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Brasher Town Historian
Address: 234 Dullea Rd., P.O. Box 132, Brasher Falls, NY 13613
Telephone: (315) 389-5717
Contact: Carl B. Goodrich
Position: Town Historian
Business hours: By appointment with the town historian.
Collection: The collection is located in the Brasher Town Hall, 11 Factory St., Brasher Falls. History of the early settlement of the town of Brasher and its early industry; picture file of the area; records for the 10 cemeteries. Census for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1905, 1910, 1915, 1920, 1925, and 1930. Alphabetically filed obituaries, scrapbooks, History of St. Lawrence County, NY, Curtis-1894, Town of Brasher history book printed 2000 (175th anniversary celebration). "Brasher's Historic Home Series" - three oil paintings by artist and Deputy Historian Dorothy Goodrich, on loan for exhibit in the town hall.
Restrictions: No sign-out policy.
Canton Free Library
Address: 8 Park St., P.O. Box 150, Canton, NY 13617
Telephone: (315) 386-3712
Fax: (315) 386-4131
Contact: Lyn Swafford
Position: Executive Director
E-mail: swafford@northnet.org
Business hours: Monday and Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Saturday (school year), 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., closed summer Saturdays
Collection: Numerous scrapbooks of newspaper clippings available in print and also accessible on the library's website. Data includes some obituaries, some St. Lawrence County biographies, St. Lawrence County events, Canton town and village happenings, and some North Country libraries history. Not current; indexed. Small collection of local history books and pamphlets, and some genealogy materials. Small Adirondack collection. Periodicals added in 2002: "Adirondack Explorer," one year, plus current; "Adirondack Life," 2000-current; "New York State Conservationist," three years, plus current; "American Heritage," five years, plus current; St. Lawrence County Historical Association "Quarterly," 1956-current.
Restrictions: Some books circulate, but most do not. Guests use the non-circulating materials in the library. Staff make photocopies for guest users.Periodicals do not circulate.
Website: www.cantonfreelibrary.org (to get to the library's scrapbooks)
Canton Town and Village Historian
Address: Municipal Building, 60 Main St., Canton, NY 13617
Telephone: (315) 386-1633
Fax: (315) 386-4188
Contact: Linda A. Casserly
Position: Town and Village Historian
E-mail: historian@cantonnewyork.us
Business hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., noon - 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., and by appointment. Book by John Austin on: birth, death, marriages in St. Lawrence County before 1850.
Collection: Photographs, glass plate negatives, records, and memorabilia relating to the history of Canton and its inhabitants, 1802-1991; a Rushton canoe has been added to the collection. Also, maps, cemetery records, diaries, and town and village minutes from 1805-present. Book by John Austin on: birth, death, marriages in St. Lawrence County before 1850. Dr. James Payson's book.
Restrictions: Materials must be used in the historian's office and collections room.
Clare Town Historian
Address: 3495 Co. Rt. 27, Russell, NY 13684
Telephone: (315) 386-3849
Contact: Allan Peabody
Position: Town Historian
E-mail: peabody@northnet.org
Business hours: By appointment only.
Collection: Pictures, maps, articles, and clippings concerning the Town of Clare. Includes a small rural museum.
Clarkson University Archives
Address: Clarkson University, Educational Resources Center, Library-Archives, Box 5590, Potsdam, NY 13699-5590
Telephone: (315) 268-4268
Contact: Michelle L. Young
Position: Director of Libraries
E-mail: myoung@clarkson.edu
Business hours: Research by appointment.
Collection: Historical documents and materials of Clarkson University (1896-); university and student publications; history and genealogical records of the Clarkson family.
Restrictions: Must be used in library.
Clifton Town Historian
Address: Clifton Community Center, P.O. Box 647, Cranberry Lake, NY 12927
Telephone: (315) 848-2900
Contact: Mark Friden
Position: Town Historian
Business hours: By appointment.
Collection: Photos, notes, albums books, maps, diaries, and some old artifacts.
Restrictions: Must be used in the building.
