Collection Facts

Extent: 
43 items
Dates of Original: 
c. 1989 - 2008

Historical Context

Schenectady is a city near Albany, New York. The city developed at a rapid pace in the nineteenth century because of its location to the Erie Canal and Mohawk River, making it a transportation corridor. The city also grew into a manufacturing territory, with the cotton mill being a major source for product and trade.

Scope of Collection

In 2016, the Grems-Doolittle Library at the Schenectady County Historical Society reached its twenty-fifth anniversary. This collection shows the construction of the Grems-Doolittle Library as well as the opening reception celebrating the official opening of the library and other items documenting the library's 25 year history.