Collections

1935 Federal Improvement Aerial Survey
This set of aerial images offers insight into several early versions of the Erie Canal, which were still visible in 1935 but have since been replaced by other infrastructure or otherwise faded into their surroundings.
Albany Institute of History and Art Library Digital Images
This collection contains materials related to the history of the city and county of Albany and the Upper Hudson Valley from the 17th century to the present.
Barge Canal Construction: Middle Division

These photographs document construction of the middle section of the Barge Canal and the first few years of its use, from 1905-1925.

Barge Canal Construction: Western Division

These photographs document construction of the Barge Canal and the first few years of its use, from 1905-1926. Coverage encompasses the entire Western Division of the Barge Canal, from the eastern boundary of Wayne County all the way west to Lake Erie

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.
Curtiss
Images of aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss, Curtiss aircraft & Curtiss Engineering Corp., Garden City, L.I.
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.
Gar Wood Collection
Gar Wood was a successful speedboat racer and business owner. This collection relates to his racing career and his business,GarWood Industries, which specialized in building motorboats.
Garden City General Collection
Items of local historic Interest from the collections of residents and other sources
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.
Glens Falls Feeder Canal
This collection contains items that share the history of the Feeder Canal and the people involved.
Gold Coast Historic Photographs
Historic photographs of Glenwood Landing, NY.
Gold Coast Historic Postcards
Historic postcards from Long Island’s Gold Coast.
Gold Coast Historical Documents
Brochures, maps, and invitations from Glen Head and Glenwood Landing, NY.
The Great Steamboat Race Letters
The Great Steamboat Race Letters collection features contest entries that proposed innovative designs for steam powered canal boats.
Hicksville Historic Photographs

Photographs, Newspaper clipping, and postcards from Hicksville, NY.

Horne Collection

These photographs were taken from 1904-1914, during construction of the Panama Canal, in locations throughout and beyond the Canal Zone.

Horse Drawn Transportation in Potsdam
A collection of photographs of horse drawn wagons and carts in Potsdam, New York.
Hudson River Night Boat Collection

Historic images of the Hudson River Night Boats.

Kenneth R. Dorn Regional History Study Center - David F. Nestle Memorial Collection
This collection is comprised of the historical records of the Fonda, Johnstown, and Gloversville Railroad.
Locust Historical Collection

Historical photographs and postcards of Locust Valley, NY.

Locust Valley Historical Collection
Historical photographs and postcards of Locust Valley, NY.
Long Beach Bridge Construction Photographs
Black and white photographs of the construction of the new Long Beach Bridge.
Madden Collection

Historic glass negatives, prints, and postcards depicting the Erie Canal and other waterways in New York and Canada from the collection of Emily and J. Hayward Madden of Livonia, NY