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  • "The North American Association for the History of the Language Sciences (NAAHoLS) was founded in San Francisco in December 1987 to promote the study of the history of the many disciplines concerned with language. These include linguistics and subfields within anthropology, cognitive science, philosophy, psychology, sociology, etc."

  • Offers audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with ten influential New Yorkers, drawn from the collections of the Oral History Research Office of the Columbia University Libraries.

  • DORIS, which includes the municipal archives, collects reports of city agencies, files on neighborhoods, and records of Staten Island towns before their consolidation into New York City in 1898. The website allows you to order WPA "tax photos" of almost every house on Staten Island that existed in 1939/1940. Order photos of your Staten Island home here (or print them from microfilm at the St. George Branch Library).

  • Photos, maps, and essays on the history of New York's subways.

  • Frequently asked questions about the history of the New York City Police Department.

  • With a Branch library card, you can access the Biography Resource Center on the NYPL site, and find biographies, a critical overview, and articles on 20th century playwrights from O'Neill and Williams to Kushner, Stoppard, and Fornes.

  • This searchable collection of over a quarter million online historical images of all types includes over 1,000 Staten Island images as well as many more from around New York City.

  • NYPL Electronic Resources, related to health and medicine, provide access to a wealth of health information from newsletters, magazines, reference books and professional journals. These databases require a library card for offsite access.

  • A virtual tour of New York University and Greenwich Village history including a walking tour, biographical sketches and quotes.

  • Since 1920, the Clerk of the House has collected and published the official vote counts for federal elections from the official sources among the various states and territories, which are now available on this site.

  • Hundreds of old and largely forgotten names of locations on Staten Island. Selected from Ira K. Morris's Memorial History of Staten Island published in 1898 and 1900.

  • A small map showing the general boundaries of the five old Staten Island towns that existed before consolidation with the City of New York: Castleton, Middletown, Northfield, Southfield, and Westfield. Includes descriptions of Staten Island towns, geography and history.

  • The Old York Library contains a unique assemblage of books, maps, images (photos and postcards), newspapers, and memorabilia of New York City. The collection, founded in the 1960s by Seymour Durst, chronicles the history, geography, architecture, culture, politics and many other aspects of NYC.

  • Offers articles on the medieval period.

  • Featuring the history, facts, and photos of the various neighborhoods that make up our borough. WORK IN PROGRESS

  • Companion site to a pbs documentary.

  • History, statistics and photos of the bridge.

  • An umbrella site with many illustrations and maps from the 15th century. Almost all subjects discuss their impact on the Indian peoples. Topics covered include: the Mediterranean world's historical and scientific dynamics of the Age of Discovery Columbus the man and the mythindigenous societies of the Americas and the Europeanization of the "new world."

  • "The Papyri Pages focus on topics relating to ancient Egyptian papyri and the history and archaeology of "books" and writing in general. They include an exhibit, texts, and links to related sites."

  • This site provides an historical overview of migratory movements to and within the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean from Europe, Asia, and Africa.

  • The online counterpart to the illustrious Mid-Manhattan Librarys Picture Collection, this resource is a collection of 30,000 digitized images from books, magazines and newspapers as well as original photographs, prints and postcards, mostly created before 1923. Browse under the subject New York City

  • A web service consisting of links to pictorial images of all forms of Australiana held at participating cultural agencies around Australia.

  • A joint project of City Lore and the Municipal Art Society, advocating for places in New York City that preserve history and sustain culture. Maintains an interactive survey called the Census of Places that Matter where New Yorkers can nominate places of public significance.

  • Information about politicians who were born, lived on or are buried on Staten Island with some details about their lives .

  • Comprehensive list of politicians who were born, lived, or died in Bronx County. Also arranged by cemetary or memorial site.

  • Articles, essays, cartoons, and historical texts concerning late nineteenth century Populism.

  • Organization dedicated to preserving historic sites in New York City and throughout the country. Focuses on threatened sites, providing information on how to assist with their preservation. Offers a schedule of events--tours, exhibits, and society meetings--in the New York City area. Includes a directory of links to preservation resources throughout the U.S.

  • This non-profit organization for historic preservation provides national and local resources for locating, designating, and maintaining historic buildings.

  • Background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents.

