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Beauchamp Branch Photodocumentation Project, 1994

Onondaga County Public Library - Central Library

Dates of Original: c. 1875 - 1994

The Onondaga County Public Library Beauchamp Branch Neighborhood Photodocumentation Project was funded by the New York State Archives and Records Administration's Documentary Heritage Program. The project was intended to create a collection of photographs which would document the African American community served by the Beauchamp Branch Library in Syracuse, N.Y. Members of the community were asked to bring in personal photographs during four scheduled copy clinics held during May 1994 at the Beauchamp Branch Library. Selected photographs were copied by Ellen Blalock, a professional... Read more

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Buffalo Photograph Collection: Lantern slides, circa 1890-1910

Buffalo and Erie County Public Library

Dates of Original: c. 1890 -1910

The City of Buffalo, located in Erie County, grew significantly in the 19th and early 20th centuries due transportation and trades routes, including the Great Lakes, Erie Canal, and railways. Buffalo was one of the first cities to have widespread electricity, thanks to the hydroelectric power generated by the Niagara River.

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Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library Local History Photograph Collection

Plainview Old Bethpage Public Library

Dates of Original: 1907-1963

The Plainview Library opened its doors on January 7, 1956 in the Jamaica Avenue School. In 1957, the Library relocated to rented space in the Morton Village Shopping Center. It remained in the Morton Village Shopping Center until the current building opened in 1963. In March of 1966, the library's charter was amended and its named changed to the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library to accurately reflect the one school district and two communities the Library serves.

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Clarkson University History Collection

Clarkson University - Harriet Call Burnap Memorial Library

Dates of Original: 1904 - 1995

Named for Northern New York entrepreneur Thomas S. Clarkson, Clarkson University was founded in 1896 in Potsdam, New York, first as the Thomas S. Clarkson school of Technology, then becoming the Thomas S. Clarkson Memorial College of technology, then Clarkson University in 1984.

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