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Archives & Special Collections

Welcome and Contact

lit up tiffany lamp against a dark backgroundThe Alden Room holds special treasures of Milne Library including the archives, special book collections, and an extensive lantern slide collection.  Materials are available by appointment for browsing, research, classes, and tours.  Please email Heather Stalter at for more information.

Archival Collections

The Archives document the history of the College and student life going back to the College's foundation as the Oneonta Normal School in 1889.  These materials include:

  • Photographs
  • Student publications such as newspapers, yearbooks, and notebooks
  • Faculty publications such as catalogs, brochures, and official documents
  • Memorabilia such as scrapbooks and freshman beanies
  • Faculty papers
  • Biographical material


Book Collections

Special Book Collections include:

  • Educational Theory Collection
  • Early American Textbooks
  • Faculty Publications
  • O'Mara Native American Collection
  • New York State History Collection
  • New York State Verse
  • Cornell-Gladstone-Hanlon-Kaufmann Collection of nature writing
  • Popular Fiction Collection
  • Private Press Publications
  • SCC Miscellanies