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Hudson River Valley Heritage

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In addition to its well-known political collections, the Roosevelt Library also houses a wide variety of materials related to the History of the Hudson River Valley and Dutchess County in particular. President Roosevelt amassed an extensive collection of personal papers related to the Roosevelt and Delano families as well as books, photographs, artwork, objects, and historic manuscripts about the Hudson River Valley, ca. 1540-1952. The items contributed here are examples of the various Hudson River materials available at the Roosevelt Library.

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Browse the Piersaull Collection - Presented here are selected images from a collection of 379 glass negatives of pictures taken by Charles Sylvester Piersaull between 1890 and 1900, of Hyde Park (N.Y.) scenes, people, family groups, buildings, etc. The negatives were found in the basement of one of Mr. Albert Zepf's buildings in Hyde Park, and were presented to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library by his daughter, Miss Celia Zepf, January 23, 1943.

 
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