Schenectady County Historical Society

Schenectady County Historical Society

32 Washington Ave.
Schenectady, NY 12305, United States
518 374 0263
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.

Recently added Collections

E.Z. Carpenter Papers, 1661-1931, 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

James Frost Papers, 1735-1851, 1735-1851, bulk 1810s-1851

This collection comprises papers created and compiled by James Frost (1783-1851), a surveyor who worked in Albany, Schenectady, Montgomery, and Schoharie counties.
Collection ID: 2006.2.19

John Papp Photograph Collection, circa 1970 to 2005

The collection is composed of photographic prints, negatives, and slides taken and collected by John Papp.
Collection ID: 2006.2.8

Captain Clinton Churchill Brown Collection, circa 1862-1915

Collection of documents and photographs related to the Civil War service of Captain Clinton Churchill Brown, 134th NY Infantry.
Collection ID: 2016.4

Francis Poulin Scrapbook Collection, 1716-1993, 1716-1993

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.
Collection ID: 2006.2.13

Hank Caputo Baseball Collection, 1975-2004

This collection includes a variety of artifacts related to the Schenectady Baseball club.
Collection ID: 2017.99

Schenectady City Politics Scrapbooks, 1909-1911, 1909-1911

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.
Collection ID: 2006.2.17

Carl Company Collection, 1891 - 1991

The collection is composed of memorabilia and records of the Carl Company chain of department stores.