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Special Collections: Welcome!

Welcome to the Alden Room!

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.  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: New York State histories, Faculty Publications, Masters Theses, Early Textbooks, O'Mara Native American Collection, New York State Verse, Cornell-Gladstone-Hanlon-Kaufmann Collection, Popular Fiction, Private Press Publications, and Special Collections Miscellanies.

View of the Alden Room with chairs and tables


Open Hours

Open hours (when classes are in session) for the 2020 Spring Semester:

Wednesdays   2:00pm - 4:00pm

   Thursdays   10:00am - 2:00pm

        Fridays   12:00pm - 2:00pm



If you have any questions, would like to set up an appointment outside open hours, are interested in holding a class in the Alden Room, or would like to request that materials be pulled for you in advance, please contact Heather Stalter by email at or by phone at 607.436.3585.