Formerly The Dutch Barn Preservation Society (DBPS), incorporating The Society for the Preservation of Hudson Valley Vernacular Architecture (HVVA)

Hudson-Mohawk Vernacular Architecture Library

HMVA members have access to its library of architectural / historical publications, manuscripts & surveys.

While we do not allow our reference material to leave the archive, you are invited to review anything in our listing on site by appointment. To make an appointment, please contact us at

Library holdings:

Author Title Place Publisher DatePages
Mercer, Henry C. Ancient Carpenters' Tools: Illustrated & Explained, Together with the Implements of Lumberman, Joiner & Cabinetmaker in Use in the 18c. Mineola, NY Dover Publications 2000 339
Archeological Investigation (Stage II) at Malden, Town of Saugerties, Ulster Co., NY, for the Proposed Wastewater Treatment Facilities, Malden Sewer District New York M.J. Engineering, P.C. 1982
Archeological Investigation at the Palatine Farmstead Barn Area New York 2005 21
Diamond, Joseph E. Archeological Potential & Field Investigation of Wawarsing Airport (Pt I) Kingston, NY 1990
Assessment of Historic Fabric with Restoration Recommendations from the Abraham Kip House Red Hook, NY Roger Schoff Restorations Aug. 27,1997 22
Matthew, Prich Bedminister Township - 250 Years: 1749-1999 Bernardsville, NJ Budget Print Center 1999 104
Bulletin & Journal of Archaeology for New York State New York NYS Archeological Association 1981 58
Ulster & Delaware RR, Passenger Dept. Catskill Mountains: The Most Picturesque Mountain Region on the Globe Astoria, NY; Rondout, NY JC & AL Fawcett, Inc. (Reprinted by Press of Kingston Freeman) 1902 179
Sinclair, Peter Chimneys, Stoves & Slaves: A Preliminary 1998 Report on the Five Plate Wall Stove in the Mid-Hudson Valley, NY West Hurley, NY Spillway Farm Press 1998 29
Bridenbaugh, Carl Colonial Craftsman, The New York New York University 1950 214
Schoch, Viola Cookingham & Norene Dithie Coller Cookinghams of Primrose Hill Farm, The Poughkeepsie, NY Hudson House Publishing 2010 80
Kilby, Ken Coopers & Coopering Untied Kingdom Shire Publications LTD 2004 64
Diderot, Denis Diderot Pictorial Encyclopedia of Trades & Industry - Vol. I New York Dover Publications 1959, 1987
Diderot, Denis Diderot Pictorial Encyclopedia of Trades & Industry - Vol. II New York Dover Publications 1959, 1987
Sloane, Eric Do's & Don'ts of Yesterday: A Treasury of Early American Folk Wisdom New York Avon Books 1975 121
Huber, Greg Dutch Barn Research Journal, Vol. 1 & 2 1991 - 1992 111
Schaefer, Vincent J. Dutch Barns of New York: An Introduction Fleischmanns, NY Purple Mountain Press 1994 80
Reynolds, Helen Wilkinson Dutch Houses in the Hudson Valley Before 1776 New York Dover Publications 1965 469
Stevens, John R. Dutch Vernacular Architecture in North America, 1640-1830 West Hurley, NY HVVA 2005 449
Tierney, Dennis Early Houses - Staten Island: Photos From the Archives of Staten Island Historical Society West Hurley, NY HVVA 2006
Teller, Myron S. Early Stone Houses of Ulster County, NY, The [3rd Printing] Ulster County Historical Society 1993 19
Lanpaen, Wim Een Oost - Nederlandse hooiberg bouwen (in Dutch) [2 copies] Nederland Hooibergen Blurb, Inc 2007 110
Larkin, David Farm: The Vernacular Tradition of Working Buildings New York The Monacelli Press 1995 240
Seyer, Dieter Feuer - Herd - Ofen (in German) Germany Landschaftsverband Westfallen-Lippe 1985
Sloane, Eric Folklore of American Weather New York Hawthorn Books, Inc. 1963 63
