local history files index
These files are available in the Bethlehem Public Library Local History Room.

File Folder Title and/or Description Publication Date
African Americans n/a Pinkster and slavery in Dutch New York De Halve Maen Spring 1993
African Americans n/a Three dark centuries around Albany: a survey of black life... before WWI Afro-Americans in New York Life and History January 1983
African Americans n/a Black baseball in New York State's Capital District, 1907-1950 Afro-Americans in New York Life and History January 1992
African Americans n/a Pinkster in Albany, 1803: a contemporary description New York History April 1989
Bethlehem Bicentennial n/a For posterity's sake (bicentennial quilt) Spotlight July 7, 1993
Bethlehem Bicentennial n/a Bicentennial book visits Bethlehem's past News Herald April 8, 1993
Bethlehem Bicentennial n/a Bethlehem bicentennial group needs help Spotlight February 26, 1992
Bethlehem Bicentennial n/a Hendrick to chair panel for Bethlehem's 200th Times Union February 18, 1991
Bethlehem Bicentennial n/a Historian covets photos for chronicle Spotlight April 8, 1992
Bethlehem Bicentennial n/a Gone but not forgotten (Bethlehem's bicentennial time capsule) Spotlight October 20, 1993
Bethlehem Bicentennial n/a Authors dig up dirt on former town residents Spotlight November 25, 1992
Bethlehem Bicentennial n/a Making history: writing Bethlehem's history Spotlight February 8, 1988
Bethlehem Bicentennial n/a Bethlehem's second bicentennial book documents 10 years of everyday life in the Hudson Valley News Herald September 29, 1994
Bethlehem Bicentennial n/a Town's history taking shape Spotlight December 31, 1986
Bethlehem Bicentennial n/a Bethlehem Bicentennial Commission, background information (includes historic events timeline) Bethlehem Bicentennial Commission unknown
Bethlehem Bicentennial n/a Bethlehem Bicentennial Commission (preliminary list of participating organizations) Bethlehem Bicentennial Commission unknown
Bethlehem Bicentennial n/a Letter to Town of Bethlehem residents seeking donations Bethlehem Bicentennial Commission December 1991
Bethlehem Bicentennial n/a Bethlehem Bicentennial Commission organizational chart Bethlehem Bicentennial Commission May 1989
Bethlehem Bicentennial n/a Bicentennial Edition of the Spotlight (March 10, 1993) Spotlight March 10, 1993
Bethlehem Bicentennial n/a Bicentennial Supplement to the Spotlight (June 30, 1993) Spotlight June 30, 1993
Bethlehem Bicentennial n/a Bicentennial Edition of the Spotlight (September 1, 1993) Spotlight September 1, 1993
Bethlehem Bicentennial n/a Hudson River Historical Bicentennial Ride (map and description) Michael Laiosa 1992
Bethlehem Bicentennial n/a Five Rivers Historical Bicentennial Bike Route (map and description) Michael Laiosa 1992
Boundaries n/a Reason for split from Bethlehem foggy as New Scotland turns 150 Knickerbocker News April 8, 1983
Boundaries n/a Town yields to city growth Spotlight February 20, 1985
Boundaries n/a When New Scotland split from Bethlehem Spotlight April 21, 1982
Boundaries n/a A glimpse of a hamlet that is no more Spotlight May 1, 1985
Boundaries n/a They marched to war - and took both sides Knickerbocker News March 13, 1992
Buildings n/a The Peter Winne House at Bethlehem, New York: a site report Dutch Barn Preservation Society Newsletter Fall 1999
Buildings n/a Reconnaissance level survey of the Town of Bethlehem (inventory of historic structures) unpublished June 1996
Buildings n/a 700 years of ceramics on the Nicoll-Sill Estate, Bethlehem, New York The Bulletin: Journal of the NYS Archaeological Association Fall 1990
Buildings n/a A schoolhouse 'ringing" with memories Knickerbocker News October 6, 1971
Buildings n/a Bill and Gladys Tinney 'at home' in Bonnicastle on the Hudson Helderberg Sun June 10, 1975
Buildings n/a Dutch farms are built to endure Spotlight August 11, 1982
Buildings n/a Cemetery and house link local history (Benjamin Van Etten House) Spotlight April 12, 1989
Buildings n/a Farming from the ground up (Lyman Farm) Spotlight September 7, 1983
