Cultural Partners

The Trustees of the Sailors’ Snug Harbor in the City of New York. The Trustees oversaw the operation of the Sailors’ Snug Harbor facility, first in Staten Island, and then in Sea Level, North Carolina and today still operate as a foundation dedicated to assisting retired mariners. The Trustees deposited the Sailors’ Snug Harbor Archives at the Stephen B. Luce library via a permanent loan agreement in 1976 and 2008.

Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden. The first home for retired sailors in the United States is now home to a regional arts center. The site on Staten Island includes 26 historic buildings, nine distinctive botanical gardens, a two-acre urban farm, and 10 acres of wetlands on a unique 83-acre, park-like campus.

The Noble Maritime Collection. A museum and study center on the former grounds of Sailors’ Snug Harbor. The museum focuses on the art and writings of the distinguished marine artist, John A. Noble (1913-83), while also working to preserve and interpret the history of Sailors’ Snug Harbor.

The Seamen’s Church Institute The Stephen B. Luce Library is collaborating with the Seamen’s Church Institute on their National Parks Service funded project,“Mapping New York City’s Sailortown: A Networked Digital Maritime History Consortium.”

Genealogical Resources

Mariners of Sailors’ Snug Harbor History and Genealogy facebook page

Sailors’ Snug Harbor Cemetery on Find-A-Grave

Sailors’ Snug Harbor Cemetery Interment Records (1887-1903, 1957-1958, 1961)

Steers Funeral Home Records of Sailors’ Snug Harbor Mariners Burials (1894-1922)

Publications & Scholarship

Sailors’ Snug Harbor, 1801-1976 by Barnett Shepherd; New York : Snug Harbor Cultural Center. 2nd ed: 1995, 1st ed: 1979.

The Sailors’ Snug Harbor : A History, 1801-2001 by Gerald J. Barry. New York : Fordham University Press 2000.

“Sailors’ Snug Harbor: A Landscape of Gender and Power” by Sherene Baugher in Archaeology and Preservation of Gendered Landscapes, ed. Sherene Baugher and Suzanne Spencer-Wood (NY: Springer, 2010).

Managing Special Collections in a Small Academic Library: A Case Study of Preservation and Access to the Sailors’ Snug Harbor Collection” by Shafeek Fazal and Gregory Murphy in Library Philosophy and Practice (2015).