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Abstract The collection consists of the orders and decisions of the Freshwater Wetlands Appeals Board for 1988-1998. The collection also contains a chronological list of decisions for 1993 and a docket list created in July 1992. The New York State Freshwater Wetlands Appeals Board (FWAB) was created in 1976 to permit the expeditious review of decisions involving Freshwater Wetlands. The FWAB serves as an alternative forum for individuals seeking substantially the same relief as would be available...
Dates: 1988 - 1998
Abstract Theodora DuBois (1890-1986) was the author of popular juvenile fiction. Her family had long-standing connections to Staten Island and she was a resident for much of her adult life. The collection consists mainly of DuBois's writings (including autobiographical materials) and publications. It also includes genealogical materials relating to the DuBois, Abbot, Brenton, McCormick, Hall and Henderson families and a biography of DuBois written by her children. In addition, the collection includes...
Dates: 1674 - 2000
Abstract The collection consists of news clippings related to the South Richmond Plan. The majority of the news clippings date from January 1970-December 1973. There are also a few articles from 1978 and 2002. In addition, the collection contains a draft of the Outline Structure for the South Richmond Act (February 1971).
Dates: 1970 - 2002
Abstract Staten Island: Vote Yes, Inc. was formed in January 1990. Its initial purpose was to secure a "yes" vote for the November 1990 referendum that allowed for the creation of a Charter Commission to study secession. After the referendum's successful passage, Vote Yes changed its charter in order to remain involved in the issue during the Charter Commission's study of secession. In August, 1993, Vote Yes endorsed secession for Staten Island and promoted a "Yes" vote for the November 1993 referendum...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1989 - 2001
Abstract The Business and Professional Women's Club (BPW) of Staten Island was founded in January 1936 as a chapter of the Business and Professional Women's Club of New York and as an organizational member of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women. The BPW supported and campaigned for several legislative reforms, and was also committed to expanding professional opportunities for members of the Staten Island community. The BPW organized an annual scholarship competition and held...
Dates: 1935 - 2005
Abstract Waterfront Watch was an organization of environmentalists from the South Shore of Staten Island. Their purpose was to fight the passage of the South Richmond Development Corporation Bill. Ultimately, the bill failed to pass the New York State Assembly and was never reintroduced. Collection materials cover the years 1971 to 1974, with the bulk of materials from February 1973 to May 1973. The collection contains 2 correspondence, publications, lobbying packets, financial records, photographs,...
Dates: 1971 - 1974
Abstract Lee S. Covino has been an advocate for veterans and the handicapped, disabled and elderly for many years. Covino is a Vietnam veteran and the cofounder and a former chairman of the Veterans Action Coalition (VAC).He also served as a member of Governor Cuomo's Council on Home Care. The collection documents Covino's work and the relationships that he established with local leaders and politicians to accomplish the goal of establishing better services for Staten Islanders. The collection also...
Dates: 1974 - 1990
Abstract John Sampson was born in Liverpool, England, in 1908, and immigrated to Staten Island with his family in 1920. Sampson pursued a career in journalism. From 1921-1924, he published his own newssheet, The Star. From 1924-1928, Sampson worked for the Staten Island Leader and Staten Island Advance, covering local news and the waterfront. From 1929-1937, he worked a ship news reporter for the New York American. Sampson worked for British newspapers and news organizations from 1938 until his...
Abstract Walter T. Dornfest is a historian and librarian, and was a faculty member of the College of Staten Island. He has a strong research interest in the banking history of Staten Island.Dornfest was particularly interested in the period when national banks were authorized to issue US currency (1863-1935). Dornfest researched all six national banks that operated during this period and wrote articles on three of the banks - First National Bank of Staten Island at New Brighton 1886-1905,...
Abstract This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Bradford Greene. It contains written and drawn materials in a variety of formats, covering all manner of topics.
Abstract The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods is an environmental conservation advocacy group dedicated to the preservation of Staten Island’s natural resources and heritage. The organization was founded to preserve Pine Oak Woods (now known as the Clay Pit Pond State Park Preserve) on Staten Island’s south shore. In the decades since the group has successfully lobbied for the addition of thousand of acres to Staten Island’s park system, including Blue Heron Park, Kingfisher Park and the Greenbelt.
Abstract This artificial collection provides some documentation of the years author Phyllis A. Whitney lived on Staten Island.
Dates: 1947 - 2006
Abstract Materials in this collection document efforts to prevent a highway construction project in the Staten Island Greenbelt, a park that preserves a natural landscape.
Dates: 1965 - 1971
Abstract Materials in this collection documents the life and career of Oscar L. Wallace, a Merchant Marine and musician who retired to Staten Island.
Dates: 1980 - 1992
Abstract Materials in this collection document the efforts of The North Shore Waterfront Conservancy of Staten Island, Inc.
Dates: 1980 - 2008
Abstract The material in this collection documents the Staten Island secession movement. Paul E. Proske was a member of the Charter Commission, which headed the movement.
Dates: 1985 - 1998
Abstract This collection helps document the activities of the Staten Island Citizens Planning Committee in stopping the proposed construction of a highway through the Staten Island Greenbelt.
