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.
Scrapbooks including topics related to the history of Schenectady, NY, with particular emphasis on the history of railroads, the Mont Pleasant neighborhood, the Westinghouse family and company, local schools and churches, and the YMCA.
The Schenectady City Politics Scrapbooks are comprised of newspaper clippings regarding Schenectady city politics, including coverage of elections, politicians, city government, and political organizations. The clippings cover the period between 1909 and 1911. The creator is unknown.