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American Broadsides and Ephemera

30,000+ searchable images of campaign literature, posters, advertisements, trade cards, programs, and other items that provide insight into the history, culture, and daily life of Americans in the 18th and 19th centuries.  Created locally for short-lived, specific purposes, most of these materials would ordinarily have been destroyed.  

J. M. Payson Story of a North Country Town Manuscripts

Dr. James M. Payson was a founding faculty member of the State School of Agriculture, which was founded in 1907 at St. Lawrence University.  He was born in South Freedom, Maine in 1848.  He was educated in Maine and began a teaching career there until coming to Canton to enroll in the Universalist Theological School here.  He married Flora Bassett just before graduating in 1874.  He then spent 19 years as a minister in Sherman, New York, Minnesota and Wisconsin until returning to Canton to serve as pastor of the Universalist Church.  Upon the founding of the Ag school, Dr.

Digital National Security Archive

Declassified government documents central to U.S. foreign policy, intelligence, and security from 1945 to the present.  Includes presidential directives, internal memos, diplomatic dispatches, meeting notes, independent reports, briefing papers, White House communications, email, confidential letters, and other once-classified material. 

Clark Family Papers

The Clark family has North Country roots that go back to Edwin Clark, who settled in the then village of Ogdensburgh in 1820.  His wife, Sarah Hasbrouck Clark, was the daughter of Louis Hasbrouck, one of the founders of the village and the first clerk of St.


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