Albany Public Library

161 Washington Ave.
Albany, New York 12210
Phone: 518-427-4300 x0303 (Washington Avenue Branch Reference Desk)
Contact:
Local History Librarian - 518-427-4300 x0376 - localhistory@albanypubliclibrary.org
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Albany Public Library

About

The Pruyn Collection of Albany History at Albany Public Library is a treasure trove of information about the leaders, citizens, buildings, governments, events, and history of New York’s capital city. The collection includes documents about urban renewal, the South Mall construction, city and state government, and African American history.

Albany Public Library’s digital collection on New York Heritage contains a small sample of our local history holdings. The full Pruyn Collection includes thousands of books, photographs, city directories, newspapers, documents, census records, city council minutes, maps, and more.

Albany Public Library is a member of the Capital District Library Council.

Collections

Albany, NY School Yearbooks

This collection consists of yearbooks from current and former schools in the city of Albany.

Businesses of Albany, New York

This collection contains historic photographs of businesses in Albany, New York.

Commercial Streets of Albany, New York

This collection contains photographs and drawings from Albany's business and industrial areas.

Religious Albany, New York

This collection contains photographs and drawing of religious facilities in Albany, New York.

Residential Albany, New York

This collection contains photographs of residential areas of Albany, New York.

Urban Renewal in Albany, New York

This collection contains photographs showing the demolition and construction of buildings in Albany's Clinton Square neighborhood during the late twentieth century.

Views of Albany, New York

This collection contains a sampling of historic black and white photographs of Albany, New York.