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Airport Construction Files, 1937-1946
Series 84
1.25 cubic ft. Arranged alphabetically. View box and folder list.

Correspondence, reports, notes and brochures. Included are reports on aviation in Westchester and of the Board of Supervisor's special committee on the County airport (both 1941) and correspondence with airport managers in the U.S. and abroad.

Bicentennial Commission of Westchester County Records, 1950, 1973-1981 (bulk 1974-1976) 
Series 48
4 cubic ft. Arranged alphabetically. View box and folder list.

Reports, minutes, resolutions, booklets, correspondence and memos of the Commission appointed by County Executive Edwin Michaelian in 1970 to plan Westchester County's celebration of the United States Bicentennial. The Commission was formally recognized by the Board of Legislators in 1974 and continued after the Bicentennial to form the basis of the Westchester County Tricentennial Committee. 

An accretion to this collection in 2014 included photographs, news releases, newsletters, and scrapbooks. The Executive Committee Meetings minutes and agenda are incomplete with gaps in dates. The added materials were primarily the working files of Helen Fisher, the Executive Director of the Commission and other staff that document efforts of the Commission to design and execute programs for the County’s bicentennial celebration. For example, twelve folders titled “Operation Sail” deal with chartering a ship for Westchester County residents to observe the Operation Sail event on Long Island Sound on July 2, 1976. Other projects and programs included the Liberty Ball, the production of a musical, historical exhibits, and participation in New York State and federal activities such as the Rochambeau March. Town and individual pledges to keep the bicentennial spirit and protect the environment for future generations are found in the two “Pledge” folders and two “Proclamation” folders (signed by town members of Rye and Port Chester).

Related records: Series 44, Westchester County Tricentennial Committee Records, 1980-1983.

Charles Point Resource Recovery Facility Photograph Album, 1984
Series 318
Less than 1 cubic ft. Unarranged.

Photograph album commemorating the opening of the Charles Point Resource Recovery Facility in Peekskill, New York.  Contains photographs of the groundbreaking ceremony and aerials of the construction site.

 

Charter and Administrative Code Revision Committee Records, 1957-1961
Series 370
Less than 1 cubic ft. Unarranged. View box and folder list.

Appointed in 1957 by County Executive James D. Hopkins, the Charter and Administrative Code Revision Committee was made up of county supervisors, department heads and representative citizens to study the laws of Westchester County and to suggest revisions. This collection contains a list of committee members, minutes of their meetings and the two reports that were issued by the committee.

Related records: Series 388, Board of Supervisors – Charter Revision Committee, 1922-1984 (bulk 1951-1969)

Colonial and Revolutionary War Reference Collection, 1853, 1951, ca.1990s 
Series 319
Less than 1 cubic ft. Arranged alphabetically. View box and folder list.

Collection of research papers, articles and speeches written about Colonial and Revolutionary War Westchester County.  Subjects covered include slavery, the freeholders of Cortlandt Manor, Revolutionary War soldiers, and a general guide to Revolutionary War materials in the collections of the Westchester County Archives and the Westchester County Historical Society.

Cox, Lloyd B. Papers, ca.1919-1941
Series 133
Less than 1 cubic ft. Arranged alphabetically. View box and folder list.

Appraisals, notes, invoices, maps, clippings and correspondence concerning the appraisal of lands along the Delaware Aqueduct. Appraisals contain data on land values, acreage, the aqueduct tunnel and detailed descriptions of buildings on the parcels appraised.

Governors' Appointments to Office, 1795, 1800-1840
Series 112
122 items. Arranged alphabetically. View box and folder list.

Appointments, made by New York State Governors, to County, State and other offices. Included are appointments to the New York State Militia, and appointments of Coroners and Vendue Masters (auctioneers).

Historic American Buildings Survey Drawings, 1933
Series 64
35 items. Unarranged. View box and folder list.

Architectural renderings, floor plans and blueprints of historic buildings in Westchester County. Many plans include sketches of exterior and interior architectural details. Some include narrative histories of the building.

Lough, Elizabeth Shepard Papers: Commission on Government, 1914-1937 (1934-1936 bulk)
Series 303
Less than 1 cubic foot.  Arranged alphabetically.  View box and folder list.

