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Special Note: Items from this collection have been digitized and can be viewed online here.

Title
Long Island Postcard Collection

Collection Number
SC 346

OCLC Number
1053889300

Creator 
Various

Provenance 
Donated by Cornell Jaray.

Extent, Scope, and Content Note 
The collection  contains approximately 200 black and white and color postcards (10 linear in.) published ca. 1900-1930 that depict places and people on Long Island, New York (Nassau and Suffolk counties) and New York City (Kings, Queens, and Bronx counties).

Arrangement and Processing Note
Processed by Kristen J. Nyitray and graduate student assistants Jian Zhong and Scott Lesko in July 2002.
Finding aid updated and revised by Kristen J. Nyitray in August 2019.
The collection is organized by the geographic areas of Long Island and New York City and then alphabetically within each series.

Language
English 

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.  

Citation 
[Box], [Item], Long Island Postcard Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University Libraries.

Historical Note
Postcards are visual culture that document and communicate points of view, social norms, and history. The golden age of postcards was 1907 to 1915. In the United States, the act of sending postcards began with a card postmarked in December 1848 containing printed advertising. The first commercially produced card was created in 1861 by John P. Charlton of Philadelphia. (Source: Wikipedia)

Subjects
Postcards.
Postcards -- New York (State) -- Long Island.
Postcards -- New York (State) -- Nassau County.
Postcards -- New York (State) -- Suffolk County.
Postcards -- New York (State) -- Bronx County.
Postcards -- New York (State) -- Kings County.
Postcards -- New York (State) -- Queens County.
Long Island (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs.
Long Island (N.Y.) -- Description and travel.
Beaches -- New York (State) -- Long Island.
Cities and towns -- New York (State) -- Long Island.
Beaches.
Cities and towns.
Manners and customs.
Travel.
New York (State) -- Bronx County.
New York (State) -- Kings County.
New York (State) -- Long Island.
New York (State) -- Nassau County.
New York (State) -- Queens County.
New York (State) -- Suffolk County.

INVENTORY

Box 1

Location: Aquebogue
Number of Postcards: 1

Location: Babylon
Number of Postcards: 4

Location: Baldwin
Number of Postcards: 1

Location: Bayshore
Number of Postcards: 9

Location: Camp Upton
Number of Postcards: 6

Location: Captree Island
Number of Postcards: 1

Location: Centerport
Number of Postcards: 1

Location: Center Moriches
Number of Postcards: 1

Location: Cold Spring Harbor
Number of Postcards: 1

Location: Cutchogue
Number of Postcards: 1

Location: East Hampton
Number of Postcards: 3

Location: East Islip
Number of Postcards: 1

Location: Fire Island
Number of Postcards: 2

Location: Farmingdale
Number of Postcards: 1

Location: Far Rockaway
Number of Postcards: 4

Location: Freeport
Number of Postcards: 5

Location: Glen Cove
Number of Postcards: 5

Location: Greenport
Number of Postcards: 9

Location: Hempstead
Number of Postcards: 2

Location: Huntington
Number of Postcards: 28

Location: Islip
Number of Postcards: 2

Location: Long Beach
Number of Postcards: 2

Location: Lindenhurst
Number of Postcards: 1

Location: Mattituck
Number of Postcards: 2

Location: Melville
Number of Postcards: 1

Location: Mineola
Number of Postcards: 2

Location: Montauk
Number of Postcards: 4

Location: Mount Sinai
Number of Postcards: 1

Location: Napeague Beach
Number of Postcards: 1

Location: New Suffolk
Number of Postcards: 1

Location: Oak Beach
Number of Postcards: 2

Location: Ocean Beach
Number of Postcards: 1

Location: Oyster Bay
Number of Postcards: 4

Location: Patchogue
Number of Postcards: 5

Location: Port Jefferson
Number of Postcards: 6

Location: Port Washington
Number of Postcards: 2

Location: Quogue
Number of Postcards: 11

Location: Riverhead
Number of Postcard: 3

Location: Roslyn
Number of Postcards: 2

Location: Sag Harbor
Number of Postcards: 2

Location: Sea Cliff
Number of Postcards: 6

Location: Shelter Island
Number of Postcards: 3

Location: Shelter Island Heights
Number of Postcards: 1

Location: South Norwich
Number of Postcards: 1

Location: Sound Shore
Number of Postcards: 1

Location: Stony Brook
Number of Postcards: 2

Location: Wading River
Number of Postcards: 1

Location: Water Mill
Number of Postcards: 1

Location: Westbury
Number of Postcards: 1

Location: Westhampton
Number of Postcards: 1

Location: Woodmere
Number of Postcards: 1

New York City Postcards

Location: Arverne
Number of Postcards: 1

Location: Astoria
Number of Postcards: 1

Location: Brooklyn
Number of Postcards: 2

Location: City Island
Number of Postcards: 1

Location: Elmhurst
Number of Postcards: 1

Location: Far Rockaway
Number of Postcards: 1

Location: Flushing
Number of Postcards: 3

Location: Forest Hills
Number of Postcards: 1

Location: Jamaica, Queens
Number of Postcards: 8

Location: Manhattan Beach
Number of Postcards: 4

Location: Richmond Hill
Number of Postcards: 3

Location: Rockaway
Number of Postcards: 1

Location: Rockaway Beach
Number of Postcards: 6

Location: Rockaway Park
Number of Postcards: 2

Location: Woodhaven
Number of Postcards: 1

Location: untitled
Number of Postcards: 3

Box 2

Original scrapbook which housed postcards; green cloth, 10" x 15"