Preliminary Guide to Environmental Sources
Keene Valley Public Library
Keene Valley, NY
- Adirondack Mountain Reserve. Records, 1815-1978, 1887-1978.
ca. 34 linear ft.
The Adirondack Mountain Reserve was formed in 1886 by a group of residents of Keene Valley-St. Huberts area to preserve land around Ausable Lakes from being lumbered and has since sold most of its land to New York State to form part of the Adirondack Park.
Minutes of trustees, stockholders, and of committees, 1887-1940; stock records, 1887-1932; incorporation papers, 1887-1936; deeds, mortgages, bills of sale, and agreements concerning acquisition and sale of property and timber, 1887-1949; leases, 1887-1951; wills and testaments, 1929-1940; maps and surveys, 1894-1949, with copies of earlier maps and an original field book, 1815; financial records including reports, statements, letters, ledgers, cashbooks, journals, and tax papers, 1887-1950; correspondence of Franklin B. Kirkbride and other officials, 1905-1952; letterpress copy books of W. Scott Brown, first superintendent of the Reserve, concerning business matters of Keene Heights Hotel Company, camps and cottages, logging and protection of wildlife, and other business concerns of the Adirondack Mountain Reserve (AMR), as well as his law practice and personal matters, 1888-1895, and diaries concerning daily activities, 1888-1906; and AMR pamphlets and booklets, 1889-1947. Items pertaining to the Ausable Club include minutes, 1906-1913, and guest registers, 1917-1978.
Finding aids: Unpublished guide.
- Comstock, Frederick H. Scrapbooks, 1899-1934.
Clippings pertaining to the Adirondacks, including guides, lumbering abuses, biographical sketches, history, natural resources, folklore, pollution, resorts, and disasters.
- Keene Valley Public Library (NY). Keene Valley manuscript collection,
4 cubic ft.
Papers, articles, reminiscences, speeches, letters, poetry, travel notes and diaries, minutes, and other manuscript items concerning Keene Valley; subjects include Keene Valley Players, Felix Adler, summer homes and camps, roads, Adirondack names, Ausable River, natural resources, World War II, forest fires, artists, Adirondack guides, local family histories, the Lake Placid Club, churches, schools, World War I, the Keene Valley Country Club, hiking, the underground railroad, and lumbering. Of note are minutes, correspondence, and reports of the Keene Valley branch of the American Red Cross, 1917-1949; cemetery transcriptions, 1954-1982; undated 19th century field book of the Paradox Tract; constitution and minutes of the Keene Heights Library Club, 1888-1907; Edward K. Rawson's travel diaries from a Cranberry Lake camping trip, 1872, and trips to Germany, France, and Panama, 1873-1874; extracts from the diary of John Jersey McFadden, 1872; and undated manuscript by W.H.H. Murray on the Adirondacks.
Indexes: Card catalog.
- Larchmont Public Library (Larchmont, NY) Local history vertical
ca. 20 cubic ft.
Arrangement: By subject.
Clippings, booklets, articles, newsletters, circulars, speeches, pamphlets, programs, reports, and other items pertaining to the history of Larchmont, the Town of Mamaroneck, and neighboring villages of Rye, Port Chester, Scarsdale, and New Rochelle. Subjects include the Hutchinson River, Indians, the American Revolution, architecture, churches, buildings, historic sites, housing, environment, government, business, harbors, local people, cemeteries, politics and elections, ethnic groups, refugees and emigrants, fire department, schools, cultural events, local authors, and libraries.
Finding aids: Subject index.
- Lindenhurst (NY). Records, 1883-1987.
1.5 cubic ft.
Formerly Breslau, NY
Enumerators blotter book for the third election district, Babylon, Suffolk County, 1892; village police census book, 1946; record book listing licensed plumbers, permits issued, and expenses, 1946-1948; record book of survey made of the shore lines of the Village of Lindenhurst for pollution of the waterways by cesspool drainage, 1945; one foreclosure and one receivers sale booklet for the city of Breslau, 1883-1886; building, sanitary, zone, and assorted code books, 1931-1938; record book and bankbook of the Incorporation Committee, 1923; and annual reports, budgets, notices of elections, resolutions, meeting agendas, memoranda and correspondence, sample ballots, village calendar, audit of accounts, and job specifications, 1923-1987.