1935 Federal Improvement Aerial Survey


Erie Canal Museum

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images offers insight into several early versions of the Erie Canal, which were still visible in 1935 but have since been replaced by other infrastructure or otherwise faded into their surroundings.

Acorn Stove Trade Cards


Albany County Historical Association at Ten Broeck Mansion

This collection features Acorn Stove trade cards from the collection of the Albany County Historical Association.

Adirondack Mines Photograph Collection


Adirondack Experience

This collection of photographs features mines located in the Adirondack region around 1900.

Albany Institute of History and Art Library Digital Images


Albany Institute of History and Art

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.

Allan Herschell Ride Archive


Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

Allan Herschell Company catalogs from the 20th century depicting amusement rides and devices.

Atari Coin-Op Division Corporate Records, 1969-2002


The Strong National Museum of Play

Atari pioneered the arcade video game and helped launch the video game revolution with the introduction of Pong (1972), the Home Pong console (1975), and the Atari 2600 (1977) during the 1970s. Initially as Atari Inc. (1972–1984) and later as Atari Games (1984–1999), the company produced iconic arcade video games and pinball machines such as Pong, Breakout (1976), Asteroids (1979), Superman pinball (1979), Missile Command (1981), Star Wars (1983), Gauntlet (1985), and Primal Rage (1994). The collection encompasses a wide array of historical materials, including more than 3,000 pieces of original concept and final arcade cabinet artwork, hand-drawn assembly design sketches, storyboards, photographs, and print advertising proofs; hundreds of original art kits and production films for Atari arcade video game cabinets; nearly 2,800 videos of game demos, television commercials, industry show presentations, focus groups, and company celebrations; arcade game source code; promotional materials; and an unreleased Maze Invaders arcade video game—one of only two units known to exist. Also included in the Atari Coin-Op Division Corporate Records collection are dozens of binders chronicling the production of virtually every Atari coin-operated game from 1972 to 1999; extensive corporate records documenting game brainstorming sessions, industry and market research, and player game evaluations; and company correspondence, newsletters, and technical documentation.

Autographs


Corning Community College - Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Library

Corning Community College owns an autograph collection of over 100 noted statesmen, presidents, Revolutionary War heroes and authors including Henry Clay, Jules Verne, Theodore Roosevelt to name a few.

Barge Canal Construction: Middle Division


Canal Society of New York State

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


Erie Canal Museum

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

Battenkill Inspired


Crandall Public Library

This collection contains images and documents related to the Battenkill River and surrounding area.

Brentwood Postcards


Brentwood Public Library

Historic postcards and advertisements of Brentwood, NY.

Brockport Village Glass Plate Negatives


SUNY College at Brockport

A collection of early 20th century photographs depicting the Brockport region.

Buffalo City Directories


Buffalo and Erie County Public Library

Buffalo City Directories from the early to late 19th century.

Buffalo Photograph Collection: Lantern slides, circa 1890-1910


Buffalo and Erie County Public Library

The Buffalo Photograph Collection of lantern slides contains images of cityscapes, street views, events, and architecture in turn-of-the-century Buffalo.

Businesses of Albany, New York


Albany Public Library

This collection contains historic photographs of businesses in Albany, New York.

Calderone Theatre Collection


Hofstra University - Hofstra University Library

Historic photographs of the Calderone chain of theaters in Long Island.

Camp Syracuse


Solvay-Geddes Historical Society

Photographs taken at Camp Syracuse, a World War I training and recruitment center.

Charles Rand Penney Trail


Niagara County Historical Society

Charles Rand Penney was a prominent collector. The Charles Rand Penney Trail unites his collections of Pan-American Exposition souvenirs, Papua New Guinea artifacts, Niagara County historical items, Larkin Company ephemera, and Niagara Falls artwork.

Charles Rand Penney Trail


Buffalo History Museum

Charles Rand Penney was a prominent collector. The Charles Rand Penney Trail unites his collections of Pan-American Exposition souvenirs, Papua New Guinea artifacts, Niagara County historical items, Larkin Company ephemera, and Niagara Falls artwork.

Charles Rand Penney Trail


Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site Foundation

Charles Rand Penney was a prominent collector. The Charles Rand Penney Trail unites his collections of Pan-American Exposition souvenirs, Papua New Guinea artifacts, Niagara County historical items, Larkin Company ephemera, and Niagara Falls artwork.

