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

Christopher Collection


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.

Dudley Observatory Historical Archives


Dudley Observatory

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

Floods of Chemung County


Steele Memorial Library

This digital collection derived from the Chemung County Historical Society’s archive and the Chemung County Library District’s collection, includes photographs, documents, video, and/or sound recordings about the floods that impacted Chemung County.

Geneva Public Library Digital Collection


Geneva Public Library

Photographs relating to the history and development of Geneva, New York in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Historic Paintings Unwrapped


History Center in Tompkins County

A choice painting collection that dates to the early 19th century. It includes works by such notables as Henry Walton, whose lithographs depict mid-19th century life, and Alison Mason Kingsbury Bishop, an exemplar of a mid-twentieth century modernist style. From 2009 to early 2010 it was on display in a successful rotating exhibit “Historic Paintings Unwrapped” featuring different works each month.

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