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    • Samuel Bard letter to his parents, January 23, 1762

    • Manuscripts; United States--History--French and Indian War, 1755-1763; Seven Years' War, 1756-1763; Imprisonment--France;
    • In this letter written from a French prison, Samuel Bard reassures his parents that he is well, indicating that he has not yet been a victim of "seasoning," presumably a term of abuse. This letter was written during the fifth month of his...
    • Diary of Arthur Sandys

    • Autobiography; Family histories; Sands Family; Slavery
    • The family memoirs of the Sands (Sandys) family, written by Arthur Sands, grandson of William Bard, and nephew of St. Stephen's founder John Bard. Arthur's father was Ferdinand Sands, who married William Bard's daughter Susan. Ferdinand and Susan...
    • Blithewood Swimming Pool

    • Swimming pools--New York (State)
    • In the spring 2005 issue of About Town magazine, Dorothy Crane writes about the 'pool by the falls': "The pool was an integral part of summer life at Bard for 20 years after the college acquired it. A green canopy of overhanging trees shaded the...
    • Bard Pool

    • Swimming pools--New York (State)
    • This postcard depicts another angle of the Blithewood pool. Acquired by Bard with the Blithewood estate in 1951, the college maintained the pool until the early 1970s. In the spring 2005 issue of About Town magazine, Dorothy Crane writes about the...
    • Dinner party

    • College students--New York (State);
    • A dinner party at the home of Peter Aaron's parents. From left: Liz Spar; Jeff Newman,'70; Sally Glass (not a Bard student); Sue Morse, '68; an unidentified man; and Brett Coty '69.
    • Donald George Tewksbury

    • College presidents; Photography;
    • Donald George Tewksbury was appointed dean of the college by Columbia's president, Nicholas Murray Butler in 1933. Tewksbury outlined a progressive new educational program for the college that was approved by the board of trustees. To signal these...
    • Atwater Kent Model 20 Compact Radio

    • Radios;
    • Battery powered Atwater Kent Model 20 C Radio, Serial Number 274199. "This Atwater Kent Model 20 belonged to my parents. I remember it - the batteries & the charger unit. We changed to a Philco console about 1932. The original speaker was...
    • Margaret Satterly oral history interview

    • Activities; Schools; Families; Games; Employment; City & town life
    • "Peg" Satterly was born in Newburgh, N.Y. on June 24, 1925, but was raised in a section of Cornwall called Firthcliffe. Her parents were Julia Proust and James McCarthy. Peg's father died when she was a baby, so she and her mother lived with her...
    • Bethlehem Church video

    • Churches; Church schools
    • This video has pictures of some past and present members of the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church which is located at the corner of Route 94 and Jackson Avenue in the town of Cornwall, New York. (The highway was originally called Route 45.) Then the...
    • Bill Davenport oral history interview

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    • Bill is part owner of the HeritagEnergy Oil Company. In the early 50s, his parents told him not to plan to go into the family oil business as there was not enough business to support two families. He instead decided to become a history teacher upon...
    • 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...
    • 1861-11-23 letter from Meeker Griffin to his mother and father

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • Meeker Griffin writes to his parents hoping that they are in good health. He describes an incident in Army Company H, where a soldier is accidentally shot and killed and another is wounded.
    • Undated letter from Meeker Griffin to his mother and father

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • In this letter, Meeker Griffin writes to his parents that all is well. He mentions the recent death and burial of a man in his company. He is concerned with buying boots from his friend Tom and wonders how much they will cost. Letter possibly from...
    • Louis and Anneta Reed

    • Photographs; Children; Dogs
    • Louis and Anneta Reed with a dog on their farm on Lake Road. Louis and Anneta are brother and sister of Miss Martha Reed of Lake Road, are shown trying out their St. Bernard in harness. The children's parents owned the brick house on the north...

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