Roney, Lila James Gravestone Inscriptions of Ulster County, Vol. 1-4 New York Hope Farms Press 2001 70
Haskell House: A Historic Structure Report, The Ehrenkrantz Group, PC Architects & Planners 1980 220
Waite, John G. & Paul R. Huey Herkimer House, An Historic Structure Report New York NY State Historic Trust 39
Sobon, Jack A. Historic American Timber Joinery: A Graphic Guide Becker, Ma Timber Framer's Guild of North America 2002 54
Historic Farm Buildings Group: The Netherlands Conference, Sep. 21-24, 2000 Arnheh Stitching Hostorisch Boerderij - Onderzoek 2000 114
Historic Farmstead Survey: Town of Rochester, Ulster Co., NY, Phase I Woodstock, NY Larson Fisher Associates 2010 286
Hekker, R.C. Historical Types of Farms Arnheh Stitching Hostorisch Boerderij - Onderzoek 1973, 1991
Miller, Walter & Charles Ramsey History of 18th Century Germantown Hudson, NY Ideal Printing Co. 1976 222
Mauritz, Jacqueline (editor) History of the Town of Shawangunk 1788-1988 Bicentennial, The Walden, NY Precision Press 1988 162
Burgher, Bruce & Bette Maxson History of the Town of Ulster: Part 1, 1877-1898, The Kingston Trust Co. ? 38
Jurgens, Suzan & Martin Jansen en Wim Zanphen Hooibergen in Nederland: Geschiedenis en Behound van een Agrarisch Cultuurmonument [Dutch] Holland Publicaties van de Ijsselacademie 2008 192
Heaver, Melissa M. Housekeeping for Historic Homes & House Museums A National Trust Publication 47
Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area Draft Management Plan New York Hudson River Valley Greenway Conservancy & Communities Council 11/08/00
HVVA Newsletters, 2000, Vol. 2 West Hurley, NY HVVA 2000
HVVA Newsletters, 2001 & 2002, Vol. 3 & 4 West Hurley, NY HVVA 2002
HVVA Newsletters, 2002, Vol. 4 West Hurley, NY HVVA 2002
HVVA Newsletters, 2003, Vol. 5 with index of sites & subjects West Hurley, NY HVVA 2003
Deana F. Decker Images of America: Hurley Mt. Pleasant, SC Arcadia Publishing 2007
Davis, E. Emory & Eric Nelson Images of America: New Jersey's Palisades Interstate Park Mt. Pleasant, SC Arcadia Publishing 2007 128
Werlau, Elizabeth Images of America: Plattekill Mt. Pleasant, SC Arcadia Publishing 2008
Stewart, Bonnie E,M, & Eric J. Roth In Memory of: A Guide to Historic Burial Sites in the Town of New Paltz New Paltz, NY Huguenot Historical Society 2003 21
Dunn, Shirely W. Influences on New York's Early Dutch Architecture West Hurley, NY HVVA Oct., 2003 12
Intensive Survey of the Crystal Glass Sand Manufacturing Co. Site & the Ellenville Glassworks Site, An Monroe, NY Dumont Archaeological Surveys Aug.. 8,1980 175
Heideman, Arend Jaarboek Twente (in Dutch) Holland 1987 160
Stevens, John R. John Bowne House, Flushing, Queens County, NY: A Preliminary Architectural Analysis Report, The West Hurley, NY HVVA Oct., 2003 11
Pa. Hist. & Museum Commision Landis Valley: History & Guide Book Ephrata, Pa Science Press 1985
Material Culture: The Journal of the Pioneer America Society, Vol.36-1 Ohio Pioneer America Society Spring, 2004 104
Sloane, Eric Museum of Early American Tools, A New York Ballantine Books 1974 108
Hekker, R.C. & J.MG van der Poel Nederlandse Boerderij in Het Begin van de 19 de Eeww: En Documentatie - Onderzoek van Het Kabinet van Landbouw Arnheh Stitching Hostorisch Boerderij - Onderzoek 1989 123
Fitchen, John New World Dutch Barn: The Evolution, Forms & Structure of a Disappearing Icon [2nd Edition] Syracuse, NY Syracuse University Press 2001 224
Van Velzen, A.M. & J.R. de Vries Omstreeks Markelo Netherlands Markels Landschap Stichting 2006
