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  • Conservation in Clay exhibit poster

    The Conservation in Clay project is a collaborative effort to showcase the natural history and modern threats to New York's amphibians and reptiles.  It brings together students from Visit

  • students researching

    Every year the Friends of Owen D. Young and Launders Libraries (FODYLL) awards prizes for outstanding undergraduate research. These are research projects that utilized our collections and databases, and there are prizes for the Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Sciences.

  • Herring-Cole

    Renovations to the Cole Reading Room in Herring-Cole have restored it to a quiet study space and enhanced the original woodwork in the historic building.

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  • Gladys Gray Merrill

    Oh love, our newest manuscript collection is the Max and Gladys Gray Merrill collection, which has just become available.  Gladys is a member of St. Lawrence University’s class of 1919, and the couple married in 1922.  

Special Collections

Special Collections is the place in the general library where we keep any items that are scarce, fragile, or valuable. Holdings include: printed books, journals, newspapers, maps, atlases, photographs, reports, diaries, correspondence, and more...

  • Silas Wright, Jr. was born in 1795 in Amherst, Massachusetts, the fifth child of Silas and Eleanor (Goodale) Wright. After graduation he studied law at Sandy Hill, New York and was admitted to the bar in 1819. Silas Wright Jr.

  • The Commercial Advertiser:  An Independent Family Journal

    This collection consists of abstracted articles of the Commercial Advertiser, which began in the village of Norwood (Potsdam Junction). The paper later relocated to the village of Canton. Issues in our collection run from 1874 through 1914.