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    • "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...
    • Dr. Jules Backman of Scarsdale, N.Y.

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    • This is a black and white photograph of Dr. Jules Backman. Dr. Backman was an economist who taught at NYU for nearly 50 years. He was an authority on prices, labor, and antitrust problems. He consulted for many companies, including Alcoa, Western...
    • Jules and Grace Backman of Scarsdale, N.Y.

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    • This is a black and white photograph of Jules and Grace Backman with another man at the Backman Conference Center. Dr. Backman was an economist who taught at NYU for nearly 50 years. He was an authority on prices, labor, and antitrust problems. He...
    • Arthur Boniface of Scarsdale, N.Y.

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    • This is a black and white photograph of Scarsdale resident Arthur Boniface. He held several key positions in Scarsdale, including Village Manager and Village Engineer. Mr. Boniface was born in Hastings, England, son of Philip and Sarah Boniface. He...
    • Leonard Cooke at the Rockland County Building, New City NY

    • Business people; Portrait photographs;
    • Leonard Cooke was an advocate for civil rights for all, outspoken on issues of equal employment and adequate housing. He lobbied for the creation of a county human rights agency and in 1963 was appointed to the new agency. He then served more than...
    • 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...
    • Letter to Mr. Robert Lawson, Piermont, NY

    • Correspondence;
    • This letter is written in ink on lined paper that has been folded. "Piermont May 29 1896. Mr. Robert Lawson. Dear Sir. At a special meeting of the Board of Trustees held Thursday night May 28 1896. You were appointed Pound Master from the date of...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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....
    • Orlando Humphrey, Nyack, NY

    • Men; School board members;
    • Orlando Humphrey stood for this portrait, wearing a waistcoat, a jacket, and a topcoat. He was a Liberty Street School trustee in 1871. He was appointed Nyack's postmaster in 1885 by President Cleveland. Mr. Humphrey, a Democrat, was elected a...
    • Inscription on milestone, Nyack, NY

    • Milestones; Plaques; Historic sites; Historical markers;
    • The inscription on the plaque above the Nyack milestone says: "Erected by the Rockland County 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...
    • Letter from Aaron Belknap to Silas Totten

    • Newburgh (N.Y.)--History--19th Century;
    • This is a letter from Aaron Belknap, Trustee of Newburgh Academy and member of a Committee appointed to hire an Instructor and Principal for the Academy, offering the position to Silas Totten. It describes the Academy, its history, location, and...
    • Scarsdale Board of Trustees, 1957-58

    • People;
    • This is a black and white photograph of Scarsdale’s 1957-1958 Board of Trustees. The Mayor was Ralph Keating. The Trustees were Willard B. Dean, Sydney Krause, David B. Mathias, H. Lee Nelson, Paul S. Smith, and Luella B. Slaner (Appointed for one...

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