Hicksville Historical Archives

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        The Hicksville Archives is pleased to put on display the Martin Brandfon collection. Mr. Brandfon attended Hicksville High School from 1964 to 1967 and was a lineman on the undefeated varsity football team that finally won the Rutgers cup for 1966. Keeping a collection of mementos from his youth, Mr. Brandfon recently donated them to the Archives thus helping to preserve Hicksville History. The Archives hopes to later share other aspects of the Brandfon collection throughout the coming spring.

       The Historical Archives is a diverse collection of materials preserving the history of Hicksville and her residents from 1836 to the present day. A part of the collection is Hicksville newspapers on microfilm from 1949, High School and some other school yearbooks, a vast vertical file of clippings, pamphlets, bulletins, maps on literally hundreds of different subjects from the American Legion to Zoning and books written about the community by local historians. The library also has the historical databases for the New York Times going back to the 1850s and Newsday going back to the 1940s. These can be accessed at home through this site at RESEARCH.  The archive is an ongoing project that is ALWAYS looking for contributions from former or current residents.

        The on-site Historian/Archivist is James Janis. His hours are 11-4 Mon-Weds, 2-3:30 Thurs and 10-4 Friday. Though walk ins are welcome, it IS better to call in advance if possible. 516 931-1417 Ext 101. Ask for Mr. Janis.  As the material is irreplaceable, the researcher should bring either a driver’s license or library card.

       A regular speaker at the High School, Mr. Janis is also the Librarian for the Library’s history collection and is more than happy to assist any Hicksville High School or Middle School student with their homework assignments.

        The Archives has rotating displays in the smaller display case across from the circulation desk. If you have something relating to Hicksville History and are interested in lending it for the display case, the Archives IS interested.

        The Archives is currently researching Hicksville during the Spanish-American and Korean Wars. If you are --or are related to-- a veteran of these conflicts, please contact Mr. Janis.

     Two veterans of high interest are Ludwig Olsen—KIA in Korea and Asa Pierce—a SPAM veteran and former member of the Hicksville VFW. 

Access the Hicksville Historical Photograph collection at N.Y. Heritage by clicking here!