Collections

African American Presence in the Hudson Valley

Documents and photographs relating to African-American history in the early United States.

Bentley Snow Crystal Collection
Snow crystal images and their associated documentation taken by Wilson A. Bentley in the late 19th and early 20th century.
Best Family
This collection contains photographs and documents related to the Best family.
Boy Scouts of America, Troop 73, Voorheesville, New York Collection

The Scoutmaster of Troop 73, Howard C. Coughtry, created this collection about the troop's civic and recreational activities.

Camp Russell Boy Scouts Collection

This collection contains items from Camp Russell, a Boy Scout camp located in the Southwestern Adirondacks, dating from the early 1900s through the camp's closure in 2014.

Canastota Schools Collection
The Canastota Schools Collection contains school souvenirs, including programs, newsletters and photos of Canastota students in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Carrie Jones Family Collection
A collection of materials on Jones family of Utica, New York providing detailed glimpse of family life and the community in Central New York during the mid-twentieth-century.
Clarkson University History Collection
A collection of photographs and published materials relating to the history of Clarkson University
CLRC Archives
The CLRC Archives Collection includes images of member libraries and librarians. The images come from a 1975 slide presentation about the council, formerly known as CENTRO.
Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth Collection
This collection contains items related to the life of Colonel Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth.
Crain Family Papers
This collection consists of documents relating to politics, business, foreign affairs, and the family’s personal affairs, which not only offer a glimpse into nineteenth century rural life in New York State, but detail machine politics on a regional, state, and national level into the early twentieth
Crane School of Music
This collection contains photographs, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and sheet music relating to the history of the Crane School of Music dating between 1869 and 1993.
Crouse Hospital History

The Crouse Hospital History collection contains black & white and colored photographs of Crouse Hospital and the staff and students who resided there from the late nineteenth through twentieth centuries.

Crystal Beach
Photographs and ephemera relating to Crystal Beach during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Daniel Lamont Correspondence
Personal friend and secretary to NYS Governor Grover Cleveland. After Cleveland was elected President of the United States, Lamont was appointed his Secretary of War and close confidant.
Delhi Equal Suffrage Club Collection
Minute and treasurer books of the Delhi Equal Suffrage Club, along with a few letters and a photograph, dating from c1914.
Dentistry at the University of Rochester
A collection of images depicting the Rochester Dental Dispensary and School for Dental Hygienists in the early and mid-20th century.
Dudley Observatory Historical Archives
This collection contains artifacts relating to the history of the Dudley Observatory.
Dunham Family Collection
The Dunham Family History collection contains portraits, photographs, and various documents saved by the Dunham family.
Dutchess Community College History Collection

Photographs, documents, and ephemera reflecting the history of Dutchess Community College.

Early Education in the Hudson Valley

Photographs and documents reflecting the growth of education in the New Paltz area from early Huguenot days through the twentieth century.

Elmira College Women’s Rights and Suffrage Collection
The Elmira College women’s rights and suffrage collection is an aggregate of records from the Elmira College Archives.
Elon Howard Eaton Ornithology Collection
Elon Howard Eaton (1866-1935) was a noted ornithologist and author of Birds of New York. This collection includes papers related to his research, correspondence, and genealogical materials, as well as photographs of Eaton.
Elsie Gutchess Great Women of the USA Collection
Items from the papers of historian Elsie Gutchess, including primary and secondary materials relating to the history of women in the United States.
Fairfield Medical College

Photographs and documents relating to Fairfield Medical College, an upstate New York medical college associated with Geneva Medical College and Syracuse University Medical College in the mid-to-late 19th century.