Baldwin History Room

The Baldwin History Room contains all the Library’s books on Baldwin and selected books on Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Kings and New York Counties. It also contains local historical journals, photographs, minutes of the Baldwin Board of Education, yearbooks of the Baldwin Senior High School, and files on selected aspects of Baldwin history.

The Baldwin History Room is open only by appointment and its holdings do not circulate. To see specific items, ask at the Reference Desk; to ask general questions, call Edward Daly at 516-223-6228.

Items may be photocopied by permission.

Here are some of the Baldwin History Room’s highlights:

Books

  • Baldwin Senior High School Literary Magazines from 1976 to 1993
  • Baldwin Senior High School Yearbooks (1926 – present; incomplete)
  • Baldwin Yellow Books (1970-2002, 2006- )

Files

  • 9/11 Remembrance Book Actors and Actresses
  • American Legion
  • Antiques
  • Authors
  • Aviation
  • Baldwin (Name of)
  • Baldwin 1921 and 1923
  • Baldwin Beat
  • Baldwin Bird Club
  • Baldwin Blacksmiths
  • Baldwin Civic Association
  • Baldwin Community Association
  • Baldwin in Literature
  • Baldwin National Bank
  • Baldwin Newspapers
  • Baldwin Senior High School
  • Baldwin Train Station
  • Baldwin’s War Dead
  • Banks (Miscellaneous)
  • Barnell Loft
  • Bay Colony
  • BeautifulBaldwinFoundation
  • Bicentennial
  • Bodies of Water
  • Boy and Girl Scouts
  • Brooklyn Waterworks
  • Bus and Taxi Service
  • Businesses
  • Cancer
  • Carter, Granville
  • Casey, Robert
  • Causeway (Baldwin to Point Lookout)
  • Census 1960 (the first census for which Baldwin was counted separately)
  • Census 1970
  • Census 1980
  • Census 1990
  • Census 2000
  • Century Theatre
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • ChristianChurches(not filed elsewhere)
  • Clubs and Civic Organizations
  • Coins
  • Concerts
  • Congregación DeMita
  • Coral House
  • Creighton Murder Case (contains the Court of Appeals decision upholding the convictions of Frances Q. Creighton and Everett C. Appelgate for murdering Ada Appelgate on September 27, 1935)
  • Crimes
  • Cults
  • Denton Family
  • Eckhardt Family
  • Episcopal Churches
  • Famous Visitors to Baldwin
  • Fire Department
  • Fires
  • First Church Baldwin, United Methodist
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • Fishing Industry
  • Garbage
  • Grumman
  • Heinrich Airplane (two boxes)
  • Historical Museum
  • Homes
  • Incorporation
  • Indian Origins
  • Inventors
  • Iraq War
  • Judaism inBaldwin
  • Kiwanis
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Koch Insurance Building
  • Korean War
  • Loft Estates
  • Lutheran Churches
  • Maps
  • Masons
  • Maurice McNeill
  • Medal of Honor Recipients
  • Memorial Day
  • Methodist Churches
  • Milburn (former name of Baldwin)
  • Milburn Country Club
  • Milburn Literary Society (2 boxes)
  • Movies Filmed inBaldwin
  • Nassau Chemists
  • Nexus (Baldwin Senior High School alumni newsletter – complete run)
  • Nunley’s Carousel (kept in the Vertical File across from the Reference Desk)
  • Oddities
  • Parking
  • Parks
  • People’s State Bank
  • Pep Boys
  • Persian Gulf War (1991)
  • Pettit Family
  • Photos
  • Police
  • Population
  • Postal Service
  • Prohibition
  • Proposed Sites
  • Radio and TV
  • Raines Liquor Tax Bill
  • Recollections of Baldwin
  • Redevelopment
  • Residents
  • Road and Streets
  • Rotary Club
  • Safeguard Storage
  • School Reorganization (two files)
  • Schools Before 1960
  • Schools (1960-1969) (file and box)
  • Schools (1970-1979) (file and box)
  • Schools (1980-1989)
  • Schools (1990-1999)
  • Schools (2000-2009)
  • Schools (2010- )
  • Senior Citizens
  • Senior Housing in Baldwin
  • Sheppard, Robert
  • Shubert School
  • Sports
  • St. Christopher’s
  • Star Shell Plant
  • Steele, William J.
  • Suffrage
  • Sunrise National Bank
  • Teale, Edwin W.
  • Telephone Listings
  • Theaters
  • Trees
  • Utilities
  • Vietnam War
  • Wayditch, Gabriel von (Baldwin resident who wrote The Heretics, an eight-hour opera)
  • War Memorial
  • Weather Events
  • Wilmer, Jennifer
  • Woman’s Advance Club
  • World Trade Center
  • World War I
  • World War II

Magazines

  • Journal of Long Island History (1973-1982)
  • Long Island Forum (1938-2004)
  • Long Island Historical Journal (1988-2008 )