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About this collection

The Nyack Library's Local History Image Collection is an eclectic mix of photographs, postcards, and other ephemera which documents life in the Nyacks from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. The collection was originally formed from the files of long-time Rockland Journal News writer Mary Virginia Parkhurst who also served as Nyack village historian. The collection has further grown from generous donations from the community.

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Browse the Oral History Collection - The Nyack Library has a diverse collection of oral histories.   This collection began with a project of the Friends of the Nyacks "Rediscover the Nyacks" committee in the 1970s and continued with the work of Jean Pardo in the 1980s, 90s, and 2000s.  The first part of this collection was digitized with the help of a grant from the Institute for Museum & Library Services.


Browse the Sally Savage Collection - Photographer Sally Savage is best known in Rockland County for her photo-journalism, documenting just about every aspect of life and change in the county since the late 1960s. In 2001 Savage was awarded the Rockland County Executive Arts Award: Visual Artist, and her work has twice been selected by the Rockland County Art in Public Places program. She trained at London's School of Printing and Graphic Arts in England. All rights to these images are reserved by Sally Savage: http://sallysavage.com/

 

Browse the Winston C. Perry, Jr. Collection - This collection consists of photographs and ephemera either donated or lent for scanning to the Nyack Library by Winston C. Perry, Jr. Mr. Perry is the Village Historian of Upper Nyack and the President of the Historical Society of the Nyacks. He has advanced the study of Local History in numerous roles in Nyack and Rockland County. In March 2009, a Lifetime Service Award was bestowed upon him by the Historical Society of Rockland County. Mr. Perry traces his family history back to the early days of New Netherland and in Nyack to 1676.

Browse the Van Houten’s Landing Oral History Project - The Van Houten’s Landing Oral History Project was created by Jane Cooper who moved to Van Houten’s Landing in 1999. As a newcomer to Rockland County, she was eager to hear the stories of her new neighbors who were long time residents and had witnessed the evolution of Upper Nyack firsthand. Jane, along with her neighbors Mort Korn and Jeff Berman, collected these interviews in 2004. They have graciously allowed the Nyack Library to add these interviews to our digital collection on HRVH.


Browse the Nyack High School Yearbooks - The Nyack High School yearbook collection spans from the early 20th Century to present day, although not all titles are available in digital format. Starting in 1931 the yearbook became known as "The Tower" after the then new high school building. Earlier editions of the Nyack High School annuals were produced under various names: "The Blue and Gold," "The Owl," "The Innocent," "The Red and Black," or simply "Yearbook" or "The Annual."

 
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