Collections

Grande Glass Plates Collection

Depicts life in Saratoga Springs, New York from a "local" perspective as captured by photographer Harry B. Settle and a few aspiring photographers.

Walter T. Shirley Collection
Photographs and meeting minutes from Shirley's real estate business.
War Diaries
This collection contains images of diaries belonging to American men who served in various wars, including the Civil War, World War I, and World War II.
Ward Manor

Historic photographs documenting activities and experiences at Ward Manor.

Washingtonville Historic Photograph Collection

Historic photographs of local subjects from Washingtonville and Blooming Grove’s past.

Waterbury Mill
Photographs and business documents relating to the Waterbury Mill, a felt mill in Oriskany, New York in operation for over a century.
Watertown City Directories
The Watertown City Directory digital collection contains a subset of the City Directories located in the Flower Memorial Library (Watertown, NY).
Watson Family Photographs
This collection contains photographs and diaries of the Watson family, who are known for their involvement with the Memorial Art Gallery.
Watson Film Scrapbook
A scrapbook compiled by Emily Sibley Watson containing newspaper clippings and correspondence relating to her son, James Sibley Watson, Jr.’s filmmaking career in the early 20th century.
Western New York County Atlases
A collection of maps detailing the Western New York region in the mid-to-late 19th century.
William Henderson Baird Collection
Papers relating to Civil War Union Officer William Henderson Baird and his family at the time of the Civil War.
William Smith College History Collection
Originally founded as two separate colleges – Hobart College in 1822 and William Smith College in 1908 – Hobart and William Smith Colleges enjoy a rich and unique history that spans nearly 200 years on Seneca Lake.
Willsborough Town Book
This collection consists of the Willisborough Town Book, beginning on the 8th day of 1786.
Winston C. Perry Jr. Collection

Photographs and ephemera either donated or lent to the Nyack Library by Winston C. Perry, Jr. This includes images of local landscapes, architecture, people, and events.

Women of Fayetteville Collection

The Women of Fayetteville collection comprises images of Fayetteville women and their activities dating back to the 19th century.