We are happy to announce the launch of the White Plains Collection on the Digital Culture of Metropolitan New York! This project was a partnership between the White Plains Public Library, the Metropolitan New York Library Council, and Culture In Transit.
The White Plains Public Library is a prime site for community memory and we hold a rich set of materials in the White Plains Collection. We have fascinating and informative photographs of buildings, people, events, and landscapes.
Many are part of special collections like the John Rosch Collection, featured here. Rosch owned a photography studio in White Plains and was the first City Historian. Rosch was interested in the history of White Plains as well as civic life, and this is reflected in his coverage of dedications and parades. Also included are photographs donated by various White Plains residents depicting construction of the Galleria, demolition of the old train station, and street scenes from the early 20th century.
Explore the White Plains Collection for yourself and contact the Librarian for White Plains History with any questions, curiosities, or queries! Our digital collection is just a preview of the materials we have at the library. The White Plains Collection is here for people to use. We assist people–regardless of their level of experience–with historical and genealogical research. Visit the Local History page on our website for more information.