Preliminary Guide to Environmental Sources
Amityville Historical Society
- Amityville Historical Society. Long Island vertical file, 1864-1984.
2 cubic ft.
Arrangement: By subject or community.
Reports, clippings, brochures, articles, newsletters, anniversary programs, certificates, correspondence, invitations, and other items pertaining to activities Long Island. Of note is the Civil War file which contains a typed copy of a manuscript "Babylon's Union Soldiers in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865," 1890; a letter from John F. Sterling to his mother, 1864; certificate of honor to Horace Chester of the 21st Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers, 1867; programs of the "34th Reunion, Veteran Association, Sixth New York Cavalry" at Purchase, N.Y., 1924-1925, and other memorabilia. Also included in the files are various transportation maps, 1889-1906, a typescript "A Social and Environmental History of Copiague, Long Island" by J. Detlefsen, 1981; a variety of bills and receipts, 1906-1984; and copies of the legal documents associated with the division of the southern portion the Town of Huntington into the Town of Babylon, 1872-1897.
- Bronxville Public Library (Bronxville, N.Y.), Local History Room.
Miscellaneous document collection, 1857-1930.
Miscellaneous items from Bronxville individuals and organizations, including a scrapbook kept by Barbara Van Every of her trip to Europe, 1930; pocket diary kept by Martha Lyman, 1857, concerning weather, visits, letters received, church attendance, and other daily events; minute book of "The Neighbors," 1859-1862, concerning police services, building an ice house, sanitation laws, agricultural pursuits, roads, and telegraph services; appraisal of the furnishings in the Hotel Gramaton, 1920; and payroll record of the Lawrence Management Company, 1917-1920.
Beaver Dam Road, Brookhaven, N.Y. 11719
- Brookhaven Free Library (Brookhaven, N.Y.). Long Island History
5 cubic ft.
Reproduction note: Includes photocopies, transcriptions.
Reports, maps, wills, deeds, genealogical records, history interviews, clippings, pamphlets and other papers relating to the history of the hamlet of Brookhaven and vicinity. Items of note include reports of a local school district, 1863; a report on Carmans River, ca. 1980, with photographs of the river from its source to its mouth; correspondence, agreements, financial records, maps and other papers relating to the establishment of Fire Island National Seashore, involving the Brookhaven Villiage Association, Fireplace Beach Club and the Matthabank Company, 1959-1969; a history of St. James Episcopal Church in Brookhaven, 1872-1962; transcripts of minutes and financial records of the Congregational Church of Fireplace [i.e., Brookhaven], 1842-1872; and materials on Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, natural history, and noted local residents such as artists and authors.