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.
Belva Lockwood Manuscript Collection
Roughly 500 manuscript pages of Lockwood’s various lectures, including some from the time of her campaign for president.
Christian Investigator
Selected issues of the Christian Investigator, an anti-slavery publication, created by abolitionist William Goodell in the mid-19th century.
Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth Collection
This collection contains items related to the life of Colonel Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth.
Delaware County Historical Association Sherwood Collection
The Sherwood Collection is mainly comprised of letters to and from Samuel Sherwood (1779-1862), his second wife Laura Bostwick Sherwood (1790-1863), and members of their family.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Emancipator

Selected issues of the abolitionist newspaper, The Emancipator, from 1838 through 1839.

Emily Howland Papers
Items from the personal papers and library of abolitionist, suffragist, and peace activist Emily Howland, including her collection of political pamphlets, posters, and program documents.
Frances Folsom Cleveland Collection
Collection of portraits, articles, memorabilia, and papers of Frances Folsom Cleveland Preston, with emphasis on her time at Wells College, in the White House, and her time in Aurora, NY as a Wells College trustee and wife of Thomas Preston.
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.
Frederick Lawrence Pomeroy Collection
The Frederick Lawrence Pomeroy Collection consists of family correspondence, news clippings, telegrams, and transcripts of sermons.
Howland Stone Store Museum Collection
Collection of materials from the Howland Stone Store Museum in Sherwood, N.Y. related to woman suffrage and local history, including woman suffrage posters and publications.
Huntington Archives
A sampling of early legal documents and photographs from the town of Huntington’s archives.
Jennie Curtis Cannon Collection
Miscellaneous materials concerning Jennie Curtis Cannon (Mrs. Henry White Cannon), including a scrapbook and other material related to her activities in the women’s suffrage movement.
Kathleen Oser Collection
Utica resident Kathleen Oser was involved in many civil rights and women’s rights movements, especially the National Organization for Women (NOW.) The collection contains materials relating to Osner’s involvement in NOW.
League of Women Voters of Buffalo Niagara
Newsletters, newspaper articles, publications, meeting minutes and scrapbooks chronicling the history of the League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization from the early 20th century to present day.
The Liberator
A collection of the noted abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator, dating from the mid-19th century and Civil War era.
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.