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Ontarian Yearbooks

State University of New York at Oswego - Penfield Library

Dates of Original: 1922 - 2005

The State University of New York at Oswego was originally known as Oswego Normal School, which was founded in 1861. It became part of the SUNY system in 1948. From 1922 through 1926 the yearbook was called The Normalian. In 1927 it became known as The Ontarian. The Ontarian was not published in 1972, 2003, or 2004 and was discontinued after the 2005 edition.

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Maria College Nursing 50th Anniversary Collection

Maria College

Dates of Original: 1968-2020

Maria College’s nursing program was born in 1968 out of the closing of St. Peter’s Hospital School of Nursing, both founded by the Sisters of Mercy. The first class graduated in May of 1970. The Associate Degree Nursing program expanded into a baccalaureate degree program in 2010. Today, Maria College’s nursing program offers a practical nurse certificate program, associate in applied science in nursing, and a bachelor of science in nursing. In addition to nursing curriculum, the program focuses on service to others and shaping leaders in the profession.

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Women of Fayetteville Collection

Fayetteville Free Library

Dates of Original: c. 1890 - 1950

Fayetteville Village is located in the town Manlius, which is an eastern suburb of Syracuse in Onondaga County. The village is named after the Marquis de Lafayette, who was considered a national hero in both the United States and France. New York State is home to a great deal of historical women, one of whom was a Fayetteville native: Matilda Jocelyn Gage (1826 - 1898). Gage played a key role in the women’s rights movement and was known for being a great writer. Her house used as a station of the Underground Railroad and has become a historic site where people can visit and learn more... Read more

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Rochester Area Historian's Holdings

Rochester Genealogical Society

Dates of Original: 1813 – 1890; 1937 – 1946

Rochester area Historians' offices hold vital records such as birth, death, and marriage certificates. In the past, various group, such as the National Youth Administration, have indexed Historians' records onto cards, providing an alphabetized listing and access points for people doing research on family members and other persons of interest. Digitizing these indexes provides the only online, searchable access to the information contained in the records.

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