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Local History

Arrowhead Collection

E. Bassford Hawkins (1893-1977) collected 2,000 arrowheads within a four mile radius of Lake Ronkonkoma.

A sampling of this collection, which Mr. Hawkins donated to the Library, is on display in the Local History Room. The balance of the arrowheads is on permanent loan to the Lake Ronkonkoma Historical Society.

Gurtha H. Strand Collection

The Gurtha H. Strand Collection captures through still photography the Holbrook area from the late 19th Century to 1970. Many of these photographs are included in Ms. Strand's Book, Memories From Holbrook.

Overton Tapes of Brookhaven Town

During the late 1990's Brookhaven Town Historian David Overton composed and recorded short histories of the towns, villages and hamlets of Brookhaven, NY. These vignettes were originally broadcast on Mr. Overton's weekly radio program. Mr. Overton worked with the Library to digitalize these tapes so that they could be made more available as a permanent record of Brookhaven's local lore.

Robert Jama — Long Island Railroad Slide Collection

Between 1968 and 2005 Robert Jama photographed Long Island Railroad trains and stations. This vast collection consists of 1,456 color slides.