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Ilion's Era of Progression and Improvement

Ilion Free Public Library

Dates of Original: 1875 - 1935

The Village of Ilion was incorporated in 1852 largely due to the efforts of Eliphalet Remington, II, the founder of Remington Arms. With the firearms manufacturer located along the old Erie Canal business was booming and the population of the surrounding area increased. It became necessary to locate a post office in this location and eventually Ilion was incorporated. Most of the village buildings were erected in wood with the first known business block built by Reuben Hotaling prior to 1875. However, fires broke out on a regular basis throughout the latter part of the nineteenth... Read more

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Rochester Homeopathic Genesee Hospital School of Nursing Collection

Rochester Regional Health - Rochester Medical Museum & Archvies

Dates of Original: 1890 - 1910; 1924 - 1938; 1941 - 1978

The School of Nursing opened December 1, 1889 as the Rochester Homeopathic Hospital Training School. The first graduating class consisted of three students. The school was a leader in the effort to establish professional criteria for the training and registering of nurses. This effort culminated in the New York State Nurse Practice Act of 1903. Miss Ida Jane Anderson, a member of the class of 1902, holds the distinction of being the first registered nurse in New York State. The last class was graduated in June 1978. Many of the 2,063 graduates of the school went on to distinguished careers... Read more

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Margaret Woodbury Strong Papers, 1897-1969

The Strong National Museum of Play

Dates of Original: 1897 - 1969

The Margaret Woodbury Strong papers are from the original estate of Margaret Woodbury Strong, spanning her lifetime from 1897–1969. Strong, who had been a collector her entire life, amassed a vast collection of dolls, dollhouses, toys, and other playthings, with which she hoped to establish a museum. In 1968, she obtained a provisional charter from the New York State Board of Regents for the “Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum of Fascination.” After her death in 1969, her collections and financial resources formed the basis for what is now The Strong Museum.

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September 11 Project Collection

Hofstra University - Hofstra University Library

Dates of Original: 2005-2006

Shortly after the tragedies of September 11, 2001, the Special Collections Department at Hofstra University established its September 11 Project Collection and began collecting a wide variety of material related to the devastating events of that day. Later, after receiving a Documentary Heritage Program grant from the New York State Archives, work was begun on locating and photographing all of the permanent September 11 memorials and monuments on Long Island. Robert L. Harrison of East Meadow was chosen as the photographer.

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