The Adirondack Experience collects and interprets objects that represent the lives of Adirondack visitors and residents. Opened in 1957 in the heart of the Adirondack Park, it encompasses 23 buildings on 121 acres and is the largest cultural organization in New York’s North Country. The Experience’s research library collections include books, manuscripts, government documents, maps, atlases, serials, microfilms, ephemera, and audio recordings relating to the history and culture of the Adirondack Mountains and northern New York State.
The Albany Institute of History & Art Library is a non-circulating research library with collections related to the art, history, and culture of the upper Hudson Valley of New York. Collections include manuscript materials, photographs, maps, rare books, and other collections dating from the seventeenth century to the present.
The American Jewish Historical Society is the oldest ethnic, cultural archive in the United States. AJHS provides access to more than 30 million documents and 50,000 books, photographs, art and artifacts that reflect the history of the Jewish presence in the United States from 1654 to the present.
The mission of the Archives is to serve as a centralized resource for historical information about the Society and as a repository for the important archival materials it acquires. Records housed in the ANS Archives document the history and development of the Society, its collections, exhibitions, and programs, as well as the contributions of individuals and groups associated with the Society — they are unique and irreplaceable assets.
Bard College Archives & Special Collections collects, preserves and makes available materials in a variety of formats relating to the intellectual and social history of Bard College and its surrounding communities.
The Bronxville History Center, located in the lower level of the Bronxville Public Library, is the Village of Bronxville’s repository of personal and organizational historical materials—personal papers, organizational records, photographs, newspapers, maps, books, artifacts, and other items—relating to Bronxville’s history.
The Rev. J. Clayton Murray, S.J. Archives serves as the institutional memory of Canisius College, founded in 1870 by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Buffalo, NY. Archives identify, acquire and maintain historic records that chronicle the development of the College, and ensure an accurate, well- maintained record of decisions that impact its history. Special Collections contain unique and rare items including books, manuscripts and collections related to the history of Canisius, Jesuits and local and regional history of western New York. Additions to the collection relate to the disciplines or special interests of the College, and local organizations with similar interests.
The Center for Brooklyn History is your source for 33,000 books, 1,600 archival collections, 1,200 oral history interviews, 50,000 photographs, 2,000 maps, 8,000 artifacts, and 300 paintings that document the commercial, residential, community, and civic development of Brooklyn.
The Archives at the Center for Inquiry Libraries (CFI Libraries) contain materials that relate to scientific skepticism. The business papers of the Center for Inquiry, the Council for Secular Humanism, the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, and the Richard Dawkins Foundation reside in our Amherst, NY offices. Additionally, historical papers from such luminaries as Thornton Page, Patrick Romanell, Martin Gardner, and Martin Orne are part of these archives. A collection of materials relating to the “Memory Wars” of the late 20th Century are part of the False Memory Syndrome Foundation Archives, and the collection of materials from Mark Pendergrast.
The Center for Jewish History serves as a collaborative home for the American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. The archival collections held at the Center for Jewish History constitute the world’s most comprehensive documentation of the modern Jewish experience outside of Israel, with more than five linear miles of papers, publications, recordings, films, and photographs, and over 60 terabytes of digital assets.
Special Collections & University Archives houses Colgate's literary manuscripts, rare books, written materials of unique value, and collections that relate to the history of the University. The University Archives serves as the official repository for the records of the university's administrative and academic departments.
The College of Saint Rose Archives and Special Collections (Archives) appraises, collects, describes, preserves, and makes available the non-current, official records of the College and materials by and about persons affiliated with the College which have legal, administrative, or historical value.
Archives & Special Collections in the Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library collects, preserves, organizes, and makes available rare and unique materials documenting the history of the Columbia University Irving Medical Center along with the health sciences in general.
Located in Avery Hall, the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library collects books and periodicals in architecture, historic preservation, art history, painting, sculpture, graphic arts, decorative arts, city planning, real estate, and archaeology. The Library contains more than 250,000 volumes and receives approximately 1,500 periodicals.
