Collections

1825, a Pivotal Year on the Niagara Frontier
Materials documenting the City of Buffalo and Niagara Frontier in 1825.
1964 Rochester Riot Photographs
This collection of images documents Rochester’s 1964 race riots, offering a vivid and revealing glimpse into Rochester’s, and the nation’s, past.
African Repository and Colonial Journal
A collection of the African Repository and Colonial Journal which was published in 1837 by the American Colonization Society.
Albion Winegar Tourgee Collection
Albion W. Tourgee (1838 - 1905) was a Civil War veteran, politician, and lawyer. He played a pivotal role in the Plessy v. Ferguson case and was a pioneering civil rights activist. This collection includes his correspondence, as well as legal documents, articles, and photographs.
American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Reporter
An 1843 publication by the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society relating to the abolishment of slavery.
The Anti-Slavery Record
Selected issues of the abolitionist newspaper, The Anti-Slavery Record, published in 1836.
Archacki Cartoons
Cartoons drawn by Polish immigrant, Henryk Archacki, representing current events at the time with a sense of Polish pride.  
Beauchamp Branch Photodocumentation Project, 1994
Photographs of an African American community in Syracuse, New York that were collected as part of a photo-documentation project.
Before Hudson: 8,000 Years of Native American History and Culture

Photographs of Native American artifacts found in New Paltz, including pottery, beads, and projectile points.

Black Oral History Collection of Chemung County
This collection contains oral histories of members of Chemung County’s Black community, as well as whites involved in the Civil Rights movement.
Brentwood Historical Collection
History books on Brentwood and Long Island, NY.
Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority Report Maps
Maps selected from the 1935 Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority Report.
Charles Stoll Collection

Archival materials from the life of Charles Stoll with emphasis on the Stoll-McCracken Expedition to Alaska in 1928.

Christian Investigator
Selected issues of the Christian Investigator, an anti-slavery publication, created by abolitionist William Goodell in the mid-19th century.
Douglass Monthly
The Douglass' Monthly is a newspaper created by Frederick Douglass, following the success of his earlier weekly publications. The newspaper relates to the abolitionist movement as well as other social reform topics.
Dr. Daniel Roberts Collection
This collection includes correspondence and documents relating to Welsh immigrant Dr. Daniel Roberts and his decendents.
The Emancipator
Selected issues of the abolitionist newspaper, The Emancipator, from 1838 through 1839.
Folk Art and Artist Collection
This collection contains folk art collected from Upstate New York and other regions.
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.
Frederick Douglass' Paper
A collection of the mid-19th century anti-slavery newspaper, the Frederick Douglass' Paper, a successor to Douglass’ first abolitionist paper, The North Star.
Historical African American Experiences at Cherry Hill

Documents and artifacts related to enslaved people and African American servants at Cherry Hill, a historic house located on South Pearl Street in Albany, New York, United States.

A History of the Black Community of Syracuse
Photographs and documents from the mid-1800s to early-1900s, relating to African American life and history in Central New York.
Huntington Deeds
Deeds documenting land transactions from the early history of Huntington.
Huntington Legal Manuscripts
Legal manuscripts of early Huntington, NY.