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.
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.
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.
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.