Southampton Fresh Air Home Collection
Manuscript Collection 386

Description
Papers, 1910 - 2009.
3 cubic feet.
The Southampton Fresh Air Home is a not-for-profit residential camp for physically challenged youth founded in 1901 and located in Southampton, Long Island, New York.

Organization: filed by document-type and then chronologically within each folder. The collection contains office files, meeting minutes, correspondence, memoranda, committee minutes, annual reports, published documents, photographs, clippings, and architectural plans.

Processing and finding aid completed by the Special Collections Department in December 2005. Online finding aid by Kristen J. Nyitray. Updated April 2010.

Introduction
History
Scope and Content
Container Listing

Introduction

In 1901, a small group of women, wishing to share the benefits of sun and ocean air with city-bound, physically challenged children, established a very special summer home in Southampton, New York. A small building was rented to accommodate 10 children. The following year a more suitable residence was rented, and plans begun to identify a permanent facility. Over 100 years have past. The dream of the founders has continued and the number of campers, as well as services and activities, has grown. Children whose challenges are primarily physical in nature come to the Southampton Fresh Air Home for summer activities adapted uniquely for them.

The Southampton Fresh Air Home (SFAH) is one of the few residential camp facilities in the eastern United States that accommodates severely as well as mildly and moderately physically challenged children. SFAH provides an environment in which campers play, socialize, mature and develop physically, emotionally and psychologically. With its unique atmosphere and varied programs, SFAH encourages self-confidence and new skills and attitudes, to enable its campers to live more rewarding lives. During their time at SFAH, they develop a sense of community, a sense of belonging, and a sense of equality.

History

This collection was donated by the Southampton Fresh Air Home to Stony Brook University by way of a formal deed of gift on May 5, 2005. New accessions are received on a yearly basis.

Scope and Content

The Southampton Fresh Air Home Collection is comprised of approximately 4 cubic feet of materials including: correspondence, committee minutes, reports, publications, photographs, clippings, and architectual plans.

The collection's original order has been maintained where applicable and re-created in others to assist researchers more easily. Items housed in acidic or metal housings have been removed from these housings for preservation reasons and have been placed in acid free folders and containers. All metal fasteners have been removed and replaced in accordance with accepted archival standards of preservation.

In citing the collection, please credit: Southampton Fresh Air Home Collection, Special Collections, University Libraries, Stony Brook University.

Materials within this collection may be located with the use of the collection's finding aid, available in hardcopy and online through the Libraries' webpage.

*Restrictions: Access to all Minutes of Board of Directors meetings and Board Committee meetings is limited to current, active Board members and the Executive Director of the Southampton Fresh Air Home. Any researcher who wishes to view these restricted items must obtain written permission from the President or Chairman of the Board of the SFAH.

Container Listing

Special note: An "*" (asterisk) denotes a restricted box and/or file.

Box 1

Certificate of Incorporation - July 12, 1905
(facsimile)

Annual Reports (1910 – 1946)


SFAH – 1910, Eighth Annual Report
SFAH – 1912, Tenth Annual Report
SFAH – 1914, Twelfth Annual Report
SFAH – 1915, Thirteenth Annual Report
SFAH – 1916, Fourteenth Annual Report
SFAH – 1917, Fifteenth Annual Report
SFAH – 1922, Twentieth Annual Report
SFAH – 1923, Twenty-First Annual Report
SFAH – 1924, Twenty-Second Annual Report
SFAH – 1926, Twenty-Fourth Annual Report
SFAH – 1927, Twenty-fifth Annual Report
SFAH – 1928, Twenty-Sixth Annual Report
SFAH – 1929, Twenty-Seventh Annual Report
SFAH – 1930, Twenty-Eighth Annual Report
SFAH – 1933, Thirty-First Annual Report
SFAH – 1934, Thirty-Second Annual Report
SFAH – 1935, Thirty-Third Annual Report
SFAH – 1936, Thirty-Fourth Annual Report
SFAH – 1937, Thirty-Fifth Annual Report
SFAH – 1938, Thirty-Sixth Annual Report
SFAH – 1940, Thirty-Eighth Annual Report
SFAH – 1941, Thirty-Ninth Annual Report
SFAH – 1943, Forty-First Annual Report
SFAH – 1944, Forty-Second Annual Report
SFAH – 1945, Forty-Third Annual Report
SFAH – 1946, Forty-Fourth Annual Report
SFAH – 1946, Forty-Fourth Annual Report

