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    • 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...
    • Outdoor portrait of Mrs. Fowler

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Women; Lace; Ribbons; Older people;
    • A woman sits outdoors on a wicker chair. This elderly lady may well have been photographed circa 1900 as her image was among the others here. Otherwise, it would be very difficult to say anything beyond late nineteenth century. She continues to...
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    • Postcards; Photographic postcards; Bridges; Covered bridges; Rivers;
    • Color photo of the old covered bridge and new bridge. "The waters of the Wallkill River reflect the changing times. The four lane bridge along the New York State Thruway shown in foreground. Perrine's Bridge, an old covered bridge of the past...
    • Mine hole now and then

    • Automobiles; Streets; Sidewalks; Steeples;
    • This image is composed of two photographs one above the other. Both photographs are of the same location but taken many decades apart. The top photograph is in black and white. The image captured is looking down a street. There are sidewalks on...
    • William Debevoise Interview

    • Childhood & youth;
    • Bill Debevoise discusses growing up & going to school in a rapidly changing Rockland County in the late 1950s and 1960s. He reflects on how the changing demographics, specifically an increasing population, impacted the local landscape and he...
    • R. Clinton Taplin Interview

    • Journalists
    • Clint Taplin reflects on his life growing up in Nyack and Nanuet, his education, time in the U.S. Army, and his career as a journalist for the Journal News and the Bergen Record. He also offers perspective on the changing role of newspapers,...
    • Unit 02-Memories of Elementary School

    • Kidnappings; Homicides; Education; Educational facilities; World War, 1939-1945--Social aspects; Patriotism;
    • In 1938 a little boy named Peter Levine was kidnapped and murdered. George's sister knew the boy who attended Albert Leonard Junior High at the time he went missing. Backdrop/origins of WWII are referenced in passing. George reflects on the...
    • J. Fred Geist in Flood on Route 59, West Nyack

    • Roads; Floods; Automobiles;
    • Photographer J. Fred Geist, in hip waders, stands in the flood waters, changing the film in his camera. This is one of many, many times that Route 59 (the Nyack Turnpike) in West Nyack, was flooded after a heavy rain.
    • Missionary Training Institute, Nyack-on-the-Hudson, NY

    • Universities & colleges; Postcards;
    • The buildings of the Missionary Training Institute are on a hillside overlooking the villages of Nyack and South Nyack. Here they are hidden behind large trees which are changing colors in the fall. A few students stand on one of the steep...

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