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Collection Name Transportation Collection
Title Transportation Collection
Date ca. 1806-1995
Description This is an artificial archival collection, meaning that it was assembled by the Staten Island Historical Society from various sources (known and unknown), rather than an organic collection from a particular family or organization. The collection is approximately 3 linear feet in size. Materials are mostly paper-based, with some photographic items.

The collection is arranged alphabetically by subject, and mostly includes material related to transportation on Staten Island. The largest subject categories include Bridges, Buses, Highways & Roads, and Railroads (including the SIRT). Other subject categories include Automobile, Board of Estimate, Canals, Ferries, Horses & Horse-drawn Vehicles, Port Authority of NY & NJ, Trolleys, Tunnels, Ships, Subways (including Subway Tunnel), Transit Committee, and Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority.
(Keywords: Staten Island Rapid Transit, Steamship, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Businesses, Tompkins Bus Corporation, Schooner Yacht Meteor, Hamburg-American Line, White Star Line, Maps, New York)

(This is a collection-level overview description of an archival or manuscript collection. See series and/or item records of the same collection for additional information. Contact the Staten Island Historical Society Library to request a finding aid.)
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.
Physical Extent 7 boxes (5 document boxes plus 2 half-size document boxes); 3 linear feet
Catalog Number MS233.000
Object Name Documents
Archival Description Level Fonds
Subjects Automobile travel
Bridges
Buses
Maps
Railroad companies
Railroads
Roads
Ships
Subways
Earliest Date 1806
Latest Date 1995
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Wanty, Joseph
Kolff, Cornelius
Wood, Charles Harry
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, 2012.
Child Records Transportation Collection
Transportation Collection
Transportation Collection