Charles Rand Penney Trail


Buffalo Museum of Science

Charles Rand Penney was a prominent collector. The Charles Rand Penney Trail unites his collections of Pan-American Exposition souvenirs, Papua New Guinea artifacts, Niagara County historical items, Larkin Company ephemera, and Niagara Falls artwork.

Charles Rand Penney Trail


Niagara University - Castellani Art Museum

Charles Rand Penney was a prominent collector. The Charles Rand Penney Trail unites his collections of Pan-American Exposition souvenirs, Papua New Guinea artifacts, Niagara County historical items, Larkin Company ephemera, and Niagara Falls artwork.

Charles Rand Penney Trail


SUNY Buffalo State - Butler Library

Charles Rand Penney was a prominent collector. The Charles Rand Penney Trail unites his collections of Pan-American Exposition souvenirs, Papua New Guinea artifacts, Niagara County historical items, Larkin Company ephemera, and Niagara Falls artwork.

CLRC Archives


Central New York Library Resources Council

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.

Commercial Streets of Albany, New York


Albany Public Library

This collection contains photographs and drawings from Albany's business and industrial areas.

Daniel Dumych Collection


Niagara County Historical Society

A photograph collection from the late 19th to early 20th centuries, documenting hydro-electric power industry in Niagara Falls, NY

Delaware County Historical Association Sherwood Collection


Delaware County Historical Association

The Sherwood Collection is mainly comprised of letters to and from Samuel Sherwood (1779-1862), his second wife Laura Bostwick Sherwood (1790-1863), and members of their family.

DeRuyter Town History Postcard Collection


Tromptown Historical Society

Photographic postcards documenting the town of DeRuyter and surrounding areas in the early to mid-20th century.

Drug Company Statements Dr. Best House & Medical Exhibit


Middleburgh Library

This collection contains documents relating to prescription drugs and Dr. Best.

Early Canastota Business Collection


Canastota Public Library

The Early Canastota Business Collection contains documents and newspaper clippings about the first businesses in Canastota, NY.

Emporium Lumber Company Photograph Collection


Adirondack Experience

The Emporium Lumber Company was a logging company located in Conifer, New York in the early 20th century. This collection of photographs relates to their logging and railroad business.

Endicott-area Newspapers


George F Johnson Memorial Library

This collection includes many papers that enjoyed short runs, some originating in the old village of Union that merged with Endicott in 1906.

Endicott-area Photographs and Postcards


George F Johnson Memorial Library

This collection contains photographs and postcards that share the history of the Village of Endicott.

Ernie Simon Collection


Port Washington Public Library

The Ernie Simon Collection includes his personal collection of “Port Remembered” articles as well as his personal papers, correspondence, writings, photographs and memorabilia.

Farmingdale Historical Collection


Farmingdale Public Library

Historic photographs and advertisements of Farmingdale, Long Island.

Farrington Photograph Collection


Delaware County Historical Association

The photographs include a number of street views and houses in Delhi, New York. Also included are a number of images of the Frank Farrington home on Elm Street, with pictures of his family. A series of images of a military camp appear to date from 1919 in Camp Lee, Virginia.

Fulton Chain Lakes Photograph Collection


Adirondack Experience

This collection features photographs taken by Ernest Blue in the Fulton Chain Lakes region around 1900.

Gar Wood Collection


Antique Boat Museum

Gar Wood was a successful speedboat racer and business owner. This collection relates to his racing career and his business,GarWood Industries, which specialized in building motorboats.

Garden City General Collection


Garden City Public Library

Items of local historic Interest from the collections of residents and other sources

Gayer Collection


Canal Society of New York State

Historic glass and film negatives, prints, and postcards documenting life along New York State’s canals, including the Erie Canal, Black River Canal, and Champlain Canal from the collection of Albert Gayer.

GE Research Lab Photographs


miSci - Museum of Innovation and Science

This collection contains images documenting the inventors and inventions of the GE Research Laboratory from 1900 - 1990.

General Electric Historical Documents


miSci - Museum of Innovation and Science

The collection features text documents highlighting the history of General Electric and its founders.

General Electric Photographs


miSci - Museum of Innovation and Science

This collection contains General Electric publicity photographs taken between 1880 - 1970.

Geneva Historical Society Postcard Collection


Geneva Historical Society

A collection of postcards depicting Geneva, New York during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Geneva Public Library Digital Collection


Geneva Public Library

Photographs relating to the history and development of Geneva, New York in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Glen Cove Public Library Photograph Collection


Glen Cove Library

Photographs and descriptions of buildings in Glen Cove, Long Island.

