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Special Collections Periodicals||Find old print issues of journals and magazines of historic and local interest.

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Special Collections & Archives Digital Media||Find media and research tools created by the Library Faculty including: Maps, bibliographies, videos, timelines, podcasts, and more.

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Vanderbilt Family Historical Collection||Find all forms of publications, media, and artifacts from the W.K. Vanderbilt Family especially those related to their life at Idle Hour as well as the extended Vanderbilt family’s homes, yachts and social activities during the Gilded Age.

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Vanderbilt Family Historical Collection||Find all forms of publications, media, and artifacts from the W.K. Vanderbilt Family especially those related to their life at Idle Hour as well as the extended Vanderbilt family’s homes, yachts and social activities during the Gilded Age.

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Special Collections & Archives Media||Find research tools created by the Library Faculty including: Maps, bibliographies, videos, timelines, podcasts, and more.

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Dowling College Archives||Find Dowling College related materials kept in the Archives.

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Dowling College Archives||Our Archives contain information relating to the history of Dowling College. These items have restricted availability. Please consult our Archives Rules of Use.

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Bourne Estate - Indian Neck Hall Collection||Find photos and memorabilia about the Bourne Estate, also known as Indian Neck Hall.

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Using Archives & Special Collections||Find policies and forms to facilitate using these collections.

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Bronco Charlie Collection||Bronco Charlie was known as the last pony express rider. A resident of Oakdale, NY starting in the late 1920′s, he established a snack bar that later grew to be a well known restaurant bearing his name.

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Bourne Estate - Indian Neck Hall Collection||Find photos and memorabilia about the Bourne Estate, also known as Indian Neck Hall.

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Bronco Charlie CollectionBronco Charlie was known as the last pony express rider. A resident of Oakdale, NY starting in the late 1920′s, he established a snack bar that later grew to be a well known restaurant bearing his name.


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Dowling College ArchivesFind Dowling College related materials kept in the Archives.


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Historic Post Card Collection||Find historic postcards of Long Island, New York City, New York State, and assorted other States.

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Historic Newspapers||Find links to historic collections of newspapers including: The New York Times, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, and The Suffolk County News.

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Idle Hour Artist Colony Collection||In 1926 the Farm Area of the Idle Hour estate became known as the Artist Colony. Ever since then, this area has been home to many creative people.

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Historic Post Card Collection||Find historic postcards of Long Island, New York City, New York State, and assorted other States.

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Idle Hour Estate Collection||The Idle Hour Estate Collection focuses on the history of the Idle Hour Mansions and various outbuildings of the Idle Hour Estate during the William K Vanderbilt Years.

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Long Island Environment Collection||Find historic Long Island environmental reports issued by academic institutions and Federal, State and Local Governments.

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Idle Hour Estate Collection||The Idle Hour Estate Collection focuses on the history of the Idle Hour Mansions and various outbuildings of the Idle Hour Estate during the William K Vanderbilt Years.

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Long Island History Collection||Find information on Fire Island, Suffolk and Nassau Counties on Long Island, NY.

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Long Island Environment Collection||Find historic Long Island environmental reports issued by academic institutions and Federal, State and Local Governments.

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Muriel Vanderbilt Collection||Find photos and memorabilia from William K. Vanderbilt’s granddaughter, Muriel Vanderbilt.

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Long Island History Collection||Find information on Fire Island, Suffolk and Nassau Counties on Long Island, NY.

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National Dairy Research Laboratory Collection||Find photos and information about the Idle Hour Mansion tenant known as the National Dairy Research Laboratory.

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Muriel Vanderbilt Collection||Find photos and memorabilia from William K. Vanderbilt’s granddaughter, Muriel Vanderbilt.

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Nelson R Gidding Script Collection||Find manuscripts written by this Academy Award Nominee as well as scripts written by other authors.

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National Dairy Research Laboratory Collection||Find photos and information about the Idle Hour Mansion tenant known as the National Dairy Research Laboratory.

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Oakdale, NY Collection||Find photographs, articles and memorabilia chronicling the development and inhabitants of the hamlet of Oakdale, NY located on the South Shore of Long Island in the Town of Islip, in Suffolk County, NY.

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Nelson R Gidding Script Collection||Find manuscripts written by this Academy Award Nominee as well as scripts written by other authors.

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Other People and Institutions at Idle Hour||Learn about the other occupants of the Idle Hour Mansion and Estate after the Vanderbilt family left the south shore of Long Island.

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Oakdale, NY Collection||Find photographs, articles and memorabilia chronicling the development and inhabitants of the hamlet of Oakdale, NY located on the South Shore of Long Island in the Town of Islip, in Suffolk County, NY.

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Paul Townsend Collection||Find the personal papers and files of Long Island Business News owner/publisher Paul Townsend. Paul Townsend and his wife are the benefactors of The Paul and Terry Townsend School of Business at Dowling College.

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Other People and Institutions at Idle Hour||Learn about the other occupants of the Idle Hour Mansion and Estate after the Vanderbilt family left the south shore of Long Island.

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Peace Haven||One of many tenants of the Idle Hour Estate was the Royal Fraternity of Master Metaphysicians. This cult changed the name of the estate to Peace Haven and occupied it from 1938–1941.

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Paul Townsend Collection||Find the personal papers and files of Long Island Business News owner/publisher Paul Townsend. Paul Townsend and his wife are the benefactors of The Paul and Terry Townsend School of Business at Dowling College.

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Roberts Estate - Pepperidge Hall Collection||Find photos and memorabilia about the Christopher Robert Estate, later known as Pepperidge Hall.

