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Archives & Special Collections

Documentation Projects

With funding from the NYS Archives Documentary Heritage Program, The CSI Archives & Special Collections has successfully maintained two documentation projects concerning Staten Island. The first project was an effort to collect material documenting the history of the Willowbrook State School. The Archives & Special Collections has amassed a collection of oral histories, newspaper clippings, and personal papers reflecting the experiences of residents, their relatives, and staff members. The Archives & Special Collections also spearheaded an effort to collect and document the community response to the events of September 11, 2001. This collection includes speeches, photographs, ephemera, and newspaper clippings. Below are included links to each of the documentation projects.