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    • Rev. James Starr Clark

    • Portrait photography--United States
    • Photographed here as a distinguished older man, James Starr Clark was a pivotal figure in the 19th century history of Tivoli. Arriving at Annandale in the early 1850's as a tutor to the Bard children, he lived with the family for two years, during...
    • James Starr Clark

    • Portrait photography--United States
    • Pictured here as a young man, James Starr Clark came to Annandale in the 1850's as a tutor to the Bard children. He lived with the family for two years, during which time he developed a close, trusting relationship with the family. Hard working...
    • "At Annandale, Christmas Eve 1888"

    • Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)
    • This image is the only known photograph of the interior of the Bard Home. Taken after Margaret Bard's death, the house was not regularly occupied by John Bard and his second wife Annie Belcher at this time. The room appears to be well appointed and...
    • Harold Mestre

    • College presidents; Photography;
    • Harold Mestre, who served as the 9th president of the college, was a distinguished biophysicist appointed to the position in January of 1938. He only served for one year, dying suddenly on the second day of the fall semester of 1939. The College...
    • Donald George Tewksbury

    • College presidents; Photography;
    • Donald George Tewksbury was appointed dean of the college by Columbia's president, Nicholas Murray Butler in 1933. Tewksbury outlined a progressive new educational program for the college that was approved by the board of trustees. To signal these...
    • Crossing a Stream by Rope Bridge

    • World War, 1939-1945--Art and the war
    • Olin Dows enlisted in officer training in 1942 and left this in 1943 when he was appointed as head of three artists chosen to document the European Theater of Operations, first as an official painter and later as a photographer. Many of his...
    • Attacking Pillbox Maneuvers in England

    • World War, 1939-1945--Art and the war
    • Olin Dows enlisted in officer training in 1942 and left this in 1943 when he was appointed as head of three artists chosen to document the European Theater of Operations, first as an official painter and later as a photographer.
    • One Share of Chester Library

    • Libraries; Documents;
    • The library was incorporated with seven trustees on Nov. 17, 1797. This organization was verified before Judge Wickham in Goshen and recorded that same year. Abijali Yelverton, innkeeper, was appointed the first librarian.

      Shares in the...
    • Sarah Elizabeth Watkins Elting

    • Huguenots;
    • Studio portrait of Sarah Elizabeth Watkins Elting. Ms. Elting is wearing dress reformers attire, which includes a three quarter length dress with matching pants. Sarah Elting is standing in front of a backdrop of a stairway in a photographic...
    • 1810-09-05, Society of negroes unsettled

    • Slaveholders; Bounty hunters; Huguenots
    • In 1810 a group of New Paltz slave holders joined together to form "The Society of Negroes Unsettled". This group of twelve men appointed four among them to search for slaves that had run away from the group. They were to be paid $14 a day for...
    • 1862-12-27 letter from Jacob Hasbrouck to Rowena Hasbrouck

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • Jacob tells Rowena how he was appointed officer of the guard in Carolton while the Col. moved to New Orleans. Once Jacob arrived in New Orleans, he found the Col. aboard a boat going home. He expressed that he wished he could write her more.l
    • Vema

    • Photographs; Ships;
    • The Vema was the first Lamont ship. Built in 1923 for E. F. Hutton and christened Hussar—a 202-foot, three-masted, luxuriously appointed schooner. It was sold 11 years later to George Ungar Vetlesen, who renamed her Vema, for his wife, Maude (née...
    • Detail from Erskine-De Witt map

    • Maps
    • A close up of the Erskine-De Witt map, focusing on Dobbs Ferry. Simeon deWitt, 1756-1834, was Geographer and Surveyor General of the Continental Army. Colonial Robert Erskine, 1735-1780, was an engineer from Scotland whoe came to Ringwood, N.J....
    • Mile marker

    • Photographs; Milestones;
    • 1 mile Marker erected by Rockland Co. Society to commemorate the opening of the Nyack Turnpike. Between Nyack and Suffern. The first direct highway across the county of Rockland and the first important public work undertaken by private...
    • Unit 02-Fighting Segregation and Championing Equal Rights

    • Discrimination; Race discrimination; ethnic groups; race relations; Busing (School integration); education; Racism; Civil rights; Civil rights demonstrations; Civil service reform; Social civic facilities;
    • She notes that the Board decided to desegregate the school on a voluntary basis. During her second term on the Board of Education, the first black principal was voted into the position of Principal of New Rochelle High School. In between her...
    • Unit 05-On Commuting into NYC as a College Student

    • Families; Language; Work ethic; Depressions; Religious fundamentalism; Universities & colleges; Law students;
    • He attended college at St. John's but did not graduate. In those days, one did not have to finish the undergraduate program to be admitted to Law School if one's grades were good enough. He went on to St. John's Law School since he had very good...

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