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

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.

Brentwood Historical Documents


Brentwood Public Library

Correspondence and historical records from Brentwood, NY.

Bullis Family Collection


Macedon Public Library

This collection includes the Bullis Family & Friends Album. In 1837, Charles Bullis settled in Macedon, NY with his wife Eleanor. Charles attended Geneva Medical College and became one of Macedon's first physicians. Charles and Eleanor had two children, Abraham and Amy. Abraham lived in the Macedon area for his entire life, and earned degrees in Mathematics and Civil Engineering from Cornell University. His daughter Janette "Nettie" was also a lifelong resident of Macedon, and was valedictorian of her high school class in 1911. The photos in this collection were taken in the mid-1800's through the early 1900's and include both family and friends.

Civil War Carte de Visite Collection


New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center

This collection contains photographs of New Yorkers who played a role in the Civil War.

Clarkson Family Photographs Collection


Clarkson University - Harriet Call Burnap Memorial Library

A collection of pohotographs of the Clarkson family and their home

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