Local History

The Scarsdale Public Library is dedicated to preserving the rich history of Scarsdale and to making that history accessible to the community. With the support of the Scarsdale Historical Society we have digitized the local paper, The Scarsdale Inquirer, from its first issues in 1901 through 1977. We have also digitized much of our collection of photographs. At the library we keep microfilm of virtually all issues of the Scarsdale Inquirer. We also keep subject files containing documents related to the history of Scarsdale. We hope you enjoy the resources we have made available online. Please contact Local History Librarian Dan Glauber with any questions at dglauber@wlsmail.org

Digitized photographs from our local history collection hosted on Flickr.

A collection of images from two sources: digitized from slides collected by the local photographer Harold Haliday Costain; photographs by local photographer Elizabeth Arey. Check back often as more images are being added.

The Scarsdale Library and the Scarsdale Historical Society have joined forces to digitize the Library’s collection of the Scarsdale Inquirer. Digitization began with issues from 1901 and will continue through 1977. The digitized collection is full text and fully searchable. (Full-text)

Dedicated to discovering, preserving and disseminating the rich history of Scarsdale and our neighboring communities.

This collection of over 600 historical newspapers was donated by Joan and Robert Berlin. Ranging in coverage from the Revolutionary period to the end of the 19th century, the papers are mostly from the Northeast, but the collection also includes newspapers from around the country. The coverage of the Civil War period is especially rich, and has been used for school projects at the Scarsdale High School. The Berlin Collection is housed at the Scarsdale Library and is available for viewing by appointment only. Email dglauber@wlsmail.org.

In 2020 the world experienced a global pandemic. The Novel Coronavirus, or Covid-19, has had profound effects on the everyday life of people around the world. The purpose of the Scarsdale Library Covid-19 Memory Project is to document how Covid-19 has affected the everyday lives of Scarsdale residents.