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Friday, 14 July 2006 09:44

The R.I.Historical Society maintains a complete archive of material pertaining to the island and adjacent neighborhoods.  Our archive includes books, photographs, reproductions, memorabilia about and from the island. We have large relics from the island past, such as the cornerstone from the lunatic asylum to tiny objects like the tokens used on the Queensboro Bridge Trolley. We have over 130 volumes on different topics that contain a vast amount of history.  Researchers are welcome to visit and explore  the archives. Contact Us or call us at 212.688.4836, or write to us at the address listed below:


THE ROOSEVELT ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
P.O. BOX 5, ISLAND STATION
ROOSEVELT ISLAND, NY 10044
PHONE: 212-688-4836

 Below is a list of helpful links for researchers:

NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Exhibitions & Collections

 NY TIMES ARTICLE:
A Roosevelt Island Ruin Sinks Further Into Decay

ROOSEVELT ISLAND OPERATING CORPORATION
WWW.RIOC.COM

NEW YORK CORRECTIONS HISTORICAL SOCIETY:
www.correctionhistory.org/rooseveltisland/index.html

MAIN STREET WIRE (ISLAND NEWSPAPER) HISTORICAL TIMELINE:
http://www.nyc10044.com/timeln/timeline.html

R.I. WALK - WALKING TOUR OF ISLAND 17 PAGES:
http://www.riwalk.com

MUNICIPAL ARCHIVES OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
(ALMSHOUSE AND HOSPITAL INFORMATION)
http://home.nyc.gov/html/records/home.html

TEN DAYS IN THE MADHOUSE by Nellie Bly
http://www.disabilitymuseum.org/lib/docs/1123.htm

HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES by Jacob Riis
http://www.tenant.net/Community/Riis/chap22.html

AMERICAN NOTES by Charles Dickens
http://www.online-literature.com/dickens/americannotes/7/
(Go to page 106 for Blackwell's Island visit description)

COLER-GOLDWATER SPECIALTY CARE HOSPITALS
http://www.nyc.gov/html/hhc/coler-goldwater/home.html

NEW YORK STATE ARCHIVES
RECORDS OF ADMISSIONS TO BLACKWELL'S ISLAND ALMSHOUSE 1881-1921
http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/gengen.htm

NATIONAL ARCHIVES NYC OFFICE ALSO HAS ALMSHOUSE RECORDS
http://www.archives.gov/facilities/ny/new_york_city.html

NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL & BIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY
www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org

19th CENTURY IMAGES OF THE ISLAND FROM THE NYPL COLLECTION
http://digital.nypl.org/mmpco/searchresultsK.cfm?keyword=BLACKWELL%27S+ISLAND

WELFARE ISLAND PHOTOS-HISTORIC AMERICAN BUILDINGS SURVEY
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/hhquery.html
Type in WELFARE ISLAND to get individual building photos

METROPOLITAN HOSPITAL PHOTOS
http://homeoint.org/books3/hospital/accredited2.htm

SOUTHPOINT PLANS
http://markkmorrison.com/roosevelt/

EMMA GOLDMAN -- The Story of a Female Prisoner on Blackwell's Island
http://134.173.117.152/Anarchist_Archives/goldman/living/living1_12.html

NELLIE BLY -- a page about Nellie Bly with additional links on web resources
http://home.att.net/~gapehenry/NellieBly.html

 
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