The collection of the Archives of the Keene Valley Library includes more than 6000 photographs and negatives, manuscripts, books, oral history recordings, obituary and cemetery records relating to the Keene area of the Adirondack Mountains in Northern New York.
The Notman Family Collection includes correspondence, photo images, scrapbooks, obituaries and clippings covering one of the early Keene families. George Notman arrived in Keene Valley in the 1870’s. The family has an illustrious history in the Town. Files include materials and correspondence relating to the women’s suffrage movement, as Katharine Notman (Mrs. George) was a staunch supporter of the movement. In addition the collection includes correspondence describing family travels and selected obituaries. The Family was involved in the early days of the Keene Valley Country Club and was involved in the development of the Keene Valley Water Company, the Town water system. Prominent figures include Katharine Notman, George Notman, and Arthur Notman.
The Coughlin Negative Collection contains 364 negatives of various sizes, both color and black and white. The collection includes images of portraits, wedding celebrations, school photographs, reproductions of Seneca Ray Stoddard images and images of local structures and daily life.
The Keene Central School Yearbooks Collection includes hard copies of the yearbooks for years 1937 through 2017 and for the years 2019 and 2021. There are digital copies of the yearbooks for years 1956 through 1990 available.
The Keene Valley Archives Manuscript Collection contains personal reminiscences, official correspondence, excerpts from published materials, materials relating to regional and local organizations, biographical information, programs of local presentations and other materials relating to the Keene area. Much of the collection focuses on the mountains in the region, hiking and other outdoor sports as well as hotels and camps of the area.