John W. Bristow Papers

COLLECTION: 2011.03

CREATOR: John Worrall Bristow (1924-2010)

EXTENT:  10 linear feet, number of containers: 24 boxes

COLLECTION SUMMARY: The papers document John W. Bristow’s work as Mahwah town historian, covering his research, historical presentations, and information about historical preservation, especially of cemeteries. There is a rich collection of historic photographs and some original historical records documenting Mahwah and Rockland County. The collection does not include personal papers.

RECEIVED FROM: Nancy Corbett Bristow

LANGUAGES: English

PROCESSING ARCHIVIST:  Cathy Moran Hajo, with the assistance of Kevin Cosenza, Jeffrey Fischer, Meg Hajo, Matthew Hazell, Lee Herman, Nicholas Incorvaia, Cristina Macari, Kasey Sikorsky and Jennifer Zgola, 2016-2017.

Collection Details

Biographical / Historical Note: 

John W. Bristow, taken in 2008 (Courtesty of Ruth Bristow Portela).

John Worrall Bristow was born in Suffern, NY on October 3, 1924, the son of Robert B. Bristow and Grace Snow Bristow. He attended Suffern Jr. High School and the George School in Newton, PA, before graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1948 with a B.A. in History, majoring in Modern European History and minoring in Ancient and Medieval History. He went on at UNC to get a Master’s in History in 1949. He continued his graduate studies at Columbia University in 1948-1953, and at Warwick University (England), where he received a second Master’s in Comparative French and English Social History) in 1977.

John Bristow was inducted into the Army on April 18, 1943, and received special training in Italian at Haverford College from 1943-1944. He studied bomb disposal at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in 1944, and worked with Italian prisoners of war in Pine Camp, NY in 1944. He became a drill sergeant at Camp Livingston, LA from 1944-1945. He was honorably discharged on January 29, 1946.

Bristow worked for a year as a social studies/science teacher for the West Haverstraw Elementary School in 1953-1954, then worked for Pearl River High School, teaching social studies between 1954-1957. While there he was the Junior High School Soccer coach and was involved with the Ski Club.  In 1957 he moved to the East Ramapo Central School district, where he was a social studies teacher at the Spring Valley High School from 1957-1968; he was chair of the social studies department from 1962-1968, and taught World, European, American and Asian History, was the coach of the Varsity Cross Country Team, the Ski Team and Ski Club. He sponsored a foreign exchange program for Pearl River, Spring Valley and Ramapo High Schools through the American Friends Service Committee.  From 1968-1989 he taught at Ramapo Senior High School, where he served as Social Studies chair.

He was an active member of the Mahwah community, especially in matters of history.  He was a member of the town’s Historic Sites Committee and Historic Preservation Committee from 1982 and served as chair from 1989-1992.  He was a member and lecturer for the Mahwah Historical Society from 1993.  He was named Mahwah town historian in 1993. He was best known for his newspaper columns in the Home and Store News that provided insights into Mahwah’s past, the longest-running of which was “This Month in Mahwah History.”  He also lectured on historical architecture and cemetery preservation.

He was an avid skier and was president of the Ramapo Mountain Ski Club from 1952-1953, was the Vice-Chair and Chairman of the New Jersey Ski Council in 1953-1956. He was a member of the National Ski Patrol from 1952-1987, serving with the Ramapo Mountain Ski Club Patrol, and serving as section chief of the Norther New Jersey Ski Patrol. He was a member of Mahwah Boy Scout Troop 50 from 1978 until his death, serving as the troop’s historian he organized its Sixtieth Anniversary Celebration in 1980, and wrote A Brief History of Boy Scout Troop Fifty, Mahwah, New Jersey.

John Bristow was a lover of nature, and combined his interested in history and nature, serving as the archivist for the New Jersey Botanical Gardens and the historian of the Fyke Nature Association. He did presentations on flora and fauna and wrote an article on Ferns in the Cities of Eastern Europe, which was published in the Bulletin of the American Fern Society in 1992.

He was involved in choral groups for most of his life and was also a soloist, beginning with school groups and the Columbia University Chorus (1948-1952), the Cantata Singers and the Interracial Fellowship Chorus. He joined the Rockland County Chorus, the Rockland Lyne Theatre, and served as President, Chorus master and board member. He toured Poland and Sweden in 1977 with the Warwick University Chamber Chorus.  He was member of the Rockland Camerata from 1980 and was the President of the Chorus, Publicity Director and board member. He was a member of the American Bach Society Chorus for 23 years and the Ars Musica Chorale from 1991, with whom he toured Eastern Europe in 1991 and Italy in 1993.

