1825, a Pivotal Year on the Niagara Frontier


Buffalo and Erie County Public Library

Materials documenting the City of Buffalo and Niagara Frontier in 1825.

1964 Rochester Riot Photographs


Rochester Public Library

This collection of images documents Rochester’s 1964 race riots, offering a vivid and revealing glimpse into Rochester’s, and the nation’s, past.

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.

African Repository and Colonial Journal;


St. John Fisher College

A collection of the African Repository and Colonial Journal which was published in 1837 by the American Colonization Society.

Albion Winegar Tourgee Collection


Chautauqua County Historical Society

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.

American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Reporter;


St. John Fisher College

An 1843 publication by the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society relating to the abolishment of slavery.

Archacki Cartoons


University at Buffalo - Polish Room

Cartoons drawn by Polish immigrant, Henryk Archacki, representing current events at the time with a sense of Polish pride.  

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.

Brentwood Historical Collection


Brentwood Public Library

History books on Brentwood and Long Island, NY.

Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority Report Maps


Buffalo History Museum

Maps selected from the 1935 Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority Report.

Christian Investigator


St. John Fisher College

Selected issues of the Christian Investigator, an anti-slavery publication, created by abolitionist William Goodell in the mid-19th century.

Convivium Collection


Siena College

This collection contains images of medieval and early modern manuscripts, manuscript leaves, and book leaves.

Douglass Monthly


St. John Fisher College

The Douglass' Monthly is a newspaper created by Frederick Douglass, following the success of his earlier weekly publications. The newspaper relates to the abolitionist movement as well as other social reform topics.

Dr. Daniel Roberts Collection


Remsen Steuben Historical Society

This collection includes correspondence and documents relating to Welsh immigrant Dr. Daniel Roberts and his decendents.

Folk Art and Artist Collection


Crandall Public Library

This collection contains folk art collected from Upstate New York and other regions.

Fred R. Wolcott Photographic Collection


Liverpool Public Library

The Wolcott Collection contains photographs taken by Fred Wolcott, who photographed and documented daily life on the Onondaga Nation Territory in the early 1900’s.

Frederick Douglass' Paper;


St. John Fisher College

A collection of the mid-19th century anti-slavery newspaper, the Frederick Douglass' Paper, a successor to Douglass’ first abolitionist paper, The North Star.

Huntington Deeds


HuntingtonTown Clerk's Archives

Deeds documenting land transactions from the early history of Huntington.

Huntington Legal Manuscripts


HuntingtonTown Clerk's Archives

Legal manuscripts of early Huntington, NY.

Jewish Buffalo Image Collection


Jewish Buffalo Archives Project

A collection of photographs documenting the Jewish community in Buffalo and the Greater Niagara region from the early 20th century to present day.

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

Medieval and Early Modern Studies Collection


Siena College

The Medieval and Early Modern Studies Collection includes manuscript leaves, manuscripts, printed book leaves, and books produced mainly in Europe from about 1200 to 1837.

National Anti-Slavery Standard;


St. John Fisher College

Selected issues of the newspaper, National Anti-Slavery Standard, which promoted equality and emancipation during the mid-19th century.

National Freedman


St. John Fisher College

An issue of the National Freedman, an anti-slavery publication, from 1865.

New National Era;


St. John Fisher College

The abolitionist newspaper, New National Era, was published by Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C. between 1870 and 1874.

Polish Community of Syracuse, NY


Syracuse Polish Home - Polish Heritage Library

Photographs displaying the people and community activities of the Syracuse Polish Home in the 20th century.

Radical Abolitionist


St. John Fisher College

A collection of the Radical Abolitionist newspaper published by the Central Abolition Committee during the mid-19th century.

Safe Haven


Oswego Public Library

Photographs and documents relating to the Jewish refugees at the Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter or "Safe Haven" during World War II.

The Anti-Slavery Record


St. John Fisher College

Selected issues of the abolitionist newspaper, The Anti-Slavery Record, published in 1836.

The Emancipator


St. John Fisher College

Selected issues of the abolitionist newspaper, The Emancipator, from 1838 through 1839.

The Liberator


St. John Fisher College

A collection of the noted abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator, dating from the mid-19th century and Civil War era.

The North Star


St. John Fisher College

A collection of the anti-slavery newspaper, The North Star, published by noted abolitionist Frederick Douglass in the mid-19th century.

Union College Aaron J. Feingold Judaica Collection


Union College

This collection contains North African Postcards of Jewish women, children, and families dating back to the early 20th Century.