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

The Normal Leader is the student newspaper of the State University of New York at Fredonia, first published in 1893. Originally published by the all-female Agonian literary society, after its very first issue it became the publication of both the Agonian and the Zetesian (all-male) literary societies. The newspaper shortened its official name to simply ​The Leader in 1936, which is the title under which it is still published today. Heavily focused on literary content in its earliest years, the newspaper remains one of the most frequently requested and accessed published titles within the Archives & Special Collections of the Daniel A. Reed Library at Fredonia, which underscores its importance in supporting both college and regional history, as it provides a unique look into the history of higher learning in Western New York.
This collection contains four recorded interviews with residents of The Oaks at Menorah Park, a senior living facility in DeWitt, New York.
Photographs and documents relating to Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt’s visits to Syracuse, New York in the early to mid-20th century.
Issues of the literary magazine published by Freeport High School
The Way We Were Town of Saratoga collection includes vintage postcards and photographs with descriptive captions from the first half of the 20th Century in the Villages of Victory and Schuylerville along with the Town of Saratoga.

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