Collections

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.
Historic Photographs of New Rochelle
A collection of photographs examining life in New Rochelle, NY and documenting its development to a premier suburban community.
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.
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.

Polish Community of Syracuse, NY
Photographs displaying the people and community activities of the Syracuse Polish Home in the 20th 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.
Siciliano Restaurant World War II Veterans Collection
This collection contains photographs of World War II veterans who were from the Mechanicville area.
Skaneateles Photograph Collection
The Skaneateles Photograph Collection documents various areas within and around Skaneateles Village and Town through photographs, stereographs, and photographic postcards.
Somers Wright Reis Collection

Photos of Caroline Wright Reis and the Wright Reis homestead as well as ephemera documenting Wright Reis’ daily life.

Southside Community Center Photo Collection
A collection of photographs from the groundbreaking and early years of the Southside Community Center, some taken by photographers from the Works Progress Administration, a New Deal program that supported the creation of the Center.