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Vincent F. Seyfried Collection

Type of Material: Papers, notebooks, reports, newspaper clippings, and timetables pertaining to railroads and trolleys in New York, specifically Long Island, the five boroughs of New York City, and the Hudson Valley.
Personal Name: Vincent F. Seyfried
Collection ID: Collection 400
Creator: Vincent F. Seyfried
Extent: 6 cubic ft.
Span Dates: 1883-1939

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Title
Vincent F. Seyfried Collection
Collection 400

Description
Papers, notebooks, reports, newspaper clippings, and timetables pertaining to railroads and trolleys in New York, specifically Long Island, the five boroughs of New York City, and the Hudson Valley; ca. 1883-1939.
6 cubic ft.
Organization: Series arrangement by document type.
Donated by Mr. Vincent F. Seyfried in 2006.
Processed by Kristen J. Nyitray and F. Berenice Baez-Revueltas, January 2008. Updated April 2014.

Introduction and Biographical Information
Scope and Content Note
Access and Copyright
Series Outline

Inventory

Introduction

Vincent F. Seyfried is an esteemed historian and the author of over 50 books that document the histories of the Long Island Rail Road, public transportation in the five burroughs of New York City, Queens County, New York, and Garden City, New York. His seven volume series "The Long Island Rail Road: A Comprehensive History" is considered to be the definitive work about the company and was published between 1961 and 1984. In 2006, he donated his collection of manuscripts, research notes, and reports to Stony Brook University.

Scope and Content Note

The Vincent F. Seyfried Collection consists of three series: 1) manuscripts, notes, and newspaper clippings; 2) timetables; and 3) reports. The manuscripts include Mr. Seyfried's extensive typewritten notes about the planning and construction of elevated trains, subways, and trolley lines throughout Long Island and New York City. He also meticulously compiled newspaper clippings about the evolution of public transportation in the region dating back to the late nineteenth century. The series of annual reports of the New York and Queens Railway Company include important handwritten proofs and final bound versions spanning the time period of 1883 through 1939.

The original order of the collection has been maintained where applicable and re-created in others to assist researchers. Items housed in acidic or metal housings have been removed from these enclosures for preservation reasons and have been placed in acid free folders and containers.

When citing this collection, please credit: Vincent F. Seyfried Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University.

Access 

The entire collection is open and accessible to researchers without restrictions.

Rights and Permissions

Stony Brook University Libraries' consent as the physical owner of the collection does not address copyright issues that may affect publication rights. It is the sole responsibility of the user of Special Collections and University Archives materials to investigate the copyright status of any given work and to seek and obtain permission where needed prior to publication.     

Series Outline

Series 1: Manuscripts, Notes and Newspaper Clippings
Series 2: Timetables
Series 3: Reports

Inventory

Series 1: Manuscripts, Notes, and Newspaper Clippings

Box 1

Bronx, Westchester
Brooklyn – New York Herald (5 folders)
Brooklyn Elevated and Subway – New York Tribune, 1891-1904

Box 2

Brooklyn Elevated and Subway – New York Tribune, 1903-1908
Brooklyn Elevated and Subway – New York Tribune, 1909-1923
Brooklyn Horse Car Lines (3 folders)
Brooklyn Rapid Transit – Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1902-1905
Brooklyn Rapid Transit – Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1906
Brooklyn Rapid Transit – Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1907-1910

Box 3

Brooklyn Rapid Transit – Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1911-1912
Brooklyn Rapid Transit – Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1913-1916
Brooklyn Trolleys – New York Tribune, 1891-1897
Brooklyn Trolleys – New York Tribune, 1898-1900
Brooklyn Trolleys – New York Tribune, 1901-1906
Brooklyn Trolleys – New York Tribune, 1907-1920

Box 4

Brooklyn Trolleys – Brooklyn Rapid Transit (BRT) (5 folders)
Brooklyn Steam Roads (2 folders)

Box 5

Coney Island (2 folders)
Flushing (2 folders)
Hempstead Inquirer (2 folders)
Hudson Tubes
Interborough Rapid Transit Subway – New York Tribune (1-4 of 5 folders)

Box 6

Interborough Rapid Transit Subway – New York Tribune (5 of 5 folders)
LIRR (3 folders)

Box 7

LIRR – Brooklyn Daily Eagle (3 folders)
Manhattan and Interborough Rapid Transit (3 folders)
Manhattan Elevated - New York Herald (2 folders)

Box 8

Manhattan Elevated – New York Tribune (2 folders)
Metropolitan Street Railway (3 folders)
Metropolitan Street Railway – New York Tribune (1-2 of 5 folders)

Box 9

Metropolitan Street Railway – New York Tribune (3-5 of 5 folders)
Nassau County (4 folders)

Box 10

The New York and Long Island Traction Company, 1899-1926
New York and Manhattan Beach (2 folders)
New York North Shore Traction Company
New York Horse Cars – New York Herald (1-2 of 4 folders)

Box 11

New York Horse Cars – New York Herald (2-4 of 4 folders)
New York Times (3 folders)
Queens Trolley Lines and Brooklyn Rapid Transit (2 folders)

Box 12

Rockaway and Long Beach
South Side Rail Road (2 folders)
Staten Island and Hudson Valley
Third Avenue
Third Avenue Railroad Company
Index to Electric Railway Journal, 1899-1923
Master Index to Newspapers (1of 3 folders)

Box 13

Master Index to Newspapers (2-3 of 3 folders)

