Preliminary Guide to Environmental Sources
Patchogue-Medford Library. Local History Room.
- Patchogue-Medford Library. Long Island information files, 1885-1988.
32 cubic ft.
Clippings, brochures, guidebooks, booklets, articles, newsletters, reports, photographs, copies of postcards, and pamphlets. Contains information on agriculture, ecology, town and village histories, parks and historic sites, architecture, industry and business, biographies, the arts, geology, education, elections, marine life, Long Island Lighting Company, Long Island Railroad, Indians, lighthouses, shipwrecks, Suffolk County government, transportation, water supply, Indian photographs from the collection of Chief Red Thunder Cloud, weather, and refuse disposal.
999 Old Country Road, Plainview, NY 11803
- Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library. Plainview-Old Bethpage
Collection, 1874-1990, 1950-1990 (bulk).
ca. 40 cubic ft.
Reproduction note: Includes photocopies.
School records, maps, programs, fliers, directories, newletters, clippings and other material about the Plainview-Old Bethpage area. Subjects include Old Bethpage Village Restoration, the Hempstead Plains, early land grants and land owners, historical societies, crime and accidents, police and fire departments, the Nassau County Fire Academy in Old Bethpage, sports and athletic clubs, youth groups, civic associations, housing, land use and zoning issues, and N.Y. State Assemblyman Lewis J. Yevoli.
There are clippings, programs and newsletters from local churches and synagogues; articles and reviews by and about local authors, artists, actors and musicians; calendars of events in the area, 1978-1990; community directories, 1955-1987; newsletters of GASP of New York (Group Against Smoking Pollution); photocopies of telephone directories for Plainview, 1896-1908; environmental impact statements, reports, studies, proposals and surveys relating to a town landfill in Old Bethpage; and reports and articles on the shooting of students by the National Guard troops at Kent State University, Ohio in May, 1770, and on Jeffrey Glenn Miller of Plainview, who was killed there.
Records of Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District include the clerk's book of School District 19, Town of Oyster Bay, with minutes, tax lists, budgets and other records, 1874-1937; photocopy of attendence register for School District 19, 1918-1919; directories of school officers and teachers in Nassau County school districts, 1897-1905 (includes Queens County, 1897-1898); minutes and reports of the Board of Trustees, beginning 1955; copies of curricula for teaching local history in elementary schools, 1970's; school district policy book; clippings and other material on teacher's strikes in Plainview, 1960's and '70's; building plans; employee records, including salaries, contracts and directories; school censuses; and student newspapers, literary magazines and yearbooks from John F. Kennedy High School in Plainview, Plainview-Old Bethpage High School, and various junior high and elementary schools in the district. Records of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library include minutes, trustee records, annual reports, budgets, architectural plans, engineering reports, newsletters and clippings, 1950-1990.
Maps include street, tax, zoning, school district, election district and housing development maps; USGS topographic maps, including a 1913 topo map of Long Island; maps showing 17th century land purchases in the town of Oyster Bay, and copies and reproductions of maps from the 1600's to the present.
- Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library. Videotape collection,
ca. 20 tapes
Videotapes include tapes of activities at the library, high school graduations, news programs from Channel 12 Long Island, community meetings concerning the landfill in Old Bethpage, interviews with founding members of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Fire Department on the department's 50th anniversary, and the Plainview-Old Bethpage Celebration Day Parade, 1986.
115 Prospect Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
- Port Jefferson Historical Society. Vertical Files, ca. 1865-1989.
ca. 4 cubic ft.
Arrangement: Alphabetical by subject.
Subject file of clippings, photographs, pamphlets, booklets, museum catalogs, maps, and other materials on the history of Port Jefferson and other communities on Long Island from New York City to Montauk Point. Subjects include the Bayles, Chambers, Davis, Mather and Strong families; the shipping industry and individual ships such as the whaler Horatio, schooner Martha E. Wallace, and the steamship Normandie; also antiques, atomic power and the nuclear plant at Shoreham, L.I., the Civil War, games, Long Island place names, storms, shipwrecks, tools, toys, whaling and witchcraft.
- Potsdam Public Museum (Potsdam, NY). Potsdam history: Water
and electric power, 1902-1978.
.3 linear ft.
Clippings, histories, and advertisements concerning water power development, electric power plants, and the Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, 1902-1978.
- Pratt Institute. Administration record group, 1887-1978.
45 cubic ft.
Records of the Board of Trustees including the charter, bylaws, annual reports of the Secretary, PRATT INSTITUTE RECORD, 1889-1910, reports of special committees, and minutes of Board meetings; correspondence of Frederic B. Pratt, 1887-1925; Office of President annual reports, inauguration materials, publications of the office, 1940-1976; administrative manuals and records of offices of the Registrar and Dean of Students; architectural plans, drawings, planning reports, and maintenance reports of campus facilities, 1887-1976; reports concerning educational planning, development, and evaluation, including Academy for Educational Development, 1970, New York State Education Department, 1974-1978, and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, 1948-1971; publications and reports of the Pratt Institute Center for Community and Environmental Development (PICCED), 1953-1976; account books, financial records, and budgets of the Business Office, including rental records of the Real Estate Department; scrapbooks; clippings about the Institute, 1887-1975; and newsletters and publications generated by the Institute offices of Public Affairs and Public Relations, 1889-1976.
Finding aids: Unpublished guide.
Cold Spring, NY
- Putnam County Historical Society (NY). Hudson River collection,
1.5 cubic ft.
Souvenir booklets, articles, clippings, brochures, newsletters, travel booklets, pamphlets, maps, and broadsides pertaining to the Hudson River. Subjects include Mt. Beacon, pirates, lighthouses, the sloop CLEARWATER, restoration of the river, river sloops, ghost legends, iceboating, bridges, the Hudson River Day Line, communities on the Hudson's shore, and West Point. Of note are a printed legislative act concerning navigation on the Hudson, 1820, and illustrated booklets about the river, 1835-1836. Collection also includes miscellaneous records of the Highland Chemical Works at Manitou, N.Y., 1885-1892, consisting of sketch of plant buildings, letters of Edmond G. Nation, superintendent, and memoranda book concerning accounts, salvage from the 1889 fire, payrolls, property, and equipment.
Putnam Valley, NY
- Putnam Valley Free Library (Putnam Valley, NY). Local history
collection, 1775-1988, 1958-1988 (bulk)
ca. 1.5 cubic ft.
Brochures, newsletters, guidebooks, programs, maps, clippings, typescript articles, pamphlets, reports, directories, and lists, 1958-1988, pertaining to Putnam Valley and Putnam County. Subjects include recreation, local history, civic services, tourism, clubs, summer colonies, environmental resources, local government, and schools. Also, framed map of land owned by McGolrick Realty Company in the Towns of Cortlandt (Westchester County), Putnam Valley, and Phillipstown (Putnam County) showing individual lots, 1932; and Revolutionary War military appointment of Timothy Dimock signed by Israel Putnam, 1775.