He also spent time pursuing photography and stamp collecting, traveling in Europe and the Caribbean, and bicycle touring Europe. He was a member of the Rockland Meeting of the Society of Friends, and served on a number of committees, including Prison, Financial Services, and Sharing Fund.

He married Nancy Corbett in 1959, and had three children, David, Martha, and Ruth. He died at home on Friday, November 19, 2010, at the age of 86.

Collection Description:

Arrangement Description: The papers have been arranged in seven series.

Series 1: Biographical Material: This is a small collection of personnel files, descriptions and certificates.

Series 2: Correspondence: This series covers professional correspondence detailing Bristow’s work for the Mahwah Historical Society, Mahwah Historic Sites Commission, Boy Scouts Troop 50, and as town historian. It includes discussions of the collaboration between the Historical Society and Ramapo College on a history of Mahwah, Bristow’s columns “This Month in Mahwah History,” the Moffat Road Cemetery preservation, his lectures on local history, the creation of a walking tour brochure, Bergen County cemetery inventory, and other issues.  There are research questions and letters written to John Bristow by descendants of Mahwah families detailing their history. These include the Valentine, Wanamaker, and Hopper families. It has been arranged chronologically.

Series 3: Writings/Presentations:  This series contains presentations given by John Bristow on local history topics, pamphlets and publications, and his newspaper columns, “This Month in Mahwah History,” “Events in Mahwah History,” “Turn of the Century,”

“This Month in Mahwah History” ran from 1985-1992 in the Home and Store News and listed a series of events that took place during that month. Bristow organized his columns in three ways: by a “T” system Bristow used of numbering (no guide survives), on index cards, organized by month and date, and as the columns were published in the newspaper. The index cards also have the “T” numbers written on them, which may have helped Bristow keep track of which events he has already included in his columns. The index cards contain citations to the source of the information, most from the Ramsey Journal. “Events in Mahwah History” ran in the Home and Store News in 1993;

Series 4: Historical Documents: This series contains historical materials collected by John Bristow detailing the histories of Mahwah, Suffern, Rockland County, and other topics. It has been arranged by original and photocopied materials, and then topically. Oversized materials are at the end of the series.

Series 5: Research Materials: This series contains research materials gathered by John Bristow on local history created post 1960, historic preservation, town historical societies, graveyard restoration, the Moffat Road Cemetery restoration.

Series 6: Mahwah Organizations:  This series contains materials related to John Bristow’s association with organizations in Mahwah, organized alphabetically by organization name.

Series 7: Photographs:  This series contains photographs and slides used in John Bristow’s historical presentations. There appear to be some duplication–photographs made from the slides, and in most cases the photographs have no identification, but the slides do. There are photographs of historic places in Mahwah, historic figures,

Separated Materials:  Duplicates were discarded; records of the Mahwah Historic Preservation Commission and Mahwah Historic Sites were separated to those collections and duplicates discarded. Loose newspaper clippings were separated for digitization. Complete newspapers have been organized as the John W. Bristow Local Newspaper Collection.

Subject Headings:

Bergen County, history

Coe family

Cemeteries, history of

Disasters

Fardale Community Association

Hillburn, NY, history

Historic buildings

Historic houses

Historic Presentations

Historic Preservation

Hopper family

Mahwah, NJ, elections

Mahwah, NJ, history

Mahwah, Maps

Mahwah, NJ, town government

Moffat Road Cemetery

Rockland County, NY, history

Sheffield farm house

World War II

Related Collections:  Mahwah Historical Society Records (2008.02), Mahwah Historic Sites Commission (2017.07), Mahwah Historical Preservation Committee (2017.08). The Howard Avery Papers (2009.05) contain materials on Boy Scout Troop 50.

Videotapes of John Bristow’s presentation “Historical Maps” 1989, Cemeteries, including the Moffat Road Cemetery, 1992 are in the Mahwah Historical Society Collection (2006.005.07).

An oral history interview of John Bristow conducted by Thomas Dunn, Hannah West, and Tina Hunt on April 28, 2009 (2 tapes) is part of the Mahwah Museum Oral History Collection (2006.06.044).  An oral history of Francis Furman, conducted by John Bristow, from June 16, 1990 is in the Mahwah Historical Society Audio Tape Collection (2006.06.051).

The Ruth Bristow Portela Collection (2017.06), gathered by John Bristow’s daughter, contains family photographs, chiefly of the Snow family.

