A History of the Black Community of Syracuse


Onondaga Community College - Coulter Library

Photographs and documents from the mid-1800s to early-1900s, relating to African American life and history in Central New York.

Abram Lincoln Letter Collection


Henrietta Public Library

A collection of correspondence and documents relating to Henrietta, New York native, Abram Lincoln.

Adirondack Scenic Photograph Collection


Adirondack Experience

Collection of photographs showing various Adirondack scenes that includes people, towns, landscapes, camps etc. Images were taken in the 1890s.

Bayle's Pamphlets


Longwood Public Library

Historical pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and fliers detailing the early history of Long Island.

Beauchamp Branch Photodocumentation Project, 1994


Onondaga County Public Library - Central Library

Photographs of an African American community in Syracuse, New York that were collected as part of a photo-documentation project.

Beede Family Album


Keene Valley Library

This collection contains numerous photographic portraits of various members of the Beede family, as well as images of home and business occupied by the family.

Camp Upton Postcards


Longwood Public Library

Postcards sent from Camp Upton in WWI.

Carrie Jones Family Collection


Utica College - Center for Historical Research

A collection of materials on Jones family of Utica, New York providing detailed glimpse of family life and the community in Central New York during the mid-twentieth-century.

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.

Dunham Family Collection


Dunham Public Library

The Dunham Family History collection contains portraits, photographs, and various documents saved by the Dunham family.

Edmonds Family Album


Keene Valley Library

This collection contains numerous photographic portraits of various members of the Edmonds family.

Families of Upstate New York


Crandall Public Library

This collection contains photographs and contextual information related to families in the upper Hudson Valley and southern Adirondack regions.

Family Bible Records Schoharie County NY


Middleburgh Library

This collection contains an index of Family Bibles.

Francis M. and Henry H. Stone Collection


Binghamton University - Binghamton University Libraries

The Francis M. and Henry H. Stone Collection contain twenty-one letters written by the two brothers while they were in the 27th Regiment of the New York Volunteer Infantry and the 1st Regiment New York Veteran Cavalry

Great Neck Historic Postcards


Great Neck Library

Historic postcards of Great Neck, NY.

Henry Darwin Didama MD Collection


SUNY Upstate Medical University - Health Sciences Library

This collection contains the papers of Henry Darwin Didama, who became a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Syracuse University College of Medicine in 1872 and Dean of the College of Medicine beginning in 1888.

Historic Hempstead


Hempstead Public Library

Historic photographs of Hempstead, NY.

Hofstra Estate Collection


Hofstra University - Hofstra University Library

Photographs from the Hofstra estate in Hempstead, New York.

Huntington Documents


Huntington Public Library

Historical documents related to the Town of Huntington and its various families.

Ingraham P. Smith Collection


Binghamton University - Binghamton University Libraries

The Ingraham P. Smith Collection consists of forty-five letters and two medical documents, written during the Civil War.

Jericho Historical Collection


Jericho Public Library

Photographs, maps, and postcards documenting the history of Jericho, NY.

Joseph H. Treyz Collection of Civil War Patriotic Envelopes


Binghamton University - Binghamton University Libraries

The Joseph H. Treyz Collection contains 149 patriotic envelopes printed during the Civil War.

Keene Historic Photographs


Keene Valley Library

A collection of postcards and photographs showing people and landmarks of Keene Valley

Ken Spooner Collection


Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library

Photographs, maps, and postcards documenting the history of Mastic Beach, NY.

Levittown History Collection


Levittown Public Library

Historic photographs of Levittown, NY.

Lewis H. Brown Collection


Binghamton University - Binghamton University Libraries

The Lewis H. Brown Collection consists of sixty-four letters written by Lewis Henry Brown, Lewis’ brother Burritt Brown, and Albert Ransom, Burritt Brown’s friend and tent-mate.

Longwood Scrapbooks


Longwood Public Library

Scrapbooks created by the Bayles Family.

Margaret Woodbury Strong Papers, 1897-1969


The Strong National Museum of Play

Margaret Woodbury Strong amassed an outstanding collection of dolls and toys which formed the basis for The Strong Museum in Rochester, New York. This collection, spanning from the late 19th century through mid-20th century, includes photographs, news clippings, and ephemera relating to Margaret Woodbury Strong’s life and her collections.

Maurice Leyden Collection


Binghamton University - Binghamton University Libraries

The Maurice Leyden Collection consists of diaries, photographs, correspondence, financial records, essays and military records of Maurice Leyden. The collection also includes twenty-two diaries, dating from 1860-1886 and written Sarah Woodruff Pottle, a relative of Mr. Leyden, as well as, four diaries spanning the years between 1897 and 1908 and belonging to Blanche Leyden, Maurice Leyden's daughter.

Milton Price and Tomlin Art Co. Postcard Collection


Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library

Scenic postcards highlighting communities of Mastic, Mastic Beach and Shirley.

MMSCL., Local History


Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library

Books, photographs, memoribilia, and other documents from the Mastic-Moriches-Shirley Community Library.

MMSCL., Oral Histories


Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library

Video presentations from residents who have lived in the tri-hamlet communities most of their lives.

MMSCL., Vertical Files


Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library

Newspaper articles, documents, and pamphlets from the The Virginia La Tassa Local History Room, at the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library.

Montauk Historical Postcards


Montauk Library

Historic postcards of Montauk, Long Island.

Montauk Social Life, Customs and Community Organizations


Montauk Library

Historic photographs, advertisements, and maps of social life on Montauk.

Roberta Walsh Family Collection


Utica College - Center for Historical Research

Photographs, documents, and other materials relating to a prominent Mohawk Valley family during the the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries

Rochester Area Cemetery Records;


Rochester Genealogical Society

Burial location records and maps for Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, New York from the 19th century through to the mid-20th century.

Rochester Area Historian's Holdings;


Rochester Genealogical Society

A collection of card index finding aids to the Monroe County Mail Newspaper, Fairport Herald Newspaper, and the Town of Perington, New York records from the 19th century through to the mid-20th century.

Ten Eyck Fonda Collection


Binghamton University - Binghamton University Libraries

The Ten Eyck Fonda Collection consists of twenty-six letters written by Fonda while serving as a telegrapher for the United States Military Telegraph Service during the Civil War, and one political campaign card.

Town of Henrietta Collection


Town of Henrietta

A collection documenting the history of the Town of Henrietta, New York.

Walt Whitman Collection


Huntington Public Library

Photographs of the birth place and a manuscript of Walt Whitman.

William Smith College History Collection


Hobart & William Smith Colleges

Originally founded as two separate colleges – Hobart College in 1822 and William Smith College in 1908 – Hobart and William Smith Colleges enjoy a rich and unique history that spans nearly 200 years on Seneca Lake. Below is a timeline of the Colleges’ major milestones and events from its foundation until present day.