Colton Historical Society
Address: P.O. Box 223, 89 Main Street, Colton, NY 13625
Telephone: (315) 262-2524 (Hennessy)
Contact: Dennis Eickhoff / C. Hennessy
Position: Directors
Email: mailto:clstph@mac.com
Business hours: June thru August: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; September: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Collection: Archives room, over 800 photos are cataloged and a finding aid is prepared. Also ledgers, scrapbooks, etc. are available for public use. Local history archives and annual exhibits at Colton Museum
Website: www.coltonmuseum.org/more
De Kalb Historical Association, Town of
Address: P.O. Box 111, 696 E. De Kalb Rd., De Kalb Junction, NY 13630
Telephone: (315) 347-1900 (office), or 347-2178 (Mr. Thompson)
Contact: Bryan Thompson
Position: Town Historian
E-mail: bryan@dekalbnyhistorian.org
Business hours: Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Thursday, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Collection: Maps, land records, church records, mercantile account books, farm account books, photographs, copies of town meeting records from 1806 and many genealogical resources. Detailed indexes of most materials.
Restrictions: All materials must be used at the archives.
Website: dekalbnyhistorian.org
Edwards History Center
Address: 161 Main St., Town Hall, Edwards, NY 13635
Mailing Address: 61 Maple Ave., Edwards, NY 13635
Telephone: (315) 562-3500 (home)
Contact: LaVerne Freeman
Position: Town and Village Historian
Email: freeman1@tds.net
Business hours: By appointment.
Collection: Artifacts, family histories and pictures, old vital statistics, cemetery records, obituaries, newspaper clippings, books of local history and the North Country, old maps, scrapbooks, church records, military records and uniforms, period clothing. Local mines materials, and school memorabilia.
Restrictions: Materials may not be removed from the History Center. Copier is available.
Website: www.edwardshistory.org
Elethorp Historical Society/Hammond Museum
Address: P.O. Box 107, Rt. 37, Hammond, NY 13646
Telephone: (315) 324-5208
Contact: Donna Demick
Position: Town Historian
Business hours: Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. early June thru early September, or by appointment.
Collection: Scrapbooks, family histories, clothing, maps, historic photos of town, household and agricultural items, and a collection of large wooden models of buildings. The museum complex includes post and beam barn and historic stone house.
Restrictions: Materials must be used in the building. Copier is available.
Fine Town Historian
Address: P.O. Box 238, 4078 Rt. 3, Star Lake, NY 13690
Telephone: (315) 848-3121 (town clerk), (518) 891-4538 (home), (315) 848-3558 (summer home)
Contact: Jean Grimm
(home address, winter) 151 Neil St., Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Position: Town Historian
E-mail: jghmm10@roadrunner.com
Business hours:By appointment.
Collection: Written history of the Town of Fine; pictures, newspaper clippings, maps; booklets about the town for sale; census 1905, 1915, 1925. Family histories, obituaries, Civil War records, Benson Mine information, and cemetery records.
Restrictions:Items may be viewed and copied at the office.
Frederic Remington Art Museum
Address: 303 Washington St., Ogdensburg, NY 13669
Telephone: (315) 393-2425
Contact: Laura Foster
Position: Curator
E-mail: lafo@fredericremington.org
Business hours: May 1 thru October 31: Monday thru Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; November 1 thru April 30: Wednesday thru Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Collection: Eva Remington (1859-1918), Frederic's widow, left most of her collection of Remington's art, notes, correspondence, working tools and studio props. This core collection still comprises the majority of paintings and bronzes owned by the museum. The archival elements of the gift - from artist's diaries, to hundreds of sketches and photographs, ledgers and checkbooks - provide information meaningful to researchers looking into any aspect of Remington's work or personality.
Restrictions: Two weeks notice is requested for tour groups.
Website: www.fredericremington.org
Gouverneur Historical Association
Address: 30 Church St., Gouverneur, NY 13642
Telephone: (315) 287-0570
Contact: Joseph Laurenza
Position: President
E-Mail: gouverneurmuseum@centralny.twcbc.com
Business hours: Wednesday and Saturday,1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., year around.