Box 2
Annual Reports (1948 – 1968)


SFAH – 1948, Forty-Sixth Annual Report
SFAH – 1948, Forty-Sixth Annual Report
SFAH – 1952, Fiftieth Annual Report
SFAH – 1952, Fiftieth Annual Report
SFAH – 1952, Fiftieth Annual Report
SFAH – 1953, Fifty-First Annual Report
SFAH – 1954, Fifty-Second Annual Report
SFAH – 1955, Fifty-Third Annual Report
SFAH – 1955, Fifty-Third Annual Report
SFAH – 1956, Fifty-Fourth Annual Report
SFAH – 1956, Fifty-Fourth Annual Report
SFAH – 1957, Fifty-Fifth Annual Report
SFAH – 1958, Fifty-Sixth Annual Report
SFAH – 1958, Fifty-Sixth Annual Report
SFAH – 1959, Fifty-Seventh Annual Report
SFAH – 1959, Fifty-Seventh Annual Report
SFAH – 1960, Fifty-Eighth Annual Report
SFAH – 1961, Fifty-Ninth Annual Report
SFAH – 1962, Sixtieth Annual Report
SFAH – 1962, Sixtieth Annual Report
SFAH – 1962, Sixtieth Annual Report
SFAH – 1963, Sixty-First Annual Report
SFAH – 1963, Sixty-First Annual Report
SFAH – 1963, Sixty-First Annual Report
SFAH – 1964, Sixty-Second Annual Report
SFAH – 1964, Sixty-Second Annual Report
SFAH – 1964, Sixty-Second Annual Report
SFAH – 1965, Sixty-Third Annual Report
SFAH – 1965, Sixty-Third Annual Report
SFAH – 1965, Sixty-Third Annual Report
SFAH – 1966, Sixty-Fourth Annual Report
SFAH – 1966, Sixty-Fourth Annual Report
SFAH – 1966, Sixty-Fourth Annual Report
SFAH – 1967, Sixty-Fifth Annual Report
SFAH – 1967, Sixty-Fifth Annual Report
SFAH – 1967, Sixty-Fifth Annual Report
SFAH – 1968, Sixty-Sixth Annual Report
SFAH – 1968, Sixty-Sixth Annual Report
SFAH – 1968, Sixty-Sixth Annual Report

Box 3
Annual Reports (1969 – 1983)


SFAH – 1969, Sixty-Seventh Annual Report
SFAH – 1969, Sixty-Seventh Annual Report
SFAH – 1969, Sixty-Seventh Annual Report
SFAH – 1970, Sixty-Eighth Annual Report
SFAH – 1970, Sixty-Eighth Annual Report
SFAH – 1970, Sixty-Eighth Annual Report
SFAH – 1971, Sixty-Ninth Annual Report
SFAH – 1971, Sixty-Ninth Annual Report
SFAH – 1972, Seventieth Annual Report
SFAH – 1972, Seventieth Annual Report
SFAH – 1972, Seventieth Annual Report
SFAH – 1973, Seventy-First Annual Report
SFAH – 1974, Annual Report
SFAH – 1975, Annual Report
SFAH – 1976, Annual Report
SFAH – 1977, Annual Report
SFAH – 1978, Annual Report
SFAH – 1979, Annual Report
SFAH – 1980, Annual Report
SFAH – 1981, Annual Report
SFAH – 1982, Annual Report
SFAH – 1983, Annual Report

