Collections

Acorn Stove Trade Cards
This collection features Acorn Stove trade cards from the collection of the Albany County Historical Association. The cards were created after 1850 to advertise Acorn Stoves, which were manufactured by the Albany company, Rathbone and Sard.
Albany Law School Architecture Collection
This collection contains photographs of the outside and inside of buildings on the Albany Law School campus.
Albert Leffingwell Collection
Papers of Dr. Albert Leffingwell, including diaries, letters, and manuscripts from the 19th and 20th centuries.
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.
Almquist Green Lakes Collection

The Green Lakes Collection is mostly comprised of photographs that belonged to Arvin Almquist, who was Superintendent of Green Lakes State Park from 1928 to 1948.

Catskill Public Library Digital Collection

Historical photographs and documents related to Catskill, NY.

Charles Sylvester Piersaull Photographs

Glass plate negatives of Hyde Park scenes, people, and architecture, taken by Charles Sylvester Piersaull.

Daniel Lamont Correspondence
Personal friend and secretary to NYS Governor Grover Cleveland. After Cleveland was elected President of the United States, Lamont was appointed his Secretary of War and close confidant.
Dunham Family Collection
The Dunham Family History collection contains portraits, photographs, and various documents saved by the Dunham family.
Elizabeth Blackwell
Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910) was the first woman in the world to graduate from medical school and become a physician. The collection includes images of Dr. Blackwell and her writings dating to the late 19th century
Elmira City Directories
Directories for Elmira, New York and surrounding areas in Chemung County, including Elmira Heights.
Elsie Gutchess Great Women of the USA Collection
Items from the papers of historian Elsie Gutchess, including primary and secondary materials relating to the history of women in the United States.
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.
Family Bible Records  Schoharie County NY
This collection contains an index of Family Bibles.
Frances Folsom Cleveland Collection
Collection of portraits, articles, memorabilia, and papers of Frances Folsom Cleveland Preston, with emphasis on her time at Wells College, in the White House, and her time in Aurora, NY as a Wells College trustee and wife of Thomas Preston.
Historic Paintings at James Prendergast Library
A collection of historic 19th century paintings at James Prendergast Library.
History of Crandall Public Library
This collection contains images illustrating the rich history of Crandall Public Library (founded in 1892).
History of the Moffat Library

Materials documenting the early history of the Moffat Library.

Horse Thieves Collection

The minute books from Red Hook's two societies for the detection and apprehension of horse thieves.

John Quincy Adams Ward Papers Digital Collection
This collection contains materials from the papers of sculptor John Quincy Adams Ward, 1800-1933.
Mark Twain Collection
This collection consists of letters and marginalia of Samuel Clemens, artifacts associated with him and photos having to do with Clemens' time in Elmira and the family and friends that comprised his circle.
Militia Enrollment Scrapbook 1888-1917

Scrapbook listing the name of militia enrollees from Tuxedo Park.

Museum Village Artifact Collection

Historical artifacts including clothing, tools, and medical equipment.

Northern Survey Company, Albany, NY
This collection contains photographs taken by the Northern Survey Company of Albany, NY of family houses, farms, businesses and public buildings in New York State and New England, 1878 to 1900.
Osmond D. Putnam Photographs
Images taken by Osmond D. Putnam in Warren and Essex Counties, New York, in the Adirondacks.