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.

Anna E. Wilcox Collection


Binghamton University - Binghamton University Libraries

The Anna E. Wilcox Collection of Civil War letters consists of forty-five letters on forty-four separate sheets, eight photographs, four envelopes which could not be matched to any letters, and ancillary materials.

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

Bowers Collection


Broome County Public Library

This extensive glass-plate collection contains the work of Franck Taylor Bowers (1875-1932) a Broome County artist and photographer.

Brockway Motor Trucks Collection


Cortland County Historical Society

This collection contains a sampling from the thousands of Brockway Motor Truck Co. slides, photographs and negatives.

Businesses of Albany, New York


Albany Public Library

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

Capital District Library Council Albany NY


Capital District Library Council

This collection contains items that share the history of the Capital District Library Council.

Chittenango Landing Historic Photograph Collection


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.

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.

Crawford Collection


Liverpool Public Library

The Crawford Collection contains photographs and glass negatives taken around Liverpool, New York by various photographers including Toby Crawford III’s father, George “Waxy” Miller and James T. Rogers.

Dentistry at the University of Rochester


University of Rochester Medical Center - Eastman Institute for Oral Health

A collection of images depicting the Rochester Dental Dispensary and School for Dental Hygienists in the early and mid-20th century.

Dewitt Community Library History Collection


DeWitt Community Library

The DeWitt Community Library History collection contains photographs and images related to the history of and events occurring within the library.

Donnan Farm Galway NY


Galway Public Library

This collection contains photographs relating to the Donnan Farm area in Galway, New York.

Dudley Observatory Artifacts


Dudley Observatory

This collection contains images of artifacts and people related to the Dudley Observatory.

Dudley Observatory Historical Archives


Dudley Observatory

This collection contains artifacts relating to the history of the Dudley Observatory.

Early Canastota Business Collection


Canastota Public Library

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

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.

Erie Canal Photograph Collection


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.

Fayetteville Free Library Postcard Collection


Fayetteville Free Library

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.

Ferris Meigs Logging Photograph Collection


Adirondack Experience

The Santa Clara Logging Company, run by President Ferris Meigs, was a leader in timber conservation in the Adirondack region. This collection of photographs depicts the Santa Clara Logging Company and Meigs family.

Freeport Memorial Library Board Minutes


Freeport Memorial Library

Library board minutes from the Freeport Memorial Library.

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.

Gloversville Library NY


Gloversville Public Library

The images in this collection cover the building of the Gloversville, New York Carnegie Library that was erected with funds provided by Andrew Carnegie.

Groundbreaking of the Health Sciences Library


SUNY Upstate Medical University - Health Sciences Library

Photographs and documents relating to the Health Sciences Library groundbreaking ceremony at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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.

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.

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.

Joseph Jacques Ramee Architectural Plans for Union College


Union College

This is a collection of Union College architectural plans which includes Schaffer Library and the Nott Memorial, drawn by Joseph Jacques Ramée in 1813.

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.

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.

Library History Collection


Saratoga Springs Public Library

This collection contains photographs and documents that share the history of the Saratoga Springs Public Library.

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.

Longwood Scrapbooks


Longwood Public Library

Scrapbooks created by the Bayles Family.

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

Martha Blow Wadsworth Photograph Collection


SUNY Geneseo

A collection of early 20th century photographs taken by Martha Blow Wadsworth which document a prominent family’s life in the Genesee Valley of New York, as well as showcase a trip to Panama and the construction of the Panama Canal.

Montauk Land Use and Development


Montauk Library

Historic photographs and maps showing land development in Montauk.

Montauk Military Collection


Montauk Library

Historic photographs of various military installations on Montauk.

Nikolai Nikolaevich Aleksandrov Historical Photograph Collection


Holy Trinity Seminary

This collection chronicles the daily life of the monks and seminarians during the early years of Holy Trinity Monastery and Seminary, while also capturing the traditional religious services of the Russian Orthodox Church

Pierson War Journal


Pierson Middle School

Digital version of a journal kept by Angelo Solimino during his service in World War II.

Port Washington Maritime Collection;


Port Washington Public Library

The Port Washington Maritime Collection features materials from the Local History Center that relate to the region’s rich maritime history and traditions.

Schuelke Collection


Liverpool Public Library

Ted Schuelke was a Liverpool, New York resident and his photograph collection is comprised of pictures taken in the immediate Liverpool area and in the Adirondacks.

The Albert R. Stone Negative Collection


Rochester Museum & Science Center

Photographs taken by newspaper photographer, Albert R. Stone, document the City of Rochester, especially in regards to early 20th century transportation and construction.

The Family


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

This collection contains multiple photographs and documents of The Family sculpture located on Corning Community College’s Spencer Hill Campus.

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.

Village of Voorheesville Historical Records


Voorheesville Public Library

The collection includes records documenting the people, places, and events of the Village of Voorheesville and to a lesser extent the Town of New Scotland.

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.

Watervliet Businesses


Watervliet Public Library

This collection consists of images of businesses and industries located in and around Watervliet, N.Y. in the early 1900's.

Westbury Local History


Westbury Memorial Public Library

The Westbury Local History collection consists of still image photographs which tell the history of the Westbury area.

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.