The White Plains Collection has approximately 600 books concerning White Plains and Westchester County history. All of these books are listed in the library’s online catalog.  Books from the White Plains Collection do not circulate. However, additional copies of some of them are available in the circulating collection.

Listed below are some of the most frequently used books.  These are a good place to start your research:

About White Plains

Hoffman, Renoda. The Changing Face of White Plains. White Plains, NY, 1994. (974.727 H)

Hoffman, Renoda. It Happened in Old White Plains. White Plains, NY: Efficiency Printing Co., 1989. (974.727 H)

Hoffman, Renoda. Yesterday in White Plains: A Picture History of a Vanished Era, 3rd ed. Tuckahoe, NY: Little Art Graphics, 2003. (974.727 H)

Rösch, John. Historic White Plains. Harrison, NY: Harbor Hill Books, 1976 (reprint of the 1939 edition). (974.727 R)

About Westchester County

Bolton, Robert. A History of the County of Westchester, from Its First Settlement to the Present Time. New York: Alexander S. Gould, 1848. (974.727 B, in two volumes)

Griffin, Ernest Freeland. Westchester County and Its People, a Record. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1946. (974.727 G, in three volumes)

French, Alvah P. History of Westchester County, New York. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1925-1927. (974.727 F in five volumes)

Hoffman, Renoda. Historic Highlights of Westchester. White Plains, NY: The Battle of White Plains Monument Committee, 1969. (974.727 H, pamphlet)

Hufeland, Otto. Westchester County During the American Revolution, 1775-1783. White Plains, NY: Westchester County Historical Society, 1926. (974.727 H)

Scharf, J. Thomas. History of Westchester County, New York, including Morrisania, Kings Bridge, and West Farms, Which Have Been Annexed to New York City. Philadelphia: L.E. Preston & Co., 1886. (974.727 S, in two volumes)

Shonnard, Frederic, and W.W. Spooner. History of Westchester County, New York, from Its Earliest Settlement to the Year 1900. New York: New York History Co., 1900. (974.727 S)

Weigold, Marilyn E., ed. Westchester County: The Past Hundred Years, 1883-1983. Valhalla, NY: Westchester County Historical Society, 1984. (974.727 W)

In addition to these books, the collection contains bound volumes and indexes of The Westchester Historian, a quarterly magazine published by the Westchester County Historical Society.