The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library celebrates its 175th anniversary in 2011, tracing its roots back to the year 1836 when the Young Men's Association (YMA) was established. The YMA was a membership/subscriber library that coexisted with the Grosvenor Library when it was established in 1871 as a public reference library. Later, …
This collection features seven images covering 1825, a pivotal year on the Niagara Frontier. This year saw a visit from General Lafayette to the Buffalo area; Major Mordecai Manuel Noah purchasing land on Grand Island, N.Y., to create a city, Ararat (Arrarat), for "Jews of all nations"; the trial of the three Thayer Brothers for the …
The History of Niagara County, N.Y., with illustrations descriptive of its scenery, private residences, public buildings, fine blocks and important manufactories and portraits …
Founded in 1979 by the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade (VALB), the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) is a non profit national organization devoted to the preservation and dissemination of the history of the North American role in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) and its aftermath. ALBA oversees a major archive at New York …
A small sample from the library's collection of material related to the history of the city and county of Albany and the Upper Hudson Valley from the 17th century to the present.
Founded in 1791, the Albany Institute of History & Art is one of the oldest museums in the country. Originally organized to promote the practical …