Buildings n/a A hotel they call home (Home Lawn Hotel - Slingerlands) Knickerbocker News unknown
Buildings n/a A supervisor's farmstead at Beckers Corners Spotlight October 7, 1976
Buildings n/a Don't leave town for fall colors tour (Map of historic houses in the Town of Bethlehem) Spotlight September 1977
Buildings n/a Mid-1800's home in classical style (Hayfield) Spotlight February 15, 1984
Buildings n/a A careful restoration on the river (Pieter Winne House) Spotlight June 17, 1976
Buildings n/a A touch of history: landmark building changes hands (Delmar Four Corners) Spotlight April 17, 1980
Buildings n/a Onesquethaw: a story in stone houses Spotlight April 1, 1979
Buildings n/a A historic house that love built… and preserved (First Presbyterian Church Parsonage) Spotlight May 17, 1979
Buildings n/a Homestead in one family for two centuries (Furbeck Homestead) Spotlight November 14, 1984
Buildings n/a Bethlehem House will be a challenge Spotlight August 25, 1983
Buildings n/a Bethlehem House - a link with the past Spotlight November 5, 1970
Buildings n/a Heath farm put up for sale Spotlight May 30, 1984
Buildings n/a Historic house tour this month Spotlight September 11, 1985
Buildings n/a A Doric classic with original lines (William Henry Slingerland home) Spotlight May 13, 1976
Buildings n/a A wedding present house on the river (Elizabeth Nicoll-Sill House) Spotlight April 8, 1976
Buildings n/a Haswell house: 7 generations since Patroons Spotlight October 21, 1976
Buildings n/a Barracks-barroom on the plank road Spotlight unknown
Buildings n/a Vanishing America …sketched by a Bethlehem Artist Knickerbocker News June 1, 1976
Buildings n/a Fortress on the frontier (Van Dyke house) Spotlight August 24, 1983
Buildings n/a Return to the land in Feura Bush (Elmendorf house) Spotlight December 4, 1982
Buildings n/a The Castle at Van Wies Point Spotlight unknown
Buildings n/a Times change site of Vanderzee house Spotlight March 1, 1989
Buildings n/a Spirit spans the centuries (Teunis Slingerland house) Spotlight April 25, 1984
Buildings n/a Remembering the quite life in Font Grove Spotlight September 1, 1982
Buildings n/a The Teunis Slingerland House Spotlight October 20, 1982
Buildings n/a The red schoolhouse Knickerbocker News March 21, 1968
Buildings n/a Spacious living on old Westervelt farm Spotlight April 10, 1985
Buildings n/a A country manor for family living (Elmendorf homestead) Spotlight October 27, 1982
Buildings n/a Slingerland's abode a distinguished home (John I. Slingerland house) Spotlight January 2, 1985
Buildings n/a Corn plantation in Slingerlands Spotlight May 18, 1983
Buildings n/a Looking back (Home Lawn Hotel) Spotlight December 1, 1982
Buildings n/a The Slingerlands Toll Gate Spotlight October 3, 1968
Buildings n/a Historic house on Game Farm Road burns Spotlight January 22, 1981
Buildings n/a Air of the manor still on Font Grove Spotlight March 13, 1985
Buildings n/a Home rises above the ordinary (McHaugh homestead) Spotlight March 14, 1984
Buildings n/a A gracious landmark in Slingerlands (Miner house) Spotlight November 11, 1979
Buildings n/a Colonial elegance on the Turnpike Spotlight December 29, 1982
Buildings n/a Living the privileged life (Lyons Estate) Spotlight unknown
Buildings n/a Bennett Hill: a house reborn Spotlight January 19, 1983
Buildings n/a Empire-style home has elegance Spotlight March 28, 1984
Buildings n/a Haswell Farms: a bicentennial - 1774-1974 Helderberg Sun November 20, 1974
Buildings n/a They remember Bouck White and his Castle Spotlight September 28, 1982
Buildings n/a Little red schoolhouse has antique flavor Helderberg Sun July 6, 1976
Churches n/a The making of a church Spotlight July 14 1982
Churches n/a Church's fortune wax and wane Spotlight July 18 1982
Churches n/a Church dates to nation's infancy (old Jerusalem Church) Spotlight June 27, 1984
Churches n/a 200th year for New Salem Church Spotlight September 28, 1983
Churches n/a A finger pointing heavenward (Slingerlands Community Methodist Church) Spotlight March 16, 1983
