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Video about the Underground Railroad in Albany, NY

List of books and films about Albany NY that we own.

Albany architecture :a guide to the city

Authors: Bender, Matthew. Waite, Diana S. Gold, Gary. McCarty, Mark

Preservation League of New York State.

Location: Basement Level Stacks

Call Number: 720.974743 A326wa


Government by the people : the story of the Dongan Charter and the birth of participatory democracy in the City of Albany /by Stefan Bielinski.

Author: Bielinski, Stefan.Albany Tricentennial Commission (Albany, N.Y.)

Location: Third Floor Stacks

Call Number: 974.74302 B587go


Albany's South End, 1880-1940 :the texture of a neighborhood

Author: Bowers, Virginia B.

Series Title: CSR thesis

Location: Third Floor Stacks

Call Number: 974.74304 B786a


Mayors of Albany, 1686-1997 :biographical sketches

Author: Bowers, Virginia B.

Location: Third Floor Stacks

Call Number: 974.743B786m 1997


The Heroes of Albany.

Author: Clark, Rufus Wheelright

Call Number: F127.A3C5

Location: Third Floor Stacks

Call Number: 974.742 C594he


Yearbook - The Dutch Settlers Society of Albany.

Author: Dutch Settlers Society of Albany.

Notes: Library has Vol 53, 1998-2001 yearbook, Vol 54, 2001-2005 yearbook, and Vol 55, 2005-2009 yearbook.

Location: Third Floor Stacks

Call Number: 974.743004D975y


Prominent People of the Capital District

Author: Fort Orange Recording Bureau, Inc.

Location: Archives and Special Collections, Third Floor

Call Number: SPEC COLL 920 F736p


Old Albany.

Author: Gerber, Morris.

Location: Oversized Books, Third Floor

Call Number: q974.743 G362o (vols 4 and 5)


Mayor Erastus Corning: Albany icon, Albany enigma

Author: Grondahl, Paul,

Location: Third Floor Stacks

Call Number: 974.743 C818G876


The Rude Hand of innovation: religion and social order in Albany, New York, 1652-1836

Author: Hackett, David G.

Location: Basement Level Stacks

Call Number: 306.097474 H121ru


An Albany girlhood /Huybertie Pruyn Hamlin ; edited by Alice P. Kenney.

Author: Hamlin, Huybertie Pruyn,Kenney, Alice P.,1937-

Location: Third Floor Stacks

Call Number: 974.743041 H223a


O Albany! : improbable city of political wizards, fearless ethnics, spectacular aristocrats, splendid nobodies, and underrated scoundrels

Author: Kennedy, William,

Location: Third Floor Stacks

Call Number: 974.743 K36o 1985


Mynheer Van Schlichtenhorth and the old Dutch burghers:a tale of old and new Albany

Author: Kinnear, David M.,Sheridan, Robert.

Location: Archives and Special Collections, Third Floor

Call Number: SPEC COLL 974.743 K55m


Albany tricentennial guidebook /Duane LaFleche, editor ; with an introduction by William Kennedy.

Author: LaFleche, Duane. Albany Tricentennial Commission (Albany, N.Y.)

Location: Third Floor Stacks

Call Number: 917.4743A326L 1985


Albany, Capital City on the Hudson: an illustrated history

Author: McEneny, John J.,Holzman, Dennis.

Notes: "Sponsored by the Albany Institute of History and Art."

Location: Oversized Books, Third Floor

Call Number: q974.743 M141a


Albany Irish

Author: McEneny, John J.

Format: DVD

Call Number: SPEC COLL DVD 0077

Notes: Hudson Mohawk Institute of The College of Saint Rose in conjunction with the Irish American Cultural and the Ancient Order of Hibernians


Possessing Albany, 1630-1710 :the Dutch and English experiences

Author: Merwick, Donna.

Location: Third Floor Stacks

Call Number: 974.74302 M576p


Batshea

Author: McEneny, John J.,1943-College of Saint Rose (Albany, N.Y.)

Notes: Hudson Mohawk Institute of The College of Saint Rose in conjunction with the Irish American Cultural and the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

FORMAT: DVD.

Location: Archives and Special Collections, Third Floor

Call Number: SPEC COLL DVD0085


Accent on Albany; a community study and seminar,conducted by Albany Section, National Council of Jewish Women, December 1958-April 1959.

Author: National Council of Jewish Women.

Location: Oversized Books, Third Floor

Call Number: q917.4743 A326a


Albany, Birthplace of the Union

Author: National Savings Bank of the City of Albany.

Location: Oversized Books, Third Floor

Call Number: q974.743 N277


Albany chronicles,a history of the city arranged chronologically, from the earliest settlement to the present time; illustrated with many historical pictures of rarity and reproductions of the Robert C. Pruyn collection of the mayors of Albany, owned by the Albany institute and historical and art society.

Author: Reynolds, Cuyler,

Location: Third Floor Stacks

Call Number: 974.743 R462


Harmanus Bleecker,an Albany Dutchman, 1779-1849,

Author: Rice, Harriet Langdon Pruyn,

Location: Third Floor Stacks

Call Number: 921 B647r


Experiencing Albany perspectives on a grand city's past

Authors: Roberts, Anne F., VanDyk, Judith A., Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government.

Location: Third Floor Stacks

Call Number: 974.743 E96ro


Albany's O'Connell Machine politics : a study of Albany's O'Connells

Author: Robinson, Frank S.