Collection: Victorian house with items of local interest; mining exhibit. Historical documents; brief histories of village industries, structures, and individuals; photographs, directories, and old newspapers in binders.
Website: www.gouverneurmuseum.org
Hepburn Library of Lisbon
Address: P.O. Box 86, 6899 Co. Rt. 10, Lisbon, NY 13658
Telephone: (315) 393-0111
Contact: Michelle McLagan
Position: Director
Email: lislib@ncls.org
Business hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Collection: Records concern history of Lisbon. Scrapbooks on local people and events, photographs, high school yearbooks, and souvenir booklets. Transcripts of tombstone inscriptions for each cemetery arranged alphabetically. Wall map of St. Lawrence County, 1858. Scrapbooks include: clippings, postcards, programs and photographs concerning people, obituaries, weddings, school events, the Yorkers Clubs, Hepburn Library and local history of Lisbon and vicinity, 1939-1991.
Restrictions: Must be used at the library, does not in any way circulate. Items may be copied.
Website: www.hepburnlibraryoflisbon.com
Hermon Heritage Hall
Address: 117 Main St., Hermon, NY 13652; Mail: c/o Lenore Zaunere, 527 Pond Rd., Hermon, NY 13652
Telephone: (315) 347-2373 (Lenore); 347-3311 (Bill)
Contact: Lenore Zaunere; Bill Dibble
Position: Secretary; Board Member
E-mail: hermonheritagehall@yahoo.com
Business hours: By appointment.
Collection: Biographies, extensive genealogical data and publications, especially Hermon families. Hermon newspapers 1874-1906, local business artifacts, indexed scrapbooks, Stellaville memorabilia, town assessment rolls from 1854-1952, and fire department, library and Family Health Center voter rolls from the 1860s-1933. Quarterly newsletter from 1991, and occassional theme publication, Hermonitor.
Restrictions: To be used at the Hall by appointment only.
Hermon Town Historian
Address: 101 Germain St., P.O. Box 98, Hermon, NY 13652
Telephone: (315) 347-2442
Contact: Marlene Carvel
Position: Town Historian
Business hours: By appointment.
Collection: Photos of people and places in Hermon; newspapers, scrapbooks, veterans' records, school newspapers, cemetery records, photos, and fire department records.
Restrictions: To be used only at town office.
Hermon Village Historian
Address: 101 Germain St., P.O. Box 98, Hermon, NY 13652-3189
Telephone (315) 347-2442
Contact: Marlene Carvel
Position: Village Historian
Business hours: By appointment.
Collection: Hermon Village censuses, businesses, bank, churches, fire department, railroad, historic stone bridge, homes and buildings, public library, village records, maps, cemeteries, schools, post office, medical facility and census microfilm from 1790-1925. (Many records are at the Hermon Heritage Hall.)
Restrictions: To be used at 138 Church St. or 117 Main St.
Hopkinton Historical Group
Address: 7 Church St., Hopkinton, NY 12965
Telephone: (315) 328-4653 (home)
Contact: Dale Burnett
Position: President
Business hours: Open by appointment, and Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Afternoons from July thru September 1.
Collection: Memorabilia from Town of Hopkinton families, furniture and hanging lamps.
Restrictions: May not leave the building.
Lawrence Town Historian
Address: P.O. Box 94, 638 Water St., Nicholville, NY 12965
Telephone: (315) 328-4566
Contact: Alice Stevenson
Position: Historian
E-mail: lawrencetownhistorian@slic.com
Business hours: By appointment.
Collection: Mostly paper; pictures, clippings, vital statistics file.
Restrictions: When historian is present.
Macomb Town Historian
Address: 6726 St. HWY 58, Hammond, NY 13646
Telephone: (315) 578-2247
Contact: Eloise Emrich
Position: Town Historian
Business hours: The museum is open Wednesdays during July and August: noon - 5:00 p.m..
Collection: Books, pictures, and records from the 15 former school districts in Macomb. The one-room school house on the museum property is open Wednesdays during July and August, or by appointment.