Churches n/a Church grew from discontent Spotlight May 16, 1984
Churches n/a Parish comes to Elsmere Spotlight September 5, 1984
Churches n/a Stone church guards rural crossroads Spotlight January 18, 1984
Churches n/a Bethlehem's first church Spotlight July 27, 1983
Early History n/a Bethlehem to mark 175th anniversary Times Union March 10, 1968
Early History n/a Rich Soil drew the first settlers to Bethlehem Times Union October 26, 1983
Early History n/a A unique township: Henry Hudson landed here, Bethlehem historian says Knickerbocker News February 27, 1975
Early History n/a Trading furs launched Bethlehem enterprise Spotlight unknown
Early History n/a Documents shed new light on Slingerland's role Spotlight January 14, 1982
Early History n/a Town of Bethlehem: 175th year Spotlight March 7, 1968
Early History n/a A history of Delmar Albany County Post November 20, 1936
Early History n/a Town of Bethlehem history (pamphlet) Capital District Business Review unknown
Early History n/a A brief history of the Town of Bethlehem unpublished Bethlehem Town Historian memorandum unknown
Early History n/a Rowe documents: a historical treasure surfaces Spotlight February 19, 1981
Early History n/a History of town dates back to early 1600's (includes picture of Delmar Four Corners circa 1952) Albany County Post November 21, 1952
Early History n/a Various local history articles Bethlehem Chronicle September 12, 1959
Early History n/a Tri-Village area offers suburban comforts to a good many Albany 'Daylight Residents' Knickerbocker News March 27, 1950
Early History n/a Grange filled social, economic need Spotlight unknown
Early History n/a River and turnpike spurred early growth Spotlight unknown
Early History n/a Town of Bethlehem map, 1851 Spotlight April 15, 1971
Early History n/a Reminiscences of Bethlehem from the historian's files Spotlight May 4, 1972
Education n/a Fifty Years of Excellence: 1934-1984 (pamphlet) Parent-Faculty Organization of the BCHS 1984
Education n/a The little red schoolhouse grows up: Bethlehem - a bridge, a stove and… Knickerbocker News May 28, 1957
Education n/a Bethlehem Central High School Fourteenth Annual Commencement (pamphlet - 1939) Bethlehem Central High School commencement June 28, 1939
Education n/a Christmas Souvenir, Delmar School (1905-1906) Delmar School pamphlet 1905
Education n/a Van Wie's Point School Town of Bethlehem Historical Association Newsletter April 1996
Education n/a St. Thomas halls echo with history Spotlight August 16, 1995
Education n/a On the cover: the first class to graduate from Delmar High School (photograph - 1929) Spotlight September 29, 1984
Education n/a Two from the class of 1934 look back Knickerbocker News October 3, 1983
Education n/a W. Jack Weaver… 'Father' of Bethlehem School District Helderberg Sun May 23, 1978
Education n/a Members of the class of 1894 at the South Bethlehem School (photograph) unknown August 23, 1979
Education n/a Gift to School Spotlight unknown
Education n/a Fifty years of excellence, 1934-1984 Spotlight March 7, 1984
Education n/a The fiftieth anniversary celebration of the first high school graduating class of BCSD unpublished 1984
Education n/a History of BCSD elementary schools (Clarksville, Elsmere, Glenmont, Hamagrael, Slingerlands) unpublished 1984
Education n/a School days long ago Spotlight August 14, 1985
Education n/a Breakfast at BC a learning tool Spotlight August 14, 1985
Hamlets Delmar Not just a suburb of Albany unknown unknown
Hamlets Delmar A short history of Delmar unknown unknown
Hamlets Delmar In 61 years, Delmar has changed a lot Spotlight August 27, 1986
Hamlets Delmar Post Office notes 40th anniversary Spotlight February 14, 1980
Hamlets Delmar Building to come down, space open for Brockley's Spotlight April 3, 1985
Hamlets Delmar A history of Delmar Albany County Post November 20, 1936
Hamlets Delmar Landmark marks passage of time Spotlight November 6, 1985
Hamlets Delmar 50 years ago: bus line made Delmar a transit hub Spotlight May 10, 1979
