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19th Century Monographs on the History of Western New York

Niagara University

Dates of Original: 1878 - 1884

19th Century Monographs on the History of Western New York"To one whose own neighborhood has been the theater of events prominent in the nation's annals, the history of those events is the most interesting of all history..."—History of Niagara County, N.Y., Preface    This collection includes two published books from the 19th century relating to regional history in Western New York that are held in the Library at Niagara University:        History of Niagara County, N.Y. (1878)History of the City of Buffalo and Erie County...Volume 1, History of Erie County (1884)History of... Read more

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Suffrage Documents of the New York State Federation of Women’s Clubs

Elmira College - Gannett-Tripp Library

Dates of Original: 1912-1918

The New York State Federation of Women’s Clubs was established in 1894. As outlined in the certificate of incorporation, the objective of the organization was to, “bring into relationship of mutual helpfulness the various clubs of women throughout the state and to make combined action possible when deemed expedient. (Subgroup III: 1:1:2).” The favorable response to the mission of the Club spurned a rapid growth in membership, by the second annual convention in 1896, 186 clubs within the state were represented.

Education, industrial conditions, forestry, welfare work, prison... Read more

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Arendtiana Collection

Bard College - Archives and Special Collections

Hannah Arendt (1906–1975) was a famed philosopher who has become the most taught and arguably most influential political thinker of the 20th century. Arendt fearlessly raised unpopular questions about the thoughtless embrace of science, insisted that human rights were counter productive, and questioned the forced integration of schools even as she defended strongly the rights to interracial marriage and civil disobedience. In the pantheon of great thinkers, Arendt articulated the richest and most compelling vision of the human need for a public and political life.

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Otsego Lake Historical Collection

Fenimore Art Museum

Dates of Original: c. 1779 - 1958

The Otsego Lake Historical Collection is a selection of primary resources from the Library’s collection that illustrate the landscape and historic importance of Otsego Lake in Cooperstown, NY. This digital gallery was created to accompany an extensive bibliography of secondary sources and Museum objects published by NYSHA Research Library and Fenimore Art Museum. Digitization and creation of the Otsego Lake Historical Collection & Bibliography was made possible by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

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