Located on the campus of Union Theological Seminary, the Burke Library is the largest theological library in the western hemisphere, containing rich collections for theological study and research. With holdings of over 700,000 items, the Library is recognized as one of the premier libraries in its field and includes extensive holdings of unique and special materials.
Located in Kent Hall, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library is one of the major collections for the study of East Asia in the United States, with nearly 750,000 volumes of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan, Mongol, Manchu, and Western-language materials and over 5,000 periodical titles.
Located in Butler Library, the Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML) is Columbia’s principal repository for rare and unique materials, with holdings that span four thousand years of recorded knowledge, from cuneiform tablets to early printed books and born-digital archives. Each year RBML welcomes thousands of researchers and visitors to their reading room, exhibitions, programs, and classrooms.
Crouse Health Library manages a repository of historic materials documenting the history of Crouse Hospital and its precursors, Syracuse Hospital for Women & Children, Syracuse Memorial Hospital and Crouse-Irving Memorial Hospital and their affiliated nursing schools. Items in our collection include minutes, official publications, nursing uniforms, photographs and artifacts spanning the period of the hospital’s founding in 1887 to the present.
The Elmira College Archives serves as the repository for the permanent records of the college and includes college publications, photographs, audiovisual materials, theses, faculty publications, memorabilia and materials that document all aspects of campus life.
The Museum collects printed and manuscript materials, maps, photographs, motion picture film, digital materials, video and audio recordings (such as oral histories), paintings, artifacts and other items which deal with the Enlarged Erie Canal, the Old Erie Canal, the New York State Barge Canal, the lateral canals, and the pre-Erie Canals of New York State.
The Research Library supplements the diverse and world renowned collections at Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum. Our broad focus includes New York State with an emphasis on Otsego and nearby counties, American, and Native American history, art, and material culture. The Library’s Special Collections include rare books, manuscripts and archival collections, trade catalogs, pamphlets, broadsides, and ephemera.
The Frick Art Reference Library provides public access to materials and programs focused on the study of fine and decorative arts created in the Western tradition from the fourth to the mid-twentieth century. It serves an international research community and supports institutional initiatives.
The Library has more than 100,000 volumes of fiction, non-fiction, trade, and technical-related research materials. The collection represents the importance placed on a broad education and illustrates urban work history. As the second-oldest continuously operating library in New York City, the wealth of older books makes the library an excellent research facility. Its archives date back to 1785.
Library Special Collections and Archives comprise manuscripts, papers, and ephemera, including those of Alvin Langdon Coburn, Lewis W. Hine, Zelda Mackay, Southworth and Hawes, and Edward Steichen, among other photographers, collectors, and inventors.
The College Archives was officially established in 1973 and exists primarily to collect and preserve materials that reflect the biography of John Christopher Hartwick and the educational institutions bearing his name – Hartwick Seminary, Hartwick Academy and Hartwick College. In addition, the Archives houses over thirty special collections.
The Archives consists of the two-dimensional paper portion of our collection. We have 1,300 cubic feet of archives material, which includes 50,000 images. Geneva’s stories are captured in letters, diaries, ledgers and minute books, and photographs. Inventory of our material is ongoing, please contact us or visit our website for further information.
The Schoonmaker Research Library is devoted primarily to the mission of Historic Huguenot Street and to local history and genealogy of the settling of New Paltz and surrounding areas of the Hudson Valley. This includes people from the low countries of Europe, including French-speaking and Dutch families, the Lenape, and African Americans. Our collection consists of family genealogies; church and cemetery records; municipal and county histories; publications relating to Huguenot, Walloon, and Dutch ancestry; religious history of the Huguenots and Calvinists; and culture of the Hudson Valley. In addition to our Library, Historic Huguenot Street has an archival collection. Our Archives focus primarily on the history of New Paltz.
Hudson Area Library contains a variety of primary and secondary sources including rare documents and photographs, books, maps, oral histories, and other memorabilia of the City of Hudson beginning with the first settlement to the present. Additionally, there are sources pertaining to the history of Columbia County and New York State.