  • A list of articles (Tables of Contents) appearing in SIIAS Proceedings. Topics include Staten Island's environment, wildlife, geology, archaeology and history. Proceedings is available at SIIAS and the St. George Library Center.

  • The Queens Historical Society produces a regular series of history related exhibitions and lecture series. It also serves as a local history research center, which provides access to a library of maps, atlases, manuscripts, photographs, documents, family papers and ephemera covering over 300 years history of Queens.

  • Provides an overview of the history and issues of the establishment of Palestine. Includes maps and a database of United Nations documents.

  • Letters to and from the great writers, who both spent time on Staten Island. Thoreau's stay on the Island (1843-44) occurred shortly before moving to his more famous residence, the cabin at Walden Pond (1845).

  • This Toronto-based scholarly group tracks down the texts and traditions out of which the drama of Shakespeare grew. Includes a discussion group, texts of early English plays, and a link to the site for the journal Early Theatre, which has abstracts of its published articles. "All the World's a Stage: WWW Links for Theatre History and Early Music" http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~reed/stage.html > provides a helpful analysis of medieval drama resources on the web and off.

  • A collection of facts about Staten Island including: the official flower (pinkster azalea), flag, altitude, latitude and longitude.

  • This site explores the role religion played in the shaping of America from the 1600s to the 1800s.

  • Fosters the study of the Renaissance from an interdisciplinary perspective.

  • A brief guide to the collections, hours, and services of area libraries with information about Staten Island developed by the Staten Island Historical Society.

  • Find out historical information about when your house was built, previous owners of your house, buildings that have existed on your property and events that took place there at The New York Public Library and the Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences.

  • Find out historical information about when your house was built, previous owners of your house, buildings that have existed on your property events that took place there at The New York Public Library.

  • Chapters 5 through 8 in Volume 8 of this standard work provide an overview of the plays, playwrights and development of the Restoration Stage, with references to primary sources and bibliographies listing the works of Restoration dramatists.

  • Historic houses and buildings on Staten Island listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Select the "Historic Districts" tab to view local historic districts.

  • Founded in the early 19th century by freed black men from New York, Sandy Ground is the oldest community established by free slaves in North America. The Society maintains the largest documentary collection of African-American culture and history on Staten Island and the museum also serves as an educational research facility chartered by the state Department of Education.

  • A photographic tour of the ruins of the historic Staten Island hospital (listed here as hospital X).

  • A collection of newspaper editorials covering major events in the years preceding the Civil War.

  • Online encyclopedia featuring articles, chronologies, and biographical sketches.

  • An online exhibit on the Underground Railroad, the history of slavery in the United States, and slavery today.

  • The 1838 mansion of Joseph H. Seguine, by Lemon Creek, is open for occasional tours by the NYC Parks Department. (click to enter at the Parks Dept. page to link to Seguine Mansion).

  • Seneca Village was Manhattan's first significant community of African American property owners. It existed from 1825 through 1857 and was located between 82nd & 89th Streets and 7th & 8th Avenues. Today, this area is part of Central Park.

  • The archive's goals are to "collect, preserve, and present the history of the September 11, 2001 attack in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania and the public responses."

  • Thousands of digitized images documenting the people, places, and events of Utah and the surrounding states from 1903 through 1980.

  • This series of essays covers topics related to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, including historic sites and buildings associated with the signing, and biographical sketches of the signers of the Declaration.

  • Online exhibits from the Staten Island institute of Arts and Sciences and the College of Staten Island.

  • Site contained digitized documents, photographs, articles and virtual exhibits regarding various topics of the Holocaust

  • Detailed history of railroad operations with a large selection of historical photographs of every station

  • This searchable collection contains over a hundred items documenting legal cases concerning slaves in the United States.

  • A few big cities -- and many more small towns -- long ago made the Mid-Atlantic States of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut one of the most densely populated regions in North America. This Website presents 12,000 photographs of those three states as they were captured in stereoscopic views from the 1850s to the 1910s.

  • Snug Harbor is a cultural center set within an 83-acre National Historic Landmark district containing the finest collection of Greek Revival buildings in the United States, plus Beaux Arts, Italianate and Victorian style architecture.

  • Concerned with scholarly research in medieval philosophy, literature, history, and theology.

