Collection Facts

Extent: 
64 items
Dates of Original: 
c.1920-1950
NYH Topic Area(s):

Historical Context

Melville is a hamlet located in the town of Huntington in Suffolk County, NY. In the 17th century it was known as Samuel Ketcham's Valley, named for a local resident. Afterwards it was known as Sweet Hollow. This name was replaced by Melville in school records in 1854. Melville is home to the U.S. headquarters of several national and international corporations, including Canon USA.

Scope of Collection

The collection consists of historic photographs of Melville, NY depicting residences, commercial buildings, churches, schools, and transportation.