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HIST 14S Introduction to Public-facing History

Long Island Historical Sites

The following list is courtesy of Michael O'Connor, Special Collections at Hofstra University

Keep in mind

Public libraries and local historical societies are great sources of local history.  Click on the links below for contact information.

Long Island Studies Institute Collections

The Long Island Studies Institute (LISI), a cooperative endeavor of Hofstra University and Nassau County, is a major center for the study of Long Island local and regional history. The Institute's research facilitywhich is open to scholars, teachers, students, and the general publicincludes:
Archival Collections





Census Records


Government Documents


Audiovisual Materials

The various collections within the Institute include the Nassau County Museum's Reference Collection, Hofstra University's James N. MacLean American Legion Memorial Collection, as well as other collections donated by individual Long Island families and businesses. These resources constitute a rich repository for local history research.
  (this information is taken directly from the LISI website)

Hofstra University Library Special Collections Department / Long Island Studies Institute
123 Hofstra University | 032 Axinn Library | Hempstead, New York | 11549-1230
Voice: (516) 463-6411 | Fax (516) 463-6442 | E-Mail:

The list below provides access to digital materials.  Please note that there are many, many more collections available.  You can make an appointment to view those collections that have not yet been digitized.

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