Glens Falls Feeder Canal


Crandall Public Library

This collection contains items that share the history of the Feeder Canal and the people involved.

Gold Coast Historic Photographs


Gold Coast Public Library

Historic photographs of Glenwood Landing, NY.

Gold Coast Historic Postcards


Gold Coast Public Library

Historic postcards from Long Island’s Gold Coast.

Gold Coast Historical Collection


Gold Coast Public Library

Architectural renderings, advertisements, and promotional photos from the North Shore of Long Island.

Gold Coast Historical Documents


Gold Coast Public Library

Brochures, maps, and invitations from Glen Head and Glenwood Landing, NY.

Hanmer Boatshop Photograph Collection


Adirondack Experience

A collection of photographs showing the construction of various boats being built in Willard Hanmer's boat shop in Saranac Lake, NY.

Harvey Ginsberg Postcard Collection


East Hampton Library

Historic postcards from East Hampton, NY.

Historic Postcards from Sardinia, NY


Sardinia Historical Society

A collection of photographic postcards depicting the rural town of Sardinia, New York in the early 20th century.

History of Waterville Collection


Waterville Public Library

Materials documenting the history of the Waterville and Sangerfield, New York areas.

Horne Collection


Canal Society of New York State

These photographs were taken from 1904-1914, during construction of the Panama Canal, in locations throughout and beyond the Canal Zone.

Horse Drawn Transportation in Potsdam


Potsdam Public Museum

A collection of photographs of horse drawn wagons and carts in Potsdam, New York.

Huntington Scrapbook


Huntington Public Library

Scrapbooks containing clippings of early 20th Century Huntington, NY.

Industries of Old New Hartford Collection


New Hartford Public Library

Photographs and postcards depicting early industries in New Hartford, New York during the late 19th century to mid-20th century.

Jamestown and Olean, NY, City Directories from 1875-1916


Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System - James Prendergast Library

City directories for Jamestown and Olean, New York dating from the late 19th to early 20th century.

Jamestown and Olean, NY, City Directories from 1875-1916


Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System - Olean Public Library

City directories for Jamestown and Olean, New York dating from the late 19th to early 20th century.

Jessie Bonnie Monroe Fashion Illustration Collection


Cazenovia College - Witherill Library

The Jessie Bonnie Monroe Fashion Illustration Collection includes sketches and newspaper clippings of fashion in the early twentieth century.

Kenneth R. Dorn Regional History Study Center - David F. Nestle Memorial Collection


Fulton-Montgomery Community College

This collection is comprised of the historical records of the Fonda, Johnstown, and Gloversville Railroad.

La Bella America: From the Old Country to the North Country


Jefferson Community College - Jefferson Community College Library

A collection of recorded interviews with Italian-Americans living in the Watertown Area

Lenox Memorial Hospital Collection


Canastota Public Library

The Lenox Memorial Hospital Collection contains documents and newspaper clippings about the hospital that served the area in the early to mid-twentieth century.

Locust Historical Collection


Locust Valley Library

Historical photographs and postcards of Locust Valley, NY.

Long Beach Bridge Construction Photographs


Hofstra University - Hofstra University Library

Black and white photographs of the construction of the new Long Beach Bridge.

Lumber Camp Mission Slide Collection


Adirondack Experience

Presbyterian missionaries visited many Adirondack lumber camps in the early 20th century. This collection of glass lantern slides depicts their visits at the camps, as well as the loggers and logging industry.

Madden Collection


Canal Society of New York State

Historic glass negatives, prints, and postcards depicting the Erie Canal and other waterways in New York and Canada from the collection of Emily and J. Hayward Madden of Livonia, NY

Main Street Businesses Middleburgh New York


Middleburgh Library

This collection contains images of businesses located in the Middleburgh, New York area.

Merrick Historical Photographs;


Merrick Library

Historic photographs from the Merrick Library.

Mill Whistle


State University of New York at Plattsburgh - Feinberg Library

A collection of issues of the Mill Whistle, a periodical published by the Berst-Forster-Dixfield Co. of Plattsburgh N.Y. to be distributed to employees serving overseas in the armed forces during the Second World War.

Mining Collection


Adirondack History Center Museum - Essex County Historical Society

A collection of mineral samples, artifacts, and photographs relating to the history of mining in Essex County

Newark Area History and Views


Newark Public Library

Postcards and photographs which depict the town of Newark, New York throughout the 20th century.

