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Library Services - Local History Rooms

Check out these local history rooms in Suffolk Public Libraries:

In addition, the remaining libraries in Suffolk usually have local history special collections or archives.  Inquire at the reference desk.


African-American History

February Highlight - Black History Month

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The Colored Girl from Long Island: The Story of My Early Life - Sandi Brewster-walker
Autobiography of the formative years, in Amityville, of a distinguished lady who who runs her own business, is active in L.I. African-American & Indian genealogy and politics, served in the Clinton administration, and is currently active in national politics


Women's History

March Highlight - Women's History Month

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Long Island Women: Activists and Innovators - Naylor, Natalie A. and Maureen O. Murphy
Call Number: 309.4097 LON
Classic and best overview of women's many signal contributions to the history of Long Island, and beyond its borders, under 7 themes: Women Challenging Boundaries; Broadening Domestic & Traditional Roles; Meeting Social Needs & Services; Creating & Sustaining Community Organizations; Expanding Women's Work; Achieving National Fame; Engaging Feminist Activism. Appendices list L.I.'s Nationally Notable Women, followed by a bibliography and index.

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Long Island Landscapes and the Women Who Designed Them - Zaitevsky, Cynthia
Call Number: 712.0974 ZAI
Focuses on the work of 6 luminaries, and 12 lesser known lights of the great age of landscape architecture. Talented women, between 1890-1940, designed half of the grand vistas on the L.I. estates creating and conveying for the owners and those they sought to impress, the sense of gardens of wealth and power and refinement.

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Dirt Under My Nails: An American Farmer and Her Changing Land - Foster, Marilee
Call Number: B FOSTER or 630.9747 FOS
A college grad of 1994 consciously pursues her family's potato farming, in Sagaponack, L.I., recording her varied experiences and reactions in the Southampton Press and in this book. Flashes of humor, outrage, attachment, and even genealogy range across these enchanting pages.


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