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.
William J. Haggerty was President of the College from 1944-1966. Primarily includes papers from his association with State Universiyy of New York College at New Paltz and also some papers from his earlier positions. Also includes correspondence files of Haggerty's assistant, Robert C. Davidson, 1960-1967; and the files of his predecessor, Dr. Lawrence H Van den Berg, 1925-1943
This is a collection of the papers related to the Innovative Studies Program that ran on the SUNY New Paltz Campus from approximately 1973 to 1983, Dr. Alvin S. Konigsberg served as the Program's director. Innovative Studies was a program offering experimental courses and fieldwork, taught by faculty, other professionals, and community people.