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images offers insight into several early versions of the Erie Canal, which were still visible in 1935 but have since been replaced by other infrastructure or otherwise faded into their surroundings.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, NY School Yearbooks
This collection consists of yearbooks from current and former schools in the city of Albany.
Altamont, NY History Collection
This collection contains photographs and documents sharing the history of the Altamont NY
Art and Artifacts
This collection contains paintings, sculptures and other three dimensional objects in the Library's special collections.
First Trust Opening

This series contains photographs of several banks in Tupper Lake. Photographs include interior and exterior shots, grand openings, and bank officials from 1905 to approximately 1980.

Bethpage Historical Collection
Photograph of a school class taken in Bethpage, NY.
Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority Report Maps
Maps selected from the 1935 Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority Report.
Building the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library

Materials relating to the cornerstone laying of the FDR Presidential Library.

Capital District Radio and Television Broadcasting
This is a collection of images and media documenting the rich history of radio and television broadcasting in the Albany region.
Chatham High School Commencement Programs

Digitized copies of Chatham High School Commencement programs.

Chatham Public Library Photograph Collection

Historical photographs of the village of Chatham and surrounding towns and hamlets.

Clarkstown Country Club

Historical photographs of the Clarkstown Country Club, located in Nyack, NY.

The College of Saint Rose Archives - Student Literary and Creative Publications
This collection contains documents written by students of the College of Saint Rose.
Conglomerate Class Photos
A collection of photographs represent graduating classes of Albany College of Pharmacy from the late nineteenth to the early-twentieth centuries.
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.
Directories of the Network of Religious Communities (NRC) and Predecessor Organizations
The Network of Religious Communities (NRC) is an inter-religious/ecumenical organization of denominations and religious organizations located in Western New York.
St. Alphonsus Church Fire

This series includes photographs showing both natural and man-made disasters that occured in Tupper Lake from1899 to approximately 2010. This includes floods, fires, murder, car accidents, low water, and wind storms.

Dongan Charter Parade 1936 Albany New York
This collection contains pictures from the Dongan Charter Celebration Parade held in Albany, New York on July 22, 1936.
Drug Company Statements Dr. Best House & Medical Exhibit
This collection contains documents relating to prescription drugs and Dr. Best.
Early Canastota Collection

The Early Canastota Collection contains photos, clippings, and documents that describe Canastota in the nineteenth century and early twentieth century.

Empire Forester Yearbooks
This collection contains yearbooks from SUNY ESF's main campus, dating from 1915 to present.
Fayetteville Free Library Postcard Collection

The Fayetteville Free Library Postcard Collection is a representative sample of postcards, featuring historic images of the Fayetteville village streetscape dating back to the early 19th century.

Finch, Pruyn and Company Maps
Finch, Pruyn and Company was founded in 1865 when Jeremiah and Daniel Finch, along with Samuel Pruyn, purchased the Glens Falls Company mill in Glens Falls, New York. The company was incorporated in 1900 and paper production began in 1905 and still continues to this day.
First Hundred Years
This collection contains photographs sharing the history of Russell Sage College.
Fletcher Steele Scrapbooks
This collection contains scrapbooks from noted landscape architect Fletcher Steele's travels and client work, featuring photographs spanning from 1882 to 1968.