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Collection Stella King papers
Catalog Number 13031
Accession number 13031
Other number MS 68-22
Object Name Collection
Title Stella King papers
Creator King, Stella
Date 1930 - ca. 1965
Scope & Content Abstract: Stella Brooks King was the Hamilton County (N.Y.) Historian for over two decades. After serving in this capacity, she co-authored two books with Ted Aber: Tales of an Adirondack County (1961) and History of Hamilton County (1965), which chronicles the history of Hamilton County's newspapers. These papers consist of correspondence between the two authors, genealogical and historical research notes, area maps, draft copies of the two publications, and photographic proofs.

Scope and Content Note: Stella King's papers consist of author correspondence and genealogical and historical research notes on the people and towns of Hamilton County (N.Y.). Also included is a scrapbook with photographs; Hamilton County town maps, transcripts of interviews with county residents; and business papers regarding the two publications. Also included are over 200 photographic proofs for and copies of History of Hamilton County and Tales of an Adirondack County.
Physical characteristics 3 linear ft. of textual records (6 boxes); ca. 300 photographs; 8 maps
Admin/Biographical History Stella Brooks King was born in 1887. She held several Hamilton County (N.Y.) offices from 1930-1959, including that of Hamilton County Historian from 1938-1959. She co-authored two books with Ted Aber: Tales of an Adirondack County (1961) and the 1200-page History of Hamilton County (1965), which is actually a history of the county's newspapers. Hamilton County was the only New York State county without a published history until King and Aber began their work in the 1950s. Stella King died in 1968.
System of arrangement Arrangement: Box 2 is arranged in an alphabetical order; otherwise there is no apparent arrangement scheme.
Archival History Provenance: The custodial history is unknown.
Archivist's Notes Processing Statement: This collection's description was enhanced as a part of the New York State Archives Environmental History Virtual Research Collection Project, 2004. The National Endowment for the Humanities provided funding for this project.
Finding Aids An inventory is available at the repository
Subjects King, Stella
Aber, Ted
Adirondack Mountains Region (N.Y.)--Genealogy
Hamilton County (N.Y.)--History
Containers 13031