Pearsall, Louis. Collection

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Pearsall, Louis. Collection


Pearsall, Louis P. (1903-1985)
Fishers--New York (State)--Long Island--History.
Great South Bay (N.Y.)--History.
Seining--New York (State)--Long Island--History.
Sewage disposal--New York (State)
Oceanside, N.Y.


The focus of the collection is local life on Long Island in the early-to-mid-20th century, when Pearsall worked as a carpenter, shipbuilder, and bay man. Boatbuilding on Long Island is one of the main topics of the collection. The documents in the collection cover many topics relevant to life on Long Island’s south shore including the community garden and high school in Oceanside. There is also a short oral history of Oceanside, as well as materials related to a proposed sewage treatment plan. The collection also contains an oral history with Oscar Terrell and a short history of the Pearsalls.


J. Boucher


Pearsall, Louis. Collection


Hofstra University Special Collections Department/Long Island Studies Institute


1890 – 1980


Michael Curtis


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Collection Items

Babylon Town Leader Article about the Wreck of the Princess Anne
An article written by Pearsall about the wreck of the Princess Anne for the Babylon Town Leader.

Boat With Awning Afloat at Long Beach
A photograph of a finished wood hull boat with awning afloat at Long Beach.

Boats Under Construction
A photograph of boat in various stages of construction inside a boatbuilding shop.

Two Men Shaping Boat Bracings
A photograph of two men shaping bracings inside a boatbuilding shop.

Plywood Hull of Small Boat
The plywood hull of a small boat under construction inside a boatbuilding shop.

Skeleton of Framed Hull
A photograph of the skeleton of a boat's framed hull under construction in a boatbuilding shop.

Finished Boat on LIRR Railcar
A photograph of a completed boat loaded on a LIRR railcar for transport.

Public Announcement Regarding New School Building in Oceanside, NY
A pamphlet form public announcement printed by the Oceanside Board of Education in regards to a proposed new school building.

Sarah Doxsey House Photograph
A photograph of the Sarah Doxsey House in Oceanside which Pearsall helped build.

"Ferries to High Hill Beach" (Long Island Forum)
An article about the beach community of High Hill Beach written by Louis Pearsall for Long Island Forum magazine.
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