State University of New York at Oswego

State University of New York at Oswego

Penfield Library
7060 State Route 104
Oswego, NY 13126, United States
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.

Recently added Collections

Babcock Family Papers, 1801 - 1930

The family papers consist primarily of surveying notes generated by, or collected by, various members of the Babcock and Foster families of Oswego County, New York. The bulk of material can be attributed to A.H. Foster, who surveyed Williamstown and Amboy between [1930 and 1870]. The collection also includes field notes, maps, deeds, and mortgages from various surveyors and residents of Oswego County.
Collection ID: 2011.017.0001

Save Our Shores Papers, 1974 - 1976

The Save Our Shores papers contain correspondence, minutes of the group meetings, and petitions produced by the organization. The papers also include press releases, newspaper clippings, and pamphlets on the group's activities. These papers represent the significance of public interest groups in preserving their surroundings.
Collection ID: 2015.116.0001

Gardner, Gaylord and Cooper Family Records, 1845/1956

The family records contain a genealogy of the Cooper family from 1845 to 1956. It also contains the legal papers of the Gaylord family, including deeds, mortgages and business correspondence.
Collection ID: 2015.081.0001

Kingsford Foundry Papers, 1907 - 1914

The collection contains correspondence with various public and private firms requesting specialized services. It also includes orders, diagrams of machinery, and descriptions of problems associated with faulty products.
Collection ID: 2015.084.0001

Ecological Action of Oswego Papers, 1970 - 1977

The papers consist of petitions, research and newspaper clippings relevant to the organization's actions to preserve and protect the ecology of Oswego.
Collection ID: 2015.119.0001

Virginia Radley Papers, 1973 - 1997

Professional collection of Dr. Virginia Radley, the eighth president of SUNY Oswego. Dr. Radley, the first woman president of a state-operated campus in the SUNY system, led the way to bolstering Oswego’s strong commitment to academic quality. She shepherded the establishment of the college’s Honors Program, Quest day of scholarly and creative activity and other endeavors that continue to provide depth and diversity to the Oswego experience.
Collection ID: 1999.007.0001

Cayuga and Oswego Counties Legal Documents, 1825 - 1940

The collection of legal documents contains deeds, government appointments, a list of Grand Jurors, and a Writ of Subpoena produced in counties of Oswego and Cayuga in the 19th century.
Collection ID: 2015.087.0001

Women's Studies papers, 1971 - 1983

Papers, guides, newsletters, and reports relating to Female Studies, Women's Studies and Women's History at SUNY Oswego in the 1970s and early 1980s.
Collection ID: 2009.064.0001

Shubal Stowell Diary, 1850 - 1851

The diary consists of transcripts of daily activities during Stowell's voyage west across the American continent. Mentions flooding in the Missouri River in the spring of 1850, the community of Great Salt Lake, and numerous other sites he encountered during his voyage. He also discusses his failure to "make it rich" and his return to Oswego by sea.
Collection ID: 2011.030.0001

Anthony Slosek Autobiography, 1920 - 1984

Anthony Slosek’s autobiography focuses upon Oswego, New York during the early part of the twentieth century. His work discusses in detail his early days in grammar school, high school, the Great Depression, prohibition, the trolley system, the introduction of the automobile, and other important events in Oswego’s history. Included are papers on Oswego’s East Side, early property grants and the history of transportation in Oswego.
Collection ID: 2015.110.0001