  • New York-based museum dedicated to the preservation of the regions marine heritage. Provides information on exhibitions, educational programs, related events, and fleet of ships.

  • Of the twelve branches of The New York Public Library on Staten Island, the St. George Library Center has the largest collection of local history information. There are over 250 books and pamphlets on local history, biographies, culture, and the environment clippings from local newspapers telephone directories from 1985 onwards government documents on secession, the landfill, and various environmental assessment statements. The Staten Island Advance is available on microfilm from 1921 onwards, as well as the Property Assessment photographs of the 1930's and 1940's.

  • During the 1930s the Works Progress Administration photographed almost every house on Staten Island. The St. George Branch has microfilm reels of these photos allowing viewers to find pictures of their house or other locations as they appeared in the 1930s. To order these photos see: NYC Department of Records and Information Services (DORIS)http://home.nyc.gov/html/records/home.html

  • A history of St. George written by Staten Island Borough Historian Richard Dickenson. Provided here thanks to a 2004 Premiere Grant from COAHSI, the Council of Arts and Humanities for Staten Island.

  • A brief history of the early Dutch Settlements of the 1600s on Staten Island. Presented by the New Netherland Project at the New York State Library.

  • A list of all Staten Island Borough Presidents and their terms of office from 1898 to the present.

  • Page of the local chapter of the DAR with links to other historical resources.

  • The Trees of Historic Richmond Town

  • Historical Archaeology And The Dutch Reformed Church Site At Historic Richmond Town

  • Miss Cecyl and the Children's Playhouse/Sylvan Cemetery/September 11, 2001: Norm Pederson: Cooper and Deckhand

  • A Richmondtown Childhood

  • Encounter with Doc/Simple Childhood Memories

  • The Port Richmond Branchof The New York Public Library: The First 50 Years 1905-1955

  • From Staten Island on the Web.

  • Find out about the Staten Island History Day Fair for 4th graders. Look for history day projects to be posted to the library website next spring!

  • A collection of Staten Island History and Geography links at the Richmond County site of NYGenWeb.

  • Musical notation and sound file for the traditional Appalachian tune.

  • This list provides an inventory of the 768 images in The New York Public Library's Staten Island in Vintage Postcards collection. Most of these images have been digitized and are now available for home access in NYPL Digital.

  • New York City's only general interest museum, explores the arts, natural science, and local history through permanent and changing exhibitions. Also known as the Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences (SIIAS).

  • The Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences presents exhibits relating to local history, arts, and environment and other topics. They maintain an extensive library of historical materials, which is open to the public by appointment. The museum is located near the ferry terminal in St. George, at 75 Stuyvesant Place

  • Look for the History section of The New York Public Library's "Staten Island on the Web. It includes a compilation of documents and links relating to Staten Island history.

  • A detailed history from Irvin Leigh and Paul Matus in the Third Rail Online.

  • Listings, from the College of Staten Island, of Staten Island related materials at City Hall Library, the Municipal Archives, New-York Historical Society, New York State Archives, New York State Library, The New York Public Library, Staten Island Institute for Arts and Sciences and The Staten Island Historical Society.

  • A history of the hospital, formerly Smith's Infirmary and Staten Island Hospital, with photos and video.

  • A history of the Island hospital that was the birthplace of the National Institute of Health

  • New York City's only general interest museum, explores the arts, natural science, and local history through permanent and changing exhibitions.

  • Beautiful black and white photographs of the city's stone carvings -- from three New York neighborhoods including Harlem and Avenue C.

  • The online edition of a Columbia University Libraries exhibition held from May 25 to September 17, 1994 in conjunction with the international celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

  • The online edition of the Columbia University Libraries exhibition on gay and lesbian history and culture, held in 1994 in conjunction with the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the "Stonewall Riots" in New York City.

  • This collection inlcudes images of a wide range of topics related to the military, civil defense, anti-war movements and more.

  • A regularily updated guide to all things ancient on the web. Includes a directory and a search feature. Has a useful section on "daily life" in ancient cultures.

  • Part of The New York Times NYC 100 project. Offers panoramic views of all five boroughs from the first decade of the 20th Century.

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  • The 'newsies' form a union and challenge the city's major papers [1899].

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