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    • "Conference in President's Office (Dr. Fuller)"

    • Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College; College students
    • This image, set in the President's office, shows Edward C. Fuller in discussion with a group of students. Dr. Edward C. Fuller, President of Bard from 1947-1950, emphasized student participation in community government. The October 1948 issue of...
    • "Zabriskie's Waterfalls"

    • Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College
    • In this image taken in the summer of 1945, the Zabriskie family still owned Blithewood and much of the land adjoining Bard College. As evidenced by this image labelled 'Zabrisky's (sic) Falls', a good deal of student trespassing transpired before...
    • 100th Anniversary Nyack Dutch Reformed Church

    • Centennial celebrations; Churches; Parades & processions;
    • A parade is forming on Church Street. Herbert V. Baldwin and Edmund Good, in Dutch costumes and wooden shoes, hold a large banner commemorating the Reformed Church's one hundredth anniversary.
    • 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.
    • 1862-09-18 letter from James Thitchener to his aunt

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • James writes this letter to his aunt, four days after he was mustered into service. He is presently in Virginia, near Georgetown. He thinks that the Union is already winning the war, even though the rebels fight well. One of his friends fainted...
    • 1862-12-28 letter from James Thitchener to his aunt

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • James writes about how lucky he is to be alive after returning from battle. He refers to it as it the worst sight he’d ever seen and comments on the women and children who had to run to save their lives. He remarks, “I think this war is not right,...
    • 1863-02-17  Letter from Solomon Dubois to Johannes Lefevre

    • Huguenots; 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; African...
    • Letter written from Solomon Dubois to Johannes discussing news from home. Sol is concerned that Johannes may be "hard up" for women and then goes on to write about his trip to Plattekill to see Fredrick Douglas speak. He thinks his talk was good...
    • 1863-03-19 letter from Jacob HasBrouck to Rowena HasBrouck

    • Slavery; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; Slavery;
    • Jacob tells Rowena about his camp moving and his time in rebel county. The men were expecting a fight and because of this, were instructed to keep their guns out. The men often stole from the plantations good such as sugar, molasses, sweet...
    • 1863-06-03 letter from James Thitchener to his sister Sally

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • James tells his sister that the rebels are giving themselves up and that they are tired of the war. He wishes that everyone would tire of the war. He speaks of the officers and their parties, especially the drinking and womanizing they do. He says,...
    • 1863-06-10 letter from James Thitchener letter to his aunt

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • James tells his aunt that he has been left behind by his regiment since he was unable to travel. He thinks a big battle is about to happen and hopes to be excused from fighting. General Hooker is unsure of the whereabouts of the rebel army, but...
    • 1863-12-23 letter from Jacob Hasbrouck to Rowena Hasbrouck

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • Jacob is pleased that Rowena visited Mrs. VanWagner, wife of Robert VanWagner. He speaks fondly of him and mentions Mr. VanWagner's good deeds at the hospital for Christmas. He briefly discusses the mail and sends his best wishes to the family.
    • 1864-06-30 letter from Jacob Hasbrouck to Rowena Hasbrouck

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • Jacob says that he will be going to Mobile soon. He mentions a letter received by Lin Howell about silver mines in Nevada. He tells Rowena of the good health of his regiment and expresses that he is lonely.
    • 1864-11-13 Letter from Peter Elting to Johannes Lefevre

    • Huguenots; 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; United...
    • Unaware of the death of his good friend, Johannes, Peter Elting writes of receipts and invoices for Johannes to sign. He is concerned that he has not heard form Johannes in ten days or two weeks and hopes that he is "heeling rapidly" and will be...

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