Items in New York Heritage are organized into collections, which provide additional context for understanding their significance and meaning.

East Meadow Collection


East Meadow Public Library

Histories of East Meadow, NY.

Elmira College Women’s Rights and Suffrage Collection


Elmira College - Gannett-Tripp Library

The Elmira College women’s rights and suffrage collection is an aggregate of records from the Elmira College Archives. Typical records from the collection include campus publications (Daily Evening Lepidotus, Sibyl, EC Weekly, and the Alumni Bulletin), photographs, student letters, student scrapbooks and addresses made by college officials. The collection documents the student, faculty and institutional role in the women’s rights movement from the inaugural speech of the College’s first President, Augustus Cowles, to the mounting suffrage efforts of the early 1900’s, until the passage of the amendment to the New York State Constitution granting women the right to vote in 1917.

Emily Howland Papers


Wells College - Louis Jefferson Long Library

Items from the personal papers and library of abolitionist, suffragist, and peace activist Emily Howland, including her collection of political pamphlets, posters, and program documents.

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.

Frederick Lawrence Pomeroy Collection


American Pomeroy Historic Genealogical Association

The Frederick Lawrence Pomeroy Collection consists of family correspondence, news clippings, telegrams, and transcripts of sermons.

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