Using the Collection

ACCESS STATEMENT:  Collection is open and available for use.  If used in a publication, the Museum expects to be credited.

RIGHTS STATEMENT: The Mahwah Museum owns the materials, but researchers wishing to publish or reprint materials need to secure permission from the copyright holder.

PREFERRED CITATION:  [ITEM DESCRIPTION], John W. Bristow Papers, Mahwah Museum, Mahwah, NJ.

Collection Inventory

Series 1: Biographical Materials

Box 1:

  1. John Bristow Personnel Records, 1932-1988

Series 2: Correspondence

  1. Correspondence, 1964-1965
  2. Correspondence, 1970-1976
  3. Correspondence, 1981-1987
  4. Correspondence, 1988-1989
  5. Correspondence, 1990-1991
  6. Correspondence, 1992-1993
  7. Correspondence, 1994-1999
  8. Correspondence, 2000-2008
  9. Correspondence, n.d.

Series 3: Writings

Box 2:

  1. Archeological Excavation at Sheffield House,
  2. Ars Musical Chorale Unfinished Gems Program notes,
  3. Cemetery Preservation, April 30, 1998
  4. Dedication of the William J. Doherty Recycling Center, May 17, 1992
  5. Brief History of Boy Scout Troop 50, 1980
  6. Dickens Program at Mahwah Museum, Dec. 17, 2002
  7. Disasters in Mahwah History, February 25, 1999
  8. Events in Mahwah History, T131-T147, October-August events
  9. Events in Mahwah History, January 1993
  10. Events in Mahwah History, February 1993
  11. Events in Mahwah History, March 1993
  12. Events in Mahwah History, April 1993
  13. Events in Mahwah History, December 1993
  14. Events in Mahwah History, January 1994
  15. Events in Mahwah History,
  16. The Havemeyers and the Birches: Two Prominent Families and their Estates, April 18, 2002
  17. The History of Cragmere Park, n.d.
  18. The History of Mahwah, n.d.
  19. Houses Great and Small, 1995
  20. House Tour, June 17, 1973
  21. Introduction for Mitchell Kahn at Mahwah Tricentennial Dinner, March 31, 2000
  22. Janet Kohnen Herlihy, ca. 1990s
  23. Inventory of Historic Sites Recommended for Inclusion in the Master Plan, June 1990
  24. Itinerary of Historical Places in Rockland County, n.d.
  25. Lutheran Cemetery
  26. Mahwah Building and Loan Association, October 16, 1997
  27. Mahwah Company 4 Ambulance Corps
  28. Mahwah Historical Society Statement, 1992
  29. Mahwah Historic Preservation Committee Award – Howard Dobbins MacPherson, Nov. 7, 1996
  30. Mahwah Trees, 1997
  31. Mahwah Veterans, n.d.

Box 3:

  1. Mahwah Votes: Election Program at the Mahwah Museum, Oct. 26, 2000
  2. Mahwah Votes: Elections Through the Years 1907-2000, 2000
  3. Mahwah Votes: Elections Through the Years, 1907-2002 (draft), 2000
  4. A Masonicus Tribute, 1960
  5. Miscellaneous Genealogical Notes, n.d.
  6. Miscellaneous Notes, n.d.
  7. Over Here and Over There: Popular Music of the Great War (1914-1918), April 9, 2001
  8. Pal’s Diner notes, Spring 1992
  9. Penguins of Patagonia, 1991
  10. Political Figures in the History of Mahwah, n.d.
  11. Prominent Women in Mahwah History, December 17, 1998 (Clara Snow portion)
  12. Public Care of the Mentally Ill in Rockland County, N.Y. 1836-1891, August 12, 1954.
  13. Recollections of Local History, 1994
  14. Schools and Religious Institutions, n.d. incomplete
  15. Sheffield Farm Preservation, notes for slide show, 1994
  16. Some Dates in Mahwah History, ca. 1989
  17. Snows of Yesteryear: The Snow Family of Hillburn and Mahwah, November 18, 1993
  18. This Month in Mahwah History – T1-T5 – October-November entries
  19. This Month in Mahwah History – T6-T14 – November – March entries
  20. This Month in Mahwah History – T15-T24 – March-August entries
  21. This Month in Mahwah History – T25-T34 – August-January entries
  22. This Month in Mahwah History – T35-T44 – January-June entries

 

Box 4:

  1. This Month in Mahwah History – T44-T53 – June-January entries
  2. This Month in Mahwah History – T54-59 – October-January entries
  3. This Month in Mahwah History – T60-69 – January-June entries
  4. This Month in Mahwah History – T70—T79 – June-November entries
  5. This Month in Mahwah History – T80-T89 – November-March entries
  6. This Month in Mahwah History – T90-T104 – March-October entries
  7. This Month in Mahwah History – T105-T112 – October – February entries
  8. This Month in Mahwah History – T113-T118 – February-May entries

 Box 5:

  1. This Month in Mahwah History – T119-T130 – May-October
  2. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, October 1985
  3. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, November 1985
  4. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, December 1985
  5. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, January 1986
  6. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, February 1986
  7. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, March 1986
  8. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, April 1986
  9. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, June 1986
  10. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, July 1986
  11. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, August 1986
  12. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, September 1986
  13. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, October 1986
  14. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, November 1986
  15. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, December 1987
  16. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, January-February 1987
  17. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, March 1987
  18. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, April 1987
  19. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, May 1987
  20. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, June 1987
  21. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, July 1987
  22. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, August 1987
  23. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, September 1987
  24. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, October 1987
  25. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, November 1987
  26. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, December 1987
  27. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, January 1988
  28. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, February 1988
  29. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, March 1988
  30. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, April 1988
  31. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, May 1988
  32. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, June 1988
  33. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, July 1988
  34. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, August 1988
  35. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, September 1988
  36. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, October 1988
  37. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, November 1988
  38. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, December 1988
  39. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, January 1989
  40. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, February 1989
  41. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, March 1989
  42. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, April 1989
  43. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, May 1989
  44. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, June 1989
  45. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, July 1989
  46. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, August 1989
  47. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, September 1989
  48. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, October 1989
  49. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, November 1989
  50. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, December 1989
  51. This Month in Mahwah History, Clippings, –Monthly to Dec. 1992
  52. Turn of the Century, 2000
  53. Visitors to Mahwah Through the Years
  54. A Walking Tour of Moffat Road Cemetery

 Box 6

  1. This Month in Mahwah History, Index Cards, January to April

Box 7

  1. This Month in Mahwah History, Index Cards, May to August

Box 8

  1. This Month in Mahwah History, Index Cards, September to December

Series 4: Historical Documents

Box: 9

  1. America Game Club Cash Book, 1889-1905
  2. Blacksmiths
  3. Boy Scouts of America, 1978
  4. Church Materials, 1925
  5. Edward Davis, “Government at Work in Rockland County,” ca. 1937
  6. Ephemera, 1919-1925, and n.d.
  7. Erie Railroad Receipt Book, 1884-?
  8. Fardale Community Association, Constitution and By-laws, 1955
  9. Fardale Community Association Executive Board, 1944-1950
  10. Fardale Community Association, 1950-1954
  11. Fardale Community Association, Minutes, 1955-1959
  12. Fardale Community Association, 1960-1964
  13. Financial Documents, 1919-1959
  14. Hohokus Township, 1939-1950
  15. Hillburn Social Endeavor Society, Record Book, 1890
  16. Edward Konight Diary,transcript, 1918

Box: 10

  1. Mahwah, 1920s-1990s
  2. Mahwah Savings and Loan Bank Books, Township of Mahwah, 1973-1977
  3. Mahwah Schools, 1887-1973
  4. Miscellaneous Pamphlets
  5. Proposed Highway Map, 1948
  6. Railroad Materials, 1912
  7. Stock Purchases, 1916-1946
  8. Suffern, NY, 1936-1957

Box: 11

  1. Travel, 1892-1897
  2. Women’s Rebellion Against the New Deal, 1938
  3. Work and Business Ephemera,
  4. World War II Political Cartoons, 1938-1942
  5. Photocopies, John Bull (Middletown, NY), 1923
  6. Photocopies, Joyce Kilmer Poems, 1910s
  7. Photocopies, Konight Family Documents
  8. Photocopies, William Van Duren, Recollections of Childhood, 1881
  9. Photocopies, World War II Song Lyrics, 1939-1946
  10. Transcribed, Mahwah General Store records, 1878-1887
  11. Transcribed, Ramapo Presbyterian Church Sunday Schools

Series 5: Research Materials

Box 12:

  1. Architecture, 1985
  2. General—Assorted Notes
  3. General-Mark Sullivan, Our Times: 1900-1925
  4. Historic Preservation–Journals, 1984
  5. Historic Preservation—Publications, 1980-1997
  6. Holocaust Museums, 1990s
  7. “Jackson Whites”, 1945-
  8. Nature, 1990s
  9. New Jersey—Allendale, 1979-1989