Located on the historic Rondout waterfront in Kingston, New York, the Hudson River Maritime Museum was established in 1979 and is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries, and related industries.
The archives houses 1,295.50 linear feet of permanent records documenting the Town's establishment and growth. The manuscript collection consists of 193 volumes, 200 maps/drawings and 55 linear feet of material dating back to 1653, the founding date of the Town. It includes records such as Indian deeds and patents, chattel mortgages, thatch and underwater leases, highway records, town accounts and assessment/tax records, documents pertaining to the Revolutionary Era and the Civil War, Trustee records, Overseers of the Poor records, town records referring to the origination and functions of town government, court records dealing with all aspects of life since the establishment of the Town, vital statistics, as well as records pertaining to elections, schools, and manumission of slaves.
The collection of the Archives of the Keene Valley Library includes more than 6000 photographs and negatives, manuscripts, books, oral history recordings, obituary and cemetery records relating to the Keene area of the Adirondack Mountains in Northern New York.
Over decades, Friends of Lorenzo has played a key role in the preservation and promotion of Lorenzo's treasures. Its archives and collections, covering 160 years of history as seen through one family, consists of more than 200,000 documents and 50,000 objects. The documents and objects at Lorenzo comprise the most extensive collection held within the NY State Historic Site System.
The Archives and Special Collections, located in the James A. Cannavino Library, holds research and primary resource materials. The strength and focus of our collections are in areas that reflect and support the teaching and research needs of students, faculty, staff, and researchers in the Marist Community.
The objective of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives is to collect, organize, and preserve in perpetuity the corporate records and official correspondence of the Museum, to make the collection accessible and provide research support, and to further an informed and enduring understanding of the Museum's history. Archives holdings include Board of Trustees records, legal documents, Museum publications, office files of selected Museum staff, architectural drawings, press clippings, and ephemera.
miSci, the Museum of Innovation and Science, is a dynamic destination which celebrates science, invention, and imagination. miSci explores the area's rich technological heritage, with some of the region's finest interactive exhibits and a research archive. The miSci Archives contains manuscript collections, photographs, trade literature, and other materials relating to the history of General Electric and the impact of innovation in electricity and electronics on communication, food preparation, transportation, power generation, and medical imaging.
The Museum of Modern Art Archives is an internationally recognized research center for modern and contemporary art. The Archives collects, preserves, and makes accessible nearly 90 years’ worth of the Museum’s historical records, 40 years’ worth of MoMA PS1 records, and other primary source documents concerning art and cultural history in the 20th and 21st centuries, including private archives and papers of artists, galleries, dealers, art historians, critics, and others.
The Network of Religious Communities(NRC) is an ecumenical, interfaith nonprofit organization with roots back to 1857. The archives contains minutes of the predecessor organizations along with directories, annual reports, newsletters, media, social justice projects and more. The current goal of working together for justice, peace and the common good in our region and in our world along with the historical interests in educating children and adults make this collection timely for all readers and researchers.
The New York Public Library holds nearly 10,000 archival and manuscript collections comprising over 50,000 linear feet of material in nearly every format imaginable. They preserve evidence (often unique and unpublished) of human activity and achievement that forms a basis for the study of political, social, economic, and cultural history.
The Niagara County Historical Society Complex presents a glimpse of area life in Niagara County over the last 175 years. The Society provides educational opportunities through multi-media programs, written publications, and museum tours while maintaining an archives and artifact collection.
With its staff of knowledgeable librarians and through its extensive print and non-print collections of materials in subject areas of interest to students in all curricula, Sidney B. Coulter Library is a major learning resource for the college and a hub of self-directed learning. Coulter Library has a collection of more than 100,000 items, including books, periodicals and periodical indexes, multimedia materials, pamphlet files, and special collections of local and state history.
