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Special Collections at Field Library

booksThe Field Library has several distinguished collections of books which offer specialized information ~ these collections are all available for public use, and give you a unique opportunity to locate unusual kinds of information. To search for specific titles, click here.

The Job Information Center features books on all aspects of careers and work: choosing and training for careers, job searching, changing careers, planning courses of educational study, college and career preparation skills, practical books on how to write cover letters and résumés, what to expect on job interviews, college and business guides, and all other kinds of up-to-date, helpful information.

The Peekskill Local History Collection, the Colin T. Naylor, Jr. Archives is an extraordinary collection of photos, maps, books and extensive genealogical data offering a central repository of information on the history of Peekskill. Please click here to view our site's complete information on this valuable collection.

The Abraham Lincoln Collection is an outstanding group of books and materials about Abraham Lincoln's presidency, his politics, and his personal life. Including current as well as rare, older volumes, this collection is supported by the Peekskill Lincoln Society, the oldest Lincoln society in the country. First founded in 1903, the Lincoln Society is a civic group dedicated to the memory of Lincoln.

Peekskill was honored by Lincoln on two visits: once, briefly on February 19, 1861, on the way to his inauguration, and then four years later on April 25, 1865 when his funeral train stopped at the Peekskill railroad station. The Lincoln Society maintains the Lincoln Exedra, a memorial on South Street erected in 1925 which overlooks the site where Lincoln spoke. Please click on this link to the Lincoln Society homepage.

The Dr. John McGurty, Sr. Collection is a special collection of materials related to the history of Irish-Americans in the United States, and especially in Westchester County.  The collection was established in March 2010 with the support of the Peekskill St. Patrick's Committee and the Hudson Valley Irish Festival.