Collections

175th Anniversary of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
Photographs relating to the history of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library over the past century.
1885 Wantagh Station
Items relating to the move and restoration of the original Wantagh, NY train station
1913 Watervliet Flood
The 1913 Watervilet Flood collection is a collection of photos shows the flooding in Watervliet, New York, along some of the main thoroughfares.
1935 Federal Improvement Aerial Survey
This set of aerial images offers insight into several early versions of the Erie Canal, which were still visible in 1935 but have since been replaced by other infrastructure or otherwise faded into their surroundings.
1964 Rochester Riot Photographs
This collection of images documents Rochester’s 1964 race riots, offering a vivid and revealing glimpse into Rochester’s, and the nation’s, past.
20th Century Remains of the Genesee Valley Canal
A collection of photographs portraying the remains of the Genesee Valley Canal.
A. L. Jameson Glass Plate Negative Collection
This collection consists of a mix of photographs depicting various scenes and locations in the Adirondacks dating between 1890 and 1909.
Abby and Will Csaplar Lake George Collection
This collection contains images of Lake George, New York.
Adirondack Mines Photograph Collection
This collection of photographs features mines located in the Adirondack region around 1900.
Adirondack Scenery Glass Projector Slides
A collection of photographs dating between 1870 and 1900 depicting numerous houses and great camps, major bodies of water, and portraits of Adirondack residents and tourists.
Adirondack Scenic Photograph Collection
Collection of photographs showing various Adirondack scenes that includes people, towns, landscapes, camps etc. Images were taken in the 1890s.
Aerials, Airplanes, Eclectic Aviation
A treasure trove of various aviation images, both on and off Long Island.
African American Presence in the Hudson Valley

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

Airliners
Images of airliners, personnel and passengers, from early commercial air travel to the Jet Age.
Albany Law School Alumni
This collection contains documents and photographs relating to the alumni of Albany Law School.
Albany Law School Architecture Collection
This collection contains photographs of the outside and inside of buildings on the Albany Law School campus.
Albany Law School Collection
This collection contains photographs and documents related to the students of Albany Law School.
The Albert R. Stone Negative Collection
Photographs taken by newspaper photographer, Albert R. Stone, document the City of Rochester, especially in regards to early 20th century transportation and construction.
Albion Winegar Tourgee Collection
Albion W. Tourgee (1838 - 1905) was a Civil War veteran, politician, and lawyer. He played a pivotal role in the Plessy v. Ferguson case and was a pioneering civil rights activist. This collection includes his correspondence, as well as legal documents, articles, and photographs.
Alexis Johnson Collection
These manuscripts detailed the lives and customs of the inhabitants of Schuyler, NY, and provide insight into nineteenth century life in Central New York.
Almquist Green Lakes Collection

The Green Lakes Collection is mostly comprised of photographs that belonged to Arvin Almquist, who was Superintendent of Green Lakes State Park from 1928 to 1948.

Altamont, NY History Collection
This collection contains photographs and documents sharing the history of the Altamont NY
Anna E. Wilcox Collection
The Anna E. Wilcox Collection of Civil War letters consists of forty-five letters on forty-four separate sheets, eight photographs, four envelopes which could not be matched to any letters, and ancillary materials.
The Architecture of Livingston County, NY
In the late 1970s, with support from the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts, photographer Daniel Fink (1937-1995) undertook a project of creating a photographic record of notable architectural specimens in Livingston County, NY.