Restrictions: Not open in the winter months.
Madrid Historical Society - Walker House Museum
Address: Walker House Museum, 191 Co. Rt. 31, P.O. Box 233, Madrid, NY 13660
Telephone: (315) 322-5200 (museum), (315) 322-0605 (historian), (315) 322-4293 (deputy historian)
Contact: Sara Day-Schulz, Carrie Rutherford
Position: Historical Society President/Madrid Town Historian, Deputy Town Historian
E-mail: hammock@slic.com or rutherct@gmail.com
Business hours: June-October, 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., or by appointment.
Collection: Town of Madrid history (print, photos, and artifacts) set in an old country farmhouse. Features: Madrid business display, county pantry/kitchen, Madrid school displays, doctor's office.
Massena Town Museum and Historical Association
Address: 200 East Orvis St., Massena, NY 13662
Telephone: (315) 769-8571
Contact: MaryEllen Casselman
Position: Town Historian
E-mail: historian@massenaworks.com
Business hours: Monday thru Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Collection: Extensive collection of artifacts relating to the life and work of Massena residents, area businesses and industries. The museum has rotating displays of local and seasonal interest, permanent displays of furniture and household items, and a small country store display. Archives include genealogical files, St. Lawrence Seaway and Alcoa records, photographs, scrapbooks and ephemera relating to Massena and its residents. Building is handicapped accessible on the first floor only.
Restrictions: Materials and archives for study and research on the premises only. Copies may be made. The town historian may undertake further research upon request.
Moore Museum and Waddington Historian
Address: P.O. Box 277, Main Street, Waddington, NY 13694
Telephone: (315) 388-5967
Contact: E. Jane Layo
Position: Historian/Museum Director
E-mail: wadhist@northnet.org
Business hours: Museum: May thru September: Wednesday and Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; Friday, 10:00 a.m. - noon, or by appointment. Historian: Monday and Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. - ?; Wednesday and Thursday, 2:00 p.m. - ?; Friday, noon - ?; October thru April, available by e-mail or U.S. mail.
Collection: News clippings, pictures, microfilm CD census, cemetery records, and printed family histories. Expanded materials include donated family history on many local families. Cemetery research from Canada, cemeteries moved during the Seaway/Power Authority project, and cemetery research from Madrid, Louisville and Lisbon. Materials on James Ricalton, Maclyn Arbuckle, Bill Massey, military, schools, early businesses, homes moved during the construction of the Seaway, bridges in the village/town, and house histories. New items are added daily.
Restrictions: Available for research on premises only. Copier available. Call ahead or e-mail in advance to let museum personnel know the area of the researcher's interest.
Norfolk Town Historical Museum
Address: PO Box 643, 42 1/2 West Main St., Norfolk, NY 13667
Telephone: (315) 384-3136 or 384-4575
Contact: Leon H. Burnap
Position: Director/Curator and Town Historian
E-mail: lpburnap@twcny.rr.com or norfolk@centralny.twcbc.com
Business hours: Tuesday and Thursday, noon - 5:00 p.m., or by appointment.
Collection: Our collection consists of documents, many photographs and artifacts relating to the history of the Town of Norfolk. Files of genealogical material pertaining to our area also available.
Restrictions: No materials may leave the building. Copier available; scanner is available.
Website: www.norfolknymuseum.com
Norwood Historical Association and Museum
Address: P.O. Box 163, 39 North Main St., Norwood, NY 13668
Telephone: Museum: (315) 353-2751; Historian: (315) 384-3273
Contact: Richard Boprey (35 Park St., Norwood, NY, 13668) or Anthony Nocerino (24 High St., Norfolk, NY 13667)
Position: Curator/Village Historian
E-mail: nocson@hotmail.com (Historian)
Business hours: May 1 thru October 1: Tuesday and Thursday, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., or by appointment.
Collection: Personal archives of some Norwood residents and families such as the Yale family; photos and other railroad documentation; objects and photographs relating to life in the past of Northern New York and Norwood in particular.