Hamlets Delmar Early recollections of Delmar unknown unknown
Hamlets Delmar Interview with Mr. Abram Allen, 449 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar unpublished interview courtesy of Town Historian July 1948
Hamlets Delmar Old Delmar at Yuletide: an event for the book Knickerbocker News December 15, 1966
Hamlets Delmar Liberator of slaves has passed away: Jacob Long... dies at Delmar unknown unknown
Hamlets Delmar Delmar post office sequence via Frank Patterson unpublished July 13, 1950
Hamlets Delmar Reformed Church of Bethlehem history dates back to 1763 Albany County Post November 21, 1952
Hamlets Delmar Delmar Fire Co. formed in 1911 Albany County Post November 21, 1952
Hamlets Delmar Dear Jim: Delmar Post Office is ready Knickerbocker News December 10, 1940
Hamlets Delmar The Four Corners of Delmar, NY unpublished interview courtesy of Town Historian September 30, 1991
Hamlets Delmar Delmar then and now, 1926-1974 unpublished 1974
Hamlets Delmar Domino falls and the Four Corners rise Spotlight November 6, 1985
Hamlets Delmar Fixing up the Four Corners Spotlight November 6, 1985
Hamlets Delmar The past lives on at Delmar 4 corners Knickerbocker News November 11, 1985
Hamlets Delmar New bank and stores to keep Four Corners "village motif" Spotlight October 7, 1976
Hamlets Delmar Yesteryear on Delaware Avenue Spotlight October 5, 1988
Hamlets Delmar Suburbia visits nostalgia-land Spotlight June 25, 1969
Hamlets Delmar A Facelifting for Delmar... Spotlight November 17, 1982
Hamlets Delmar The shape of things to come (construction of the new BPL building) Spotlight December 17, 1970
Hamlets Delmar Oh, those mixed-up villages! (Tri-Village history) Spotlight August 17, 1983
Hamlets Elsmere The suburban, residential hamlet of Elsmere Times Union January 24, 1993
Hamlets Glenmont Cedar Hill woman recalls family history (Mathusa family) Spotlight February 2, 1994
Hamlets Glenmont Life was quieter at Babcock's Corner's Spotlight October 4, 1989
Hamlets Glenmont Interview with Mrs. Orlin Wheeler, April 20, 1948 (Van Wies Point) unpublished interview courtesy of Town Historian April 20, 1948
Hamlets Glenmont Will historic land give way to change Spotlight January 1, 1981
Hamlets Glenmont No man's land: those shifting isles down the Hudson Spotlight unknown
Hamlets Glenmont Van Wie's Point on the Hudson Spotlight unknown
Hamlets Glenmont Cymry Landing (Van Wie's Point) unpublished article by Bill Strong December 1999
Hamlets Normansville Plans grow for Albany's 'secret' farm on 'yellow brick road' Schenectady Gazette July 24, 1989
Hamlets Normansville Normansville: quiet hamlet is making noise Knickerbocker News August 29, 1985
Hamlets Normansville Normansville resident charts past Times Union September 24, 1989
Hamlets Normansville A road to the past may have a future Knickerbocker News December 10, 1985
Hamlets Normansville Follow another yellow brick road Spotlight September 6, 2000
Hamlets Normansville Group still wants to keep a piece of yellow brick road Knickerbocker News November 12, 1985
Hamlets Normansville Yellow brick road a link to history Knickerbocker News November 14, 1985
Hamlets Normansville Democrats take to the roads Spotlight August 28, 1985
Hamlets Normansville Yellow brick roads find a safe haven Knickerbocker News September 9, 1986
Hamlets Slingerlands The Slingerlands Toll Gate unpublished unknown
Hamlets Slingerlands Slingerlands residents seeking to preserve hamlets history Knickerbocker News April 20, 1981
Hamlets Slingerlands Font Grove re-visited Spotlight March 19, 1959
Hamlets Slingerlands Historic homes are surveyed Times Union June 15, 1981
Hamlets Slingerlands Historic vault site has a new owner Spotlight October 2, 1980
Hamlets Slingerlands Slingerland plot declared historic site by board Times Union November 29, 1980
Hamlets Slingerlands Firm offers to buy land near tomb Knickerbocker News July 1, 1982
Hamlets Slingerlands Town takes control of cemetery Spotlight December 4, 1980
