Preliminary Guide to Environmental Sources
Stony Creek Historical Association.
Lanfear Road, Stony Creek, NY 12878.
- Alvin Winslow, 1852-1937. Diaries, 1881-1932.
.5 cubic ft.
Game warden, surveyor.
Short entries in diaries discuss the weather, his work and travels as game protector, and local events in Stony Creek.
- Wilcox, S. Leroy. Papers, 1922-1978.
3 cubic ft.
Duck farmer and ornithologist from Speonk, N.Y.
Looseleaf notebooks with bird banding summaries and reports, 1927-1971; notebooks with correspondence, pamphlets, notes, and banding returns on osprey and piping plover, 1928-1961; notebooks with notes on snails, turtles, seals, and bird sightings by Wilcox and others from 1885 to 1947, 1927-1947; postcards and letters, pamphlets, and clippings about birds and bird banding, 1936-1966; letters, instructions, cards, and pamphlets from the Cornell University Laboratory of Ornithology, 1974-1975; notebooks with banding reports to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1960-1967, and cards and forms from them with reports of sightings of his banded birds, 1948-1987; Bird Banding Notes newsletters, 1922-1964.
110-112 Front Street, Owego, NY 13827
- Federal Government Collection, 1789-1964.
40 items (ca.)
Articles, clippings, pamphlets, photographs, and miscellaneous papers concerning the federal government and national politics in Tioga County. Collection includes election returns from Tioga County in the Presidential election of 1864, as well as lists of electors in the county, 1911-1918. Replica of the United States Constitution, 1789. Political materials from the 19th century, including a circular letter sent in support of Henry Clay as a Presidential candidate, 1844. Political materials from the 20th century include campaign posters for the Presidential election of 1928. Miscellaneous papers on the Emergency Re-Employment Drive, the NRA, the CCC, and the WPA, 1933-1936. Papers and photographs concerning post offices in Tioga County, 1795-1969, including a list of postage rates, 1866. Also prints of Mathew Brady photographs of the House of Representatives, 1865 and 1868.
Finding aids: Card catalog.
Tuxedo Park, NY
- Tuxedo Park Library (Tuxedo Park, NY). Local history vertical
Ca. 15 cubic ft.
Articles, newsletters, clippings, biographical and historical notes, programs, brochures, certificates, correspondence, maps, and other items pertaining to the local history of Tuxedo Park and neighboring communities. Subjects include people, families, churches, the Tuxedo Park Library, schools, businesses, community development, clubs and organizations, Erie Railroad, environment, roads, local government, and World Wars I and II.
Subjects: Conservation of natural resources -- New York (State)
- Dewey, Thomas E. (1902-1971). Papers.
1,035 linear feet
Correspondence, manuscripts, reports, printed material, newspaper clippings, phonograph records, tape recordings, photographs, films, and memorabilia.
Dewey was district attorney of New York County from 1938 to 1943, governor of New York from 1943 to 1955, and Republican candidate for president of the United States in 1944 and 1948.
Gift of Thomas E. Dewey and his estate, since 1955
Microfilm copy held by the New York State Archives, Cultural Education Center, Albany, N.Y
- Boettjer, Herman. Herman and Joseph Boettjer papers, 1926-1978.
.8 cubic ft.
Letter from Herman Boettjer, General Park Supt., to Sidney Wilmot with his report "Administration of the Long Island State Park System," 1937; typed memoranda by Herman Boettjer "Major Items of Work Completed at Belmont Lake Park," 1926; typescript "Policing of a State Park and Parkway System," ca. 1935; organization chart - Long Island State Park Commission, 1946; letter from Joe Boettjer to Mrs. Labenow, 1978; photographs of Long Island State Park Projects, 1962-1968; map of Heckscher State Park, East Islip, N.Y.; invitations to a bridge and tunnel opening ceremonies, 1938-1939; reports "Survey of Congested War Production Areas for the Army Munitions Board, 1943: and "Review of Detroit Industrial Defense Expressway, 1942" by Robert Moses, 1942-1943; report - "History of the L. I. State Parks;" pamphlets and reports of the various agencies administered by Robert Moses, 1934-1964. The reports cover topics such as roads, parkways, bridges, tunnels, parks, beaches, airports, bicycling, grade crossings, recreation, housing, museums, monuments, Fire Island Inlet, Coney island, Jones Beach, Fordham, Bronk Kills, slum clearance, Long Island Lighting Company, and Long Island Rail Road.