Restrictions: Materials and archives are available for study and research within the museum.
Website: norwoodny.org/museum.html
Norwood Village Historian
Address: P.O. Box 103, Norwood, NY 13668
Telephone: (315) 384-3273
Contact: Anthony Nocerino
Position: Norwood Village Historian
Business hours: By appointment.
Collection: Numerous scrapbooks relating to business and social life of the village; also special interest loose leaf notebooks on industry, schools, safety and protection (fire departments, health care), waters of St. Lawrence County, rural schools of the area; present day schools; growing file on every aspect of life in Norwood and the area.
Restrictions: Under staff supervision by responsible adults and youths; no material may circulate.
Website: norwoodny.org/museum.html
Ogdensburg Diocese Archives
Address: 622 Washington St., P.O. Box 369, Ogdensburg, NY 13669
Telephone: (315) 393-2920
Contact: Sr. Jennifer Votraw, SSJ
Position: Chancellor
E-mail: jvotraw@dioogdensburg.org
Business hours: By appointment only.
Collection: Archival material of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg and of its churches and institutions.
Restrictions: Much of the collection is sensitive and restrictive materials; no materials circulate; staff supervision.
Ogdensburg Public Library
Address: 312 Washington St., Ogdensburg, NY 13669
Telephone: (315) 393-4325
Contact: Linda Marshall
Position: Library Clerk (Archivist)
E-mail: lmarshall@ncls.org
Business hours: Monday thru Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; June, July and August: Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Closed Sunday.
Collection: Historical and genealogical materials relating to Ogdensburg. Special collections include: Hasbrouck correspondance collection, Gen. N.M. Curtis Civil War Papers, Mayor Westbrook Ogdensburg/Oswegatchie Papers, the White collection (land records), and the Hasbrouck Papers (mostly land records).
Restrictions: Materials may not be available without prior arrangements. In library use only.
Parishville Historical Association
Address: P.O. Box 534, Parishville, NY 13672
Telephone: (315) 265-7619
Contact: Emma Remington
Position: Town Historian/Curator
Business hours: July and August: Tuesday and Thursday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Other times at home of historian.
Collection: Thirteen room house plus closets, barn, hen house, and blacksmith shop filled with historical items; genealogy corner located in dining room with information on over 500 names. Artifacts dug by Girl Scouts at Whispering Pines Scout Camp include: a piece of iron ore, a piece of granite, and possibly a piece of gold.
Restrictions: Normal
Pierrepont Museum
Address: 872 State Hwy 68, Canton, NY 13617
Contact: Barbara Daniels
Position: Town Historian
E-mail: barbara@northnet.org
Business hours: The museum is open from May (Memorial Day) to October on Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., or by appointment.
Collection: Artifacts including tools, clothing, furniture. Historical and genealogical materials; cemetery information available. Many old pictures, and local artist works on display.
Restrictions: The museum is not heated in the winter, so not open to the public then. If anyone needs assistance with genealogy, please call (315) 379-0804 or e-mail.
Potsdam Public Museum
Address: P.O. Box 5168, Civic Center, Potsdam, NY 13676
Telephone: (315) 265-6910
Contact: Mimi VanDeusen
Position: Director
E-mail: museum@vi.potsdam.ny.us
Business hours: Tuesday thru Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Collection: Archives: family files, cemetery records, scrapbooks, diaries, local history books, yearbooks: SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam Normal, Clarkson College of Technology, Potsdam High School; maps, city directories, Civil War collection, digitized photographs (5000+) deeds, documents and collectables price guides. Objects: Textiles, quilts, clothing, English ceramics, Chinese clothing and objects, furniture, dolls, paintings, and tools. Educational: teacher kits, weaving program, holiday program, school tours, scavenger hunts, crafts.
Restrictions: Supervision by staff; in-museum use only. One week notice for school services, tours, photograph retrieval.
