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Long Island History: Getting Started

Start here to explore Long Island's rich past.
Long Island 1836 map

Library Services - Local History Rooms

These public libraries in Suffolk County have local history rooms: 

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

African-American History on Long Island

Book Cover for The Colored Girl from Long Island
Book Cover for African Americans of Eastern Long Island
Book Cover for African Americans of Western Long Island
Book Cover for African Americans in Northport : an untold story
Book Cover for The underground railroad on Long Island : friends in freedom
Book Cover for Civil rights on Long Island
Book Cover for Slavery Before Race