Finkelstein
MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Local History Collection

The Library's Local History collection is located in the Founders' Room on the second floor of the Library (pictured left).
 

The room is open to all individuals who wish to study its unique collection of Rockland County resources. Visitors will find volumes on a variety of subjects of local interest, including town and county government, history, ecology, and genealogy. Please contact our Reference staff if you have questions: 845-352-5700, ext. 244.


A Sampling of Titles in the Collection

The History of Rockland County.
Written by William G. Haeselbarth (1964)
ROCKLAND COUNTY REF 974.728 H


History of Rockland County, New York.
Edited by David Cole (1986)
ROCKREF 974.728 HIS


How Things Began -- in Rockland County and Places Nearby: People, Customs, Languages and Manners of Living During the Early Times in a Border County of New York State.
Written by Wilfred Blanch Talman (1977)
ROCK 974.728 TAL


Indian Deeds, 1630 to 1748.
Edited by George H. Budke (1975)
ROCKLAND COUNTY REF 346.0438


Local History and Resources.
Written by Gardner F. Watts (1970)
ROCKLAND COUNTY REF 974 728 WAT


Papers Relating to the N.Y. and N.J. Boundary Controversy, 1686-1775.
Edited by George H. Budke (1975)
ROCKLAND 341.42 BUD


Patents Granted for Lands in the Present County of Rockland, NY with Biographical Notices of the Patentees.
Written by George H. Budke (1928)
ROCKLAND 333.16 BUD


The Political History of Rockland County, N.Y.: From its Erection in 1798 through 1908.
Published by the Rockland County Public Librarians Association (1970)
ROCKLAND 320.9 BEN


The Ramapo Pass.
Written by Edward Franklin Pierson (1955)
ROCK 974.728 PIE


Rockland County Century of History.
Published by the Historical Society of Rockland County (2001)
ROCK 974.728 ROC


Rockland County During the American Revolution, 1776-1781.
Written by George H. Budke (1976)
ROCK 974.728 BUD


Rockland County During the Postwar Years of the American Revolution, 1782-1783.
Written by George H. Budke (1972)
ROCKLAND 974.728 BUD


Rockland Record -- American Revolution 1776-1996.
Written by George H. Budke (1973)
ROCKLAND 974.728 BUD


SPRING VALLEY HISTORY

The First Hundred Years of Spring Valley.
Written by Saxby Vouler Penfold (1944)
ROCK REF 974.728 PEN


Leona Cohn's Interviews with the Citizens of Spring Valley.
Published by the Arts Council of Rockland (1987)
ROCK REF 974.728 POT 1987


Pot Cheese Hollow: A Rememberance of Jewish Spring Valley, 1900-1940.
Written by Leona Cohn (1986)
ROCK 974.728 POT