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Windmill Point Lighthouse in Prescott, Ontario

The Canadian Rebellion of 1837 was a movement in Lower Canada toward establishing a French Republic on the St. Lawrence River that was led by Louis Joseph Papineau.

The Grand Canal Journey:  A Voyage through New York's Canal System

Founded in Buffalo in 1956, the Canal Society is a not-for profit educational organization that brings together canal enthusiasts from across the state to learn about the history, development and ongoing activities associated with numerous New York canal systems. This collection consists of ephemeral material related to the New York State Canal system and individual canal structures.

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.

North Country Medical Aid to Nicaragua newsletter

The Central America Peace Project was a grass roots organization formed in 1984 by citizens of Northern New York concerned with the escalating threat to peace, the systematic denial of human and economic rights, and the ever-increasing US military intervention in Central America.

Manuscript called Through Soviet Russia from Moscow to its Limit

Charles Henry Tuck was born April 21, 1881 in Lisbon, New York. Was educated in the Lisbon schools and graduated from Cornell University in 1906. He became the first Director of Extension Teaching at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences - Cornell University. In 1915 he went to China and worked for an agricultural development company.

Early lot map of the Town of LeRay, Jefferson County

In 1803, Joseph Child moved to the North Country from Pennsylvania with his three sons, Daniel, Samuel, and Moses as the first wave of settlers in the town of LeRay. With them came Moses Moon (Middletown, Pennsylvania) and his son James. Together, they explored the area and purchased lots.

Late 19th century [?] manuscript of children's Christmas stories signed by L. Fidelia Woolley Gillette and Florence L. Gillette.

Christopher Ripley came to Northern New York about 1827 from Ohio and established the C. Ripley and Company in Ogdensburg which lasted three years. He then took employment with Molson Davies and Company in Montreal (Commission Merchants) as their agent obtaining consignments for wheat, flour, beef and pork in the State of Ohio.

Civil War diary of an unknown soldier

Civil War diary of an unknown soldier. The diary covers August 1, 1864 - May 31, 1865.

Clinton County ephemera from the collection

Clinton County is the most northern of the Champlain Valley counties and became a county March 7, 1788. Clinton County is bordered on the north by Canada, on the south by Essex County, on the east by Lake Champlain, and on the west by Franklin County. The county has approximately 21 towns and villages with the county seat in Plattsburgh.