Website: www.potsdampublicmuseum.org
Potsdam Town Historian
Address: 35 Market St., Potsdam, NY 13676
Telephone: (315) 265-4310 or 265-3430
Contact: Peggy Brusso or Karen McAllister
Position: Co-Historians
E-mail: brusso20@hotmail.com or deputyclerk@potsdamny.us
Business hours: By appointment.
Collection: Numerous scrapbooks of items relating to the people and business life of the township; published histories of St. Lawrence County and some towns; growing files relating to industry, history of area rural schools, and other subjects.
Restrictions: Supervision by historian required; office use only.
Reading Room Association of Gouverneur
Address: 60 Church St., Gouverneur, NY 13642
Telephone: (315) 287-0191
Contact: Linda Adams
Position: Library Manager
E-mail: goulib@ncls.org
Business hours: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, noon - 8:00 p.m.; Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Friday, noon - 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - noon. Summer hours: June-August: Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Collection: Gouverneur Free Press, Northern Tribune and Gouverneur Tribune Press on microfilm beginning in 1870. Years 2005-2010 are being processed for microfilm and will be uploaded online. Local cemetary records. Mrs. Parker's original History of Gouverneur. Centennial History of Gouverneur. Histories of St. Lawrence, Jefferson and Lewis counties. Biographies, diaries and papers (not original) of Gouverneur Morris.
Restrictions: To be used in the library.
Rensselaer Falls Library
Address: P.O. Box 237, 212 Rensselaer St., Rensselaer Falls, NY 13680
Telephone: (315) 344-7406
Contact: Agnes Hoey
Position: Library Manager
E-mail: reflib@ncls.org
Business hours: Monday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Collection: Small collection of Rensselaer Falls High School yearbooks, store ledgers, and other miscellaneous items.
Restrictions: To be used in the library.
Website: cantonfreelibrary.org/falls
renfalls.cantonfreelibrary.org (newspaper clippings)
Rensselaer Falls Village Historian
Address: 12 Heuvelton Rd., Rensselaer Falls, NY 13680
Telephone: (315) 344-6681
Contact: Mimi Barr
Position: Village Historian
Business hours: June, July and August: Wednesday, noon - 3:00 p.m., or by appointment.
Collection: Old photographs, some genealogies, materials on veterans, facts on houses, village history, Van Rensselaer history, and organizations. Also, books ranging from 1975-2000, notebooks, files, and other material on Rensselaer Falls residents and history. A museum is now housed in the former Congregational Church. To view the collection, contact Mimi Barr (listed above), Bob Poor at (315) 344-6603 or Claude Palmer at (315) 344-7966.
Richville Historical Association
Address: P.O. Box 207, 24 Depot St., Richville, NY 13681
Telephone: (315) 287-0182
Contact: Stella Tamblin
Position: President/Historian
Business hours: By appointment.
Collection: Early memorabilia of families of Richville area; photographs, World War II memento collection; genealogies of local families. Housed in Greek Revival 1850s former Baptist Church.
Rossie Town Historian
Address: 178 Co. Rt. 10, Redwood, NY 13679
Telephone: (315) 324-5166
Contact: Linda Mandigo
Position: Town Historian
Business hours: Wednesday and Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; or call for appointment.
Collection: Original town of Rossie records, historical photos, rock and mineral collection, and old assessment books.
Restrictions: No records are loaned out, but copies may be made.
Russell Public Library
Address: 9 Pestle St., P.O. Box 510, Russell, NY 13684
Telephone: (315) 347-2115
Contact: Brenda L. Hale
Position: Library Director
Business hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., or call Marie Roca at (315) 562-3487 for an appointment.
Collection: Cemetery records, some with photos. Pictures and information on early business of the Russell area from 1807, with many photos and history of the Russell Arsenal, built during the War of 1812. Some Arsenal relics. History of DeGrasse, North Russell, South Russell, Palmerville and Downerville. Collection of Knox Memorial School yearbooks from the first one in 1938 through 1986, as well as the new ones from Edwards-Knox Central School. Collection of the St. Lawrence County Historical Association "Quarterly" magazine from the 1950s to present. More being added regularly.
