Collections

Booker T. Washington Float - 1945

Collection of photographs documenting a parade in Auburn, NY, to celebrate the end of WWII in 1945.

Art and Artifacts
This collection contains paintings, sculptures and other three dimensional objects in the Library's special collections.
Bard College Radio WXBC

Photographs documenting the early history of the WXBC radio station at Bard College.

Bard Student Fire Department

Photographs reflecting the history of Bard College's student-run fire department.

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.

David Marcham Photograph Collection

Photographs of passenger service railroads in the southern Finger Lakes region in the 1940s and 1950s.

Elie Shneour Collection

Black and white photographs of Bard College students, activities, and events taken by Elie Shneour '47.

Erma DeWitt Photographs

Erma Dewitt’s historic photos, which act as a snapshot into the people, places, and events of Ulster County in the 40’s and 50’s.

Hardy Family Photographs
Photographs of a Western New York farming family and their farm in the early 20th century.
View of Profile Rock (1)

These photographs depict Little Falls and its surrounding areas, especially buildings, people, nature, and events.  Many were photographed by George Kubica, who gave them to the Little Falls Public Library.

History of Crandall Public Library
This collection contains images illustrating the rich history of Crandall Public Library (founded in 1892).
Images of Early Vassar

Historical images of early Vassar College including people, buildings and activities.

John S. Apperson Jr. and Paul Schaefer Collections
A collection of photographs, pamphlets, letters, and other materials highlighting 20th century citizen political activism, grassroots conservation, daily life, and outdoor recreation in the Adirondacks in New York State.
Kay Flickinger Dockstader Papers, 1910-1995
This collection contains photographs with personal descriptions taken by Kay Flickinger Dockstader during the 1930s through the 1950s of the Adirondack Mountains, regional scenery, and members of various outdoor clubs hiking, skiing, and camping.
Luca D'Auria in Uniform

The collection includes both military photos from the 52nd General Hospital and personal family photos of Luca, his wife Lilian, and their relatives.

Military Memories & Veterans' Voices Oral History Collection

Military Memories & Veterans' Voices was a program held at the Library on December 3rd, 2017. The collection consists of five oral histories and photographs.

Montauk Maritime Collection
Historic photographs of maritime activites around the area of Montauk.
New York Ordnance Works Collection
The New York Ordnance Works Collection consists of photographs, maps, and official documents related to the New York Ordnance Works (NYOW), which was in active production during World War II.
Nikolai Nikolaevich Aleksandrov Historical Photograph Collection
This collection chronicles the daily life of the monks and seminarians during the early years of Holy Trinity Monastery and Seminary, while also capturing the traditional religious services of the Russian Orthodox Church
Olin Dows Collection

Photographs depicting the work of Hudson Valley artist Olin Dows.

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.
Siciliano Restaurant World War II Veterans Collection
This collection contains photographs of World War II veterans who were from the Mechanicville area.