Collection Facts

Extent: 
36 items
Dates of Original: 
1899-1976
Collection Owner:
NYH Topic Area(s):

Historical Context

Oswego is a port city on Lake Ontario in Upstate New York. The region has deep ties to the Iroquois and is named after an Iroquoian word which means a “pouring out place” referring to its location at a river mouth of Oswego River. The area was established as a trading post by the British in the early 18th century. Oswego County was formally incorporated in 1816. Oswego was a main hub for transportation not only as a port-city but also through canals and railways.

Scope of Collection

The collection includes publications for the Oswego County Historical Society beginning with the year 1899.