Collections

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.
20th Century Remains of the Genesee Valley Canal
A collection of photographs portraying the remains of the Genesee Valley Canal.
Abby and Will Csaplar Lake George Collection
This collection contains images of Lake George, New York.
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.
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.

Battenkill Inspired
This collection contains images and documents related to the Battenkill River and surrounding area.
Bentley Snow Crystal Collection
Snow crystal images and their associated documentation taken by Wilson A. Bentley in the late 19th and early 20th century.
256 Delaware Ave, Bethlehem, NY, ca. 1955. Hilchie's Terminal Hardware, Inc. and L.J. Mullen Pharmacy are seen in photo.

This collection contains items related to the history of Bethlehem, New York.

Big Flats and Chemung County Historical Collection
Photographs, postcards, and ephemera relating to the history of Big Flats and Chemung County.
View of Mt. Morris (Big Tupper) from a distance

This series contains photographs that document the various stages of Mt. Morris, or “Big Tupper,” as well as Big Tupper’s predecessor, SugarLoaf Ski Center.

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Postcards & Stereo Views
Postcards and stereographs of many Buffalo Olmsted Parks from the late 1800s to early 1900s.
Camp Russell Boy Scouts Collection

This collection contains items from Camp Russell, a Boy Scout camp located in the Southwestern Adirondacks, dating from the early 1900s through the camp's closure in 2014.

Champlain Canal Collection
The Champlain Canal Collection contains images of the construction of Lock # 2 on the Champlain Canal near Mechanicville, New York.
Charles W. Lanning MD Papers
This collection contains photographs from Charles W. Lanning, who graduated from the Syracuse University College of Medicine in 1898.
Childwold Photograph Collection
A collection of photographs relating to the Hamlet of Childwold, New York in the Adirondacks.
Colton Photographs
A large collection of photographs and postcards showing individuals and places of interest associated with Colton, New York over a roughly 150 year period.
Commercial Streets of Albany, New York
This collection contains photographs and drawings from Albany's business and industrial areas.
anti-nuclear parade float

In the late 1980s, New York State considered Cortland County for a new low-level radioactive waste (LLRW) dump.  Local residents protested and ultimately, there was no dump. 

Jones Memorial Hospital collapsing

Photographs of Wellsville in Allegany County after the severe flooding caused by Hurricane Agnes in 1972.

St. Alphonsus Church Fire

This series includes photographs showing both natural and man-made disasters that occured in Tupper Lake from1899 to approximately 2010. This includes floods, fires, murder, car accidents, low water, and wind storms.

Donnan Farm Galway NY
This collection contains photographs relating to the Donnan Farm area in Galway, New York.
A mother and daughter in portrait

Photographs, postcards, and ephemera relating to the farm women of Dryden, New York.

 

Ella Wheeler Glass-plate Negatives Collection - West Park in winter, 1902

These glass plate photographs of Oswego and family trips to Michigan, Connecticut, and the Thousand Islands were taken between 1900 and 1910 by photographer Ella Merrill Crippen Wheeler.

Elon Howard Eaton Ornithology Collection
Elon Howard Eaton (1866-1935) was a noted ornithologist and author of Birds of New York. This collection includes papers related to his research, correspondence, and genealogical materials, as well as photographs of Eaton.