Collections

18th- and 19th- Century Cooking in the Hudson Valley

Documents and images related to cooking and food preparation in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Adirondack Mines Photograph Collection
This collection of photographs features mines located in the Adirondack region around 1900.
African American Presence in the Hudson Valley

Documents and photographs relating to African-American history in the early United States.

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.
The Albert R. Stone Negative Collection
Photographs taken by newspaper photographer, Albert R. Stone, document the City of Rochester, especially in regards to early 20th century transportation and construction.
Anna E. Wilcox Collection
The Anna E. Wilcox Collection of Civil War letters consists of forty-five letters on forty-four separate sheets, eight photographs, four envelopes which could not be matched to any letters, and ancillary materials.
Archives Films
This collection contains digitized versions of the College's 16mm Film Collection which includes films of early College activities and a variety of other subjects such as a family vacation, product demonstrations, and maple syrup operations as well as footage of the 1910 fires at Paul Smith's Hotel
Ashokan Reservoir Lost Profit Testimonies

Journals recording testimonies from business owners who lost income due to the construction of the Ashokan Reservoir.

Bard Student Fire Department

Photographs reflecting the history of Bard College's student-run fire department.

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

Bowers Collection
This extensive glass-plate collection contains the work of Franck Taylor Bowers (1875-1932) a Broome County artist and photographer.
Brockway Motor Trucks Collection
This collection contains a sampling from the thousands of Brockway Motor Truck Co. slides, photographs and negatives.
Businesses of Albany, New York
This collection contains historic photographs of businesses in Albany, New York.
Capital District Library Council Albany NY
This collection contains items that share the history of the Capital District Library Council.
Chittenango Landing Historic Photograph Collection
The Chittenango Landing Historic Photograph collection represents a historical overview of Chittenango Landing and the surrounding areas that had significant importance to the canal boat industry in the middle section of the Erie Canal.
CLRC Archives
The CLRC Archives Collection includes images of member libraries and librarians. The images come from a 1975 slide presentation about the council, formerly known as CENTRO.
Crawford Collection

The Crawford Collection contains photographs and glass negatives taken around Liverpool, New York by various photographers including Toby Crawford III’s father, George “Waxy” Miller and James T. Rogers.

Dentistry at the University of Rochester
A collection of images depicting the Rochester Dental Dispensary and School for Dental Hygienists in the early and mid-20th century.
Dewitt Community Library History Collection
The DeWitt Community Library History collection contains photographs and images related to the history of and events occurring within the library.
Donnan Farm Galway NY
This collection contains photographs relating to the Donnan Farm area in Galway, New York.
Dudley Observatory Artifacts
This collection contains images of artifacts and people related to the Dudley Observatory.
Dudley Observatory Historical Archives
This collection contains artifacts relating to the history of the Dudley Observatory.
Early Canastota Business Collection
The Early Canastota Business Collection contains documents and newspaper clippings about the first businesses in Canastota, NY.
Endicott-area Newspapers
This collection includes many papers that enjoyed short runs, some originating in the old village of Union that merged with Endicott in 1906.