Hamlets Slingerlands Judge sides with town in Slingerlands vault Spotlight April 10, 1994
Hamlets Slingerlands Shopping center concern revived in Slingerlands Spotlight November 19, 1981
Hamlets Slingerlands 1800s Slingerland graveyard may be named a historic site Knickerbocker News November 25, 1980
Hamlets Slingerlands Reagan school chum recalls his 'presidency' Times Union October 31, 1980
Hamlets Slingerlands Play Ball!... Slingerlands 'Village Wonders' made baseball history 60 or more years ago Altamont Enterprise May 29, 1970
Hamlets Slingerlands Slingerland suit near settlement Spotlight September 19, 1990
Hamlets Slingerlands History of MacCormick Road unpublished 1980
Hamlets Slingerlands Community United Methodist Church, Slingerlands, New York unpublished 1979-1980
Hamlets Slingerlands Slingerlands house tour (pamphlet) Slingerlands Homeowners Association 1991
Hamlets Slingerlands Oldest in the village: Slingerlands family house Albany County Post November 21, 1952
Hamlets Slingerlands Slingerlands' old master (painter Asa W. Twitchell) Spotlight February 1, 1984
Hudson River Fishing Spring harvest on the Hudson New York Alive May/June 1990
Hudson River General History A Hudson River chronology unpublished unknown
Hudson River General History Where the Hudson begins: it's really Indian Pass New York Alive Nov/Dec 1983
Hudson River General History Henry Hudson (entire issue of magazine devoted to) Knickerbocker, The August 1959
Hudson River General History The storied Hudson (pamphlet) Hudson River Night Line 1927
Hudson River Iceboating Winter Sailing Hudson Valley February 1995
Hudson River Industry Hudson River ice harvests Hudson Heritage Notebook Series 1974
Hudson River Industry Whaling on the Hudson Hudson Heritage Notebook Series 1974
Hudson River Industry Channel dredging, teeming new plants herald busy era on upstate's 'Main Street' Times Union July 9, 1961
Hudson River Industry Logs floated down Hudson pioneered river industries Times Union July 10, 1961
Hudson River Industry Genet an early advocate of deeper Hudson River Knickerbocker News June 18, 1955
Hudson River Industry No man's land: those shifting isles down the Hudson Spotlight unknown
Hudson River Lighthouses Stony Point Lighthouse: the last of its kind Times Union May 22, 1966
Hudson River Lighthouses River lighthouse goes automatic New York Times August 19, 1965
Hudson River Lighthouses Cruise into the past on a lighthouse tour Times Union July 17, 1988
Hudson River Lighthouses Lighthouses along the Hudson Hudson Valley September 1985
Hudson River Lighthouses Historic lighthouse gets much-needed repairs Times Union August 7, 1990
Hudson River Lighthouses Beacons of yore: the Hudson's romantic relics flicker with hope Times Union May 25, 1986
Hudson River Ships & Sloops Hudson River Sidewheelers (pamphlet) National Commercial Bank and Trust Company unknown
Hudson River Ships & Sloops Steamin' down the river Hudson Valley July 1991
Hudson River Ships & Sloops Hudson steamboating in the 1950's Catskills, The 1975
Hudson River Ships & Sloops A serenade and lament to the Reindeer Catskills, The 1974
Hudson River Ships & Sloops Romantic ship, mighty river: romantic sloops, mighty river Knickerbocker News August 15, 1969
Hudson River Ships & Sloops Steamboats made a big splash 180 years ago Times Union August 9, 1987
Hudson River Ships & Sloops Seaman recalls steamboats ruling the Hudson Times Union March 2, 1980
Hudson River Ships & Sloops The Albany I remember Times Union April 29, 1962
Hudson River Ships & Sloops Old steamer comes to life New York Herald Tribune May 23, 1965
Later History n/a Rural Albany County; Railroad YMCA at Selkirk oasis of rest for men; Bethlehem brags… Albany Evening News October 22, 1936
Later History n/a Rural Albany County; West Shore Railroad; story of Peter Callanan, quarry owner… Albany Evening News October 23, 1936
Later History n/a Rural Albany County; Bethlehem Center of stone, moulding sand and residences Albany Evening News October 21, 1936
