Collections

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A sample of items drawn from the larger Warwick Valley Heritage Digital Collections, including glass plate negatives highlighting early 20th century fashions and issues of Lydia Sayer Hasbrouck’s dress reform newspaper, The Sibyl.
This collection tells the untold story of one of America's most prominent businessmen and philanthropists: Vincent Astor. Astor was a contemporary and life-long friend of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This collection includes historic photos, correspondence, and ephemera detailing FDR and Astor’s relationship in vivid detail.
Bard College:
These collections include a broad selection of materials from within the Bard archive. It reflects Bard’s crucial place within the social, cultural, and intellectual history of the Hudson Valley.

These collections illustrate the history of the Cary Institute, including our inception as the Cary Arboretum of the New York Botanical Garden and establishment of the Institute of Ecosystem Studies (IES).  

These collections include materials drawn from our local history collection, such as class photographs, yearbooks and commencement programs documenting Chatham Schools students and faculty from the 1880s-1940s.
A sampling of items that help tell the story of the people, business, farms, industries, and natural history of the greater Chester, Orange County, New York community. This project is conducted with the cooperation and support of the office of the Town of Chester Historian.
These collections include oral histories from Cornwall residents, as well as images and documents relating to local history. All of the items pertain to everyday life in Cornwall and Cornwall-on-Hudson.
An extensive collection of menus highlighting the rich history of dining in America and abroad. This collection is drawn from the world-renowned CIA Menu Collection containing nearly 40,000 items.
This collection documents the history of Dutchess Community College (DCC). It includes historic documents and photographs of DCC events, as well as candid photos of students, faculty, and staff.
These collections include historic documents, photographs, and postcards related to the events, people, and places unique to Ellenville and surrounding areas. Materials are drawn from the extensive local history collection housed at the Ellenville Public Library & Museum.
Our digital collections include atlases, materials related to prominent local figures and events, and historic photographs from New Paltz artists. Materials are drawn from the Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection at Elting Memorial Library.
In additional to archival materials concerning FDR’s presidency, the library also has many items relating to Hudson Valley history and FDR’s family background. These digital collections highlight the history of the Roosevelt and Delano families, showcase Hyde Park history through the photographs of Chester Sylvester Piersaull, and document the building of the FDR Presidential library.
These collections contain photographs, postcards, documents, and oral histories reflecting Kingston’s rich history. They are a selection of materials from the Friends of Historic Kingston’s archival collections.
This collection consists of historic postcards of Goshen, NY, located in Orange County. The postcards feature street scenes, private residences, public buildings, local businesses, and the historic race track.
These collections are a collaborative project of the Greene County Library Association to digitize materials reflecting Greene County’s history. The collections contain a variety of materials including historic photographs, postcards, maps, and genealogical records from local families.
These collections include scrapbooks that tell the history of Greenwood Lake in Orange County, as well as obituary files clipped from local newspapers.
A selection of items from the Historic Huguenot Street archives focusing on the early history of the Hudson Valley. This includes, among other materials, items relating to African American history, Native Americans in the Hudson Valley, the Civil War, prominent local residents, and colonial history.
Our collections contain materials with strong associations to the people, residences, businesses, and organizations in the town of Red Hook. Included in these collections are historic postcards and photographs of Red Hook and surrounding areas, minute books from Red Hook’s societies to apprehend horse thieves, and images documenting Ward Manor.
The Historical Society of Rockland County’s digital collections contain a unique array of materials reflecting Rockland County’s rich heritage and history. Materials include historic photographs and postcards, selected interviews from our radio show Crossroads of Rockland History, and digitized issues of our local history quarterly, South of the Mountains.
These collections contain a selection of items drawn from our local history collection, including items documenting the 1909 Hudson-Fulton Celebration and historic postcards of Hudson.
The Hudson River Maritime Museum’s digital collections reflect the maritime and industrial history of the Hudson River, primarily from the mid-19th to the mid-20th centuries. They include oral histories, historic photographs, postcards, and documents.
