North Castle Public Library

Historical Resources

~ Photo History Gallery ~

This page lists the local history resources in the North Castle Public Library. The local Historical Society, which meets in Smith’s Tavern, is also included in this listing, as are the Westchester Archives. They have additional photos, oral histories, and maps that we do not archive at the library.

Full Text, searchable Archives:  

Full Text of North Castle Newspapers Pamphlets published by the Historical Society

In addition to the papers that have been digitized, the library holds many of the papers from late 1915 to approximately 2004, either in hard copy in the basement, or on portable hard drives and microfilm in the reference room. This is not a continuous run; please see the link from the Historical Society for a more detailed listing.

Generation to Generation
History of North Castle PLAY VIDEO


North Castle's Civil War Soldiers  

Hisorical Society Documents

The Westchester County Archives and Records Center  

Reading Room Open to the Public Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9 AM-4 PM.
Closed on public Holiday  

North Castle Historical Society at Smith’s Tavern, Armonk  

Inventory of Oral History Audio Tapes

Articles Master List from North Castle History Society Booklets

Combined Newspaper holdings: Smith’s Tavern and North Castle Public Library

White Plains Library Local History Resources:

Reference Books in the North Castle Public Library

Caro, Edythe Quinn. The Hills in the Mid-Nineteenth Century: The History of a Rural Afro-American Community in Westchester County, New York. Valhalla , New York , 1988. R q974.7277 C  

              Crandell, Richard F. This is Westchester. New York : Sterling Publishing Co. Inc, 1961  Ref q 974.727 C  

Cushman, Elisabeth and Nichols, Herbert B.. Glimpses of County History . And Historic Sites New York : Westchester County Publishers, Inc. 1933  R 974.7277 H  

Dunkak, Harry M. CFC, PhD. Still All Around Us and Illustrated Guide to the American Revolution in Westchester County . Eastchester , New York : St. Paul ’s Church National Historic Site, 2001. R 974.7277 D  

Fitzpatrick, John C., ed.  The Diaries of George Washington 1748-1799. Boston and New York : Houghton Mifflin Company, 1925.   Three volumes [missing volume IV: 1789-1799].  Ref B Washington

French, Alvah P. ed. History of Westchester County New York . (5 Volumes.)  New York and Chicago : Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1925. R 974.727 F  

Fuller, Elizabeth Green, comp. Index of Personal Names In J. Thomas Scharf’s History of Westchester County New York . New York : Westchester County Historical Society, 1988. R 974.727 F  

Griffin , Ernest Freeland. ed. Westcheste County and Its People A Record. (3 Volumes) New York : Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1946. R 974.727 G  

Eichner , Frances , ed. When Our Town Was Young Stories of North Salem ’s Yesterday Collected and Written by Boys and Girls of Today. North Salem , New York : Board of Education, 1945. R 974.727 N  

Hoffman, Renoda. It Happened in Old White Plains . White Plains , New York : 1989. R 974.7277 H  

Hoffman, Renoda. Yesterday in White Plains A Picture History of A Vanished Era. White Plain, New York : 1981. Ref 974.727 H  

Hufeland, Otto. Westchester County during the American Revolution. White Plains , New York : Westchester County Historical Society, 1926.  Ref 974.727 H  

Lander, Richard N, and Barbara S. Massi, ed.  North Castle Historical Records. Town of North Castle : Town Historian. 1986. R 974.727 L

Lee , Frances Cook. New Castle Historical Records.  New Castle , New York : Town Historian. 1977. (Volume 2) 
R 974.727 L

Massi, Barbara S. The Story of Mary Guion Brown from her diary of 1800-1852. North Castle , New York : The North Castle Millennium Committee, 2000. R B Brown (behind Ref Desk)  

Schonnard, Frederic and W. W. Spooner. History of Westchester County New York From Its Earliest Settlement to the Year 1900.   New York : The New York History Company, 1900
R 974.727 S  

Town of North Castle, Town of New Castle . North Castle/New Castle Historical Records

Colonial History & Minutes of Town Meetings 1736-1791 also Maps, Patents, Census Lists. (Volume 1) Westchester County : Town of North Castle, Town of New Castle(Jointly Published), 1975 R 974.727 L  

Sanford, Harry E., ed. American Revolutionary History in North Castle . New York : The North Castle Bicentennial Committee in Collaboration with The North Castle Historical Society of the Town of North Castle New York , 1976   R 974.727 A  

Sanford, Harry E., ed. Michael J. Kern, PhD. associate ed. American Revolutionary History in North Castle. Armonk, NY: North Castle History Society, R 974.727 S                    

Sargent, Winthrop. The Life of Major John Andre, Adjutant-General of the British Army in America . New York : D. Appleton and Company, 1871. Ref B (Andre)  

Sargent, Winthrop. The Life and Career of Major John Andre, Adjutant-General of the British Army in America . New York : William Abbatt, 1902 Ref B (Andre)  

Scharf, J. Thomas. History of Westchester County , New York , including Morrisania, Kings Bridge and West Farms, Which Have Been Annexed To New York City . [Two Volumes], Illustrated. Philadelphia : L.E. Preston & Co., 1886.  R 974.727 S  

Swanson, Susan Cochran and Elizabeth Green Fuller. Westchester County A Pictorial History. Norfolk , Virginia Beach: Donning Company, 1998. R 974.7277 W  

Votano, Paul. Westchester County New York ’s Golden Apple. Montgomery , Alabama : Community  Communications, Inc., 1996. R 974.7277 V

Westchester County Historical Society. Westcheste Historian. Bulletins 1925-1934, 1935-1944 and 1945-1954. Booklets with indexes.  Local History Shelf.