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The purpose of the Huntington Historical Society’s Resource Center and Archives is to discover, collect, preserve, and make available for research books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, periodicals, photographs, maps, atlases, manuscripts, audio-visual and other materials relevant to Huntington town history.  The society also collects material on those aspects of American, Northeast, New York, and Long Island history which have substantially involved or affected Huntington.  In addition the Resource Center and Archives collects reference material which support the objectives and programs of the Society and of its museum.


The Society holds library and archival materials totaling approximately 5,000 reference books, 128 bound periodical volumes and newspapers, 650 lineal feet of manuscript material, many oral history recordings, 300 maps and atlases,  microforms, and 15,000 slides and approximately 250,000 photographs and postcards relating primarily to the Town of Huntington, central Long Island and its surrounding environs.

The collection continues to grow daily through the donation of family papers, business records, photographs, ephemera and other materials of interest.  If you have material you would like to donate to the Resource Center and Archives please contact us.