Box 4
Annual Reports (1984 – 1994)


SFAH – 1984, Annual Report
SFAH – 1985, Annual Report
SFAH – 1986, Annual Report
SFAH – 1987, Annual Report
SFAH – 1988, Annual Report
SFAH – 1989, Annual Report
SFAH – 1990, Annual Report
SFAH – 1991, Annual Report
SFAH – 1992, Annual Report
SFAH – 1993, Annual Report
SFAH – 1994, Annual Report

Box 5
Annual Reports (1995 – 2000; 2002 - 2007)


SFAH – 1995, Annual Report
SFAH – 1996, Annual Report
SFAH – 1997, Annual Report
SFAH – 1998, Annual Report
SFAH – 1999, Annual Report
SFAH – 2000, Annual Report
SFAH – 2002-2003, One Hundred Second Annual Report
SFAH - 2004, One Hundred Third Annual Report
SFAH - 2005, One Hundred Fourth Annual Report
SFAH - 2006, One Hundred Fifth Annual Report
SFAH - 2007, One Hundred Sixth Annual Report
SFAH - 2008, One Hundred Sixth Annual Report
SFAH - 2009, One Hundred Seventh Annual Report
SFAH - Certificate of Incorporation

Box 6*(Restricted)
Board of Directors


SFAH – Members Meetings, Attendance Book
SFAH – Report, 1947
SFAH – Board of Directors Meeting, Minute Book 1948 - 1950
SFAH – Board of Directors Meeting, Minute Book 1951 – 1953
SFAH – Board of Directors Meeting, Minute Book 1966 – 1968
SFAH – Board of Directors Meeting, Minute Book 1969 – 1971
SFAH – Board of Directors Meeting, Minute Book 1972 – 1974
SFAH – Board of Directors Meeting, Minute Book 1975 – 1977
SFAH – Board of Directors Meeting, Minute Book 1978 – 1980
SFAH – Board of Directors Meetings, 1964 - 1969
SFAH – Board of Directors Meetings, 1978
SFAH – Board of Directors Meetings, 1979
SFAH – Board of Directors Meetings, 1980
SFAH – Board of Directors Meetings, 1981
SFAH – Board of Directors Meetings, 1982
SFAH – Board of Directors Meetings, 1983
SFAH – Board of Directors Meetings, 1984
SFAH – Clippings – Board of Directors, 1983(binder)
SFAH – Clippings – Board of Directors, 1984(binder)
SFAH – Clippings – Board of Directors, 1985(binder)
SFAH – Clippings – Board of Directors, 1986(binder)
SFAH – Clippings – Board of Directors, 1987(binder)
SFAH – Clippings – Board of Directors, 1988(binder)
SFAH – Clippings – Board of Directors, 1989(binder)
SFAH – Clippings – Board of Directors, 1990(binder)

Box 7* (Restricted)
Board of Directors


SFAH – Board of Directors Meetings, 1991
SFAH – Board of Directors Meetings, 1992
SFAH – Board of Directors Meetings, 1993
SFAH – Board of Directors Meetings, 1994
SFAH – Board of Directors Meetings, 1995
SFAH – Board of Directors Meetings, 1996(1 of 2)
SFAH – Board of Directors Meetings, 1996(2 of 2)
SFAH – Board of Directors Meetings, 1997
SFAH – Board of Directors Meetings, 1998
SFAH – Board of Directors Meetings, 1999
SFAH – Board of Directors Meetings, 2000
SFAH – Board of Directors Meetings, 2001
SFAH – Board of Directors Meetings, 1984
SFAH – Board of Directors Meetings, Minute Book 1981 - 1984
SFAH – Board of Directors Meetings, Minute Book 1963 - 1965
SFAH – Board of Directors Meetings, Minute Book 1960 - 1962
SFAH – Board of Directors Meetings, Minute Book 1954 - 1956

