Long Island History

Long Island History

            a classified list of online links & some references to offline sources

See also separate, related web pages:           


        See also  New York State History web page

-- Chronology

--  Endangered Places

--  Ethnic Groups

--  Geography

-- Historic Trails

-- Landmarks

-- Local History Librarians

-- Long Peninsula vs. Long Island  [logic, proportion, & legalisms v. common sense]

-- Municipalities

--  Names, Geographic

-- Periodicals

-- Study and Teaching

--  The Unusual on L.I.

--  Special Collections

African-American History

        See also   Archeology                       

                        History - Civil War, 1861-1865                       
                        Immigration History                       

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        See also  African American History

                      Colonial Period, Ca. 1600-1775


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Architects & Architecture (including Mansions)

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Artists & Art History

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Aviation & Aerospace History

--  General

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--  Aircraft Accidents

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-- Airfields & Airports

---  General

  • Abandoned and Little-Known Airfields, by Paul Freeman -- Note:  The fascinating general entry for New York State contains 10 clickable, more regional links, including the following 4 treating L.I.:
  • New York State, Long Island, Eastern
  • New York State, Long Island, Central
  • New York City, Queens
  • New York City, Brooklyn

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---  Floyd Bennett Field

---  La Guardia Airport

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---  John F. Kennedy International Airport [formerly Idlewild Airport]

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---  Roosevelt Field  [now a shopping mall]

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--  CurtisGlenn Hammond Curtis & Curtiss Aircraft

-- Grumman Aerospace Corporation

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--- Lunar Module

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Big Duck

         See  Architecture  (above)

Biography (& Lists of Famous Long Islanders)

        See also  PML Catalog under names of individuals

Cemeteries, National

        See also  Cemeteries, General


        See also under  L.I. counties, towns, villages, and islands 

Cemeteries, General

          See also   Cemeteries, National



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Cities - Nassau County

        See also  Long Island Villages - Nassau web page

                            under  Glen Cove, N.Y.

                                       Long Beach, N.Y.

-- Glen Cove, NY

-- Long Beach, NY

Digital Collections [Sample]


Educational history 

--  General

-- College and University histories

Environmental History

     See also   Ducks

                    Geologic History

                    Pine Barrens

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Fishers Island

       See  Outer Islands (of Long Island) web page, under Fishers Island 


       See also  History - Colonial Period, ca. 1600-1775

                     History - French and Indian War, 1754-1763

                     History - Revolution, 1775-1783

                     History - War of 1812

                     History - Civil War, 1861-1865

                     History - Spanish-American War, 1898

                     History - World War, 1914-1918

                     History - World War, 1939-1945


  • Long Island (NorthAmericanForts.com.  New York's Forts)
  • New York State Military Forts, by Time Period (N.Y.S.  Division of Military and Naval Affairs.  Military Museums and Veterans' Research Center) - click on a time period, then on a map showing the area of L.I. in which you are interested
  • New York State Military Forts, Find by Name of Fort (N.Y.S.  Division of Military and Naval Affairs.  Military Museum and Veterans' Research Center) - click on the section of the alphabet, with which the name of the fort in which you're interested begins 

Gardiners Island

        See   Outer Islands (of Long Island) web page, under Gardiners Island

        See also  History - Pequot War, 1636



        See also   Architecture

                       Cemeteries, General

                       Cemeteries, National


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Geologic History

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Government Pubications


Immigration history

       See also  Villages - Suffolk(web page) -- Farmingville, NY 

                     Ku Klux Klan


                     Patchogue-Medford Area History (web page) -- Marcello


Haunted places, purportedly

          See also  L.I. Oddities (below)

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       See  L.I. Indians -- Prehistory & History web page

       See also  Archeology 

                     Colonial Period, ca. 1600-1775

                     Names, Geographic

Jewish History

       See also  History -- War of 1812

Jones Beach

Ku Klux Klan

    See  LI - History - 1919-1929  ("THe Roaring Twenties")


-- Cold Spring harbor Laboratory (Cold Spring Harbor, NY)

-- Brookhaven National Laboratory (Upton, NY)


Literary History

Long Island Iced Tea


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  • Johnson, Suzanne.  Longgwood Long Ago:  The Story of Coram, Gordon Heights, Middle Island, Ridge, and Lake Panomoka.  Middle Island, NY:  Longwood Public Library, 2004. 
  • Spencer, Dale and Janet Rischbieter.  Lake Ronkonkoma (Postcard History Series).  Charleston, SC:  Arcadia Publishing, 2015.

