Collections

Art and Artifacts
This collection contains paintings, sculptures and other three dimensional objects in the Library's special collections.
Actors in "The Avalon" play

This series contains photographs that document various arts programs in Tupper Lake ranging from community drama, local music groups and school bands, arts and crafts, and theater.

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

Best Family
This collection contains photographs and documents related to the Best family.
Bowers Collection
This extensive glass-plate collection contains the work of Franck Taylor Bowers (1875-1932) a Broome County artist and photographer.
Boy Scouts of America, Troop 73, Voorheesville, New York Collection

The Scoutmaster of Troop 73, Howard C. Coughtry, created this collection about the troop's civic and recreational activities.

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.

Calvin Coolidge at Paul Smith's College
A collection of photographs documenting President Calvin Coolidge's visit to Paul Smith's College in 1926.
Charles F. Binns Collection
Letters and photographs of Charles F. Binn, the "Father of American Ceramics."
Charles Stoll Collection

Archival materials from the life of Charles Stoll with emphasis on the Stoll-McCracken Expedition to Alaska in 1928.

Donnan Farm Galway NY
This collection contains photographs relating to the Donnan Farm area in Galway, New York.
Erie Canal Photograph Collection
Photographs of the Erie Canal in and around Schenectady, New York. Includes images of the construction of the canal and architectural features of the canal, such as aqueducts, bridges and locks.
Homelands Exhibition
The Rochester Homelands Exhibition displayed traditional arts and crafts of many immigrant cultures in the region. This collection includes photographs of the Homelands Exhibition in 1920.
Red apartment building at Wawbeek Ave and Lake Street intersection with a woman walking towards the lake.

This series includes various photos of housing in Tupper Lake from 1893 to approximately 2000 including apartment buildings, boarding houses, and individual homes and townhouses.

Hudson River Day Line Collection

Photographs, objects, ephemera and printed materials from the 1860s through 1971 relating to the Hudson River Day Line.

Itsuzo Sumy Collection
Photographs taken by Itsuzo Sumy, long-time resident of the Town of Chester in the southern Adirondacks.
Kenneth R. Dorn Regional History Study Center - David F. Nestle Memorial Collection
This collection is comprised of the historical records of the Fonda, Johnstown, and Gloversville Railroad.
Two government officials in suits shake hands and exchange check.

This series contains images documenting the local government of Tupper Lake from approximately 1910 to 2010.

MAG Images
Selected images from the Memorial Art Gallery’s history, including construction views and portraits of prominent people associated with the Gallery.
Max Reinhardt Collection
The Max Reinhardt collection covers major aspects of the life and career of Austrian-born theatrical director and producer Max Reinhardt (1873-1943) .
The Niagara Falls Hydraulic Power and Manufacturing Company: A Visual History
The Niagara Falls Hydraulic Power and Manufacturing Company was the first company to generate hydroelectric power from Niagara Falls in 1882. This collection includes photographs and maps which detail the construction, use, and collapse of this historically important power station.
O'Brien Building Photo Collection
A collection of photographs and photographs of architectural drawings pertaining to the construction of the O’Brien Building.