Later History n/a Town of Bethlehem: community characteristics, population trends, land use (pamphlet) Town of Bethlehem Planning Board November 1964
Later History n/a Clear, cool water: the story of the water supply of the Town of Bethlehem Spotlight October 7, 1971
Later History n/a Beautification Project (expansion of Bethlehem riverfront park) Spotlight December 10, 1970
Later History n/a Callanan completes first century Spotlight October 19, 1983
Later History n/a Callanan becomes a giant Spotlight November 2, 1983
Later History n/a This is the Town of Bethlehem (pamphlet) League of Women Voters of Albany County October 1973
Later History n/a The library today - busiest in area (Spotlight Special Section, BPL 75th anniversary) Spotlight May 11, 1988
Later History n/a Longtime BPL advocate (Spotlight Special Section, BPL celebrates 75th anniversary) Spotlight May 11, 1988
Later History n/a Joyce Strand hears from happy patrons (Spotlight Special Section, BPL 75th anniversary) Spotlight May 11, 1988
Later History n/a Friends' expand library horizons (Spotlight Special Section, BPL 75th anniversary) Spotlight May 11, 1988
Later History n/a A resident exemplifies volunteerism (Spotlight Special Section, BPL 75th anniversary) Spotlight May 11, 1988
Later History n/a A splendid institution (Spotlight Special Section, BPL 75th anniversary) Spotlight May 11, 1988
Later History n/a Growing up at the library (Spotlight Special Section, BPL 75th anniversary) Spotlight May 11, 1988
Later History n/a I love the library (Spotlight Special Section, BPL celebrates 75th anniversary) Spotlight May 11, 1988
Later History n/a Service continues (Spotlight Special Section, BPL celebrates 75th anniversary) Spotlight May 11, 1988
Later History n/a The bookmobile in Moscow (Spotlight Special Section, BPL 75th anniversary) Spotlight May 11, 1988
Later History n/a A library timeline (Spotlight Special Section, BPL 75th anniversary) Spotlight May 11, 1988
Local Organizations n/a The Normanside Country Club... (list of members from February 26, 1931) Normanside Country Club February 26, 1931
Local Organizations n/a History of the Delmar Progress Club, 1901-1968 unpublished by Alice Porter unknown
Maps Albany Map of the Counties of Albany and Schenectady (1857) reproduction of a map published by J. Disturnell 1857
Maps Albany Map of the City of Albany (1852) reproduction of a map published by Joel Munsell 1852
Maps Albany A plan of the City of Albany (1794) reproduction of a map published by Simeon De Witt 1794
Maps Bethlehem - Landowners A map of the Manor of Renselaerwick (1767) reproduction of a map published by Jno. R. Bleeker 1767
Maps Bethlehem - Landowners Map of the Northern Department of North America (includes 'Manor of Renselaerswyk') reproduction of a map published by John E. Gavit 19th Century
Maps Bethlehem - Landowners Survey map of Nicholas Schuyler (1719) photocopy of a privately owned survey map and text 1719
Maps Bethlehem - Landowners Map showing farms near the Helleberg according to surveys dated 1787-1813 unpublished 1787-1813
Maps Bethlehem Street Maps Map of Tri-Village Area (1974) Tri-Village Directory Association 1974
Maps Bethlehem Street Maps Survey map of Tri-Village Area (1966) Edward W. Boutelle & Son Civil Engineers and Surveyors 1966
Maps Bethlehem Street Maps Map of Tri-Village Area (1973) Tri-Village Directory Association 1973
Maps Bethlehem Street Maps Survey map of Tri-Village Area (1971) Edward W. Boutelle & Son Civil Engineers and Surveyors 1971
Maps Bethlehem Street Maps Survey map of Tri-Village Area (1961) Edward W. Boutelle & Son Civil Engineers and Surveyors 1961
Maps Bethlehem Street Maps Survey map of Tri-Village Area (1967) Edward W. Boutelle & Son Civil Engineers and Surveyors 1967
Maps Bethlehem Street Maps Survey map of Tri-Village Area (1943) Edward W. Boutelle Civil Engineer and Surveyor 1943
Maps Bethlehem Street Maps Town of Bethlehem (1980) Town of Bethlehem & Chamber of Commerce 1980
Maps Historic Sites First Reformed Church of Bethlehem and its Historical Settings unknown 1959
