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Ken Spooner Collection

Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library

Dates of Original: c. 1900-1952

Ken Spooner is a musician, author and historian who grew up in Mastic Beach during the 1950s. He is known for his book, The Knapps Lived Here.

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Sports and Recreation in Schenectady New York

Schenectady County Historical Society

Dates of Original: c. 1880 - 1990

Schenectady is a city near Albany, New York. Schenectady was, and still is, a prominent area for sports and recreation activities. The city was home to the Schenectady Blue Jays, a minor league baseball team, from 1946 - 1957. It is also an area known for boxing and golf. The local parks have areas for swimming, boating, biking, and plenty of additional recreational activities.

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Refugees Starting Over Collection

SUNY Polytechnic Institute - Cayan Library

Over the past four years, Dr. Kathryn Stam, Faculty at SUNY Poly, has been gathering media and multimedia chronicling the lives of Refugees who have settled in Utica NY. This work has been gathered as Refugees Starting Over, which has hosted events, and provides a web presence featuring many images and videos.  We are attempting to meaningfully describe and curate the collection so that materials can lead to further understanding of the culture and customs.

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Baldwinsville Yearbook Collection

Baldwinsville Public Library

Dates of Original: 1187 - 2007

The Baldwinsville Academy opened in 1867. This high school was located on Elizabeth Street. Several additions were built on to the original building, one in 1906 and one in 1923.

In 1952, Baldwinsville Academy and Central School, now called Charles W.Baker High School, opened its north wing to elementary school students. The high school graduating class of 1953 attended school at the Academy on Elizabeth Street, but held their commencement ceremony in the new high school building.

The first graduating class to attend school in the building now known as Baker High School was... Read more

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