Local History Collections A-L
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- Photographs, a scrapbook, and artifacts relating to the life of Willard Baker (d.1996) and to his interest in aviation. 1 box; ca. 1930-1995.
Beacon Hill Residents Association
– Founded in Port Washington, New York in 1919 with 8 members, the Association is dedicated to “the upkeep and physical betterment of Beacon Hill as a residential community.” Includes by-laws, agendas, minutes, notes on zoning, membership lists, correspondence, newsletters, maps, committee proceedings, and proposed budgets. 3 boxes; 1926-1973.
Cocks, Leonard Thorne and Jessie Sands
– Photographs, news clippings, obituaries, and memorabilia documenting various aspects of the Cocks-Sands families of Port Washington, New York. Includes Cocks’ World War II military tags (stamped “7 Fairview Avenue”). 1 box; ca. 1880-1950.
Connern, James J.
- Correspondence, clippings and photographs documenting many of James Connern’s (1913-2005) activities in Port Washington. Connern worked for the National Bank of North Americal for 33 years and was active in numerous community activites in Port Washington. He served as the mayor of Manorhaven (1956-1958) and as Commissioner of the Port washington Water District from 1972 to 1975. 3 boxes; 1929-1960.
– The Club was founded in 1915 with 25 members, to “bring its members into close friendship, … [and] for the interchange of information.” Includes correspondence, minutes, membership lists, financial records, dinner menus, and mementos. 2 boxes; 1916 – 1977.
Daughters of America (Sterling Council, Branch 113)
– Records of the Sterling Council, Branch 113 of the Daughters of America in Port Washington, New York. Includes a book of meeting minutes, miscellaneous membership and enrollment records, printed booklets from the state and national organization, postcards of the National Home of the Daughters of America in Tiffin, Ohio, and a membership pin belonging to Edith McQuillin. 1 box; ca.1924 – 1939.
– Documents and books from the Dodge family of Port Washington, New York, including genealogies, prayers and songs, agreements relating to goods, land and slaves, tax bills, cloth-weaving diagrams, samples of woven cloth, local property maps and sketches of boundaries, and copies of newspapers. Books include works on agriculture, music, education, religion, etiquette and travel. 6 boxes; 1720 – 1975.
Floherty, John J
- Hand-written and typed manuscripts by the author, John J. Floherty (1882-1964), who was a resident of Port Washington, New York for over 50 years. Also includes several photographs of Floherty. 2 boxes; ca. 1890-1962.
- Fontaine Talbot Fox (1884-1964) was a cartoonist whose “Toonerville Trolley” was syndicated in over 200 newspapers. Collection includes a color cardboard cut-out of Toonerville Town distributed by Coca Cola, and an unidentified photo of a trolley. 1 box; ca. 1930’s.
– The papers include genealogical materials, memoirs, and reproductions of photos and documents relating to the history of the Fraser family in England and America. Alfred Fraser (1840-1915) was the first member of the family to be connected with Port Washington. 2 boxes; ca. 1840-2002.
Free Church of Manhasset
– Record book of the Church, founded in 1859 in Port Washington, including its by-laws and constitution, and lists of officers, committees and trustees. Family names include Burtis, Dodge, Hegeman, Hicks, Hyde, Mackey, Mitchell, Mott, Onderdonk, and Willets. 1 box; ca.1859-1882.
-Photographs, copies of illustrations, and a few personal items pertaining to William Galloway, a policeman, artist, and resident of Port Washington, New York. 1 box; ca. 1930’s-1940’s.
General Council of Homeowner Associations of Port Washington
- Records pertaining to the activities of the General Council of Homeowner Associations of Port Washington, New York. The records include meeting minutes and agendas, correspondence, budgets and other official documents distributed by special taxing districts, reports and studies prepared and disseminated by the organization, and news clippings pertaining to the Council’s activities. 8 boxes; 1989-2003.