Minute of meetings, correspondences, news clippings, staff reports and surveys created and compiled by Mrs. William H. Lough (otherwise known as Elizabeth Shepard Lough), who was the secretary and sole female member of the Westchester County Commission on Government.   Important documents, such as the laws and the Constitutional Amendment on County Government that lead up the creation of the Commission and reforms in government, are also included in this collection, as well as documents taken directly from the Commission’s secretary file drawers, reports from the Institute of Public Administration, a schedule of broadcasts made by the Committee of Civic Education by Radio concerning trends in local government, and Theodore Pratt’s “Discontent in Heaven,” which shows the growing urbanizing Westchester County in 1935. Since the collection was compiled by Mrs. Lough, her interviews and her role as a member in the Commission are highlighted.  In addition her contribution to the publications of the New York Times Women’s Club Service is also documented.

Related records: Series 164, Pforzheimer Papers: Commission on Government Records, 1921-1956 (bulk 1934-1937); Series 302, Board of Supervisors: Records of Commission on Government, 1926-1937 (bulk 1936-1937)

Macy, V. Everit Papers, 1900-1977 (bulk 1922-1930)
Series 187
2.3 cubic ft. Arranged alphabetically. View box and folder list.

V. Everit Macy (1871 -1930) held a succession of elective offices in Westchester County: Commissioner of Charities and Correction (1913-1919), Commissioner of Public Welfare (1925) and Commissioner of Parks (1926-1930).  The papers in this series were donated by his grandson, N. Everit Macy.  With the exception of a few reports from county boards on which he was elected, the collection focuses primarily on Macy’s non-governmental activities.  About one-third consists of two separate biographies, each commissioned, but never finally approved by him or his family and, consequently, never brought to publication.  Personal correspondence documents Macy’s interest in excavations at Sardis in Turkey (bulk 1922-1927), problems of leadership at the site, and discussions with the Turkish government over removing artifacts discovered there.  Macy arranged for a considerable collection of Sardis sculpture and artifacts be delivered to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.  Other donations he secured for the museum included treasures from the Egyptian tomb of Tutankhamen and a fine personal collection of majolica.  This archaeological interest extended throughout Macy's lifetime. In 1921 he invested in the Yonkers Statesman newspaper and bought it from other investors in 1924, adding other local papers in 1926. His son, Noel worked as a reporter at the Statesman  before becoming publisher of several other Westchester papers. Correspondence about the Macy family interest in these newspapers from 1921-1930 is present. 

The collection also includes V. Everit Macys’s personal copies of Westchester County commission reports from departments in which he served and two oversize scrapbooks (Series 188) of news clipping and articles about Macy’s political career, some of their family charitable interests and personal friends.  A selection of clippings particularly illustrates the political attacks, many unjust, which Macy had to endure in the public press.  And they document his rejoinders, among which was a strong support for the benefits of buying up land for parks and parkways in Westchester.  Memorial letters and articles in the scrapbooks show that the accomplishments of V. Everit Macy were appreciated on a national level. Memorial tributes, obituaries, and letters of condolence about the deaths of V. Everit Macy (d. 1930), his wife, Edith Carpenter Macy (d. 1925), and a book of tributes written by friends of Mrs. Macy are also included in the collection.

Related records: Series 188, V. Everit Macy Scrapbooks, 1913-1930

Macy, V. Everit Scrapbooks, 1913-1930
Series 188
2 v. Unarranged.

Scrapbook of clippings about V. Everit Macy which documents his career in Westchester politics and government, and the political climate at the time. A few photographs and letters are also included.

Related records: Series 187, V. Everit Macy Papers, 1900-1977 (bulk 1922-1930).

Miscellaneous Historic Records Collection, 1918, 1932, 1983
Series 20
Less than 1 cubic ft. Unarranged. View box and folder list.

Miscellaneous items found in the Archives collections.  Currently includes three New York Central Lines posters, a book entitled “Evolution and Development of the Office of Superintendent of Schools, Westchester County, New York” (1932), a 1918 report of the Joint Commission of the New York State Legislature to investigate the disposition of a site at Yorktown [Westchester County]; and a print of the Roots of Westchester mural painted at the Westchester County Courthouse in White Plains by Alton Tobey ca. 1983.