series 93, Parks, Recreation and Conservation Board Minutes, 1962-1965.
- Series 163. Pforzheimer Papers: Planning Commission Records.
3.3 cubic ft.
Correspondence, memos, minutes and reports of the Commission. Mr. Pforzheimer was the first Chairman of the Westchester County Planning Commission. His files discuss such topics as the County airport and land valuations. Also included are a number of annual reports (1939- 1942), a detailed unpublished history of the early years of the Planning Department, and a comprehensive Planning Study (1934-1936) which surveyed land, aviation, electricity, history, population, health, housing, water supply, finances, police, and related topics in Westchester and its municipalities.
Related records: Series 22, Planning Board Minutes, 1939-1972.
- Series 164. Pforzheimer Papers: Commission on Government Records.
5.5 cubic ft.
Correspondence, memos, minutes, reports, speeches, and clippings created and compiled by the Westchester County Commission on Government which, under the Chairmanship of Mr. Pforzheimer, wrote the County's first Charter. Several folders contain material added by Mr. Pforzheimer after the dissolution of the Commission in 1938. The bulk of the records reflect the deliberations of the Commission and provide much information about the thinking that went into the making of the Charter. In addition, the records provide an excellent overview of the state of the County--its schools, transportation facilities, police and fire departments, water supply, local governments, county government, etc.--in the mid- and late-1930s.
- Series 166. Bronx Valley Sewer Records. 1907-1911.
In front of volume.
Records of the acquisition of land by the County of Westchester for the Bronx Valley Sewer System. Entries may include the name of the owner; price, size and dimensions of the parcel; and map numbers corresponding to the parcel.
Related records: Series 94, Bronx Valley Sewer Commission Final Report, 1896.
- White Plains (N.Y.). Records, 1863-1973.
ca. 35 linear ft.
Records from various departments of the city including property assessment rolls, 1863-1921; sewer, sidewalk, and gutter assessment rolls, 1896-1899; records of real estate sales at auction, 1904-1914; records of Supreme Court cases pertaining to property, 1897-1904; minutes of the Water Commission, 1914-1915; cashbooks, 1863-1866 and 1905-1906; Justices's civil dockets, 1914-1920; legal documents relating to the non-payment of taxes, 1886-1902; Common Council proceedings, 1916-1973; blueprints of city property, 1886-1914; and miscellaneous legal papers, bills, correspondence, resolutions, manuals, reports, plans, and bonds, 1879-1952.
Subject: Sewerage--New York (State)--White Plains.
Subject: Water-supply--New York (State)--White Plains.