Schenectady County Historical Society

Schenectady County Historical Society

32 Washington Ave.
Schenectady, NY 12305, United States
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, and 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, surname, archival collections, and maps pertaining to Schenectady County history. Our library and archival collections are strong in the early colonial history of the area, mainly in the 17th and 18th centuries, and genealogical resources.

Collection Sampling

E.Z. Carpenter Papers, 1661-1931

This collection is composed of a variety of material compiled by E.Z. Carpenter, a historian, genealogist, and collector from the town of Glenville.
Collection ID: 2006.2.12

Edward E. Oliver Collection, Circa 1871-1977

Collection of photographs and memorabilia related to Edward E. Oliver and family.
Collection ID: 2008.121

Willis T. Hanson, Jr. Collection, 1721-1919, bulk 1785-1896

Collection of miscellaneous material collected by Willis T. Hanson, Jr.
Collection ID: 2006.2.4

Woman's Club of Schenectady Collection, 1980-2000, bulk ca. 1922-1985

The records of the Woman’s Club of Schenectady collection consist of materials relating to the activities and daily proceedings of the Club, including yearbooks, meeting minutes, financial information, histories of the institution, and so forth.
Collection ID: 2019.205

Chet Watkins collection on the USS Schenectady, 1968-1972

This collection contains photographs and negatives, general papers, correspondence, programs, newspaper clippings and articles, and notes dating from 1968 to 1972 related to the U.S.S. Schenectady, including relating to the construction, commissioning, and service of the ship.
Collection ID: 2008.100.1

Mont Pleasant HS and Linton HS records, Approximately 1927-1992

This collection contains materials from the Schenectady High School system. The bulk of collection dates from 1931 to 1983, however, some materials date from as early as 1927 and as late as 1992. Materials are almost entirely from Linton High School (1957-1992) and Mont Pleasant High School (1931-1992), though a few materials relate to the whole district and a few to Nott Terrace High School (1903-1958). This collection contains newspaper clippings relating to staff and students of both schools, some theater performance materials and posters, Linton HS library and school construction materials, and some general Schenectady School district materials, school newspapers and literary newspapers, photographs, maps, and blueprints.
Collection ID: 2023.88

Emma T. Yates Collection, 1892-1940, bulk 1920-1933

The Emma T. Yates Collection is composed of materials related to the estate, finances, and land transactions of Emma T. Yates.
Collection ID: 2006.2.2

Ettore Mancuso Collection, 1924-1969

Collection of material created and compiled by Ettore Mancuso, a lawyer, newspaper editor, and prominent citizen of the city of Schenectady.
Collection ID: 2006.2.22

Dialogue of Schenectady, Inc. Records, 1965-1968, 2012

The records of the Dialogue of Schenectady, Inc., also known as the Dialogue Coffee House, a non-profit organization aimed at creating dialogue through discussion groups and presentations.
Collection ID: 2012.20

Abruzzese Society Collection, 1903-2012, bulk 1932-1949; 1960-1977; 1980-1998

The Abruzzese Society Collection consists of a variety of materials pertaining to the history and daily proceedings of the Abruzzese Society.
Collection ID: 2017.53