Preliminary Guide to Environmental Sources
Smithtown Library. Richard H. Handley Long Island History Room.
- American Forestry Congress. Records, 1883-1889.
.2 cubic ft.
John S. Hicks of Roslyn, N.Y. was Treasurer of the organization. Correspondence of the American Forestry Congress, much of it from or to John S. Hicks. Correspondence with other officers or members of the Congress, including Charles A. Morrison, Adolph Leue, Bernhard E. Fernow, N.H. Eggleston, and F.B. Hough, and pertaining to meeting of the Congress and papers read at meetings or published by the Congress, as well as other organizational business. There is also correspondence with members of various state legislatures about forestry laws in the states, and with railroad companies in the United States about tree planting along right of ways.
Subjects: Forests and forestry -- Societies, etc. Forests and forestry -- Law and legislation. Tree planting. Roadside flora.
- Smithtown Conservation Advisory Council (Smithtown, NY) Records,
.3 cubic ft.
The Smithtown Conservation Advisory Council was authorized by state and town law in 1967 "to advise the Town Board in the promotion and development of its natural resources." Frederick F. Meyer served as first chairman of the council.
Minutes and annual reports of a local advisory board concerned with environmental issues. Organizations contacted by the council include the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Atomic Energy Commission. Topics discussed or studied include zoning issues, dredging, firearms ordinances, Arbor Day, Earth Day, gypsy moths, waterfowl, parks, beautification projects, public dumps, and State Route 25A.
- Van Liew, Barbara. Papers, [ca. 1946-1980]
ca. 3 cubic ft.
Architectural historian. Van Liew, of Saint James, N.Y., is a consultant on historic preservation, historian of the Village of Head of the Harbor, and editor of PRESERVATION NOTES published by the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities.
Correspondence, reports, minutes, notes, memoranda, petitions, maps, photographs, resolutions, newsletters, and other papers of Van Liew, including material on the controversy over the widening of State Route 25 through Smithtown; of note is a report to the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities (SPLIA) on the impact of widening the road through the historic district of Smithtown, with color photographs of historic structures, 1962; also, correspondence with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Harry T. Tuthill, New York State officials, legislators, members of the Governor's office, and a letter of John W. Jones, mayor of the Village of The Branch, N.Y., to Governor Nelson Rockefeller.
Much of the material consists of research notes and papers gathered while preparing the Historic Sites Inventory for the town of Smithtown. Papers on the widening of State Route 25A through St. James, N.Y. include copies of letters from Mrs. Alfred Lee Loomis of SPLIA to state officials about Route 25A, and material or correspondence to or from the St. James-Nesconset Citizens Planning Committee, the Smithtown Planning Board, Smithtown Town Board, Smithtown Central School District No. 1, the Smithtown Historical Society, Suffolk County Conservation Committee, Suffolk County Landmarks Preservation Committee, Suffolk County Board of Supervisors, the Urban Land Institute, and the Village of Head of the Harbor, N.Y. Also, material relating to housing developments, wetlands preservation, and zoning issues; and a photocopy of "Log of the Bearnaise" by Ann White, a handwritten account of a family cruise on a sailboat from Greenport, Long Island to Port Jefferson, Long Island, with Harry Van Liew and his children and Ann White as guest, late 1940s.
Subject: Wetland conservation--New York (State)-Suffolk County.
17 Maple Avenue, Sodus, NY 14551
- Transmission Line Hearings minutes, 1978-1979.
1.5 linear feet
Reproduction note: Mimeographed minutes, printed brochures.
Minutes of public hearings on proposed construction of a 115 kV power transmission line through Sodus by the Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation. Included is a copy of the application to the State of New York Public Service Commission for a certificate of compatability and public need for the power line; and various public relations leaflets, brochures, etc., printed by Rochester Gas and Electric.
Local subject: Environmental concerns.