- The collection includes a memorial tribute book and a video biography of Horace Hagedorn (1915-2005) who was a resident of Sands Point, New York. Hagedorn, advertising executive, business man, and philanthropist, was best known as the master mind behind the success of Miracle Gro fertilizer and related products. 1 box; 2004-2005.
- Local resident Hahn’s photographs, negatives, and contact sheets of West Shore Road and the sand mines in Port Washington, New York. 1 binder; 1979;1983.
Harrington, Edward F.
– The Edward F. Harrington Papers include photographs, documents and artifacts relating to this long-time Port Washington resident’s career as a pilot. 1 box; ca. 1930-1995.
– Papers, photographs and memorabilia of the Hewlett family, including deeds, correspondence, account books, business records, maps, postcards, recipe books, advertising catalogs, and daybooks. 26 reels of microfilm; 1685 – 1916 (bulk dates 1810-1860).
Hopkins, Edwin A. and Mary Hopper
– Correspondence, account books, diaries, financial papers and legal documents relating to the Hopkins family of Glen Cove, New York, and the Hopper family of Philadelphia and New York. The collection also includes an 1881 Hopkins Family Geneaology. 6 boxes; 1735-1963.
Indence and Tassa Family Papers
–Documents, photographs and memorabilia from family members including James P. Indence, Stella Tasso, and Patrick Indence. 2 boxes; 1890-1984.
- Johnson (1877-1963) was an author, humorist and educator. The collection consists of papers, ephemera and artifacts related to his years in Port Washington, New York, and includes his uniform and ribbon from the Atlantic Hook and Ladder Company. 2 boxes; 1904-1963.
Knickerbocker Yacht Club
-Records and memorabilia of the Knickerbocker Yacht Club including ledgers, meeting minutes, photographs, books and artifacts relating to the history of the Knickerbocker Yacht Club and its club members. 10 boxes; 1874-2009.
Landis, Henry K.
Landis, who was the editor of the local publication “Plain Talk”, returned to his Lancaster, Pennsylvania birth place in 1914, after several years in Port Washington. This collection consists of photocopies of the the originals in the Landis Valley Museum. It includes images of Port Washington, a log a of a North Shore saiboating trip made by Landis, John Witmer, Jr. and John Witmer, Sr., and a letter written by John Witmer, Jr. to Landis in 1955, describing changes in Port Washington and giving news of mutual friends. 1 box; ca. 1903-1955.
– Material found above a ceiling at 8 Bayview Avenue in Port Washington, New York. Includes the first record book of Protection Engine Company, as well as postcards and papers. 1 box; ca. 1892 – 1930.
Latino/Latina Archives Project
- Records of a community projcet to document the Latino/Latina community of Port Washington, New York. Includes administrative records as well as the records of programs, community organizations, and families which form part of the Hispanic Community. 14 boxes; 1948-2006.
League of Women Voters of Port Washington/Manhasset
– Records include minutes of Board and general meetings, chapter newsletters, program information, printed matter, and one photograph. 1 box; 1957-1996.
– Papers of William C. Leiber, Sr. (1870-1935) and William C. Leiber, Jr. (1908-1987), consisting primarily of family photographs. Also includes many photographs of the Port Washington, New York waterfront, boating and model boats, diaries, memorabilia, nautical trophies, and over 300 post cards. 5 boxes; ca. 1904-1956.
Lewis Oil Company
- Sixteen images from the covers of calendars printed by the Lewis Oil Co. of Port Washington, New York. The images depict local historic buildings, and scenes of Port Washington and surrounding areas.
– Approximately 1000 items relating to Lewis, onetime Port Washington resident and the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Included are novels, letters, manuscripts, photographs, clippings, scrapbooks, artifacts, periodicals and pamphlets. Inclusive dates: 1907 – 1951.
Long Island Rail Road
- Ledger recording the daily ticket sales at the Long Island Rail Road station in Port Washington, New York. 1 volume; 1898-1900.
Louis J. Larsen, Inc.
– Records of the sail making company of Port Washington, New York, including correspondence, patent applications, blueprints, financial data, and a notebook of sail specifications and costs. 1 box; 1875-1975.