Box 13

  1. New Jersey—Bergen County
  2. New Jersey—Devil Came to our Valley, March 1937
  3. New Jersey—General, 1985-1993
  4. New Jersey—Ho-Ho-Kus, 1979-2004
  5. New Jersey—I-287, 1978-79
  6. New Jersey—Lavender Evening Dress , n.d.
  7. New Jersey—Mahwah—Amberfields
  8. New Jersey—Mahwah—American Brake Shoe and Foundry, n.d.
  9. New Jersey—Mahwah—Bedford Rd.
  10. New Jersey—Mahwah—Coe Family, April 21 1991
  11. New Jersey—Mahwah—Chapel Road Cemetery
  12. New Jersey—Mahwah—Environmental Impact Statement, May 1985
  13. New Jersey—Mahwah—Ezra Miller, 1992
  14. New Jersey—Mahwah—Historic Sites Committee, 1990-1995
  15. New Jersey—Mahwah—Historical Society and Museum, 1968-2003
  16. New Jersey—Mahwah—History
  17. New Jersey—Mahwah—Hopper Cemetery
  18. New Jersey—Mahwah—Joyce Kilmer , 1993
  19. New Jersey—Mahwah—Mahwah Public Library, 1994
  20. New Jersey—Mahwah –Mahwah Savings & Loan
  21. New Jersey—Mahwah—Maps
  22. New Jersey—Mahwah—Maryrest Cemetery
  23. New Jersey—Mahwah—Mayors List
  24. New Jersey—Mahwah—Memorial Day, 1986-2009
  25. New Jersey—Mahwah—Miscellany, 1979-1980

Box 14

  1. New Jersey—Mahwah—Moffat Road Cemetery, History, 1986
  2. New Jersey—Mahwah—Moffat Road Cemetery, Maps and Inscriptions
  3. New Jersey—Mahwah—Moffat Road Cemetery, Newspaper Clippings
  4. New Jersey—Mahwah—Newsletters, 1976-1990
  5. New Jersey—Mahwah—Police Publications, 1988
  6. New Jersey—Mahwah—Purdy Family, 2000
  7. New Jersey—Mahwah–Ramapo College, 1986-1988
  8. New Jersey—Mahwah—Ramapo Lutheran Church Cemetery Inscriptions,
  9. New Jersey – Mahwah – Ramapo Reformed Church, 1976-1988
  10. New Jersey—Mahwah–Real Estate, 1998
  11. New Jersey—Mahwah—School and Library Newsletters 1990-2002
  12. New Jersey—Mahwah—Steven Birch Auction, May 14-18, 1970
  13. New Jersey—Mahwah—Tricentennial, 2000
  14. New Jersey—Mahwah—Vanderbeck Cemetery

Box 15

  1. New Jersey—Mahwah—Waybills,1880s
  2. New Jersey—Maps (see oversized box)
  3. New Jersey—Other Counties, 1980s-1990s
  4. New Jersey—Passaic County, n.d.
  5. New Jersey—New Jersey Historical Commission, 1989
  6. New Jersey—Ramapo River Study, nd.
  7. New Jersey—Ramapo River Valley (Ed Lenik), November 1986
  8. New Jersey—Ramsey, 1989-1991
  9. New York – General, 1971-1996
  10. New York—Hillburn
  11. New York—New York—Records of New Amsterdam, 1976

Box 16:

  1. New York – Rockland County, A-H 1964-1983
  2. New York—Rockland County—R-V, 1959-1988
  3. New York—Spring Valley, 1942-1986
  4. New York – Suffern, 1991-2001
  5. New York – Tappan, 1974-1984
  6. New York—Rockland County—Seacor Anton House
  7. World War I, 1987
  8. World War I—Songs
  9. World War II

 

Series 6: Mahwah Organizations

Box 17:

  1. Banking Documents
  2. Mahwah Board of Education
  3. Mahwah Fire Department
  4. Mahwah Historical Society
  5. Mahwah Museum Prospectus
  6. Mahwah Museum Society
  7. Mahwah Planning Board
  8. Mahwah Street Listings
  9. Mahwah Volunteer Ambulance Corps

Series 7: Photographs

Box 18:

