Collections

1825, a Pivotal Year on the Niagara Frontier
Materials documenting the City of Buffalo and Niagara Frontier in 1825.
African Repository and Colonial Journal
A collection of the African Repository and Colonial Journal which was published in 1837 by the American Colonization Society.
American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Reporter
An 1843 publication by the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society relating to the abolishment of slavery.
The Anti-Slavery Record
Selected issues of the abolitionist newspaper, The Anti-Slavery Record, published in 1836.
Christian Investigator
Selected issues of the Christian Investigator, an anti-slavery publication, created by abolitionist William Goodell in the mid-19th century.
Douglass Monthly
The Douglass' Monthly is a newspaper created by Frederick Douglass, following the success of his earlier weekly publications. The newspaper relates to the abolitionist movement as well as other social reform topics.
Dr. Daniel Roberts Collection
This collection includes correspondence and documents relating to Welsh immigrant Dr. Daniel Roberts and his decendents.
The Emancipator
Selected issues of the abolitionist newspaper, The Emancipator, from 1838 through 1839.
Frederick Douglass' Paper
A collection of the mid-19th century anti-slavery newspaper, the Frederick Douglass' Paper, a successor to Douglass’ first abolitionist paper, The North Star.
Historical African American Experiences at Cherry Hill

Documents and artifacts related to enslaved people and African American servants at Cherry Hill, a historic house located on South Pearl Street in Albany, New York, United States.

A History of the Black Community of Syracuse
Photographs and documents from the mid-1800s to early-1900s, relating to African American life and history in Central New York.
The Liberator
A collection of the noted abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator, dating from the mid-19th century and Civil War era.
Medieval and Early Modern Studies Collection
The Medieval and Early Modern Studies Collection includes manuscript leaves, manuscripts, printed book leaves, and books produced mainly in Europe from about 1200 to 1837.
National Anti-Slavery Standard
Selected issues of the newspaper, National Anti-Slavery Standard, which promoted equality and emancipation during the mid-19th century.
National Freedman
An issue of the National Freedman, an anti-slavery publication, from 1865.
New National Era
The abolitionist newspaper, New National Era, was published by Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C. between 1870 and 1874.
North Star
A collection of the anti-slavery newspaper, The North Star, published by noted abolitionist Frederick Douglass in the mid-19th century.
Overseas Relief Papers
This collection contains documents relating to the resettlement of displaced persons in the Twin Tiers following World War II.
Patricia Vidoni with sons David & Michael pose for Photo with Neighbors

The Polish Heritage Collection contains several documents, photographs, scrapbooks, a “Golden Book,” and memorabilia from Utica’s Polish Community.

Radical Abolitionist
A collection of the Radical Abolitionist newspaper published by the Central Abolition Committee during the mid-19th century.
Reher Center Collection

This collection includes items belonging to the Reher family as well as artifacts that were recovered during an archeological dig near their building.

Safe Haven
Photographs and documents relating to the Jewish refugees at the Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter or "Safe Haven" during World War II.