Erie Canal Museum

Erie Canal Museum

318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202, United States
The Museum collects printed and manuscript materials, maps, photographs, motion picture film, digital materials, video and audio recordings (such as oral histories), paintings, artifacts and other items which deal with the Enlarged Erie Canal, the Old Erie Canal, the New York State Barge Canal, the lateral canals, and the pre-Erie Canals of New York State.

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Syracuse City Engineer's Records, 1891/1928

Various records from the City Engineer of Syracuse, including payrolls, reports, audits, and estimates and final accounts on various contracts.
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Oral History Collection, 1957 - 2002

Cassette tapes, CDs, and paper notes on oral history interviews with various people who worked on or remember the Erie Canal.
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John P. Wood Collection, 1851 - 1908

Correspondence between John P. Wood and various family members and business associates. Wood and his sons, Able and Abram, ran a shipping business on the Erie Canal.
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Papers of Canal Department Auditors, 1829 - 1879

Correspondence to and from Canal Department Auditors with receipts, checks, and bonds.
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Oswego Canal Collection, 1905 - 1908

Correspondence and reports on drill borings made on the Oswego Canal
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David Earl Whitford Diaries, 1852 - 1940

Diaries written by David Earl Whitford and his children, Lizzie Whitford, Marie Whitford, and Oscar Whitford. David Earl Whitford was a New York State Engineer.
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Columbia Mills Collection, 1910 - 1940

Legal documents related to court case of Northern New York Power Corporation vs. The State of New York over water rights on Oswego River
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St. Lawrence Seaway Collection, 1941 - 1958

Reports, maps, news articles and pamphlets related to the St. Lawrence Seaway Power Project.
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Louis Henley Collection, 1900 - 1923, bulk 1906 - 1909

Correspondence and business documents from Louis Henley, owner and boat builder at Phoenix Boat Yard in Phoenix, NY
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Davis Hurd Collection, 1812 - 1869

Correspondence of Davis Hurd, Engineer and Surveyor. Hurd was the resident engineer in charge of the Erie Canal enlargement from Brockport, NY to Buffalo, NY.
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