Special Collections is featured in The Weekly Genealogist on AmericanAncestors.org, a research portal by the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEGHS). Founded in 1845, the NEGHS is the largest and oldest genealogical society in the United States.
Featured website: Long Island History and Genealogical Collections
Digitized Collection Highlights
Long Island Documents, featuring George Washington letters: two exciting American Revolutionary War-era letters authored by George Washington that document the activities of the Culper Spy Ring in Setauket, NY during 1779 and 1780.
Digitized Long Island Book Collection: a curated collection of the department’s scarce books about Long Island.
Long Island Historical Journal: the print edition of this peer-reviewed, scholarly journal founded by Roger Wunderlich at Stony Brook University, has been digitized and indexed (1988-2008).
Featured Print Collections
Robert M. Emery Long Island Rail Road Collection: over 5,000 identified photographs and postcards of construction, employees, trains, depots, and other scenes; 262 timetables; and other material relating to the railroad (ca. 1885-1974).
Long Island Land Deeds Collection: deeds (ca. 1759-1851). Surnames include: Wells, Downs, Swezey, Howell, Ferry, Corwin, Tuthill, Hallock, and Youngs.
Richard Welch Collection: extensive photograph collection of colonial gravestones; manuscripts; journals; correspondence, and published works.
Brookhaven Land Deeds Collection: deeds and documents pertaining to Brookhaven, New York, ca. 1780-1929. Surnames include Helme, Rose, Hawkins, Myhr, and Mott.
For more information about Special Collections and University Archives, please visit the website for the department.