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

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.