New York Heritage is a research portal for learning more about the people, places and institutions of New York State. Special Collections’ Long Island Historic Postcard Collection is this month’s featured collection for the Long Island Region. View a selection of the postcards here in New York Heritage and even more through Flickr. Dating from the late 1800s, this curated collection of postcards depicts scenes spanning from Far Rockaway to Montauk. They were donated to Special Collections by Cornell Jaray in the early 1980s.
The collections in New York Heritage represent a broad range of historical, scholarly, and cultural materials held in libraries, museums, and archives throughout the state. Items include photographs, letters, diaries, directories, maps, books, and more. New York Heritage is a collaborative project of seven Empire State Library Network members: Capital District Library Council, Central New York Library Resources Council, Long Island Library Resources Council, Northern New York Library Network, Rochester Regional Library Council, South Central Regional Library Council, and Western New York Library Resources Council.