St. Lawrence County Historical Association
Address: 3 East Main St., P.O. Box 8, Canton, NY 13617
Telephone: (315) 386-8133
Contact: JeanMarie Martello
Position: Archives Manager
E-mail: info@slcha.org
Business hours: Tuesday thru Saturday, noon - 4:00 p.m.; Friday, noon - 8:00 p.m.
Collection: Manuscripts, documents, and photographs which illustrate the history of St. Lawrence County. Special collections: W.B. Leonard, Silas Wright, Jr., Remington Collection, J.H. Rushton, and A.A. Low, Jr. Also church and cemetery records, information on early settlers, genealogy files, maps, scrapbooks, town and village records, diaries, directories, and war rosters.
Restrictions: No materials may be removed from the premises; no loans to individuals; copies made at the discretion of the staff.
St. Lawrence University Archives and
Special Collections
Address: Owen D. Young Library, Park Street, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617
Telephone: (315) 229-5476
Contact: Mark McMurray
Position: Special Collections Librarian/University Archivist
E-mail: mcm@stlawu.edu
Business hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Collection: Archives: manuscripts and documents relating to the history of St. Lawrence University (1856-). Special collections: manuscripts, documents and other materials illustrating the political, business, and intellectual history of the Northern New York area.
Restrictions: Materials must be used in the library; copier available.
Stockholm Historical Organization
Address: 607 St. Hwy 11C, P.O. Box 206, Winthrop, NY 13697
Telephone: (315) 389-5062 or 384-4764 (Carl)
Contact: Carlton Stickney, Shirley DuBois
Position: Town Historian, Deputy Historian
E-mail: stckhmhistorg@slic.com or owls4@slic.com (Shirley)
Business hours: June thru August: Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., or year around by appointment.
Collection: Research room. files on schools and churches, geneologies, cemetery censuses, information on the hamlets in the Town of Stockholm, businesses, etc., some indexed scrap books, maps, information on Civil War, WWI and WWII veterans. History book "Town of Stockholm: Our History," published in 2006, is available for purchase.
Restrictions: Material to be used on-site. Copier available. Museum is located in the History Center adjacent to the research room and historian's office.
State University of New York at Canton
Address: Southworth Library, Cornell Drive, Canton, NY 13617
Telephone: (315) 386-7058
Fax: (315) 386-7931
Contact: Mary Bucher
Position: College Archivist/Librarian
E-mail: bucher@canton.edu
Business hours: Monday thru Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Collection: Material relative to the history and conditions of the college.
Restrictions: Permission of the college archivist. Material must be used in the library. Copier available.
State University of New York at Potsdam
Address: College Libraries, 44 Pierrepont Ave., SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY 13676
Telephone: (315) 267-3326
Contact: Matt Francis
Position: College Archivist
E-mail: archives@potsdam.edu
Business Hours: Use of archives and special collections is by appointment only. Please call or email during normal business hours at least two days in advance.
Collections: SUNY Potsdam College Archives: papers, photos, and memorabilia relative to the history of Potsdam College (including the Potsdam Normal School) since 1869 and some material related to the earlier St. Lawrence Academy. In addition to general materials, contains material related to the School of Education and Professional Studies, School of Arts and Sciences, and the Crane School of Music. The latter collection includes papers, photos, and tapes relative to the Crane School of Music, including Julia Crane Papers and Helen Hosmer Papers. SUNY Potsdam College Libraries Special Collections: books on history of Northern New York, Adirondack region, St. Lawrence River, Seaway, and Snell Collections containing papers of Bertrand Snell, Potsdam businessman and member, U.S. Congress (1914-1939).
Restrictions: Materials must be used in the archives. Copier is available.
Website: www.libraries.potsdam.edu/about/archives
Welsh Society of Richville
Address: 214 Welch Road, Richville, NY 13681
Telephone: (315) 287-3193
Contact: Marilyn Laurenza
Position: President
Business hours: By appointment only.
Collection: History of the church (located at the south end of Richville at the corner of US Rt. 11 and Main Street).

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