The Hudson Valley River Institute is involved in an ongoing effort to digitize materials illustrating the social, cultural, economic, and natural history of our region. Our collections include, among other materials, documents relating to the Civil War, historic postcards, and atlases of the Hudson River Valley.
Five organizations came together in 2009 to form the Hudson Valley Visual Art Collections Consortium (HVVACC). These include the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, the Women's Studio Workshop, the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, and the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild. Our collections contain a broad cross-section of art from furniture, jewelry, and textiles to drawings, photographs, paintings, sculpture, and multi-media work dating from prehistoric times to the present day.
The Irvington NY History collection includes historic photographs of people, architecture, and local landscapes in Irvington.
This collection includes several years of the Liberty High School yearbook, Libertas. Liberty High School students have been volunteering for the Liberty High School Digital Archiving Project to scan, process, and post the yearbooks.
The Library Association of Rockland County (LARC) is a membership organization representing 17 public libraries in Rockland County, New York. Each library’s collection includes a variety of historic materials relating to individual towns, villages, and hamlets in Rockland County.
These collections highlight the history of two local Hudson Valley treasures: the Locust Grove and Locust Lawn estates. Among other items, the collections include architectural plans by Samuel F. B. Morse for the renovation of Locust Grove, and historic materials belonging to the Hasbrouck family of Locust Lawn.
Images in the Marlboro Free Library collection can be viewed as a community scrapbook of people, places, and events in the Town of Marlborough, a small community on the western shore of the Hudson River.
The Maybrook Railroad Museum's collection includes historic images and documents related to the Maybrook switching terminal and the railroads it served.
Materials in these collections reflect the history of Washingtonville, Blooming Grove, and other areas of Orange County. Collections include historic postcards and photographs of Washingtonville, materials related to WWI, items documenting the early history of the Moffat Library, and documents related to John Caldwell Sr.
This collection includes photographs of historical artifacts handpicked from over 27,000 items to showcase the diversity of Museum Village’s collection. This includes antique clothing and tools, as well as our mastodon skeleton, a Corliss steam engine, and a Loeb respirator.
These image collections, drawn from the Nathan S. Kline archives, show former Institute directors, as well as state and local politicians, and other notable mental health figures.
New Paltz Town Records provides documentation concerning many aspects of government in New Paltz from the time of its founding in 1677 through the late 19th century.
Our collections include an extensive postcard collection showcasing buildings, landscapes, and street scenes in and around New Rochelle. We also have oral histories from residents which reflect New Rochelle’s diverse immigrant and migrant community.
These collections include manuscripts, maps, architectural drawings, diaries, yearbooks, and photos related to prominent Newburgh residents and institutions. Collectively the materials reflect the social, cultural, economic and political history of the City and Town of Newburgh from the late 18th to the 20th century.
Spanning from 1791 to the early 20th Century, these collections include documents and photographs that highlight the socio-economic, religious, bureaucratic, and cultural aspects of community life in Newburgh, NY.
This collection contains historical photographs of buildings and streets in Newburgh, N.Y.                                                
The Nyack Library's collections are an eclectic mix of photographs, postcards, oral histories, and other ephemera which document life in the Nyacks from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.
These collections document the lives of the Horton and Morrison families and the evolution of Orange County Community College. They also contain 14 works of art by famed artist Fisk Boyd, which were donated to the College’s Library.
This collection includes historic photographs taken by George W. Springsteen (1884-1934) of Pearl River landscapes and residents. Collectively these items provide a lively and varied glimpse of life in a small town at the beginning of the 20th century.
These collections reflect the Palisades Interstate Park Commission's history through images and documents. The collections include glass plate negatives of nature in park lands, as well documents created by Major William A. Welch during his time at PIPC.
This collection is a sampling of photographs, postcards and ephemera pertaining to the villages of Ardonia, Clintondale, Modena, New Hurley, Plattekill, Tuckers Corners and Unionville - all located within the Town of Plattekill, Ulster County, New York.
