Bronxville History Center

Bronxville History Center

201 Pondfield Rd. Bronxville
Bronxville, NY 10708, United States
The Bronxville History Center, located on the lower level of the Bronxville Public Library, is the Village of Bronxville's repository of personal and organizational historical materials personal papers, organizational records, photographs, newspapers, maps, books, artifacts, and other items relating to Bronxville history.

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Louise Lawrence Meigs Photograph Collection, c. 1887-1916

The collection contains about 1200 photographs which document the personal lives of Louise Lawrence Meigs, her family, and some of her acquaintances. Meigs and her family were wealthy people, and the photographs in the collection depict their homes and leisure activities, including their movements among their seasonal dwellings and their travels in the United States and to Europe. Many of the photographs in the collection depict scenes in the Adirondack Mountains, where the Meigs had a home at Big Wolf Lake, and also scenes in Bronxville, New York, where the Meigs primarily home was located, at 42 Prescott Avenue. The photographs also depict New York City, Washington, DC, rural England, and Meigs's father's home near New Castle, New Hampshire.
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Papers of Conrad Frey, 1945 - 1998

A scrapbook, photographs, correspondence, handwritten notes, programs, school football schedules, school newspapers, and other documents relating primarily to Conrad Frey's involvement in Bronxville School football and track teams--particularly as a member of the Bronxville School football team during the 1947 season--and his participation in reunions of the class of 1948.
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Bronxville High School Yearbook Collection, 1925 - 2016

A nearly complete collection of annual yearbooks published by the Bronxville High School, including duplicates of many years; five books for years 1927, 1961, 1980 1982, and 2000 are missing.
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Bronxville History Center Printed Materials Collection

Administrative Information Title: Bronxville History Center Printed Materials Collection Volume (excluding duplicates): Newspapers: About 100,000 pages Books: About 365 items Pamphlets, Booklets, Reprints, Reports, Periodicals: 5.3 linear feet School Yearbooks (not including Bronxville School): 14 items Exhibition and Auction Catalogs: 39 items Postcards: About 510 items Access: Open Processed by Raymond H. Geselbracht
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Records of the Leonard S. Morange Post No. 464, American Legion, Department of New York, 1918 - 1983

The records of the Leonard S. Morange Post No. 464, American Legion, New York Department include minutes of the Post's regular monthly meetings and of the meetings of its executive committee, Post commander reports, correspondence, programs from the events that the Post sponsored in Bronxville, particularly during thye 1920s and 1930s, scrapbooks, membership history cards, a few artifacts, and other materials.
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Bronxville-Related Post Cards Collection, 1905 - 1965

Approximately 500 unique used and unused picture postcards depicting Bronxville scenes, primarily view cards of houses and other structures and some streetscapes and miscellaneous subjects. The collection includes at least one private mailing card, some two dozen undivided-back cards dating from 1906-07, and about three dozen real photograph cards. Many of the early cards were published by three Bronxville businesses: Chambers Pharmacy, Frederick S. Steinman’s Pharmacy, and stationer Thomas J. Lydon. At least 30 other publishers produced Bronxville cards over the years. The collection contains duplicates of many cards, many of which contain a variety of handwritten messages and postal cancellations.
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Bronxville History Center Photograph Collection, 1910 - 1970

Collection contains about 4,600 photographs relating to the history of Bronxville, NY, and adjoining communities. Photographs depict especially the built environment of the village, individuals who live or lived in the village, and civic organizations active in the village.
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Records of the Business Affairs of the William Van Duzer Lawrence Family, 1888 - 1985

The collection documents the business activities of William Van Duzer Lawrence and several of his family members, acting through a number of family owned businesses.
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Papers of Hannah Dunlop (Andrews) Colt

Correspondence, primarily, and reports, college records, notes, indentures, and printed material relating primarily to Hannah Dunlop (Andrews) Colt’s activities as a member of the Smith College Relief Unit, 1917-1919, and to her life and residences in Bronxville.
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Records Relating to Lawrence Park Heat, Light and Power Company, 1974-1979, 1974 - 1979

Legal briefs, minutes of a hearing, transcripts of testimony and of a hearing, correspondence and memorandums, briefing papers, and other documents relating to rate increase requests and a request to abandon a steam distribution line presented to the State of New York Public Service Commission by Lawrence Park Heat, Light and Power Company.
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