State University of New York at Potsdam - College Libraries

Parent Organization: State University of New York at Potsdam
44 Pierrepont Avenue
Potsdam, NY 13676
Phone: 315-267-2485

State University of New York at Potsdam - College Libraries


The SUNY Potsdam College Archives & Special Collections is located on the second floor of Crumb Library, and is SUNY Potsdam's designated repository for the college archives, manuscript collections, and rare books. The College Archives collects, preserves, and makes accessible historical records documenting the history of SUNY Potsdam, from its founding as the St. Lawrence Academy in 1816 to the present. These materials represent campus history from the perspectives of former and current administrators, faculty, staff, and students. Significant college collections include the President’s Office records, the Crane School of Music records, the President's Office records, the Pioneer Yearbook collection, the Racquette Newspaper collection, and many more. The Special Collections unit focuses on select aspects of Northern New York History. Included in these collections are the papers of Congressmen Bertrand Snell and David O’Brien Martin, as well as books and other historic materials that document the Adirondacks, the St. Lawrence River and Seaway, and local history.

State University of New York at Potsdam - College Libraries is a member of the Northern New York Library Network.


Crane School of Music

This collection contains photographs, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and sheet music relating to the history of the Crane School of Music dating between 1869 and 1993.

Potsdam Normal Magazine

This collection consists of issues of the Potsdam Normal Magazine published between 1897 and 1902.