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Peace Haven||One of many tenants of the Idle Hour Estate was the Royal Fraternity of Master Metaphysicians. This cult changed the name of the estate to Peace Haven and occupied it from 1938–1941.

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Rare and Valuable Book Collection||Rare and Valuable Book Collection preserves, organizes, and services the most valuable, scarce, or most important materials from the Libraryís collections including signed copies and first editions.

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Roberts Estate - Pepperidge Hall Collection||Find photos and memorabilia about the Christopher Robert Estate, later known as Pepperidge Hall.

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Southside Sportsmen’s Club||Find scrapbooks, photo albums, period newspaper articles and memorabilia from the South Side Sportsmenís Club.

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Rare and Valuable Book Collection||Rare and Valuable Book Collection preserves, organizes, and services the most valuable, scarce, or most important materials from the Libraryís collections including signed copies and first editions.

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Special Collections Books ||Find book collections in the Dowling College Library Special Collections. Many have a Long Island focus.

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Southside Sportsmen’s Club||Find scrapbooks, photo albums, period newspaper articles and memorabilia from the South Side Sportsmenís Club.

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Special Collections Books ||Find book collections in the Dowling College Library Special Collections. Many have a Long Island focus.

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Vanderbilt Family Historical Collection||Find all forms of publications, media, and artifacts from the W.K. Vanderbilt Family especially those related to their life at Idle Hour as well as the extended Vanderbilt family’s homes, yachts and social activities during the Gilded Age.

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Historic Newspapers||Find links to historic collections of newspapers including: The New York Times, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, and The Suffolk County News.

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Vanderbilt Family Historical Collection||Find all forms of publications, media, and artifacts from the W.K. Vanderbilt Family especially those related to their life at Idle Hour as well as the extended Vanderbilt family’s homes, yachts and social activities during the Gilded Age.

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Vanderbilt Home||Enjoy this collection of stunning photos of the Vanderbilt mansion on the south shore of Long Island

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Bourne Estate - Indian Neck Hall CollectionFind photos and memorabilia about the Bourne Estate, also known as Indian Neck Hall.


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Bronco Charlie CollectionBronco Charlie was known as the last pony express rider. A resident of Oakdale, NY starting in the late 1920′s, he established a snack bar that later grew to be a well known restaurant bearing his name.


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Dowling College Author CollectionsThe works of individuals related to Dowling College - faculty, administrators, staff, students and alumni.


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Gilded Age CollectionMaterials pertaining to the study of the Gilded Age, espectially as it relates to Long Island, Oakdale NY, and the Vanderbilt Family.


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Grace Barstow Murphy CollectionEnjoy this collection of stunning photos of the Vanderbilt mansion on the south shore of Long Island


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Historic Post Card CollectionFind historic postcards of Long Island, New York City, New York State, and assorted other States.


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Idle Hour Artist Colony CollectionIn 1926 the Farm Area of the Idle Hour estate became known as the Artist Colony. Ever since then, this area has been home to many creative people.


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Idle Hour Estate CollectionThe Idle Hour Estate Collection focuses on the history of the Idle Hour Mansions and various outbuildings of the Idle Hour Estate during the William K Vanderbilt Years.


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Long Island Environment CollectionFind historic Long Island environmental reports issued by academic institutions and Federal, State and Local Governments.


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Long Island History CollectionFind information on Fire Island, Suffolk and Nassau Counties on Long Island, NY.


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Muriel Vanderbilt CollectionFind photos and memorabilia from William K. Vanderbilt’s granddaughter, Muriel Vanderbilt.


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National Dairy Research Laboratory CollectionFind photos and information about the Idle Hour Mansion tenant known as the National Dairy Research Laboratory.


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Nelson R Gidding Script CollectionFind manuscripts written by this Academy Award Nominee as well as scripts written by other authors.


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Oakdale, NY CollectionFind photographs, articles and memorabilia chronicling the development and inhabitants of the hamlet of Oakdale, NY located on the South Shore of Long Island in the Town of Islip, in Suffolk County, NY.


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Other People and Institutions at Idle HourLearn about the other occupants of the Idle Hour Mansion and Estate after the Vanderbilt family left the south shore of Long Island.


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Paul Townsend CollectionFind the personal papers and files of Long Island Business News owner/publisher Paul Townsend. Paul Townsend and his wife are the benefactors of The Paul and Terry Townsend School of Business at Dowling College.


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Peace HavenOne of many tenants of the Idle Hour Estate was the Royal Fraternity of Master Metaphysicians. This cult changed the name of the estate to Peace Haven and occupied it from 1938–1941.


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Roberts Estate - Pepperidge Hall CollectionFind photos and memorabilia about the Christopher Robert Estate, later known as Pepperidge Hall.


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Rare and Valuable Book CollectionRare and Valuable Book Collection preserves, organizes, and services the most valuable, scarce, or most important materials from the Libraryís collections including signed copies and first editions.


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Southside Sportsmen’s ClubFind scrapbooks, photo albums, period newspaper articles and memorabilia from the South Side Sportsmenís Club.


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Special Collections BooksFind book collections in the Dowling College Library Special Collections. Many have a Long Island focus.


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Special Collections PeriodicalsFind old print issues of journals and magazines of historic and local interest.


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Vanderbilt Family Historical CollectionFind all forms of publications, media, and artifacts from the W.K. Vanderbilt Family especially those related to their life at Idle Hour as well as the extended Vanderbilt family’s homes, yachts and social activities during the Gilded Age.


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Vanderbilt HomeEnjoy this collection of stunning photos of the Vanderbilt mansion on the south shore of Long Island


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