Box 8
Board of Directors, Donors, Investments, Permits


SFAH – Board of Directors Meetings, Minute Book 1957 – 1959* (Restricted)
SFAH – Correspondence, 1965
SFAH – Donors, A - F
SFAH – Donors, G - L
SFAH – Donors, M – R
SFAH – Donors, S – Z
SFAH – Donor List
SFAH – Donations, 50th Anniversary (1902 – 1952)
SFAH – Membership List, 1976, 1978 – 1980, 1982
SFAH – Donor Letters
SFAH – Value Appraisal, 1974
SFAH – Camp Permits (1 of 2)
SFAH – Camp Permits (2 of 2)
SFAH – Dedication, 1953
SFAH – Dormitory Building
SFAH – Investment Account
SFAH – Brochure, n.d. (3 copies) and rummage sale pamphlet
SFAH - Bubba's Bunk dedication: remarks by Mary Pollock and Kathleen Minder (June 28, 2008)

Box 9
Clippings


SFAH – Clippings, 1956
SFAH – Clippings, 1952
SFAH – Clippings, 1960
SFAH – Clippings, 1957
SFAH – Clippings, 1958
SFAH – Clippings, 1959
SFAH – Clippings, 1961
SFAH – Clippings, 1962
SFAH – Clippings, 1963
SFAH – Clippings, 1964
SFAH – Clippings, 1965
SFAH – Clippings, 1967
SFAH – Clippings, 1969
SFAH – Clippings, 1970s
SFAH – Clippings, 1971
SFAH – Clippings, 1976
SFAH – Clippings, 1979
SFAH – Clippings, 1983
SFAH – Clippings, 1984
SFAH – Clippings, 1985
SFAH – Clippings, 1988
SFAH – Clippings, 1989
SFAH – Clippings, 1990s
SFAH – Clippings, 1993
SFAH – Clippings, 2004
SFAH – Clippings, 2008 and 2009
SFAH – Clippings, n.d.
SFAH – Magazines articles, Hamptons Magazine, 2009 (4 issues)

Publicity Material

SFAH - American Picnic Events
SFAH - Auctions and Benefits
SFAH - Brochure, 2009
SFAH - Holiday Card, 2009
SFAH - James Grant Watercolours Benefit and Magaschoni Benefit
SFAH - Open House, 2009

Box 10
Photographs and negatives (221 items)

Box 12
Scrapbooks (2) and ledger (1)

"School House History" by Claire Mulholland

Box 13
Electronic Media (Floppy Disks)


Q Version 5.0, Install Disk I
Q Version 5.0, Install Disk II
Q Version 6.0, Install Disk I
Q Version 6.0, Install Disk II
Q Version 6.0, Install Disk III
TapeStor diskette

Box 14
Electronic Media (Floppy Disks)


Fresh Air Home Fund, Data Disk – B Drive
Fresh Air Home Fund, Program Disk – A Drive, “DBASE AIR”
Disk 12/31/94
Disk 12/31/94
Disk 9/30/94
Disk #1, 7/20/94
Disk Unnamed
Disk 12/15/92
Disk 9/28/92 Guest DBF Letters
Disk #1(922) 11/21/89
Disk #1 12/07/90
Disk #2 8/31/90, 9/18/90, 10/17/90, 12/07/90
Disk 12/31/92 has ’86, ’87, '88

Box 15
Memorabilia


Silver plate (1 item), engraved, "With Appreciation and Thanks S.F.A.H."

Box 16
Audiocassettes

Interview with Linda and Bob Beck (staff members)
Interview with Eileen Fordham (committee member)
Interview with Barbara Moller (committee member)
Interview with Cathy ??? (board member)
Interview with Catherine de Montezemolo (board member)
Interview with Claire Mulholland (board member)

Oversized Folder


Architectural drawing of SFAH, dated November 1984 (2 copies plus 4 carbon copies)
Dining deck elevations, dated January 30, 1990 and February 14, 1990
Dining deck plans, dated February 14, 1990 (2 copies)