  1. Cemeteries – Apple Ridge Cemetery
  2. Cemeteries – Moffatt Road Cemetery
  3. Events – Bicentennial, 1976
  4. Events – Disasters – Automobile Accidents
  5. Events – Disasters – Fires
  6. Events – Disasters – Floods
  7. Events – Disasters – Rail
  8. Events – Disasters – Storms
  9. Events – Trip to Adirondacks, Bisby Lodge, 1920s
  10. Events – World War I
  11. George Washington Prints
  12. Historic Buildings — ABEX
  13. Historic Buildings – Barns
  14. Historic Buildings — Businesses
  15. Historic Buildings – Bridges and Rivers

 

Box 19

  1. Historic Buildings – Churches
  2. Historic Buildings — Farms
  3. Historic Buildings — Hospitals
  4. Historic Buildings – Gunston Hall
  5. Historic Buildings – Log Cabins
  6. Historic Buildings — Municipal
  7. Historic Buildings – Train Stations
  8. Historic Buildings – Schools
  9. Historic Houses – Crocker Mansion
  10. Historic Houses – Kraus
  11. Historic Houses – La Rue / Van Horn House
  12. Historic Houses — Sheffield
  13. Historic Houses – Snow
  14. Historic Houses — Various
  15. Indexes to photographs
  16. Landscapes
  17. Mahwah Historic Markers
  18. Mahwah Historical Society Exhibits
  19. Negatives, Assorted
  20. People – 19th Century
  21. People – 1900-1910
  22. People – 1920s
  23. People – 1930s
  24. People – 1940s

Box 20

  1. People – 1960s
  2. People – 1970s-1990s
  3. People – Bristow family
  4. People – Francis Furman
  5. People – Glasgow family
  6. People – Hemion Family
  7. People – Hopper family
  8. People – Joyce Kilmer
  9. People – Mahwah Historic Preservation Commission
  10. People – Mahwah Historic Sites Committee
  11. People – Mahwah Historical Society
  12. People – Mahwah Home Guard, 1917
  13. People – Mahwah Town Government
  14. People – Military
  15. People – Ramapo Lenape
  16. People – Ramapo Valley Day School
  17. People – Snow family
  18. Postcards
  19. Railroad and Trains
  20. Suffern, NY
  21. Trees

Slides

Box 21

  1. Abex (1)
  2. Abex (2)
  3. Abex (3)
  4. Abex (4)
  5. Auto Accidents Feb ’99 (1)
  6. Auto Accidents Feb ’99 (2)
  7. Cemeteries
  8. Disasters Feb ’99 (1)
  9. Disasters Feb ’99 (2)
  10. Flood May 1968
  11. Havemeyer /Birch (1)
  12. Havemeyer /Birch (2)
  13. Havemeyer /Birch (3)
  14. Lewis Family
  15. Luther Article Oct ‘99
  16. Mahwah Farms
  17. Mahwah History
  18. Miller Estate
  19. Moffat Graveyard

Box 22

  1. Oakland
  2. Old Station Museum
  3. Ramapo Lenape
  4. Sheffield Farm Destruction 3 (1)
  5. Sheffield Farm Destruction 3 (2)
  6. Sheffield Farm Destruction 4 (1)
  7. Sheffield Farm Destruction 4 (2)
  8. Sheffield Farm Destruction 5 (1)
  9. Sheffield Farm Destruction 5 (2)
  10. Sheffield Farm Destruction 6A (1)
  11. Sheffield Farm Destruction 6A (2)
  12. Sheffield Farm Destruction 6 (1)
  13. Sheffield Farm Destruction 6 (2)
  14. Sheffield Farm Destruction 7 (1)
  15. Sheffield Farm Destruction 7 (2)
  16. Sheffield and Hopper Farm Mar ’99 (1)
  17. Sheffield and Hopper Farm Mar ’99 (2)
  18. Sheffield Farm House Dig (1)
  19. Sheffield Farm House Dig (2)

Box 23

  1. Sheffield Farm Pre-Demolition
  2. Skylands
  3. Skylands Spring ’99 (1)
  4. Skylands Spring ’99 (2)
  5. Snow Family
  6. Transportation
  7. Untitled Presentation (1)
  8. Untitled Presentation (2)
  9. Way Bills 1998 (1)
  10. Way Bills 1998 (2)

Box: 24 (Oversized)

  1. Thirty-First Infantry Advanced Training Regiment Newsletters, 1945
  2. Mahwah Building Application, 1942
  3. Legal Documents, 1737-1942
  4. Photocopies, Miscellaneous, 1700-1935
  5. New Jersey Maps
  6. Photograph of Darlington Schoolhouse
  7. Railroads on Parade, 1939