LHG Finding Aids

These research tools are available to help discover the archives and special collections at OCPL.

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Central New York and New York State History

Genealogy

Local Organizations

Special Collections

United States / World History 


Central New York and New York State History

Carlton O. Miller Jr. Photographs, Syracuse, NY Collection

Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum Field Books 

First Presbyterian Church United of Syracuse, N.Y. Collection 

Frank N. Decker Papers on Early Onondaga County History 

The Frank T. Wood, Jr. and Peggy W. Wood Collection contains correspondence, awards, articles, newspaper clippings and photographs concering the life and work of Frank T. Wood, Jr. and Peggy Wood in Syracuse, NY. from 1950-2011

George G. Cotton Collection of Canal Papers, 1808-1849 

George W. Fenner World War I Photographs, Syracuse, NY Collection 

Interview Collection of Human Rights in Syracuse: A Selected History from 1963-1983 

Landmark Theatre Archives 

League of Women Voters of the Syracuse Metropolitan Area Collection

Memorial Monuments & Tablets in Syracuse, NY 

Mohawk Valley, N.Y. Genealogy and History Newspaper Clippings Collection 

New York State Board of Charities 

New York State Comptroller's Office Tax Assessment Rolls of Real and Personal Estates 

New York State Rural Farm Registers, 1936-1940 

Onondaga Historical Association Local History Leaflets, 1896-1904 

Papers Pertaining to the Purity Ice Supply in Syracuse, N.Y. 

Postcards of Syracuse and Central New York

Quilt Patterns of Onondaga County, 1919 - 1923 

Richard G. Sheeran Collection of Early Onondaga County and Syracuse Manuscripts 

Syracuse Gay Rights Activism- 1968-1993 

War on Poverty, Syracuse, NY, 1964 - 1972 

Weather Bureau Records 

Women’s Suffrage Pamphlets 

Works Progress Administration (WPA) Files 

Zelda Stockham World War II V-Mail Collection, 1943-45 

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Genealogy

Bible Records Collected by the Genealogy and Local History Department of the Syracuse Public Library 

Chapman Family of New York and Allied Families

Clemons Family of New York and Allied Families

Dear Family Documents 

Family Bible Records collected by the General Asa Danforth Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Syracuse, N.Y. 

First Presbyterian Church United of Syracuse, N.Y. Collection 

The Frank T. Wood, Jr. and Peggy W. Wood Collection contains correspondence, awards, articles, newspaper clippings and photographs concering the life and work of Frank T. Wood, Jr. and Peggy Wood in Syracuse, NY. from 1950-2011

Gaylord Family Collection

A Genealogical Record of the Shepard, Williams, and Cuyler Families of Aurora, N.Y., including an Autobiography Written for His Children in 1847 and 1848 

Ketcham Family Files 

Leon A. Congdon Family Research Collection 

Lovina Powers Correspondence 

Mohawk Valley, N.Y. Genealogy and History Newspaper Clippings Collection 

Onondaga County Pioneer Index 

Onondaga County Public Library Beauchamp Branch Photodocumentation Project 

Onondaga County, NY County Clerk Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1847-1849 and other Early Miscellaneous Onondaga County Records 

Parish Register, Christ Church, Jordan, New York 

Religious Census, Syracuse, NY, 1911 

Reverend William H. Giles, Methodist-Episcopal Records, including Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, New York State, 1879-1913 

Sawyer Family Research 

Schramm Autographed Cachet Collection 

Smith Family Letters 

South Presbyterian Church of Syracuse, N.Y. Collection 

Syracuse Central High School (Central Tech) Collection

Syracuse, N.Y. Armory Records 

Tennant-Younglove-Wooden and Allied Families 

Works Progress Administration (WPA) Files 

Zelda Stockham World War II V-Mail Collection, 1943-45 

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Local Organizations

American Humane Association 'Be Kind to Animals' Poster Collection, Syracuse, NY 

Central New York SPCA Collection

Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum Field Books 

First Presbyterian Church United of Syracuse, N.Y. Collection 

Landmark Theatre Archives 

League of Women Voters of the Syracuse Metropolitan Area Collection

Lincoln Auditorium, Central High School Programs Collection 

Onondaga County Civil War Roundtable Archives

Parish Register, Christ Church, Jordan, New York 

Peace Newsletters 

Religious Census, Syracuse, NY, 1911 

Sedgwick Hazard Library Club Papers 

South Presbyterian Church of Syracuse, N.Y. Collection 

Syracuse Central High School (Central Tech) Collection

Syracuse, N.Y. Armory Records 

Syracuse Public Library Archives

Urban League Collection 

WFBL Radio Programs, Syracuse, New York, 1961-1962 

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Special Collections

Bell's British Theatre 

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United States/ World History

Autograph Manuscript Collection

Civil War Letters and Journal of Charles F. Weller 

Pamphlets of Syracuse native Williard Rouse Jillson, 1918-1961 

Schramm Autographed Cachet Collection 

Slavery in the United States Pamphlet Collection, 1836-1932

War on Poverty, Syracuse, NY, 1964 - 1972 

Women’s Suffrage Pamphlets 

World War I and World War II Propaganda Posters, Syracuse, NY Collection