1825, a Pivotal Year on the Niagara Frontier


Buffalo and Erie County Public Library

Materials documenting the City of Buffalo and Niagara Frontier in 1825.

1964 Rochester Riot Photographs


Rochester Public Library

This collection of images documents Rochester’s 1964 race riots, offering a vivid and revealing glimpse into Rochester’s, and the nation’s, past.

African Repository and Colonial Journal


St. John Fisher College

A collection of the African Repository and Colonial Journal which was published in 1837 by the American Colonization Society.

Albany Law School Alumni


Albany Law School

This collection contains documents and photographs relating to the alumni of Albany Law School.

Albany Law School Architecture Collection


Albany Law School

This collection contains photographs of the outside and inside of buildings on the Albany Law School campus.

Albany Law School Collection


Albany Law School

This collection contains photographs and documents related to the students of Albany Law School.

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.

American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Reporter


St. John Fisher College

An 1843 publication by the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society relating to the abolishment of slavery.

Autographs


Corning Community College - Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Library

Corning Community College owns an autograph collection of over 100 noted statesmen, presidents, Revolutionary War heroes and authors including Henry Clay, Jules Verne, Theodore Roosevelt to name a few.

Brentwood Historical Documents


Brentwood Public Library

Correspondence and historical records from Brentwood, NY.

Buffalo Ku Klux Klan Membership List


Buffalo History Museum

A directory of Buffalo Ku Klux Klan members from the mid-1920s.

Calvin Coolidge at Paul Smiths


Paul Smith's College - Joan Weill Adirondack Library

A collection of photographs documenting president Calvin Coolidge's visit to Paul Smith College in 1926.

Central Square Oral History Collection


Wisdom Thinkers Network

This collection includes one oral history video conducted by students at Central Square High School.

Christian Investigator


St. John Fisher College

Selected issues of the Christian Investigator, an anti-slavery publication, created by abolitionist William Goodell in the mid-19th century.

Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth Collection


Mechanicville District Public Library

This collection contains items related to the life of Colonel Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth.

Convivium Collection


Siena College

This collection contains images of medieval and early modern manuscripts, manuscript leaves, and book leaves.

Delaware County Historical Association Sherwood Collection


Delaware County Historical Association

The Sherwood Collection is mainly comprised of letters to and from Samuel Sherwood (1779-1862), his second wife Laura Bostwick Sherwood (1790-1863), and members of their family.

Delhi Equal Suffrage Club Collection


Delaware County Historical Association

Minute and treasurer books of the Delhi Equal Suffrage Club, along with a few letters and a photograph, dating from c1914.

Dewitt Community Library History Collection


Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville

The DeWitt Community Library History collection contains photographs and images related to the history of and events occurring within the library.

Douglass Monthly


St. John Fisher College

The Douglass' Monthly is a newspaper created by Frederick Douglass, following the success of his earlier weekly publications. The newspaper relates to the abolitionist movement as well as other social reform topics.

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.

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.

Fulton Oral History Collection


Wisdom Thinkers Network

This collection includes oral history videos conducted by students at Fulton High School.

Hannibal Oral History Collection


Wisdom Thinkers Network

This collection includes oral history videos conducted by students at Hannibal High School.

Henry Darwin Didama MD Collection


SUNY Upstate Medical University - Health Sciences Library

This collection contains the papers of Henry Darwin Didama, who became a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Syracuse University College of Medicine in 1872 and Dean of the College of Medicine beginning in 1888.

Huntington Archives


Huntington Town Clerk's Archives

A sampling of early legal documents and photographs from the town of Huntington’s archives.

Huntington Deeds


Huntington Town Clerk's Archives

Deeds documenting land transactions from the early history of Huntington.

Huntington Historical Maps


Huntington Town Clerk's Archives

Historical maps showing land purchases and boundaries in the Town of Huntington.

Huntington Legal Manuscripts


Huntington Town Clerk's Archives

Legal manuscripts of early Huntington, NY.

Huntington Political Cartoons


Huntington Public Library

Scrapbook of political cartoons from the late 19th Century.

Huntington War Manuscripts


Huntington Town Clerk's Archives

Historical manuscripts relating to Huntington’s involvement in the Revolutionary and Civil War.

Jennie Curtis Cannon Collection


Delaware County Historical Association

Miscellaneous materials concerning Jennie Curtis Cannon (Mrs. Henry White Cannon), including a scrapbook and other material related to her activities in the women’s suffrage movement.

John S. Apperson Jr. and Paul Schaefer Collections


Union College

A collection of photographs, pamphlets, letters, and other materials highlighting 20th century citizen political activism, grassroots conservation, daily life, and outdoor recreation in the Adirondacks in New York State.

Judicial Portrait Collection


Appellate Division Fourth Department Law Library

A portrait collection of New York judges and court staff spanning over a century.

Kathleen Oser Collection


Utica College - Center for Historical Research

Utica resident Kathleen Oser was involved in many civil rights and women’s rights movements, especially the National Organization for Women (NOW.) The collection contains materials relating to Osner’s involvement in NOW.

