Greater Oneonta Historical Society

P.O. Box 814
Oneonta, New York 13820
Phone: 607-432-0960607-431-9509

Greater Oneonta Historical Society


Founded in 1939, the Greater Oneonta Historical Society (formerly the Upper Susquehanna Historical Society) strives to preserve the heritage of the Greater Oneonta area and to educate the population by offering programs which familiarize area citizens with local history. As an organization, we work to enhance the future by providing a tradition on which our contemporary culture can be based and out of which it can grow.

Greater Oneonta Historical Society is a member of the South Central Regional Library Council.


1968-1969 Yearbook for the Oneonta Branch of the AAUW

Yearbooks, correspondence and ephemera related to the American Assocation of University Women in Oneonta, New York.

1962-06-13 23rd International Convention Photo

Yearbooks and pamphlets from the Oneonta Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Greater Oneonta Historical Society Papers of Jessie Elvira Jenks

The Jenks family papers include letters written to Willard S. Jenks and his wife, Rhoda, from their daughter, Jessie Elvira Jenks. Jessie lived from 1873-1964.

Oneonta City Directories

Directory of Oneonta for 1901-1902: a classified business directory and householder's street directory together with a compendium of the village government, institutions, incorporated companies, societies, miscellaneous organizations, etc.

Man in Uniform

Biographies and materials about soldiers from the Oneonta area who died during World War II, collected as part of the Stories Behind the Stars project. 

1966-03-23 Meeting of the Oneonta Business Woman's Club

Ephemera from the Ladies' Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Perseverance Lodge no. 96, in Oneonta, NY.