Newark Public Library History


Newark Public Library

This collection includes photographs, newspaper clippings, and documents relating to the Newark Public Library throughout the 20th century.

Nickell Collection of Dr. R.V. Pierce Medical Artifacts


Center for Inquiry - Center for Inquiry Libraries

Samples of advertisements and packaging used by Dr. R.V. Pierce to market his products in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Nickell Snake Oil Collection


Center for Inquiry - Center for Inquiry Libraries

A collection of advertisements, packaging, and other materials relating to the snake oil and patent medicine trade in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Oswego City Directories


Oswego Public Library

A collection of Oswego City Directories from 1852 to 1929.

Phillip Trypuc Collection


Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library

Photographs of local businesses, events and people during the 1950s in and around Shirley, NY.

Places of Worship Collection


Hofstra University - Hofstra University Library

Photographs of places of worship in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Polster Photographs of Lockport, NY


Nioga Library System - Lockport Public Library

Mid-20th century photographs of Lockport, New York by Edwin Polster.

Port Jefferson Postcards


Port Jefferson Free Library

Historic postcards of Port Jefferson, NY.

Port Washington Library History Collection


Port Washington Public Library

The Port Washington Library History Collection contains images from the planning and construction of the library in the mid-1960s to life and library activities that have taken place since that time.

Port Washington Main Street Collection


Port Washington Public Library

The Port Washington Main Street Collection brings together photographs, postcards, and other historic materials that reflect the rich past of this community nestled between Manhasset and Hempstead Bays.

Postcards of Syracuse and Central New York


Onondaga County Public Library - Central Library

The Onondaga County Public Library Postcard Collection contains both mailed and unmailed postcards of buildings, scenes, and activities in and around Syracuse, New York, from throughout the twentieth century.

Rochester City Directories


Rochester Public Library

This collection includes city directories from Rochester, NY, with information about the people and businesses within the city. Includes three maps of the city of Rochester.

Rushton Collection


St. Lawrence County Historical Association

This collection contains photographs, postcards, advertisements, and artifacts pertaining to Adirondack boatbuilder John Henry Rushton.

Skaneateles Library Association Collection


Skaneateles Library Association

Archival materials relating to the history and community of Skaneateles, New York primarily in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Soule Collection


Canal Society of New York State

Historic postcards related to the canals of New York State and Canada (1902-1948), from the collection of F. Channing Soule, an instrumental figure in establishing the Canal Society of New York State.

South Shore Historic Inns and Activities


Dowling College - Dowling College Library

Historic postcards of Long Island’s South Shore.

Stedman and Moses Collection of glass plate negatives


Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society

A collection of photographs of the town of Placid Lake, New York.

The Great Steamboat Race Letters


Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum

The Great Steamboat Race Letters collection features contest entries that proposed innovative designs for steam powered canal boats.

The [George Nathan] Newman Collection of Photographs of Vanished and Vanishing Buffalo


Buffalo and Erie County Public Library

Photographs of Buffalo and Western New York during the 19th and early 20th centuries collected by George Nathan Newman.

Ticonderoga Pulp and Paper Company Photograph Collection


Adirondack Experience

The Ticonderoga Pulp and Paper Company was a successful business in Ticonderoga, New York during the late 19th and early 20th century. This collection of photographs depicts the Company’s mill, machines, and the surrounding area.

Town of Halfmoon Historian's Collection


Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

This collection includes photographs of the Town of Halfmoon dating back to the late 1800s.

Urban Renewal in Albany, New York


Albany Public Library

This collection contains photographs showing the demolition and construction of buildings in Albany's Clinton Square neighborhood during the late twentieth century.

Virginia Marshall Martus Collection


Port Washington Public Library

This collection contains photographs and documents surrounding the A & R Marshall, Inc.

Walter T. Shirley Collection


Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library

Photographs and meeting minutes from Shirley's real estate business.

Waterbury Mill


Oriskany Village Museum

Photographs and business documents relating to the Waterbury Mill, a felt mill in Oriskany, New York in operation for over a century.

Working on the Erie Canal


Erie Canal Museum

The “Working on the Erie Canal” collection contains photographs and documents relating to the canal and its workers.

World's Fair Items Dr. Best House & Medical Exhibit


Middleburgh Library

This collection contains items relating to the World’s Fair.