Special Collections

Long Island Traditions

The collection includes interviews with artists and residents conducted by Director Nancy Solomon, and other folklorists and ethnomusicologists that have worked for Long island Traditions since its founding in 1992. Also included in the collection are interviews conducted by Solomon when she worked at the Long Island Arts Council in Freeport from 1987–1991.

A complete list of interviews and dates can be found here.

There are 11 themes in the collection. Samples from each theme are included below:

African American

Great Neck

Jones Beach




South Shore Estuary

West Meadow Beach