Collection Facts

Extent: 
57 items
Dates of Original: 
1879-1977
Collection Owner:
NYH Topic Area(s):

Historical Context

The Thomas R. Bayles Local History Room, located in the Adult Department, is a room full of local history. Most of the books, pamphlets, postcards and photographs were donated by Mr. Bayles in 1976. The collection was dedicated in his honor on October 4, 1980.

Scope of Collection

The collection consists of pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and fliers detailing the early history of various towns and villages in Long Island. Subjects include the history of churches, industry, war, and social life.