--  Long Island Vertical Files

  • Long Island Lakes [file folders].  (Patchogue-Medford Library.  Celia M. Hastings Local History Room)  -- includes sub-files on individual lakes

Long Island Rail Road

         See  Transportation


         See   Architecture 

Maps & Atlases

  • Long Island Maps and Their Makers, by Dr. David Yehling Allen (SUNY at Stony Brook. Map Library) - links to chronological sections, from the colonial era to the 20th century
  • Maps (Brooklyn Genealogy Information Page)

Maritime History

        See also  Shipwrecks


                      Women's History

Missile Sites

Motion Picture & Theater Industry 


Music History

Names, Geographic

         See also  Indians

Nazis, the German-American Bund, and German-American Settlement League

            See also  L.I. - Villages - Suffolk, N-Z,  Under Yaphank

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Miller, Marvin D.  Wunderlich's Salute:  The Interrelationship of the German-American Bund, Camp Siefried, Yaphank, and the Young Siegfrieds and Their Relationship with American and Nazi Institutions.  Smithtown, NY:  Malamud-Rose Publishers, 1983.

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  • Behrens, David.  "Hitler's Long Island Legion:  In 1936, a Seemingly Bucolic Yaphank Retreat Makes Nazism a Homegrown Concern" (Long Island:  Our Story).  Newsday, May 10, 1998:  pp. A12-13.
  • Behrens, David.  "When the Nazis Camped Nearby" (Part II).  Newsday, December 13, 1983:  1, 4-5.
  • Hanft, Lucas.  "Nazis on Long Island."  Long Island Historical Journal, 11(2) Spring 1999:  pp. 223-230.
  • Miller, Marvin D.  "The Camp Siegfried Special."  Long Island Forum, February 1984:  pp. 28-34.
  • Whitehouse, Beth.  "Property Maps Recall (Nazi) Past:  Inside Long Island:  Move to Expunge Unpleasant Memories" (Eye on Long Island).  Newsday, May 14, 1995:  n.p.


Oddities, Curiosities, Legends, & the Paranormal

         See also  Haunted places, purportedly (above)

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Pine Barrens


Psyciatric Centers, Pioneering

Radio and Television History


        See  Transportation


  • Ruins & Remnants (Long Island Ruins & Remnants)  -- divided into 6 clickable sections:  Military, Industrial, Estate, Transportation, Public Works, and Private Property



        See also  Maritime History

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Social Clubs

South Shore History

        See also   Shipwrecks

Sports History



Tesla, Nikola, 1856-1943

  • Bayles, Thomas R.  "Noted Radio Pioneer had Lab, Tower at Shoreham in 1902."  Long Island Advance, December 23, 1965:  [n.p.].
  • Sisler, Pat and Rob Sisler.  "Nikola Tesla:  The Eccentric Genius of the Airwaves."  Times Beacon Record, February 8, 1996:  p. 7.
  • Marshall, Elliot.  "Seeking Redress for Nikola Tesla:  His Admirers Say that Americans have Ignored the Most Important Rival of Edison and Marconi."  Science, 214(30) October 30, 1981:  pp. 523-525.
  • Moore, Michael.  "Machine Makes Lightning." Brevard Today [Cocoa Beach, FL], July 18, 1977:  [n.p.]
  • [Anonymous.]  "Nikola Tesla, 1856-1943." [s.l.:  s.n., n.d.]
  • Tesla, Nikola.  "The Problem of Increasing Human Energy:  With Special Reference to the Harnessing of the Sin's Energy."  Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, June 1900:  pp. 178-211.
  • Weber, Harvey.  "Photo / A Pioneer with Flash Photography" (Hobbies).  Newsday, Part II, November 23, 1980:  67.

Towns - Nassau & Suffolk Counties

         See  Long Island Town Histories and Records web page (Patchogue

                        -Medford Library.  Celia M. Hastings Local History Room)

         See also   Brookhaven Town History web page (Patchogue-Medford

                                Library.  Celia M. Hastings Local History Room)

Transportation History (& Publicity)

      See also   History - Spanish-American War, 1898

                     Maritime History


-- Long Island Promotional Tracts, by Railroads

           See also  Medford, N.Y. History web page

                                 under "Biography -- Fullerton Family"

                                                   [for additional tracts]



      See   Long Island Villages - Nassau [web page]

              Long Island Villages - Suffolk [web page]

      See also  Cities  [above]

Weather (& Climate) 


        See also  Maritime History


                      Women's History

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Women's History & Women's Suffrage

         See also  Maritime History



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