League of Women Voters of Amherst


Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Documents relating to the Amherst League of Women Voters in the mid to late 20th century.

League of Women Voters of Buffalo Niagara


University at Buffalo Libraries - Digital Collections

Newsletters, newspaper articles, publications, meeting minutes and scrapbooks chronicling the history of the League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization from the early 20th century to present day.

Love Canal Images


University at Buffalo Libraries - Digital Collections

Photographs relating to the Love Canal environmental tragedy in the late 20th century.

Maurice Leyden Collection


Binghamton University - Binghamton University Libraries

The Maurice Leyden Collection consists of diaries, photographs, correspondence, financial records, essays and military records of Maurice Leyden. The collection also includes twenty-two diaries, dating from 1860-1886 and written Sarah Woodruff Pottle, a relative of Mr. Leyden, as well as, four diaries spanning the years between 1897 and 1908 and belonging to Blanche Leyden, Maurice Leyden's daughter.

National Anti-Slavery Standard


St. John Fisher College

Selected issues of the newspaper, National Anti-Slavery Standard, which promoted equality and emancipation during the mid-19th century.

National Freedman


St. John Fisher College

An issue of the National Freedman, an anti-slavery publication, from 1865.

New National Era


St. John Fisher College

The abolitionist newspaper, New National Era, was published by Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C. between 1870 and 1874.

North Star


St. John Fisher College

A collection of the anti-slavery newspaper, The North Star, published by noted abolitionist Frederick Douglass in the mid-19th century.

Oneida County Anti-Slavery Petitions


Utica College - Center for Historical Research

Petitions signed by the residents of Oneida County calling for an end to slavery in the mid-19th century.

Oswego Historical Society


Oswego Public Library

This collection contains publications by the Oswego Historical Society from 1899 to 1976.

Plattsburgh Pioneers


Plattsburgh Public Library

This collection consists of the Willisborough Town Book, beginning on the 8th day of 1786.

Political Study Club of Ithaca Scrapbooks


History Center in Tompkins County

Scrapbooks containing meeting minutes, programs, brochures, newspaper clippings and photographs concerning a late 19th and early 20th century women’s suffrage organization in Ithaca, New York. Some materials reference New York State and national suffrage matters.

Radical Abolitionist


St. John Fisher College

A collection of the Radical Abolitionist newspaper published by the Central Abolition Committee during the mid-19th century.

Reid Gallery of Prominent Citizens of Rome, New York


Jervis Public Library

The Reid Gallery of Prominent Citizens at the Jervis Public Library in Rome, New York, contains "photographic portraits of prominent men who have in some way been connected with the history of Rome, or its vicinity, who have been born in Rome or have lived in Rome and who have attained prominence in the city of Rome or elsewhere," along with a "historical or biographical sketch" of the respective subject.

Rochester Area Historian's Holdings


Rochester Genealogical Society

A collection of card index finding aids to the Monroe County Mail Newspaper, Fairport Herald Newspaper, and the Town of Perington, New York records from the 19th century through to the mid-20th century.

SU College of Law: A Historical Retrospective


Syracuse University College of Law - Law Library

Photographs, documents, and other materials relating to the founding and history of Syracuse University College of Law.

Suffrage Documents of the New York State Federation of Women’s Clubs


Elmira College - Gannett-Tripp Library

The suffrage documents are a hidden collection within the New York State Federation of Women’s Clubs records. The suffrage documents, though limited, demonstrate the complexity of the suffrage issue and contain reports of the anti-suffrage and suffrage committees, an address in opposition of women’s suffrage, a Club resolution to endorse women’s suffrage, and a resignation letter and response concerning the Club’s perceived support of the suffrage issue. This collection offers a varied perspective that surrounded the suffrage question in the early 20th Century.

The Anti-Slavery Record


St. John Fisher College

Selected issues of the abolitionist newspaper, The Anti-Slavery Record, published in 1836.

The Emancipator


St. John Fisher College

Selected issues of the abolitionist newspaper, The Emancipator, from 1838 through 1839.

The Liberator


St. John Fisher College

A collection of the noted abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator, dating from the mid-19th century and Civil War era.

The Roosevelts Visit Syracuse


SUNY Upstate Medical University - Health Sciences Library

Photographs and documents relating to Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt’s visits to Syracuse, New York in the early to mid-20th century.

War Diaries


New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center

This collection contains images of diaries belonging to American men who served in various wars, including the Civil War, World War I, and World War II.

Women's Rights Collection


Seneca Falls Historical Society

Photographs and documents relating to women’s suffrage. The items in this collection are from or connected to Seneca Falls, New York.

WPA Fine Arts Projects in Rochester


University of Rochester - Memorial Art Gallery

This collection includes drawings, photographs, and posters created for the WPA  Federal Arts Project in the Rochester, New York region during the late 1930s.