Preliminary Guide to Environmental Sources
- Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. Cornwall Pumped-Storage
Project records, 1966-1980.
22 cubic ft.
The Cornwall Pumped-Storage Project proposed to pump water from the Hudson River up to a reservoir located behind Storm King Mountain, which could then be released to generate electricity when needed.
Ecological studies, engineering reports, proceedings of symposiums and conferences, fishery surveys, and other reports concerning the impact of hydro-electric power plants on the Hudson River and the Hudson River estuary, 1966-1980; legal records from a suit against Consolidated Edison consisting of testimonies, briefs, and exhibit materials such as photographs, survey data, and engineering drawings; and correspondence, reports, and transcripts from hearings on this project before the Federal Power Commission, 1974-1975.
Finding aids: Partial list.
- Cornwall Public Library. Cornwall on Hudson Branch.Cornwall,
N.Y. Arbor Day collection, 1937.
Papers from Arbor Day activities of Cornwall school children consisting of their essays, a typescript article, and information on the program, 1937.
25 Homer Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045
- New York State Game Protectors, Southern Division records, 1909-1920.
0.2 cubic ft.
Minutes and reports concerning game management in central New York.
Local subject: Wildlife management.
- Oral History Collection, 1975-1979.
21 tape recordings
Taped interviews with Cortland County residents on the local impact of the Depression. Interviewees include merchants, farmers, housewives, laborers, Civilian Conservation Corps workers, and students. Also tapes of Seymour Dunn discussing Henry S. Randall and of Orson J. Stanton reminiscing about life in South Cuyler in the early 20th century.
Finding aids: Abstract to Depression interviews.
- Wattenberg Family. Wattenberg Family papers, 1918-1976.
0.3 cubic ft.
Published and unpublished papers by Dr. John E. Wattenberg and his wife Ione on medical subjects, Christmas in Cortland, Cortland County Civil Defense preparations, nature study in Cortland County, the Ione Wattenberg Bird Sanctuary in Virgil, and specimen collections of the Biology Department, SUNY College at Cortland.
Finding aids: Register.
Clinton House, 116 North Cayuga Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
- Ithaca Water Works Collection, 1873-1954, 1873-1920 (bulk).
1.8 cubic ft.
Clippings, pamphlets, and miscellaneous papers concerning the Ithaca Water Works, water supply and sanitation, and the typhoid fever epidemic of 1903. Collection includes pamphlets and reports on water and sewer systems, 1894-1956; an article on the typhoid fever epidemic, 1904; schedules of water rates, 1905 and 1920; and public health pamphlets and reports, 1913-16. Also a copy of an act passed in 1873 to provide the village of Ithaca with water.
Finding aids: Card catalog.
- Land Conservation: Ithaca and Tompkins County, 1908-1970.
0.6 cubic ft.
Pamphlets, two short papers on shade trees and Dutch Elm disease by L.H. MacDaniels and D.J. Welch; and letter by MacDaniels to Robert O. Dinginan of the Department of Public Works on Dutch Elm disease. Also materials relating to Operation Flush by Citizens Committee to Save Cayuga Lake and the Cayuga Lake Prevention Association. Card catalog.
- Tompkins County Collection, 1817-1968, 1900-1968 (bulk).
1.2 cubic ft.
Clippings, pamphlets, photographs, maps, newspapers, memorabilia, miscellaneous papers, and printed matter concerning Tompkins County history. Includes large number of clippings on Ithaca City Hospital and on parks and recreation; notes on early taverns in Tompkins County; transcriptions of tombstone epitaphs; one-volume report of the Half-Century Club of Tompkins County, 1881; rural maps of Tompkins County, 1925-26 and 1937; and a land classification map, 1930.
Finding aids: Card catalog.