Collections

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

Best Family
This collection contains photographs and documents related to the Best family.
Bowers Collection
This extensive glass-plate collection contains the work of Franck Taylor Bowers (1875-1932) a Broome County artist and photographer.
Erie Canal Photograph Collection
Photographs of the Erie Canal in and around Schenectady, New York. Includes images of the construction of the canal and architectural features of the canal, such as aqueducts, bridges and locks.
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.
Phillip Winchester Collection
These photographs of railways were taken by Phillip Winchester, a division engineer for the New York Central Railroad based in Syracuse.
Working on the Erie Canal
The “Working on the Erie Canal” collection contains photographs and documents relating to the canal and its workers.