Collections

Battenkill Inspired
This collection contains images and documents related to the Battenkill River and surrounding area.
Commercial Streets of Albany, New York
This collection contains photographs and drawings from Albany's business and industrial areas.
Emporium Forestry Company Maps
The Emporium Lumber Company was originally formed in 1892 in Pennsylvania and was dissolved in 1950. The success of the company led to expansion in New York State.
Emporium Lumber Company Photograph Collection
The Emporium Lumber Company was a logging company located in Conifer, New York in the early 20th century. This collection of photographs relates to their logging and railroad business.
Farrington Photograph Collection
The photographs include a number of street views and houses in Delhi, New York. Also included are a number of images of the Frank Farrington home on Elm Street, with pictures of his family. A series of images of a military camp appear to date from 1919 in Camp Lee, Virginia.
Fulton Chain Lakes Photograph Collection
This collection features photographs taken by Ernest Blue in the Fulton Chain Lakes region around 1900.
Gayer Collection
Historic glass and film negatives, prints, and postcards documenting life along New York State’s canals, including the Erie Canal, Black River Canal, and Champlain Canal from the collection of Albert Gayer.
Geneva Historical Society Postcard Collection
A collection of postcards depicting Geneva, New York during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Glens Falls Feeder Canal
This collection contains items that share the history of the Feeder Canal and the people involved.
Lumber Camp Mission Slide Collection
Presbyterian missionaries visited many Adirondack lumber camps in the early 20th century. This collection of glass lantern slides depicts their visits at the camps, as well as the loggers and logging industry.
Economic and geologic map of the State of New York showing the location of its mineral deposits

This collection of maps comes from the MacIntyre Iron Company, which operated at the Tahawus mines near Newcomb, NY.

Merrick Historical Postcards
Historic postcards from Merrick, NY.
Richmond Collection
The Richmond collection is made up of financial records and personal correspondence relating to the Ship Richmond’s whaling voyage from 1846-1849.
Soule Collection

Historic postcards related to the canals of New York State and Canada (1902-1948), from the collection of F. Channing Soule, an instrumental figure in establishing the Canal Society of New York State.

Stedman and Moses Collection of glass plate negatives
A collection of photographs of the town of Placid Lake, New York.
Ticonderoga Pulp and Paper Company Photograph Collection
The Ticonderoga Pulp and Paper Company was a successful business in Ticonderoga, New York during the late 19th and early 20th century. This collection of photographs depicts the Company’s mill, machines, and the surrounding area.