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    • Summer Bungalow

    • Photographs
    • Perhaps the Bungalow Pennsylvania. Families rented these cottages at a rate of five dollars per week. William Matthews' scrapbook describes Bungalow culture thus: "A group of cottages named after New York City Hotels...They are completely...
    • Rev. George Bailey Hopson

    • College presidents; Photography; Priests--United States;
    • Rev. George Bailey Hopson served as acting warden three times, 1898-1899, 1903-1904, 1907-1909, and was professor of Latin from 1863 to 1916. His expectations as a teacher were high. When students complained of not having enough time to complete...
    • Tolstoy Foundation

    • Photographs; Buildings; Foundations
    • Front view of the Tolstoy Foundation on Lake Road. The Tolstoy Foundation was founded by Alexandra Tolstoy, the youngest daughter of Leo Tolstoy in 1939. The Tolstoy Foundation is a voluntary agency whose goals are to assist refugees from the...
    • Unit 07-Stories from Childhood

    • Ethnic groups; Prejudice; Ethnic neighborhoods; Education;
    • He tells of how, when he was a child, he brought a small garder snake to school in an envelope as a practical joke. He also explains how a certain type of cheese that he would bring to school for lunch contained tiny worms; and some of his fellow...
    • Valencia Unit 03- Social Conscience within Mexican American Community

    • Ethnic groups; Immigrants; Ethnic stereotypes; English language; Cultural relations; Language; Emigration & immigration; Citizenship; Religion; Catholicism;
    • He mentions that he is a big fan of classical music, as well as Mariacchi. He notes that while living in New Rochelle, he spent much of his free time helping other immigrants deal with issues that were specific to their demographic (other recent...
    • Antonio Valencia oral history interview [audio]

    • Ethnic groups; Immigrants; Ethnic neighborhoods; Ethnic stereotypes; English language; Cultural relations; Language; Emigration & immigration; Citizenship;
    • Antonio Valencia is considered to be the 'grandfather' of Mexican immigrants in the lower Westchester County region of New Rochelle, NY; he was the first known Mexican immigrant to settle in New Rochelle. He spent the next several decades not only...
    • John Lodico, Sr. interview

    • Boat & ship industry; Veterans;
    • John Lodico, Sr. talks about growing up in Upper Nyack near the river in the Van Houten's Landing neighborhood near the river. He focuses on the Italian American immigrant culture there, particularly as epitomized by his father, his time at Nyack...

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