An archive of exhibits created by the Research Library and MSC for the website featuring interesting materials that are part of the New York State Library's vast collections.
This online exhibit highlights a variety of almanacs from the Library's collection, which includes paper copies of over 10,000 almanacs, dating from 1684 to the present.
Images and resources about the 1971 Attica prison riot.
The March 29, 1911 fire in the New York State Capitol at Albany devastated the collections of the New York State Library, which was then housed in the Capitol.
In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, the New York State Library is posting a series of online exhibits featuring Civil War illustrations from contemporary news magazines, such as Harper's Weekly, from the Library's collections.
The history of the Constitution of the United States with resources and representation at the New York State Library.
This collection consists of six letters written by Frederick Douglass, former slave and prominent black anti-slavery activist and orator, to Miss Hannah Fuller, organizer of the Skaneateles Ladies Anti-Slavery Society.
The Library has an extensive collection of historic resources on the individual fires, firefighters and firefighting equipment of New York State.
A selection of local newspaper clippings featuring Satchel Paige, legendary baseball pitcher who played in Negro league baseball and Major League Baseball.
A hand-written draft of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, issued by President Abraham Lincoln on September 22, 1862, has been part of the Library's collection since 1865.
This exhibit uses the Abele Transportation History Collection to demonstrate how the Manuscripts and Special Collections Unit processes newly-acquired materials.
An illustrated exhibit of books, manuscripts, magazine articles, sheet music, memorabilia and artifacts related to Theodore Roosevelt, based on the collection gathered by Lyall Squair of Syracuse.
An exhibit of materials from the Library's collections that document the history of the development of steamboats, created to commemmorate the 200th anniversary of Robert Fulton's steamship launch.
On October 17, 1913, NYS Governor William Sulzer was removed from office after being convicted by a special impeachment court. This exhibit recognized the one hundredth anniversary of the impeachment by highlighting a few items from the New York State Library's special collections that are related to the event.
This collection documents over two hundred years of daily life in the Manor of Rensselaerswijck, founded in 1630 near what is now Albany, NY, from its earliest years until the mid-19th century.
This online exhibit contains sample pages from George Washington's Farewell Address, as well as images of other items in the collections of the New York State Library that once belonged to Washington.
An archive of monthly exhibits that have been displayed on the Library's public floor since January 2011.
March 29-April 2, 2018
November 2014 - January 2015
August to mid-September 2012
March - April, 2011