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Archives & Special Collections

Old Town Records on Microfilm

This microfilm collection contains the official records of the autonomous towns and villages of Richmond County prior to their consolidation with New York City in 1898.

  1. Roll # 22
    Castleton and Middletown Assessment Roll- 1863, 1895
    Town of Middletown Assessment Roll- 1874-1878
    Master Negative (M.N.) 18022
  2. Roll #23
    Town of Middletown Assessment Roll- 1888-1890
    Trustee Minutes- 8/10/1860-12/31/1897
    M.N.#18023
  3. Roll #24
    Town of Northfield Assessment Roll- 1867
    Criminal Justice Docket- 1/10/1896- 10/30/1897
    Highway Committee and Old Roads Minutes- 3/1774- 8/26/1865
    Trustee Minutes- 4/1824- 1/26/1865
    M.N.#18024
  4. Roll #25
    Town of Northfield Trustee Minutes- 11/3/1857- 2/13/1891
    M.N.#18025
  5. Roll #26
    Town of Northfield Trustee Minutes- 2/24/1894- 12/31/1897
    Town of Southfield Assessment Roll- 1854, 1859, 1865
    M.N.#18026
  6. Roll #27
    Town of Southfield Trustee Minutes- 3/3/1835- 2/13/1855
    Town of Westfield Board of Supervisor Minutes- 11/5/1844- 3/7/1872
    Criminal Justice Docket- 9/23/1895- 1/31/1898
    M.N.#18027
  7. Roll #28
    Village of Port Richmond Board of Trustee Minutes- 4/24/1866- 11/30/1895
    M.N.#18028
  8. Roll #29
    Village of Port Richmond Board of Trustees Minutes- 3/3/1891- 12/11/1895
    Village of New Brighton Board of Health- 6/29/1886- 9/3/1895 M.N.#18029
  9. Roll #30
    Village of New Brighton Board of Trustees Minutes- 4/26/1866- 4/3/1878
    M.N.#18030
  10. Roll #31
    Village of New Brighton Board of Trustees Minutes- 4/19/1878- 11/4/1899
    M.N.#18031
  11. Roll #32
    Village of New Brighton Board of Trustees Minutes- 12/2/1889- 12/7/1897
    Board of Trustees Ledger- 6/1/1867- 8/18/1870
    M.N.#18032
  12. Roll # 42
    Village of Edgewater Board of Health Minutes- 1885-1897
    Trustees Minutes- 4/2/1866- 5/17/1869
    M.N.#18042
  13. Roll #43
    Village of Edgewater Trustees Minutes- 5/25/1869- 8/25/1875
    M.N.#18043
  14. Roll #44
    Village of Edgewater Trustees Minutes- 9/15/1875- 4/22/1879
    M.N.#18044

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WPA Tax Photos on Microfilm

From the late 1930s until 1941 the Works Progress Administration photographed almost every house that existed on Staten Island. The Archives & Special Collections at the CSI Library has microfilm containing these photos.

To find a WPA photo of your house you need to know your Block/Lot number. This number is usually located somewhere on your property tax bill. The New York City Department of Finance web site will also supply block and lot numbers for individual addresses.

The quality of the photos, as well as the quality of the copies that you can make off the microfilm printer varies. Should you desire a better copy, the NYC Municipal Archives allows you to download an application form and order one of their prints for a fee.

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Staten Island Newspapers on Microfilm

Current

The Staten Island Advance, August 1945 to the present.

The most recent 30 days are located at the Circulation/Reserves Desk. Individual issues are retained until the microfilm is received. Request microfilm in the Microfilm Room, 1L-204.

Historic

The titles below are available on microfilm; request in Archives and Special Collections, 1L-216.

New York & Richmond County Free Press May 11, 1833 to October 4, 1834
Newsletter December 5, 1896 to November 6, 1897
Richmond Borough Advertiser (Stapleton) May 29, 1915-November 27, 1915
Richmond County Gazette February 12, 1859 to October 2, 1901
Richmond County Herald June 29, 1907 to March 20, 1909
Richmond County Republican January 1, 1831
Richmond County Republican and Saturday Morning Advertiser January 22, 1831 to June 18, 1831
Richmond County Standard April 9, 1881 to October 13, 1900
Richmond Republican October 27, 1827 to December 27, 1828 • January 3, 1829 to December 25, 1830
Staten Island Independent October 21, 1893 to October 18, 1895
Staten Island Leader November 14, 1868 to May 25, 1907 • August 8, 1924 to July 27, 1928
Staten Island News and Independent November 3, 1906 to December 21, 1907
Staten Island Transcript April 22, 1927 to June 6, 1941
Staten Island World January 18, 1902 to January 31, 1920
Staten Islander January 23, 1856 to December 30, 1857 • February 13, 1889 to January 3, 1927

 

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Staten Island Community College, Richmond College, and The College of Staten Island Student Publications on Microfilm

Staten Island Community College

  • The Dolphin newspaper 1956-1972

Richmond College

  • The Richmond Times newspaper 1968-1976

The College of Staten Island

  • The Banner newspaper, 1994-2006
  • The College Times newspaper, 1977-1980
  • The College Voice newspaper, 1980-2006
  • Artifacts magazine, 2006-2012
  • Caesura magazine, 2007-2011
  • Heatwave magazine, 1976 and 1978
  • Ictus Review, 1993-1995
  • Inkwell magazine, 2006-2010
  • Operation Three-Legged Dolphin, 2009-2011
  • Serpentine magazine, 1978, 1984-2012
  • Student Life, 1996
  • The Phoenix, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988
  • Third Rail, 1998-2012

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