Collections

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images offers insight into several early versions of the Erie Canal, which were still visible in 1935 but have since been replaced by other infrastructure or otherwise faded into their surroundings.
Adirondack Mines Photograph Collection
This collection of photographs features mines located in the Adirondack region around 1900.
Atari Coin-Op Division Corporate Records, 1969-2002
Atari pioneered the arcade video game and helped launch the video game revolution with the introduction of Pong (1972), the Home Pong console (1975), and the Atari 2600 (1977) during the 1970s. Initially as Atari Inc.
First Trust Opening

This series contains photographs of several banks in Tupper Lake. Photographs include interior and exterior shots, grand openings, and bank officials from 1905 to approximately 1980.

Barge Canal Construction: Middle Division

These photographs document construction of the middle section of the Barge Canal and the first few years of its use, from 1905-1925.

Barge Canal Construction: Western Division

These photographs document construction of the Barge Canal and the first few years of its use, from 1905-1926. Coverage encompasses the entire Western Division of the Barge Canal, from the eastern boundary of Wayne County all the way west to Lake Erie

Battenkill Inspired
This collection contains images and documents related to the Battenkill River and surrounding area.
Brockport Village Glass Plate Negatives
A collection of early 20th century photographs depicting the Brockport region.
Buffalo Photograph Collection: Lantern slides, circa 1890-1910
The Buffalo Photograph Collection of lantern slides contains images of cityscapes, street views, events, and architecture in turn-of-the-century Buffalo.
Businesses of Albany, New York
This collection contains historic photographs of businesses in Albany, New York.
First Barber Shop in Tupper Lake

The photographs in this series document a variety of businesses over Tupper Lake’s history from approximately 1880 to 2005.

Calderone Theatre Collection
Historic photographs of the Calderone chain of theaters in Long Island.
Camp Syracuse

Photographs taken at Camp Syracuse, a World War I training and recruitment center.

City Hall, Rochester, N.Y.

The City Hall Photo Lab Contemporary Collection contains images depicting official City events and programs and documenting public works services and projects in Rochester between 1982 and 2010.

Raging High Falls, Rochester, N.Y., in early 20th century

The City Hall Photo Lab Vintage Collection contains images selected from over 5,000 35mm slides made in 1984 from photographs, maps, renderings, and other graphics from Rochester’s past.

Clark Rice Photography Collection
Collection of photographs and other material from Clark Rice and Merrium Crocker
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.
Commercial Streets of Albany, New York
This collection contains photographs and drawings from Albany's business and industrial areas.
Curtiss
Images of aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss, Curtiss aircraft & Curtiss Engineering Corp., Garden City, L.I.
Daniel Dumych Collection
A photograph collection from the late 19th to early 20th centuries, documenting hydro-electric power industry in Niagara Falls, NY
Emporium Lumber Company Photograph Collection
The Emporium Lumber Company was a logging company located in Conifer, New York in the early 20th century. This collection of photographs relates to their logging and railroad business.
Endicott-area Photographs & Postcards
This collection contains photographs and postcards that share the history of the Village of Endicott.
Farrington Photograph Collection
The photographs include a number of street views and houses in Delhi, New York. Also included are a number of images of the Frank Farrington home on Elm Street, with pictures of his family. A series of images of a military camp appear to date from 1919 in Camp Lee, Virginia.
Frank Estabrook Collection

This collection consists of pages from the 1895 "souvenir" book called "Sketches" that Estabrook created.

Fulton Chain Lakes Photograph Collection
This collection features photographs taken by Ernest Blue in the Fulton Chain Lakes region around 1900.