Here we offer an incredible variety of photographs, postcards, and records that document Putnam County’s rich history. We currently have digitized materials contributed by the Putnam County Historian’s Office, Patterson Historical Society, and Kent Historical Society.
This collection of documents, artifacts and photographs from the collection of the Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History presents the building at 99-101 Broadway as a portal into the history and culture of Kingston's diverse Rondout neighborhood between the late 1870s and 2004.
This collection includes photographic prints, glass plate negatives, newspaper articles and postcards relating to Rhinebeck history and culture.
This collection includes oral histories from employees, friends, and associates of the Roosevelt and Vanderbilt families. These important resources speak to the human interactions between the Roosevelt and Vanderbilt family members and the people in their lives.
The digital collection of Saugerties Public Library represents a selection of the images we have in our Local History Room. It includes maps, photographs, postcards, and ephemera relating to Saugerties history.
These digital collections are intended to showcase photographs, documents, and other materials kept in the Lederer Historical Room of Scarsdale Public Library. They include documents and photographs relating to Scarsdale history, as well as issues of the Scarsdale High School Yearbooks, The Bandersnatch.
This collection includes items from the archival collections at Senate House State Historic Site, including a sampling of documents from the Colonial period and Revolutionary War.
A selection of materials related to Somers local history and the development of the early American circus. These materials, including oral histories, images, documents, and ephemera, are drawn from the archival collections located at the Somers Historical Society in Westchester County, NY.
This collection features a sampling of 1-2 minute audio clips from longer oral histories, produced both by the Sound and Story Project and other local collections. The stories in these clips reflect everyday life in the Hudson Valley.
This collection documents the history of Staatsburg from the late 19th through the early 21st centuries. Included are postcards from the first quarter of the 20th century; photographs of the Mills, Dinsmore and Huntington estates; photographs of the Civilian Conservation Corps at Staatsburg during the New Deal; and photographs depicting activities of local residents.
The Stone Ridge Library collections include diaries of Julia Lawrence Hasbrouck (1809-1873), as well as portraits of the Hasbrouck and Lawrence families. The collections also contain oral histories detailing life in Ulster County.
The collections presented here document the history of higher education in the town of New Paltz, from the establishment of the first New Paltz Academy in 1828 to the present State University of New York at New Paltz.
This collection documents the acting debut of Robert Montgomery as well as many other aspects of his life at Trinity-Pawling School. The collection includes images and documents relating to Montgomery’s role in the play “Nothing but the truth,” as well as his other school activities.
This collection is representative of items contained in the Local History Room of the Tuxedo Park Library, including photographs, maps, scrapbooks and other materials pertaining to the history and everyday life of residents of the Town of Tuxedo.
These collections consist of bound handwritten journals recording testimony from business owners who lost income due to the construction of the Ashokan Reservoir. It also includes the 1875 Beers Atlas of Sullivan County, New York.
A selection of items from the Ulster County Historical Society's collections. Materials include historic postcards of Ulster County, photographs from the Golden Hill School, and issues of the Ulster County Gazette.

A collection of images and documents from the VBMC Archives that depict the history of the institution, from incorporation as Vassar Brothers Hospital in 1886 to modern day. It also includes materials relating to the School of Nursing and nurse educator Jane Secor.
These collections consist of photographs from the College Archives documenting Vassar’s early history and development. It also includes items relating to prominent Vassar community members, the journals of naturalist John Burroughs, and music programs from concerts and other events.
This project, drawn from materials at Wilderstein, home of the Suckley family, focuses on the activities and experiences of Henry Eglinton Montgomery Suckley during World War I. He was a member of the American Ambulance Field Service supporting the French Army before the United States became a participant in the war. The collection includes letters, diaries, photographs, maps, magazines, postcards and other printed materials.
A sampling of historical resources from the collections at Woodstock Public Library, including photographs and concert programs from the Maverick Festivals.