Founded in 1936, the Oskar Diethelm Library houses, preserves, and provides access to printed books and serials, archives and manuscripts, photographs, prints, sound and video recordings, and other ephemera and is part of Weill Cornell Medical College's DeWitt Wallace Institute of Psychiatry: History, Policy, & the Arts. The library’s rare book collection contains approximately 35,000 titles dating back to the 15th century dealing with psychiatry, psychology, psychoanalysis, mesmerism, spiritualism, phrenology, witchcraft and related topics. World-renowned individuals and organizations are also represented in the approximately 1500 linear feet of archives, including Donald W. Winnicott, Thomas Salmon, and the American Psychoanalytic Association.
RIT maintains archival collections of historically valuable records of the University. A broad range of materials, from presidential papers and departmental records to photographs and art works document RIT's history since 1829. The collections provide a view into the university's unique role as an educational institution and reveal RIT's significant part in the story of Rochester's growth.
The Rockefeller Archive Center is a repository of historical materials and a research center dedicated to the study of philanthropy and the many domains touched by American foundations, individual donors, and the civil society organizations they support. It was established in 1974 initially to gather, preserve, and make accessible the records of the Rockefeller family and their far-reaching philanthropic endeavors, such as the Rockefeller Foundation, and Rockefeller Brothers Fund. The Archive Center today holds the archives of major foundations, cultural organizations, research institutions, and many individuals associated with these organizations.
The archival collection, measuring 450 linear feet, contain documents dealing with the history of the Russian emigration as well as materials from Imperial Russia. These include papers relating to the activities of political, military, and social organizations; the correspondence of various prominent Russian intellectuals; the correspondence of notable leaders of the Orthodox Church; and several collections containing photographic material that documents life in pre-revolutionary Russia and the Russian diaspora.
The Schenectady County Historical Society is a private, not-for-profit organization with the mission to share stories, inspire dialogue, and encourage understanding of the history, people, and cultures of Schenectady County. SCHS brings to life the region’s dynamic history through interactive exhibits, education programs, and community events for all audiences at the Mabee Farm Historic Site, the Grems-Doolittle Library, the Schenectady History Museum, and Brouwer House Creative. The Grems-Doolittle Library is home to a substantial collection of books and periodicals, photographs, maps, newspaper clippings and surname ﬁles, archival collections, and maps pertaining to Schenectady County’s history. Our library and archival collections are strong in the early colonial history of the area, mainly in the 17th and 18th century, and genealogical resources.
The St. Lawrence County Historical Association is a not-for-profit membership organization and museum which serves as an educational resource for the use and benefit of the citizens of St. Lawrence County and others interested in the County's history and traditions. The Association collects and preserves archival material and artifacts pertinent to the County's history.
The M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, collects, preserves, provides access to, and encourages use of the University Libraries' unique manuscript and archival materials. Major collecting areas include the New York State Modern Political Archive, the National Death Penalty Archive, the German and Jewish Intellectual Émigré Collection, and permanent records of the University at Albany, SUNY. While the materials held within Special Collections and Archives do not circulate, we are open to the public and anyone is welcome to visit and view the collections in our reading room or contact us for assistance. We are located on the third floor of the Science Library on the Uptown Campus.
The history of music at the University at Buffalo is documented through several archival collections, including programs and clippings generated by Music Department events, audio recordings of concerts and lectures dating back to 1956, and personal archival collections of several music faculty members. Visual documentation includes extensive collections of photographs of local events as well as a large collection of flyers and posters.
The UB Archives houses the historically valuable records of the State University of New York at Buffalo and its predecessor, the University of Buffalo (1846-1962). The Archives collects, organizes and maintains the records of UB academic departments and administrative offices, along with all university and student publications. The Archives also collects the private papers of administrators, faculty members and other individuals associated with UB.
The Special Collections & Archives Division of SUNY Fredonia's Daniel A. Reed Library houses numerous collections with a subject focus on Local & Regional History, Stefan Zweig, Sigurd Rascher, and University History and a material focus on correspondence, ephemera, and rare books.
