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

Schenectady Photographic Society Collection

This collection is composed of materials dating from 1954-1961 relating to the administration and events of the Schenectady Photographic Society (1931-present) as collected by member Charles V. Moore.
Collection ID:

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

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

Edward E. Oliver Collection, Circa 1871-1977

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

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

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

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

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

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

Schenectady Liederkranz Records, 1880-2005

The collection is composed of the records of Schenectady Liederkranz, a German-American singing club and social organization founded in 1871 and disbanded in 2005. Materials in the collection include meeting minutes, sheet music, membership records, financial records, newsletters, photographs, event programs, audio-visual materials, plaques and awards, and ephemera.
Collection ID: 2006.2.10