Maps Historic Sites Map of Town of Bethlehem historic, scenic and natural sites unpublished, compiled by Town Historian 1969
Maps New York State Map of the Province of New York divided into counties, manors, patents and townships (1779) reproduction of a map published by William Fadden 1779
Maps New York State Map of the State of New York (1831) reproduction of a map by Hinton, Simpkin & Marshall 1831
Maps Northern Hudson Valley Map of the northern Hudson Valley (1801) reproduction of a map published by Simeon De Witt 1801
Military n/a A Bethlehem hero recognized (Civil War) Spotlight February 9, 1983
Military n/a Pvt. Frazier's war (Civil War) Spotlight August 22, 1984
Military n/a Two brothers who fought for the Union (Civil War) Spotlight August 4, 1982
Military n/a News Bulletin - Albany City and County War Council (1 of 3 issues in envelope - WWII) Albany City and County War Council newsletters December 21, 1942
Military n/a News Bulletin - Albany City and County War Council (1 of 3 issues in envelope - WWII) Albany City and County War Council newsletters January 4, 1943
Military n/a News Bulletin - Albany City and County War Council (1 of 3 issues in envelope - WWII) Albany City and County War Council newsletters January 18, 1943
Military n/a 1,200 men and women from town served in World War II (alphabetical list of those who served) Albany County Post November 21, 1952
Military n/a Many brave men fought in battle of Civil War Albany County Post November 21, 1952
Military n/a Interview with Mr. Frank Laraway, October 13, 1948 unpublished interview courtesy of Town Historian October 13, 1948
Native Americans n/a Tories, treaties and intrigue Spotlight November 27, 1975
Native Americans n/a Hunting Indian history: part I of a five-part series Hudson Valley January 1991
Native Americans n/a Trade, war and diplomacy: part II of a five-part series on local Indian history Hudson Valley February 1991
Native Americans n/a The English imprint: part III of a five-part series on local Indian history Hudson Valley March 1991
Native Americans n/a Survival of the fittest: part IV of a five-part series on local Indian history Hudson Valley April 1991
Native Americans n/a The diaspora: part V of a five-part series on local Indian history Hudson Valley June 1, 1991
Native Americans n/a Interview with Mrs. John T. Delaney (Ethel Moat), July 1948 unpublished interview courtesy of Town Historian July 1948
New Scotland Clarksville Clarksville: sketches of its past Sentinel, The (New Scotland Historical Association newsletter) Spring 1999
New Scotland Clarksville Caves Exploring 'the last frontier' on earth Times Union May 28, 1986
New Scotland Clarksville Caves Clarksville underground viewed as local gem Spotlight November 28, 1990
New Scotland Clarksville Caves The Clarksville cave system Altamont Enterprise April 21, 1983
New Scotland Clarksville Caves Curious caverns (book excerpt) Underground empire: wonders and tales of New York caves by Clay Perry 1948
New Scotland Clarksville Caves Clarksville Cave (pamphlet excerpt) A chronicle of selected Northeastern Caves by Thomas Engel 1979
New Scotland Clarksville Caves Clarksville Cave (map) unpublished 1995
New Scotland History A country ride through old New Scotland Spotlight April 6, 1983
New Scotland History It started with a grist mill… Spotlight May 27, 1976
New Scotland History New Scotland Sesquicentennial Section of the Spotlight (July 21, 1982) Spotlight July 21, 1982
New Scotland History An 1870 stage ride - mostly uphill Spotlight February 26, 1981
New Scotland New Salem How fair got its name (Punkintown Fair) Spotlight July 18, 1984
New Scotland New Salem The main street in New Salem from a photograph… circa 1910 Spotlight July 2, 1969
New Scotland New Scotland The hamlet of New Scotland: over 200 years of history Sentinel, The (New Scotland Historical Association newsletter) Spring 1998
New Scotland Voorheesville Voorheesville: a railroad junction 100 years later Spotlight unknown
New Scotland Voorheesville Rural Albany County; Voorheesville's principal industries include flour, feed mill… Albany Evening News October 19, 1936
