Contributors to the Virtual Archives

The Virtual Archives is a collaborative effort of the Westchester County Archives and the Westchester County Historical Society. One of the paramount goals of the website is to make the primary documents represented here more accessible to the public, since these records physically reside in a variety of locations that are often not open on a regular basis. The major contributors to the Virtual Archives have been:

The Virtual Archives’ initial website was made possible in part with a grant from the New York State Archives Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund, as well as a generous gift from Westchester resident Dolly Maass. In addition to the Westchester County Archives and the Westchester County Historical Society, the White Plains City Archives, the Town of Eastchester, the Hudson River Museum and the National Archives and Records Administration also contributed records to this site, demonstrating the possibility and importance of collaborating with other repositories.

The second offering is the online version of the report compiled by the National Park Service in conjunction with the county’s Dept. of Parks, Recreation and Conservation and Dept. of Information Technology, using the Westchester County Archives’ materials for much of the content.

Supported by a special grant from FujiPhoto Films, USA, and the county’s Dept. of Information Technology, the third section of the Virtual Archives represents an opportunity to view unique historical records online that may only be found in the Westchester County Archives, the Westchester County Historical Society’s library or in repositories throughout Westchester’s 45 communities.

The fourth presentation was a joint project of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers., supported with federal funds secured by Representative Nita M. Lowey, and produced by TetraTech, Inc., the Corps' contractor. The working partners also included the Westchester County Archives and the county’s Dept. of Information Technology, the Westchester County Historical Society, the City of New Rochelle, the New Rochelle Public Library and the Fort Slocum Alumni & Friends.

To mark the 2009 Hudson-Fulton Quadricentennial Celebration many collaborators worked with the Westchester County Archives and the Westchester County Historical Society for several years to create the fifth section of the Virtual Archives. We are grateful to each of them.

  • Cathryn Anders, Lyndhurst
  • ArtsWestchester
  • Marc Cheshire, Hoopla on the Hudson
  • Mario Caruso, Planning Department, City of Yonkers
  • Michael Croiter, sound recording and mixing, Yellow Sound Lab
  • Croton Historical Society
  • John Curran, Peekskill Museum
  • Dobbs Ferry Historical Society
  • Ron Drupal, Airplanes on the Hudson
  • Field Library, Peekskill
  • Kit Fitzgerald, website design
  • Fordham University Library
  • Elizabeth Fuller, WCHS Librarian 1980-2008
  • Music by Peter Laurence Gordon/LOLO Music 2008
  • Historic Hudson Valley, Inc.
  • Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
  • Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
  • Westchester County Dept. of Information Technology
  • Irvington Public Library
  • Peter Kelly, Xaviars Restaurant Group
  • Norman Macdonald, Ossining Historical Society Museum
  • Fatima Mahdi, Hastings Historical Society
  • R. Keith Martin, video narrator
  • Sara Mascia, Historical Society, Inc., Serving Sleepy Hollow & Tarrytown
  • Julie Morrisett, website designer for Virtual Archives site
  • New York Public Library
  • New York State Library, Manuscripts & Special Collections
  • Newington-Cropsey Foundation
  • Roger Panetta, historian
  • RK Software, Inc., website development and construction
  • Walter Sedovic, Architect
  • John Underhill, Croton Point Material
  • Laura Vookles, Hudson River Museum
  • Westchester County Office of Tourism & The Westchester Way
  • Westchester Library System
  • White Plains City Archives
  • Gray Williams, historian and photographer
  • Robert J. Yasinsac, historian and photographer
  • Yonkers Historical Society