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The following sources were used to collect the bulk of the information contained in the Desk Reference. Most of them are available in the Reading Room at the Westchester County Archives or in the collections of the Westchester County Archives and the Westchester County Historical Society.

The years for which a particular source was most useful are indicated in parentheses. Brackets indicate other years for which a source provides information.

Board of Legislators Proceedings, (1970-1987), [1988-present]
Series 147, Board of Legislators Proceedings (continued by Series 200)

Board of Supervisors Proceedings, (1772-1969)
Series 145, Board of Supervisors Proceedings

County Budgets, (1930-1991), [1992-present]
Series 110, County Budgets (continued by Series 200)

French, (1600s-1850), [1851-1925]
French, Alvah P., ed. 'List of County Officials.' "History of Westchester County, New York". Vol. 1. New York: Lewis Historical, 1925. 183-192.

Government Publications, (1940-1994), [1995-present]
Series 200, Westchester County Government Publications collection

League of Women Voters Directories, (1994-present), [1982-1993]
“Directory of Officials for Westchester County, Cities, Towns & Villages.” League of Women Voters of Westchester. [year]. WCHS HOB 300 Pam. #26. Collection of the Westchester County Historical Society

Manual and Civil List, Smith, (1600s-1850), [1851-1913]
Smith, Henry T. "Manual of Westchester County, Past and Present, Civil List to Date". Vol. 1. White Plains, NY: Henry T. Smith, 1898.

Smith, Henry T. "Westchester County in History, Manual and Civil List, Past and Present". Vol. 2. White Plains, NY: Henry T. Smith, 1912.

Smith, Henry T. "Westchester County in History, Manual and Civil List, Past and Present". Vol. 3. White Plains, NY: Henry T. Smith, 1913.

New York Times, (1900-1939), [1851-1899, 1940-2001]
ProQuest, Historical Newspapers, "New York Times". A subscription database with full-text searching, page images, and article images from 1851 through 2001.

westchestergov.com, (1999-present), [1997-1998]
http://www.westchestergov.com Official Westchester County Government Website.