Elting Memorial Library - Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection

Parent Organization: Elting Memorial Library
93 Main Street
New Paltz, NY 12561
Phone: 845-255-5030 ext. 3

Elting Memorial Library - Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection


The Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection is the non-circulating research section of the Elting Memorial Library. Considered the best genealogical and local history collection in the Mid-Hudson Valley, it is a repository for primary source material and published works relating to the Hudson Valley. Its strongest focus is on the town and village of New Paltz.

Elting Memorial Library - Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection is a member of the Southeastern New York Library Resources Council.


Camp Awosting

This collection documents life at Camp Awosting, a summer camp for boys, originally located in Kerhonkson, NY.

County Atlas of Ulster New York

Maps, lithographs, and directories from the 1875 Beers atlas of Ulster County.

Erma DeWitt Photographs

Erma Dewitt’s historic photos, which act as a snapshot into the people, places, and events of Ulster County in the 40’s and 50’s.

Fort Orange Collection

Letters and photographs of the men who guarded the New York City Aqueduct during WWI.

Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection Images and Documents

Historic images and documents related to New Paltz, NY.

Leah Catharine Deyo Jessup Collection

Correspondence related to Leah Catharine Deyo, as well as portraits of her family.

Jean (Jacob) Hasbrouck House, New Paltz, NY

This collection includes personal papers created or kept by individuals and families chiefly of southern Ulster County, NY. The majority of the papers date from the mid-1600s through 1830.