Preliminary Guide to Environmental Sources
Westchester County Historical Society. Library.
- French, Alvah P., 1867-1927. Scrapbooks, 1880-1925.
42 v. on microfilm.
Reproduction note: Microfilm.
French was the founder and editor of several Westchester County newspapers and the author of the 5-volume HISTORY OF WESTCHESTER COUNTY.
Clippings, pamphlets, obituaries, marriage notices, biographical sketches, and pictures relating to the history of Westchester County and its townships. Subjects include churches, schools, historic houses, government, politics, crime and criminals, Indians, industry and commerce, newspapers, prisons, railroads, water supply, and military history.
Finding aids: People and subject index.
3 Higbie Lane, West Islip, NY 11795
- West Islip Public Library (West Islip, NY). Subject collection,
Ca. 10 cubic ft.
Reproduction note: Includes photocopies.
Subject files on the history of the West Islip area and Long Island in general. Topics include Long Island towns and villages, genealogy, social issues, the environment, the clamming industry, local schools, churches and hospitals, Suffolk County Executive Patrick G. Halpin and Congressman Thomas J. Downey.
Mastic Beach, NY
- William Floyd Estate (Mastic, NY). Records, 1903-1978.
.1 cubic ft., 2 v.
Photographs of Moss Lots and water activities, 1930-1978; clippings about possible nuclear power and water desalting plants at William Floyd Estate and the addition of the William Floyd Estate to the Fire Island National Seashore complex, 1964-1965; two guest books for the home at Mastic with signatures and comments of guests, 1903-1910 and 1917-1934.
200 Main Street, Penn Yan, NY 14527
- Fred S. Hollowell. Fred S. Hollowell papers, 1874-1959, 1900-1959
2 cubic ft.
By-laws and minutes of the Milo Co-Operative Company, Inc., 1920-41; miscellaneous bills, accounts, legal papers and minutes of the local Dairymen's League, 1920; farm account books of John A. Hollowell, 1898-1931; and a few papers of the Milo Center Cemetery Association, 1919-38. Political materials include clippings and news releases concerning Civil Service reform proposals, 1941-42; a folder of correspondence, resolutions, clippings, etc. relating to the proposal of the Northwestern New York Water Authority to divert water from Canandaigua Lake to Newark water system, 1950; a folder of clippings, brochures, reports, and correspondence relating to a site on Keuka Lake for a state park, 1951-54; a file of correspondence with constituents for the year 1952; and a notebook of printed bills introduced by Senator Hollowell in 1952.
Later materials include a folder on the Baldwin's Bank of Penn Yan, now a branch of Security Trust Co., 1944-57; a folder of papers concerning the centralization of the Penn Yan Union Free District and the construction of a new high school, 1939-59; and a typed account of a western trip, 1939. Older materials include a register of the Excelsior Literary Society for 1874-77; the daybook of Hollowell & Wise hardware store, 1874; and an old ledger made into a scrapbook. Also 20 color slides of the oldest houses in Milo Center, 1959; a phonograph record of a testimonial broadcast on station WOR, New York; a photo of the Hollowell home at Milo Center; sketches by Eleanor Brundage Hollowell; and her diary, 1972-73.
Gift of John W. Hollowell.
Finding aids: Accession books.
- Young, Annette Innis, 1885-1975. Papers, 1894-1975.
15 cubic ft.
Daughter of Martha Innis and William H. Young. She endowed a trust to maintain the family estate, Locust Grove, as an historic site and wildlife sanctuary.
The larger portion of her papers consist of letters received, legal papers, and financial records, 1899-1975. Correspondents include her parents, her brother Innis Young, other relatives, and friends. Subjects include family property, financial matters, personal news, and Innis' trips and activities. Diaries, 1894-1972, concern her daily life at Locust Grove including domestic duties, gardening, music, and animal care, as well as trips taken, visits made, meetings attended, her charitable work with the Gallaudet Home in Poughkeepsie, financial matters, and the activities of her brother Innis Young. Included in the diaries are obituaries, clippings on weddings, historic homes along the Hudson, her charitable activities, other local news, and some notes and letters.