Dates: 1966 - 1989
Scope and Contents The Staten Island Democratic Association (SIDA) records consist of approximately .5 linear feet of material covering the years 1961 to 2006. The collection contains organizational records, minutes, agendas, reports, membership lists, correspondence, candidate questionnaires, position papers, newsletters, and news clippings. While each of the series has significant time gaps, the collection also has several areas of strength. Most notable are the organization’s position papers and newsletters....
Item — Object: SIM-19
Abstract This manuscript log book presents a record of daily activities, financial issues, and juridical documents of the Board of Supervisors of Richmond County from November 12, 1851 through February 12, 1864. Along with the standard longhand minutes the record contains two printed pamphlets and one foldout chart documenting the Board endeavors in the in the matter of tax reduction for the year 1861.
Dates: November 12, 1851 – February 12, 1864
Abstract Materials in this collection document the efforts of The Stapleton Community Local Development Corporation
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials collected by Cleve Overton over several decades dealing with multiple topics. Included is information about his books and exhibits, as well as material about his pottery, military service, and activism. Series I, Manuscripts, includes hard copies of several publications Overton produced, including Standing in the Shadow of the Statue of Liberty, Hidden Architecture, and Voices of Staten Island Blacks. The series also includes digital first and second editions...
Dates: 1851 - 2006
Abstract An advocate for environmental protection, John C. Rooney was an office-holder of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, Staten Island Greenbelt Stewardship Council, Richmondtown and Clarke Avenue Civic Association, Inc., and the Joint Mid-Island Civic Associations, Inc. and wrote a column for the alternative weekly newspaper, The Staten Island Register.
Dates: 1980 - 2002
Abstract This collection contains administrative files pertaining to the implementation by the CSI Archives and Special Collections of the 9/11 documentation project. Also included in this collection are photographs, newspaper clippings, video, and audio documenting the Staten Island response to September 11th, 2001. Please see the linked finding aid for folder listings.
Dates: 2001 - 2007
Abstract This artificial collection mostly consists of photographs of the George H. Meyer farmhouse at 915 and the Henry Meyer farmhouse at 917 Rockland Avenue. Please see the linked finding aid for folder listings.
Dates: 1912 - 2012
Abstract This artificial collection mostly consists of brochures, invitations, and programs related to major events in the history of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Please see the linked finding aid for folder listings.
Abstract Lou Figurelli (9/5/1928-11/5/1994), a commercial fisherman and sportsman who lived on a boat in Lemon Creek on the Coast of Staten Island was an activist in the fight to protect Raritan Bay and Lower New York Harbor. He founded the Natural Resources Protective Association (NRPA) in 1977, of which James Scarcella was later president. This collection includes materials from the era of Figurelli’s leadership, but mostly consists of papers documenting the activities of NRPA during Scarcella’s...
Dates: 1977 - 2015
Abstract This collection contains notebooks kept by Donald Miller in addition to a number of screenplays for television shows such as The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Fugitive, and Get Smart. Please see the linked finding aid for folder listings.
Dates: 1948 - 1953
Abstract This artificial collection was begun by Mr. Kennedy who donated his materials in 2016. The Archives and Special Collections will continue to add material as it becomes available. Please see the linked finding aid for folder listings.
Dates: 1918 - 2010
Abstract This collection of oral history interviews with Jewish war veterans was conducted by community activist Lenore Miller between 2007 and 2011. The first series of interviews, in 2007 and 2008, was a joint project between the Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. and the Jewish Historical Society of Staten Island that resulted in the DVD entitled Jewish Veterans Speak (2008). With the assistance of WQXR radio veteran Jeff Spurgeon, Miller recorded interviews with eleven veterans at the Jewish...
Dates: 2006 - 2014
Abstract Members of the Jewish Historical Society of Staten Island conducted interviews between 1979 and 1996 with Jewish Staten Island residents considered prominent in the community and/or knowledgeable about the community’s history. Most interviews were recorded on audio cassette tapes and notes were made for most interviews. The audio quality is generally poor and no oral history release forms were signed. Although digital files of the interviews are available to researchers, because of the poor...
Dates: 1979 - 1996
- Environmentalism -- New York (State) -- Richmond County 5
- Secession -- Staten Island (New York, N.Y.) 4
- Staten Island (New York, N.Y.) 4
- Willowbrook State School 4
- Greenbelt, The (New York, N.Y.) 3
- College of Staten Island 2
- Fresh Kills Landfill (New York, N.Y.) 2
- Historic preservation 2
- Jewish Historical Society of Staten Island 2
- Protectors of Pine Oak Woods 2
- Roads--Design and construction--Environmental aspects. 2
- Stapleton (New York, N.Y.) 2
- Staten Island (New York, N.Y.)--Politics and government. 2
- Staten Island Citizens Planning Committee 2
- Student Affairs 2
- Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (New York, N.Y.) 2
- Wetlands -- New York (State) -- Richmond County 2
- Aloia, Mimi Diane 1
- American wit and humor, Pictorial. 1
- Arthur Kill (N.J. and N.Y.) 1 ∧ less
- Bacall, Aaron 1
- Koch , Ed 1
- Marchi, John, J, 1
- Springer, Marlene 1
- Vitaliano, Eric, N. 1