Normanskill n/a Albany farm keeps historic traditions alive Spotlight April 24, 1991
Normanskill n/a Normanskill on the rocks Times Union November 1, 1992
Normanskill n/a Normanskill wields powerful nature punch: first in a series Spotlight November 8, 2000
Normanskill n/a Normanskill course cuts varied path: second in a series Spotlight November 15, 2000
Normanskill n/a Creek cuts jagged path to Hudson: third in a series Spotlight November 29, 2000
Normanskill n/a Tales of Tawasentha Spotlight August 12, 1965
Normanskill n/a Normanskill's claim to hero of poem valid Times Union June 18, 1950
Normanskill n/a Creek drew first settlers Spotlight October 10, 1981
Place Names - Origins Bethlehem How did it get its name: Bethlehem? Knickerbocker News January 17, 1974
Place Names - Origins Bethlehem Exactly what is in a name Spotlight August 27, 1997
Place Names - Origins Bethlehem Longtime Bethlehem land Surveyor retires Spotlight October 16, 1991
Place Names - Origins Bethlehem How did it get its name: Bethlehem? Albany's Spirit of '76 Celebration program 1976
Place Names - Origins Delmar How did Delmar of the Trivillage get its name? unpublished Bethlehem Town Historian memorandum May 25, 1977
Place Names - Origins Delmar How did it get its name: Delmar? Knickerbocker News December 11, 1973
Place Names - Origins Delmar Delmar's name is traced to French family's work Albany Evening News February 10, 1933
Place Names - Origins Delmar unknown Knickerbocker News May 28, 1957
Place Names - Origins New Scotland How did it get its name: New Scotland? Knickerbocker News February 5, 1974
Place Names - Origins Slingerlands How did it get its name: Slingerlands? Knickerbocker News November 15, 1973
Place Names - Origins Slingerlands unknown Knickerbocker News May 28, 1957
Place Names - Origins South Bethlehem South Bethlehem residents favor their status quo Times Union November 20, 1994
Politics n/a Politics in Bethlehem Spotlight January 25, 1973
Roads n/a From a country crossroads… (Delmar Four Corners) Spotlight August 8, 1984
Roads n/a Delaware Avenue: kaleidoscope of town history Spotlight May 27, 1976
Roads n/a Toll road linked Bethlehem settlements Spotlight January 1, 1986
Town Seal n/a Official Seal of the Town of Bethlehem as adopted May 2, 1975 unpublished Town of Bethlehem memorandum May 2, 1975
Transportation n/a Wandering & wondering… Spotlight January 18, 1973
Transportation n/a 50 years ago: bus line made Delmar a transit hub Spotlight May 10, 1979
U.S.A. Bicentennial n/a Bethlehem and the bicentennial (pamphlet) Tri-Village Welcome Wagon 1976
U.S.A. Bicentennial n/a Bethlehem proudly presents a Bicentennial Extravaganza (pamphlet) Bethlehem Central School District & the Town of Bethlehem 1976
U.S.A. Bicentennial n/a Bicentennial warm-up and barbecue (pamphlet) Town of Bethlehem Historical Association 1976
U.S.A. Bicentennial n/a Town of Bethlehem Bicentennial Committee Meeting Notes and Letter (June 23, 1975) Town of Bethlehem Bicentennial Committee June 23, 1975
U.S.A. Bicentennial n/a Town of Bethlehem Bicentennial Committee Meeting Notes (July 14, 1975) Town of Bethlehem Bicentennial Committee July 14, 1975
U.S.A. Bicentennial n/a Letter regarding Town of Bethlehem Historical Association participation in Bicentennial events Town of Bethlehem Historical Association unknown
U.S.A. Bicentennial n/a Memorandum (concerning Town of Bethlehem Bicentennial Committee) Town of Bethlehem Bicentennial Committee unknown
U.S.A. Bicentennial n/a Bi-Centennial proposal (sent to Bicentennial Committee) Gardiner Bump unknown
U.S.A. Bicentennial n/a Bi-Centennial proposal (sent to Bicentennial Committee) Gardiner Bump unknown
U.S.A. Bicentennial n/a Bethlehem Extravaganza playbill Bethlehem Central School District & the Town of Bethlehem 1976
U.S.A. Bicentennial n/a Bethlehem bicentennial celebration to be the Extravaganza of '76 Entertainer, The March 26, 1976



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