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    • China Doll Head

    • China dolls
    • This doll head was found ca. 1975 behind the site of the former Trinity School and Home, later called the Watts de Peyster Home for Girls. During the early decades of the 20th century it was customary for villagers to dump trash along the banks of...
    • "Seclusion"

    • Sculpture, American--20th century;
    • This photograph of a sculpture entitled "Seclusion" was taken by the artist, Robert Bassler, class of 1957, shortly after her installation in the fountain at Blithewood garden. The sculpture was created as part of his senior project, and at the...
    • Hyde Park Post Office Mural: Sturgeon Fishing on the Hudson, 1870

    • Hyde Park (Dutchess County, N.Y. : Town)--History--Pictorial works; Hyde Park (Dutchess County, N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc;
    • Hyde Park Post Office Mural Panel 15. "1870-- William Meier (head of Hyde Park's caviar industry) pulls up an oversized sturgeon helped by Abe Atkins [an African American veteran who had fought in the Civil War as a member of Co. G of the 20th...
    • Hyde Park Post Office Mural: The Union Corners Race Track, 1850

    • Hyde Park (Dutchess County, N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Racetracks (Horse racing)--New York (State)--History
    • Panel 17 of the Hyde Park Post Office Mural. From "Murals in the Hyde Park, New York Post Office": The Union Corners Race Track-- James Roosevelt in his breaking cart talks to a friend-- Daniel Wigg in blue coat trots by watched from the other side...
    • Rhinebeck Post Office Mural. Some Rhinebeck Buildings

    • Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Local history--New York (State)
    • Sixth Panel over Window in Rhinebeck Post Office. From "Murals in the Rhinebeck Post Office:" "Some outstanding Rhinebeck buildings--Foreground from left to right:--The School, designed and built in 1869 by Peter M. Fulton, burned in 1939; The...
    • Charles Harold Gray

    • College presidents; Photography;
    • Charles Harold Gray, the college's 10th president, was a rhodes scholar and former professor at Bennington College. Under Gray, students engaged in issues of campus governance, reflected seriously on the purpose of a Bard education, and on the...
    • Nellie Marvin's wedding party

    • Photographs; Group portraits; Weddings;
    • Photograph of Nellie Marvin’s wedding party: Mrs. McCready, Mrs. Houston, Miss Bessie -, Mr. Conklin, Mrs. Conklin, Mrs. Reed, Mr. McCready, Mr. Marvin, Mr. Basin (groom), Nellie (bride), Lerra Wilson, Mrs. Marvin, George Wilson, Isabelle...
    • Brook Farm Stables, Chester, N. Y.

    • Postcards; Stables; Agricultural facilities;
    • World famous Brook Farm was owned by Richard Delafield in the early twentieth century. This was home to Mr. Delafield's trotters, and a track where he hosted trotting races. Next to the former William Rysdyk farm where Hambletonian, progenitor of...
    • Map of Cromline Tract

    • Maps; Land subdivision;
    • Map showing subdivision of Daniel Crommelin's former holdings within the Wawayanda Patent in central Orange County. These parcels now in the Towns of Blooming Grove and Chester.
    • Joan McCabe in the library

    • Photographs; Libraries; Office workers; Desks; Bookstacks; Windows
    • Dutchess Community College Library's temporary quarters in the Student Center building (former Bowne Memorial Hospital Preventorium). Pictured is Secretary, Mrs. Joan McCabe.
    • Bob Gaus oral history interview

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    • Bob is the former owner of Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home. He and his parents came from Long Island in 1982 and purchased the Frank Simpson Funeral Home, at first having no idea where Kingston or the Hudson River was. Bob interacted throughout with...
    • Frank Skidmore oral history interview

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    • Retired IBMer. Programming Manager. Frank was hired in 1966 as a summer hire. “If you were a son or daughter of a former IBMer, you were pretty much guaranteed a job.” His employment was contingent upon his completion of programming school.
    • Jack Finch oral history interview

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    • Former Principal at the Myers school in Hurley and a realtor. Jack also was a member of the Kingston Common Council and a County Legislator. As a Board Member of the Heart Association, Jack attended a presentation given at the IBM facility in...
    • John Shults oral history interview

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    • Former owner of Shults Paint Company, Canfield Supply Company and others. John said he was instrumental in helping to bring IBM to Kingston. While John was skiing with friends from Kingston, Tom Watson and his wife came into the ski facility. John...
    • Louis Klein oral history interview

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    • Life-long Kingstonian who became an attorney. Lou was also a former Chairman of the Ulster County Legislature and former President of the school board. He felt that IBM had a major impact on the schools in the area as the construction of new...
    • Patricia Murphy oral history interview

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    • Wife of John Murphy, former IBMer. Pat said that prior to IBM coming to Kingston, Kingston was a small sleepy town, almost frozen in time. Most local businesses were small family businesses. Many Kingston natives thought IBMers were carpet baggers.

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