Local History

Delve into the rich history of our community, Long Island, and the Library itself in the Local History Center. Along with reference and circulating books and media, the center houses local history periodicals, genealogy resources, materials on historic preservation, historic photographs, a clipping file, the Tracks Through Time Oral History Collection, and archival records.

This is a timeline of the creation and history of the Northport-East Northport Public Library.

Items in this index are located in the reference room of the Northport Public Library building.
View the file here.

Oral History audio files and transcripts are available on the adult patron computers in both library buildings.

Click here for a complete list of oral histories.

The vertical files contain newspaper articles, papers, brochures and ephemera regarding the history of the Northport, East Northport, Asharoken and Eaton’s Neck communities. Other areas of Suffolk County and Long Island are also included.

View the file here.

Local History Titles


Historic Newspapers

New York State and Suffolk County Historic Newspapers (from 1822). Local newspapers include the Northport Journal, The Record, The Observer, The Long-Islander, The Times of Northport, The Times of Northport & East Northport, and The Times of Huntington, Northport & East Northport. “Log in” to create an account and save your searches.



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Oral History Review

(In Library Only). Published twice a year by the Oral History Association, this journal explores the practice and significance of oral history.  Paper copies of the Oral History Review are shelved in the Local History Center.

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