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The online catalog of the NUCMC lists manuscripts, letters, business, government and historical records in Research Libraries, Museums and Historical Societies across the nation. Many of the materials contained in the Staten Island Historical Society Library and Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences are listed here as well as items about Staten Island held in other cities and states.
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).