Hudson Area Library

51 N. 5th ST
Hudson, New York 12534
Phone: 518-828-1792

Hudson Area Library


The Hudson Area Library, located in Hudson, NY, enriches the quality of life by providing free and equal access to programs, services and resources, and by creating opportunities for all members of our community to connect, create, learn and grow.

The library’s History Room houses resources that pertains to the history of the City of Hudson, Greenport and Stockport, as well as Columbia County and New York State. Among the holdings are sets of Hudson City Directories, Hudson High School’s Blue and Gold Yearbooks, early editions of poetry books by Edna St. Vincent Millay, historical periodicals, vintage postcards, and photographs including the Neefus Collection and photographs from the Rowles Collection. The archival collections contain newspaper clippings, original documents, photographs, local history booklets, pamphlets, and local oral histories. The books are all cataloged and searchable online in the Mid-Hudson Library System. The archival collections are organized by finding aid and container lists, which are available on the library's website.

Hudson Area Library is a member of the Southeastern New York Library Resources Council.


image of SPOUT logo

Excerpts from a scrapbook documenting Hudson's Society to Promote Our Unique Town (SPOUT) initiative throughout the 1970s-80s. The scrapbook includes clippings, photographs, advertisements, posters, brochures, and administrative correspondence. 

Child sits on a pony

Materials curated by Black Legacy Association of Columbia County (BLACC) to showcase the contributions made by the Black community to Columbia County from slavery to the present time.

Deed of manumission

Excerpts from a deed book at the Columbia County Clerk's office. These documents, dating between 1806 - 1825, record the emancipation of enslaved persons in the county from their enslavers.

Hudson City Directories

Directories from the City of Hudson containing residents' names, information on local businesses, and a variety of other data.

Hudson Fulton Celebration 1909

Images and ephemera from the 1909 Hudson-Fulton Celebration.

Image of house designed by Henry S Moul

Images of buildings designed by architect Henry S. Moul.

Page 32 from Spanish-American War: 23rd Separate Company Photo Album

This album dates from 1889-1890 and is a collection of photographs of soldiers with the 23rd Separate Company, recruited for the Spanish-American War and serving at Camp Wetherill near Greenville, South Carolina.

The City of Hudson Postcards Collection

Postcards of the City of Hudson.

Front page of the bi-centennial issue

The bicentennial edition, published on April 8, 1985, of the founding of the Register-Star of Hudson, New York, includes information associated with the paper’s history.

Three women in traditional Ukrainian dress

Images and documentation about the lives of Ukrainian Americans living in Hudson, N.Y.