This guide is designed to introduce you to the Alden Room and topics you might be interested for your research assignment. The general topic tabs on the left will take you to more specific topic ideas, along with a little additional information and images about the topic.
Milne Library's Alden Room is the home of many treasures that document the history of the College and student life beginning with the College's foundation as the Oneonta Normal School in 1889. The room is named in honor of Jessica Alden, the first librarian at the Oneonta Normal School. Yearbooks, newspapers, and other student publications as well as photographs, scrapbooks, office and department documents, sorority pins and other memorabilia, and a biography file comprise the archives.
In addition, there is an extensive lantern slide collection as well as numerous special book collections including New York State histories, Faculty Publications, Early Textbooks, O'Mara Native American Collection, Cornell-Gladstone-Hanlon-Kaufmann Collection, and Miscellanies.
All of these materials are available for you to research or browse. If you have any questions or are interested in learning more about a particular topic or collection, simply contact Heather Stalter or Sophia Dunne, Special Collections Team co-leaders.
You can also learn more by checking out the Special Collections Guide.