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Susan and Ronald Cook: Long Island Collection

Collection Number
SC 418

OCLC Number


Donated by Susan and Ronald Cook in two accessions: May 2008 and August 2010.

Extent, Scope, and Content Note 
The Susan and Ronald Cook: Long Island Collection consists of 1 cubic ft. of artifacts and printed ephemera that documents social and leisure activities on Long Island during the 20th century. 

Arrangement and Processing Note
Processed and finding aid by Kristen J. Nyitray, July 2008 and 2010. Updated May 2019.


Restrictions on Access
The collection is open to researchers without restriction.

Rights and Permissions 

Stony Brook University Libraries' consent to access 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.  

[Item], [Box], Susan and Ronald Cook: Long Island Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University Libraries.

Historical Note
The collection is comprised of a variety of items of collectible memorabilia, ephemera, and books that document Long Island during the 20th century.

New York (State) -- Long Island.
Postcards -- New York (State) -- Long Island.
Long Island (N.Y.) -- History -- Pictorial works.
Long Island (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- Pictorial works.
Long Island (N.Y.) -- Pictorial works.
Manners and customs.
Printed ephemera.


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.

1: Alexander T. Stewart, Founder of Garden City/Centennial of Garden City, New York, 1869-1969.
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

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