Penfield Library Archives and Special Collections Department is at the heart of teaching and learning at SUNY Oswego. The College Archives was established to preserve, maintain and foster an appreciation of the history and enduring value of SUNY Oswego. The Archives is comprised of historical records and documents of administrators, Departments, faculty, staff and students. Special Collections' local history collection includes material that focuses on the historical, political and cultural heritage of Oswego County or the surrounding Central New York region.
Our collection focuses primarily on Plattsburgh, N.Y. and Clinton County, and the Adirondack and Champlain Valley regions. We collect monographs, periodicals, pamphlets and other ephemera, audio and video materials, photographs, maps, and manuscripts. Special Collections also contains the SUNY Plattsburgh College Archives, the SUNY Plattsburgh thesis collection, a small collection of rare books, and the Rockwell Kent Collection.
The Archives & Special Collection Department of SUNY Buffalo State was established in 1975 and houses a growing vibrant collection of primary and secondary source materials available to faculty, students, and the public. Our collections include various college publications, scrapbooks, speeches, memorabilia, photographs, college annual reports, budgets, and statistics starting in 1860 and stretching to the present.
Special Collections of the Sojourner Truth Library collects unique, unusual, or rare materials that support instruction and independent study for students, faculty and residents of the surrounding communities. The Special Collection contains over 5,500 volumes plus materials reflecting the history of SUNY New Paltz and the surrounding region. The College History Collection includes over 300 cubic feet of archival and manuscript materials as well as a collection of hundreds of photographs and negatives.
Archives & Special Collections is Upstate Medical University’s only repository for archival, and rare printed and 3-dimensional materials, making it an invaluable resource for faculty and students, and visiting researchers interested in the history of medicine and science. We welcome researchers year-round.<br /> <br /> The Archival holdings currently include more than 2000 linear feet of records relating to Upstate Medical University and it's predecessor institutions, Geneva College of Medicine (1834-1871) and Syracuse University College of Medicine (1872-1949). Finding aids have been made available online to assist researchers in using collections that have been processed.
The Staten Island Museum’s permanent collections contain natural science specimens, archival records, and works of art and design, which represent Staten Island’s natural and cultural history across time. The Natural Science collections represent an irreplaceable record of what animal and plant species have existed on Staten Island, both historically and currently. The Art collections contain fine art, design, and material culture spanning antiquity through the 21st century. The History collections contain artifacts and documents that relate to the tribes, individuals, and organizations that have shaped Staten Island.
The Syracuse University Archives is dedicated to preserving records that document the history, organization, policies, activities, and people of the University, and making those records available to researchers.
The Syracuse University College of Law Library promotes and serves the educational and research needs of the Syracuse University College of Law, the University, and the community at large. It creates, develops, and supports appropriate services, resources, and facilities; promotes the dissemination of information and the creation of knowledge; and serves as a gateway to information sources beyond the scope of its collections.
The Buffalo History Museum has been Western New York's premier historical organization since 1862. We are the keepers of the authentic stories that make our community unique. Our collections, exhibits, and programs tell the stories of the people, events, and movements that demonstrate Western New York's essential place in shaping American history.
The New School Archives and Special Collections provides primary source materials that document the histories of all divisions of The New School, as well as work created by its extended community. The Archives also holds material not directly connected to New School history, with particular strengths in 20th-century fashion, interior, and graphic design practices.
The Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation department at the University of Rochester includes the holdings of the special collections and the university archives. The manuscript collections include historical topics particular to Rochester, N.Y., women's rights and the suffrage movement, horticulture, and architecture. Literary manuscript collections and university-related collections are also included. Approximately one-thousand collections have been processed and described.
The Wells College Archives, located on the third floor of the Louis Jefferson Long Library, houses material documenting the history of Wells College from 1868 to the present. In addition to many collections, the Archives is also home to a growing collection of senior theses.
White Plains Public Library has a rich set of materials relevant to the local history of White Plains and beyond. The collection includes books, photographs, maps, oral histories, pamphlets, clippings, and ephemera that help us understand the past in White Plains and build a richer context for our own time.