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Reid, Helen Wicks
– Approximately 180 photographs (1 album and a folder of loose photos) documenting the family of Helen Wicks Reid in Brooklyn and Port Washington, New York. Local pictures include the Wicks home, the Mill Pond, and a fireman in the uniform of the Atlantic Company. 1 box; ca. 1893-1898.
Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington
– Records pertaining to this local environmental organization and the issues it has confronted in the Port Washington community, and throughout the Manhasset Bay peninsula, since it was founded in 1968. 43 boxes; 1968-2003
– Photographs, negatives, brochures, programs, clippings and other printed matter relating to the history of Sands Point. Photos include images of prominent residents, estates, and buildings. Most of the material was assembled in 1985 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Village of Sands Point. 12 volumes and 1 box; ca. 1884-2005.
– Photographs, news clippings, printed materials, ephemera, correspondence, and financial records from the Gambol, the senior prom of Paul D. Schreiber High School in Port Washington, New York. 4 boxes and 2 binders; 1952-2004.
– A journalist with a special interest in local history, Simon was active at the Port Washington News for over 50 years, and was the author of a series of articles entitled “Port Remembered.” Includes writings, memorabilia, and over 30 letters from Paul D. Schreiber, superintendent of Port’s schools from 1920 to 1935. 1box; ca. 1908-1976.
– Stephen B. Smith, Sr. was a resident of Port Washington and the father of Stephen B. Smith, Jr. and Isaac E. Smith. The collection consists of Stephen Smith’s receipts for wharfage, sail making, supplies and groceries. Also includes a marriage certificate for Isaac E. Smith and Mary Fearon. 1 box; 1867-1884.
Sons of Italy Columbus Collection
– 2 books purchased with funds donated by the local chapter of the Sons of Italy, in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Columbus’ voyage: Christopher Columbus, his own Book of Privileges – London: B.F. Stevens, 1893; The Letter of Columbus on his Discovery of the New World – [facsimile ed.] – Los Angeles: USC Fine Arts Press, 1989.
Sousa, John Philip
– 56 photographs of John Philip Sousa, his home in Sands Point, friends and family members, and his band. Also included are two photographs of fundraising activities for the Sousa Band Shell, and a program for a memorial concert held locally after his death. 1 binder; ca. 1870-1960’s.
Over 80 items including pen and ink drawings, ink wash drawings, proofs, and water colors by the noted children’s book illustrator, Peter Spier (b. 1927). 1 box; 1954-1964.
TELIcommunity was begun in 1980 as a not-for-profit organization to provide community access television for Long Island. The records of TELIcommunity include correspondence, minutes, printed matter and clippings documenting the history of the organization. 1 box; ca. 1980-1983.
Tibbits, Hall Jackson
– 29 photographs of the exterior, interior, and contents of the Tibbits Homestead at Sands Point. The house was built by Captain John Sands in 1712, and purchased by Captain Hall Jackson Tibbits in 1852. The photographs were used in an exhibit at the Port Washington Public Library in 1959. Also includes a typed press release prepared for the exhibit. Photographs are by William Gardner. 1 binder.
Village Welfare Society / Port Washington Community Services / Visiting Nurse Services
– Papers of a local charitable organization which originated in 1909 as the Sisterhood Club,was incorporated as the Village Welfare Society in 1915, and is currently known as Port Washington Community Services. Includes minutes, scrapbooks, photographs, financial papers, annual reports, and handbooks documenting the work of the organization. Also included are some records pertaining to the Visiting Nurse Service of the North Shore, Inc., and the Visiting Home Health Services of Nassau, Inc. 7 boxes; 1909 – 1988.
Wee Scot (Sailboat) Racing Association
– Records of a group formed by local owners of Wee Scot sailboats, who raced their boats in Long Island Sound. Includes correspondence, blueprints, sketches, racing regulations, boat specifications, and membership lists. 1 box; 1934 – 1939.
Wysong, Charles N.
– Wysong, a founder of the Port Washington Bank and Trust, served as District Attorney for Nassau County (ca. 1910-1913). Papers include documents, lists of local landowners, notebooks of narrative local history, and correspondence and other material relating to Wysong’s legal career and community service activities. 7 boxes; 1694 – 1938.
Zwerlein, Peter J.
– Photographs, clippings, correspondence, invitations, programs, badges, and other items relating to Zwerlein’s years as a member of Protection Engine Company No. 1, and as Chief of the Port Washington Fire Department (1989-1991). Also contains several files on Zwerlein’s other community activities including the Lion’s Club and the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society. 7 boxes; 1929-1991.
Zwerlein, Robert L.
– Letters from Robert Zwerlein (1946-1967) to his family while serving in the Navy, personal items, photographs, awards and military medals documenting his life. Also includes material collected by William Zwerlein regarding his son’s death aboard the USS Forrestal in 1967. 2 boxes; ca. 1961-2007.
Zwerlein, William C.
– Material collected by William Zwerlein (1919-2009), a life-long resident of Port Washington with 63 years of service as a volunteer firefighter with Protection Company No. 1. The collection contains post cards of Port Washington, and newsletters and memorabilia from the Mineola Skating Rink. 1 box & 1 oversize folder, 1907-2009.
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