Collections

Barns of the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains: An Introduction

This collection details barns and other rural structures of years past in several counties in NY.

Bowers Collection
This extensive glass-plate collection contains the work of Franck Taylor Bowers (1875-1932) a Broome County artist and photographer.
Brockport Village Glass Plate Negatives
A collection of early 20th century photographs depicting the Brockport region.
Chester Historical Society Collection

Historical documents, images, and artifacts relating to the Chester, New York community.

Christopher Collection
The Christopher Collection includes images representing a historical snapshot of the people and places around the towns of Van Buren and Lysander, and the Village of Baldwinsville, New York, collected by Anthony J. Christopher Sr., a Baldwinsville, native.
Donnan Farm Galway NY
This collection contains photographs relating to the Donnan Farm area in Galway, New York.
Fletcher Steele Nursery Orders
This collection of nursery orders offers insight into what plant materials were being used over 6 decades from 1916 when Fletcher Steele began his landscape architecture practice to 1971 when he passed away.
Fort Plain Street Fair
This collection contains images and documents related to the Fort Plain Street Fair.
Fred R. Wolcott Photographic Collection
The Wolcott Collection contains photographs taken by Fred Wolcott, who photographed and documented daily life on the Onondaga Nation Territory in the early 1900’s.
Hardy Family Photographs
Photographs of a Western New York farming family and their farm in the early 20th century.
Historic Postcards from Sardinia, NY
A collection of photographic postcards depicting the rural town of Sardinia, New York in the early 20th century.
History of Waterville Collection

Materials documenting the history of the Waterville and Sangerfield, New York areas.

Huntington War Manuscripts
Historical manuscripts relating to Huntington’s involvement in the Revolutionary and Civil War.
Kent Historical Society Digital Collection

This collection includes historic photos of Kent farmlands, local residents, and the Ludington family.

Miner Institute Blueprints and Maps Collection
Heart's Delight Farm in Chazy, New York was a state-of-the-art farm in the early 20th century. This collection includes blueprints and maps depicting the farm and its buildings.
Nassau Fair
This collection contains material from 1896 - 1910 related to the Rensselaer County Fair.
Oral Histories of Tompkins County
This collection contains Oral Histories from people living and working in Tompkins County, New York.
Richard H. Handley Collection
The Richard H. Handley collection contains photographs and still images that share the history of Long Island, New York.
Schuelke Collection

Ted Schuelke was a Liverpool, New York resident and his photograph collection is comprised of pictures taken in the immediate Liverpool area and in the Adirondacks.

Thomson Farm Collection

This collection contains a newspaper page with the Thomson family group and a Certificate of Registry for a bull bred by Thomson and Son.

Town of Halfmoon  Historian's Collection
This collection includes photographs of the Town of Halfmoon dating back to the late 1800s.
Wayne County Murals
Images of a mural depicting the history of Wayne County, New York. This mural celebrates the first Holstein cattle, a breed known for their milk production, to the region.
World's Fair Items Dr. Best House & Medical Exhibit
This collection contains items relating to the World’s Fair.