William B. Efner histories

William B. Efner histories

Dates: 1930-1950

This collection consists of typewritten articles and histories written and compiled by Efner. They describe life in the early Dutch settlement of Schnectady, indian skirmishes, and Revolutionary warfare in the Mohawk Valley in the 1780's. Stories concerning prominent citizens, buildings, and landmarks are colorfully written. Schenectady is noted for its cloth industry which attracted many immigrants.

  • Extent: 10 items (129 leaves)(0.08 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Efner, William B.
  • Call Number: MSS SC 962
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from William B. Efner histories must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 962; William B. Efner histories; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 962, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Rhetus Galloway Schenectady in 1978.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Rhetus Galloway Schenectady; 1978.
Subject Terms
Military; New York (State)--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Politics, Government, and Law; Schenectady (N.Y.)--History
Genre / Form
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Efner (William B.) histories
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-05T08:38-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical Note

Efner was the founder of the Schenectady, N.Y., Historical Society and served as the official historian of that city during the 1930's and 1940's.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts