Susan and Ronald Cook - Long Island Collection
Collection 418


A collection of artifacts and printed ephemera that documents social and leisure activities on Long Island from the early to mid-twentieth century.
1 cubic ft.
Donated by Susan and Ronald Cook in May 2008 and August 2010.
Processed by Kristen J. Nyitray, Head of Special Collections and University Archives, July 2008 and October 2010.

Box Listing

Box 1


Seal: the Seal of The Davenport Press, 1924.
Paperweight: advertisement for The Davenport Press, Inc. Job and Publication Printers. 70 Main Street, Mineola, NY .


Merritt, Jesse. The Historical Importance of Nassau County, Long Island , New York. Farmingdale, NY : At the sign of the Turf & Twig, 1939. This copy is dedicated by the author to Louis E. Schwartz. founder of The Davenport Press, dated March 14, 1941.

Oakley, Helen McKelvey. Christopher Morley on Long Island; A Biographical Sketch. Roslyn, NY : Christopher Morley Knothole Association, 1967. Includes a certificate of enrollment to The Christopher Morley Knothole Association presented to Mr. Leon Schwartz
(November 8, 1967).

Officers of the Roslyn Estates Association. Roslyn Estates: Our Village. N.p.: 1962.

Newspaper Clipping

"Roslyn: Old and New L.I." by Ari L. Goldman. The New York Times, February 11, 1977, C24.


January 20, 1932: dance recital program from the Robina Swanson Dancing School of Mineola, NY.

1934: commencement exercise program from Mineola Junior High School.

1935: commencement exercise program from Mineola Junior High School .

February 20 and 21, 1936: Playbill for Step This Way presented at the Cherry Valley School by the Garden City P.T.A as a benefit for "The Scholarship Fund."

June 11, 1937: Beth Israel Congregation of Hempstead, NY, Religious School Graduation Exercise program.


Front office of the Davenport Press. Pictured in the corner is founder Louis E. Schwartz (1).
Roosevelt Field, circa 1920s (3).
Jones Beach , circa 1930s (2).


Art Museum, Heckscher Park, Huntington, LI.
Frank Buck Jungle Camp on Sunrise Highway, Long Island, NY.
Lauraine Murphy Restaurant, Northern Boulevard, Manhasset, LI, NY.


Rock Hall, circa 1767. Lawrence, Long Island. Published by Franklin National Bank - Long Island Historical Series.

Walt Whitman's Homestead, circa 1810. West Hills, Huntington, Long Island. Published by Franklin National Bank - Long Island Historical Series.


coin 1: Alexander T. Stewart, Founder of Garden City/Centennial of Garden City, New York, 1869-1969.
coin 2: Long Island Tercentenary Commemoration, 1656, 1956.

Oversized Folder


"Picturesque Long Island: Twelve Pencil Drawings for Framing by William Longyear. With the Compliments of Nesbit Oldsmobile, Inc. Manhasset."

1) Clinton Academy, 1784, East Hampton
2) The Home Sweet Home Mill, East Hampton
3) The Fishing Boat Docks at Greenport
4) Montauk Point
5) The Old Paper Mill, 1753, Roslyn Park
6) Home Sweet Home, East Hampton
7) The Grave of Theodore Roosevelt, Oyster Bay
8) Sand Dunes and Pines, Montauk Highway
9) The Water Mill, Yaphank
10) Old Mill and Dam, Setauket
11) Birthplace of Walt Whitman, Huntington
12) The Post Office, Stony Brook