CopyrightCiting ImagesMy FavoritesLesson Plans


The images in Historic Oakdale are copyright Dowling College.  They are made available as a resource for educational and research purposes only. Any of the images on this site may be used for purposes falling under the fair use section of copyright law.  To enquire about any further use, please contact the Dowling College Library Archives & Special Collections, 150 Idle Hour Blvd, Oakdale, N.Y., 11769 or Su Garrison Terry, archivist (631-244-3285).

Citing Images

When using any of the images in this collection, the citation should read as follows:

Original Idle Hour Mansion. [Online image]. Historic Oakdale. Dowling College Library. Retrieved on [date] from


My favorites

The My Favorites section of CONTENTdm allows you to work with groups of specific images from the collection that you select.  My Favorites places a cookie on your computer and links to the actual images on the CONTENTdm server.  

To add an image to My Favorites, open the image and click on the “add to my favorites” button that appears at the top and bottom of the screen.  From the browse or search results pages you can also check the boxes beside each image and choose “add to favorites” from the bottom of the screen.

With My Favorites you can:


We are currently developing lesson plans for using Historic Oakdale as a teaching tool in elementary and secondary school classrooms.  If you are a teacher and would like to assist us, please contact Chris Kretz, Project Manager.