Contributors to the Virtual Archives
The Virtual Archives is a collaborative effort of the Westchester County Archives and the Westchester County Historical Society. One of the paramount goals of the website is to make the primary documents represented here more accessible to the public, since these records physically reside in a variety of locations that are often not open on a regular basis. The major contributors to the Virtual Archives have been:
The Virtual Archives’ initial website was made possible in part with a grant from the New York State Archives Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund, as well as a generous gift from Westchester resident Dolly Maass. In addition to the Westchester County Archives and the Westchester County Historical Society, the White Plains City Archives, the Town of Eastchester, the Hudson River Museum and the National Archives and Records Administration also contributed records to this site, demonstrating the possibility and importance of collaborating with other repositories.
The second offering is the online version of the report compiled by the National Park Service in conjunction with the county’s Dept. of Parks, Recreation and Conservation and Dept. of Information Technology, using the Westchester County Archives’ materials for much of the content.
Supported by a special grant from FujiPhoto Films, USA, and the county’s Dept. of Information Technology, the third section of the Virtual Archives represents an opportunity to view unique historical records online that may only be found in the Westchester County Archives, the Westchester County Historical Society’s library or in repositories throughout Westchester’s 45 communities.
The fourth presentation was a joint project of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers., supported with federal funds secured by Representative Nita M. Lowey, and produced by TetraTech, Inc., the Corps' contractor. The working partners also included the Westchester County Archives and the county’s Dept. of Information Technology, the Westchester County Historical Society, the City of New Rochelle, the New Rochelle Public Library and the Fort Slocum Alumni & Friends.
To mark the 2009 Hudson-Fulton Quadricentennial Celebration many collaborators worked with the Westchester County Archives and the Westchester County Historical Society for several years to create the fifth section of the Virtual Archives. We are grateful to each of them.