Diamond, Joseph E. Reconnaissance Level Survey of Archeological Resources in the City of Kingston Kingston, NY 1990 25
Stewart, Ian K.M. Researching the American Revolution at the Huguenot Hist. Society… New Paltz, NY Huguenot Historical Society 2003 20
Richard Nicolls Esopus Indian Treaty, 1665 New York Ulster County Clerk Records Mangement 2002 20
Saugerties Stone House Tour, May 22, 2010 New York Saugerties Hist. Preservation Commision 2010
Waite, John G. & Paul R. Huey Senate House, An Historic Structure Report New York NY State Historic Trust 75
Sinclair, Peter Solite Dutch Barn, Saugerties, Ulster Co., NY, The Report on: Its Recent History, A comparison with other Barns & Plans for its Future West Hurley, NY HVVA Feb., 2004 10
Stage 1B Cultural Resource Survey of the Proposed Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park, Town of Shandaken, Ulster Co.& Middletown, Delaware County New York Greenhouse Consultants Inc. 2001
Robers, Ruth Winne Stage I Historic Literature Review, Village of Rosendale Proposed Sewer System Kinderhook, NY 1977
Rutsch, Edward S. & Ralph J. Leo Stage II Cultural Resource Survey of the Propoosed Bridge Street Pumping Station & Force Main, Saugerties, NY Cultural Resource Management Services Mar., 1979 126
Summary of Inventory Reports for Properties Associated with Stewart International Airport New York Langan Engineering Associated, Inc. (for the NYS Dept. of Transportation) 1986
Rhoads, William B. Teller & Halverson: Masters of the Colonial Revival in Ulster County, NY Kingston, NY Friends of Historic Kingston 2005 36
Sinclair, Peter Thatch Report: A Preliminary Report on the Historic Use of Thatch in the Hudson Valley West Hurley, NY Spillway Farm Press Sep., 1998 15
Sobon, Jack A. Timber Frame Dutch House, The: A Hillsdale, NY Example Timber Framer's Guild of North America 1987 8
Christian, Carson Timber Frame Joinery & Design Workbook, Rev. 3 [4th Printing] Timber Framer's Guild of North America June, 1997 182
Sinclair, Peter & Susanne Sahler Town of Rochester, Ulster Co., NY: Report on Historic Barns & Timber Framing West Hurley, NY Spillway Farm Press 1977
Plattner, Christina Town of Saugerties Historical Resources Survey New York Preserve New York 2005
Town of Saugerties, NY Historic Resources Survey: Vol 2 of 2 Saugerties, NY Saugeties Historic Preservation Commission 2005
Every, Roger B. Ulster & Delaware Railroad - 1894 (Its History in Part) Kingston, NY Smith Printing & Mailing 1982 26
Haviland, James C. Unique Areas in Ulster County New York Ulster County Community College 1974 93
Upper Landing Site: A Stage Two Cultural Resource Survey of the Proposed Wastewater Treatment Facility Site, Saugerties, Ulster Co. New York Brinnier & Larios 1977
Waite, John G. Van Alen House, An Historic Structure Report Albany, NY John G. Waite Associates, Architects, PLLC 2001
Waite, John G. Verplanck Tenant Farmhouse at Stony Kill: Historic Structure Report Albany, NY John G. Waite Associates, Architects, PLLC July, 2002 84
Western Frontier Plantation Society in Colonial NY, 1750-1775 Johnstown, NY Fulton-Montgomery Community College 2005 121
What's Dutch County Seats Tour, Hurley-High Falls-Stone Ridge New York Hudson River Heritage 2009 24
Cullen, Charles W. Widow Davis Tavern Kingston, NY
Wood-Screw Vise Plans Dewitt, NY Crystal Creek Mill Wood Products 1995 16
Wildung, Frank H. Woodworking Tools at Shelburne Museum Vermont The Shelburne Museum 1957 79

drawing of date stone, Conyes/Lindquist house, Saugerties NY Date stone in back wall, Conyes/Lindquist house, Saugerties NY