Collections

Railroad Photograph Collection
The collection provides pictorial information showing locomotives and rolling stock of railroads that once served New York State and adjacent states and provinces.
Ray Smith Collection
The people and places of Montauk, captured in the photography of Ray Smith.
Ready-Made Campus
This collection contains photographs of the Sage College of Albany, with a large portion of the collection taken in the 1970s when the college was known as Sage Junior College of Albany.
Red Hook Schools: 1870-1940

Images showing teachers, students and their ‘one-room’ schoolhouses throughout the Town of Red Hook in Dutchess County.

Refugees Starting Over Collection
Over the past four years, Dr. Kathryn Stam, Faculty at SUNY Poly, has been gathering media and multimedia chronicling the lives of Refugees who have settled in Utica NY.
Reid Gallery of Prominent Citizens of Rome, New York
The Reid Gallery of Prominent Citizens at the Jervis Public Library in Rome, New York, contains "photographic portraits of prominent men who have in some way been connected with the history of Rome, or its vicinity, who have been born in Rome or have lived in Rome and who have attained prominence in
Religious Albany, New York
This collection contains photographs and drawing of religious facilities in Albany, New York.
Republic Aviation
Images of Republic Aviation and Fairchild-Republic Co., Farmingdale, Long Island
General Store 201 E State Street

A collection of photographs of residences, divided by architectural style, in Ithaca and Tompkins County, NY from the General Photo File of the History Center in Tompkins County.

Residential Albany, New York
This collection contains photographs of residential areas of Albany, New York.
Richard H. Handley Collection
The Richard H. Handley collection contains photographs and still images that share the history of Long Island, New York.
Richard Linke Collection of Adirondacks Re-Viewed Photographs
A collection of photographs depicting Adirondack Park taken by photographer Richard Linke in the early 1970s.
Richard T. Gilmartin Collection
Historic Montauk photographs, correspondence, postcards and advertising collected by Richard T. Gilmartin.
Robert Joki Stereoscopic Collection of Saratoga Springs NY
This online collection contains stereoscopic images (one side of the stereoview card) from The Robert Joki Collection. These images highlight important landmarks in the Spa City.
Robert Montgomery Collection

This collection documents Robert Montgomery’s acting debut as well as many other aspects of his life at Trinity-Pawling School.

Roberta Walsh Family Collection
Photographs, documents, and other materials relating to a prominent Mohawk Valley family during the the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
Rochester Architecture
A collection of photographs and illustrations relating to the architecture of Rochester, New York in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Rochester Art Club
The Rochester Art Club collection includes exhibition invitations, a group photograph, and other materials relating to the Club in the late 19th century.
Rochester Artists
A collection of documents, including letters and exhibition announcements, and a photograph relating to Rochester artists in the late 19th century.
Rochester City General Hospital School of Nursing Collection
The Rochester General Hospital School of Nursing was one of the earliest nursing schools in the United States. This collection includes class photographs and portraits of the graduates, spanning the School’s inception in the late-19th century  through its closure in the mid-20th century.
Rochester Homeopathic Genesee Hospital Collection
Rochester Homeopathic Hospital, later known as Genesee Hospital, was an important medical facility in the Rochester region. This collection includes images of the Hospital throughout its existence.
Rochester Homeopathic Genesee Hospital School of Nursing Collection
The Rochester Homeopathic Hospital Training School, later known as the Genesee Hospital School of Nursing, was a leading medical education center in the region. This collection depicts the nursing students throughout the School’s administration from the late 19th century through late 20th century.
Looking southwest from Exposition Park toward Dewey Avenue and the buildings of the City of Rochester's Department of Public Works. In the foreground, crowds surround the horse show arena. Behind the grandstand, cars fill the parking area. The larger white tent in the center has a sign reading "Tea Tent".

This collection consists of images relating to Rochester selected from the Archives’ full collection of 10,000 glass plate negatives dated 1865-1920.

	 Rochester Public Library, Rundel Memorial Building, construction workers laboring on new balustrade

This collection includes images relating to Rochester from the years 1920 to around 1960 selected from over 50,000 prints, safety negatives, nitrate negatives, and lantern slides.

Flight of the Hyperion

The Rochester Public Library Local History Division Picture File Collection contains diverse images relating to Rochester’s history.