|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.
|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
|Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum
The Chittenango Landing Historic Photograph collection represents a historical overview of Chittenango Landing and the surrounding areas that had significant importance to the canal boat industry in the middle section of the Erie Canal.
|Baldwinsville Public Library
The Christopher Collection includes images representing a historical snapshot of the people and places around the towns of Van Buren and Lysander, and the Village of Baldwinsville, New York, collected by Anthony J. Christopher Sr., a Baldwinsville, native.
|Schenectady County Historical Society
The Erie Canal played an important role in Schenectady County’s development. The opening of the Canal in 1825 facilitated trade between cities in New York, and Schenectady became a prominent shipping port and center for boat-building. Businesses like the American Locomotive company and General Electric would use the Erie Canal to transport raw materials. The Canal would also be used for recreation. Schenectady residents would board the “Kittie West,” a well-known excursion boat to visit places like Rexford and Vischer Ferry. During winter, Schenectady residents would use the canal for winter sports. The portion of the Erie Canal that ran through the City of Schenectady was filled in and paved over in 1925 and became what is now Erie Boulevard. Today, the Erie Canal is mainly a tourist attraction and has been designated as a National Historic Landmark.
|Fulton-Montgomery Community College
This collection is comprised of the historical records of the Fonda, Johnstown, and Gloversville Railroad.
|Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library
Scenic postcards highlighting communities of Mastic, Mastic Beach and Shirley.
|Nioga Library System - Niagara Falls Public Library
The State Reservation at Niagara is the oldest state park in the United States, officially established in 1885. The collection includes photographs, advertisements, blueprints, maps, letters, and other documents relating to the development and use of the Park.