The Old Steam Roads of Brooklyn by Felix E. Reifschneider (July 1922)

Series 2: Timetables

Timetables – LIRR, Flushing, North Side and Central South Side Railroad

Series 3: Reports

Estimated Costs of Reproduction New of the Property of the New York and LI Traction Company (6/1/1921)

Annual Report of New York and Queens County Railway Company to the Transit Commission of the State of New York (1921)

Annual Report of New York and Queens County Railway Company to the Transit Commission of the State of New York (1922)

Annual Report of New York and Queens County Railway Company to the Transit Commission of the State of New York (1923)

Annual Report of New York and Queens County Railway Company to the Transit Commission of the State of New York (1924)

Annual Report of New York and Queens County Railway Company to the Transit Commission of the State of New York (1925) (1 out of 2 copies)

Box 14

Annual Report of New York and Queens County Railway Company to the Transit Commission of the State of New York (1925) (1 out of 2 copies)

Annual Report of New York and Queens County Railway Company to the Transit Commission of the State of New York (1926) (2 copies)

Annual Report of New York and Queens County Railway Company to the Transit Commission of the State of New York (1927)

Annual Report of New York and Queens County Railway Company to the Transit Commission of the State of New York (1928)

Annual Report of New York and Queens County Railway Company to the Transit Commission of the State of New York (1929)

Annual Report of New York and Queens County Railway Company to the Transit Commission of the State of New York (1930)

Annual Report of New York and Queens County Railway Company to the Transit Commission of the State of New York (1931)

Annual Report of New York and Queens County Railway Company to the Transit Commission of the State of New York (1932)

Annual Report of New York and Queens County Railway Company to the Transit Commission of the State of New York (1933) (1 out of 2 copies)

Box 15

Annual Report of New York and Queens County Railway Company to the Transit Commission of the State of New York (1934)

Annual Report of New York and Queens County Railway Company to the Transit Commission of the State of New York (1935)

Annual Report of New York and Queens County Railway Company to the Transit Commission of the State of New York (1936)

Annual Report of New York and Queens County Railway Company to the Transit Commission of the State of New York (1937)

Annual Report of New York and Queens County Railway Company to the Transit Commission of the State of New York (1938)

Annual Report of New York and Queens County Railway Company to the Transit Commission of the State of New York (1939)

Box 16

Annual Reports – Astoria and Hunterspoint (1883, 1884)

Annual Report – Broadway and Bowery (1884)

Annual Reports – Long Island City and Calvary Cemetery (1883, 1884)

Annual Reports – Long Island City and Newton (1883, 1885-1886) (2 folders)

Annual Reports – New York and Queens County (1897-1899)

Annual Reports – New York and Queens County (1900-1902)

Annual Reports – New York and Queens County (1903-1905)

Annual Reports – New York and Queens County (1906-1907)

Annual Report of New York and Queens County Railway Company to the Public Service Commission for the 1st District of the State of New York (1908) (2 copies)

Annual Report of New York and Queens County Railway Company to the Public Service Commission for the 1st District of the State of New York (1909) (2 copies)

Annual Report of New York and Queens County Railway Company to the Public Service Commission for the 1st District of the State of New York (1910)

Annual Report of New York and Queens County Railway Company to the Public Service Commission for the 1st District of the State of New York (1911)

Box 17

Annual Report of New York and Queens County Railway Company to the Public Service Commission for the 1st District of the State of New York (1912) (2 copies)

Annual Report of New York and Queens County Railway Company to the Public Service Commission for the 1st District of the State of New York (1913) (2 copies)

Annual Report of New York and Queens County Railway Company to the Public Service Commission for the 1st District of the State of New York (1914) (2 copies)

Annual Report of New York and Queens County Railway Company to the Public Service Commission for the 1st District of the State of New York (1915) (2 copies)

Annual Report of New York and Queens County Railway Company to the Public Service Commission for the 1st District of the State of New York (1916) (2 copies)

Annual Report of New York and Queens County Railway Company to the Public Service Commission for the 1st District of the State of New York (1917) (2 copies)

Box 18

Annual Report of New York and Queens County Railway Company to the Public Service Commission for the 1st District of the State of New York (1918) (2 copies)

Annual Report of New York and Queens County Railway Company to the Public Service Commission for the 1st District of the State of New York (1919) (2 copies)

Annual Report of New York and Queens County Railway Company to the Public Service Commission for the 1st District of the State of New York (1920) (2 copies)

Annual Report of New York and Queens County Railway Company to the Public Service Commission for the 1st District of the State of New York (1921)

Annual Report of New York and Queens County Railway Company to the Public Service Commission for the 1st District of the State of New York (1922)

Annual Report of New York and Queens County Railway Company to the Public Service Commission for the 1st District of the State of New York (1923)

Annual Report of New York and Queens County Railway Company to the Public Service Commission for the 1st District of the State of New York (1924)

Annual Reports – Steinway and Hunters Point (1883-1888)

Annual Reports – Steinway and Hunters Point (1889-1892)

Annual Reports – Steinway Avenue and Bowery Bay (1883-1884)

"Communications, Reports, Resolutions, Agreements, and Other Document Relating to the Acquisition by the City of New York of the Rockaway Lines of the Long Island Rail Road and the Adoption and Approval of a New Rapid Railroad Route Which Includes the Route of Said Rockaway Lines, and the Leasing to the Trustee of the Property of the Long Island Rail Road Company."


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