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    • R. Harcourt Dodds oral history interview [audio]

    • Immigrants; Emigration & immigration; Ethnic groups; Minorities; Racism; Education; Cultural relations; Civil rights; Human rights; Social justice
    • R. Harcourt Dodds, a long time resident of New Rochelle, NY and an accomplished individual who spent many years working as District Attorney in New York City, talks about his African-American heritage, growing up in Harlem, being one of the first...
    • Antonio Valencia oral history interview [audio]

    • Ethnic groups; Immigrants; Ethnic neighborhoods; Ethnic stereotypes; English language; Cultural relations; Language; Emigration & immigration; Citizenship;
    • Antonio Valencia is considered to be the 'grandfather' of Mexican immigrants in the lower Westchester County region of New Rochelle, NY; he was the first known Mexican immigrant to settle in New Rochelle. He spent the next several decades not only...
    • The Courthouse at Newburgh, N.Y.

    • Newburgh (N.Y.)-Pictorial Works;
    • This postcard features the 1841 Courthouse designed by Thornton Niven located at 123 Grand Street in the city of Newburgh, N.Y. Newburgh citizens raised money to acquire the land, which was City Park. Orange County Courts operated in the...
    • Pete Seeger

    • Singers; Folk singers; Portrait photographs;
    • Folksinger Pete Seeger and the Hudson River Sloop Singers had a concert in Nyack, NY, which was featured on NET's "Sounds of Summer" series. Seeger's group was sailing on the Hudson River all summer on the "Clearwater," a replica of the sloops that...
    • Wilderstein West Elevation

    • Postcards; Mansions; Estates; Architectural drawings;
    • Postcard - Architectural drawing of west elevation of Wilderstein. Description on reverse of card - Wildestein, a treasured part of Dutchess County heritage, was built in 1852 by Thomas Suckley, on the Hudson River bank south of Rhinecliff. ...
    • Unit 01 Arthur McElroy tells of Somers connection

    • Circus animals; Circuses & shows;
    • Arthur McElroy reflects about his circus/menagerie heritage, visits to Somers and family in Somers, b. in NYC, grew up in Irvington but always considered Somers his 2nd home; speaks of relationship to Bailey family. his family paid regular visits...
    • Unit 04 Loomis Republican Town Committee

    • Real estate development;
    • As member of Republican Town Committee, still has finger in politics; States philosophy that elected official must take firm stance, can't be everything to all people, particularly in view of growth of town in last 5 years. : Discusses Heritage...

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