The Archives at Queens Library has collected more than 50,000 items since 1912, detailing the history of the four counties that originally comprised Long Island, including Queens, Kings, Nassau and Suffolk, before New York City consolidated in 1898.
The new space for the archives features climate-controlled storage units to preserve the older items, and users accessing the archives online will be able to search through the contents by neighborhood, material type and collection name. The archives include maps, books, newspapers, musical scores, and thousands of photographs from throughout the history of the four counties.
The archives can be accessed online at digitalarchives.queenslibrary.org.
Monday, September 5, 2016
Queens Library makes historic photos available online
Posted by Queens Crapper at 9:05 AM
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The new space for the archives features climate-controlled storage units to preserve the older items, and users accessing the archives online will be able to search through the contents by neighborhood, material type and collection name.
The genius who designed the new space also did not include a secondary means of egress - there is only one way in and out of the new Archives, which is both a fire hazard and a safety hazard for those who are working in the new space. Maybe Tom Galante used the money that would have paid for a second door for concert tickets instead before he got kicked out? Or maybe the flunky who designed the new space should have been kicked to the curb alongside Galante, since they don't understand basic safety design.
This is the third move at Merrick Boulevard. Each time the open access collection is smaller, the floor space is diminished and less accessible, and the lighting is poorer. It is possible that a portion of the collection has already been de-accessed and transferred to third parties.
These are photos from old City Hall records.
Try finding on Queens highschool yearbook. Ridgewood for example, one visit made me sick, nauseous and totally disgusted. All the yearbooks, science & history books, old Ridgewood Times, were in a dumpster along with the irreplaceable Bavarian woodwork.
Today Queens library's are a friggan joke where children of illegal immigrants are babysat in finger-paint on the taxpayer dole.
Go to the Ridgewood library and try to find one book on Electronics, Math or American history you read wile in JHS 93 across the street in the 70s. You cant, the immigrant women running that place look at you like your crazy. This as creepy looking dudes view porn and run Craigslist adds on computers.
Its just insane !!
There were only 3 counties on Long Island before consolidation - Kings, Queens & Suffolk. Nassau county was formed when the three eastern towns of Oyster Bay, Hempstead & North Hempstead seceded from Queens to form Nassau after the three western towns of Newtown, Flushing & Jamaica were consolidated into NYC.
We can just about get all of the information on our smart devices.
Forget not of the masses with their Obamaphones.
The great powers that be are liking the concept of all digital libraries, the better to delete and rewrite history!
It has started already with Mark Twain's classic Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to be politically correct and non offensive.
The days of brick and mortar Libraries are numbered...
>It has started already with Mark Twain's classic Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to be politically correct and non offensive.
People have been trying to censor that book long before anyone imagined digital libraries.
But you're correct, paper libraries are important, not just because it's more pleasant to read an actual book, but because it makes it harder for anyone to toss history down the memory hole.
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