Location: Basement Level Stacks

Call Number: 324.274743 R659m


Flashback, a fresh look at Albany's past

Author: Roseberry, Cecil R.Dumbleton, Susanne.

Location: Third Floor Stacks

Call Number: 974.743 R798f


Albany, a tale of two cities,

Author: Rowley, William E.

Location: Oversized Books, Third Floor

Call Number: q974.743 R884a


Seventeenth century Albany :a Dutch profile /Charlotte Wilcoxen.

Author: Wilcoxen, Charlotte.

Location:   Third Floor Stacks

Call Number: 974.743 W667s

      
     

    Albany

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      Links to help you

      The Albany History Page 

      http://www.gardenalley.net/albanyhistory.html

      An informally curated list of sites, blogs, social media, museums, libraries, and other resources dedicated to history in and around Albany, New York.  

      The Albany Times Union - Our local newspaper

      www.timesunion.com

      Search the Archives of the Albany Times Union:
      http://www.strose.edu/academics/library/researchbysubject/article1528
      (Choose Lexis Nexis Academic Universe… then type “Times Union (Albany, NY)” in the category “Search the News… by source title box)

      New York State Library

      Cultural Education Center (Madison Avenue)
      Empire State Plaza
      Albany, NY 12230
      http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/research.htm
      Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
      The New York State Library is the largest state library in the nation and the only state library to qualify for membership in the Association of Research Libraries. The Library's research collection of more than 20 million items includes major holdings in law, medicine, the social sciences, education, American and New York State history and culture,
      the pure sciences and technology.

      New York State Archives
      Cultural Education Center (Madison Avenue)
      Empire State Plaza
      Albany, NY 12230
      www.archives.nysed.gov
      The New York State Archives identifies, preserves, and makes available more than 200 million records of colonial and state government dating back to 1630 that have enduring value to the public and private institutions and to all the people of the Empire State and the nation.

      Albany Institute of History & Art 
      125 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12210
      Tel: (518) 463-4478
      http://www.albanyinstitute.org
      A non-circulating library, the Albany Institute's Library collection of more than one million items includes extensive collections of primary source material such as photographs, manuscripts, architectural drawings, broadsides, ephemera, maps and scrapbooks in addition to more than 14,000 history and art reference volumes and 125 periodicals and newsletters. Materials in the library complement and enhance the Curatorial Department's collections of fine arts, decorative arts and historical artifacts. 
      Library Hours: Thursdays 1:00–4:30 pm, and by appointment

      Albany Country Hall of Records
      95 Tivoli Street
      Albany, NY 12207
      www.albanycounty.com/achor/
      Index to Albany Historical Records: http://www.albanycounty.com/Government/Departments/AlbanyCountyHallofRecords/HistoricalRecords.aspx
      (All kinds of things: deeds, marriage records, naturalization records, election results, property records, vital statistics, etc)

      Albany Public Library Local History Collection
      Main Branch
      165 Washington Avenue
      Albany, NY 12210
      http://www.albanypubliclibrary.org/research/history/local/

      The Pruyn Collection of Albany History is the local history collection of the Albany Public Library. It is housed in the Albany History Room, which is adjacent to the Reference Department on the second floor of the Main Library. Albany’s long and fascinating history can be explored through books, pamphlets, clippings, newspapers, and photographs. The lives of citizens can be discovered through city directories, census records, and newspapers. While the primary focus of the collection is on the history of Albany City and County, there are also materials relating to other communities in the Capital District.

      The Pruyn Collection is open to researchers during regular Library hours. Contact the Reference Desk for general information at 427-4303. For more specialized assistance contact Ellen Gamache at 427-4327.

      Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region, Inc. (URHPCR)

      http://undergroundrailroadhistory.org/

      Local group promotes and encourages knowledge and understanding of the Underground Railroad Movement and its genesis and legacy in the Capital Region and in New York State. Gathers, preserves, displays, and makes available for study: artifacts, relics, books, manuscripts, papers, photographs, and other records and materials relating to the history of the Underground Railroad Movement in the Capital Region and New York State. Purchases or acquires historic sites and structures relating to the Underground Railroad Movement in the Capital Region. Preserves and maintains such sites and structures, and to interprets them for the benefit of the public.

      Since its incorporation in 2003, this effort has created a strong program of education and research that celebrates and preserves the story of the Underground Railroad in Albany and the Capital Region and its relationship with us today.URHPCR has identified the key primary and secondary figures and their activities, and has developed a general outline of the local history of the movement.

      Albany County’s Official Website:

      http://www.albanycounty.com/
      A wealth of information about Albany… check it out!

      Official Website of the City of Albany, NY
      http://www.albanyny.org/home.aspx
      …again, too much to list here. Just look at it!

      Capital District Transportation Authority
      http://www.cdta.org/

      City School District of Albany
      http://www.albanyschools.org/

      Albany 2030 Plan
      http://www.albany2030.org/
      A process to create the City's first Comprehensive Plan. The Albany Comprehensive Plan will include the City's collective vision for the future, as well as maps, policies, and guidelines that describe how to achieve that vision

      Albany Special Events

      http://albanyevents.org/

      Pine Hills Neighborhood Association http://pinehillsna.org/

      The College of Saint Rose is located in the Pine Hills Neighborhood. If you want to focus on the local, this is a good place to start.

      The People of Colonial Albany

      http://exhibitions.nysm.nysed.gov//albany/

      The Colonial Albany Project was formed in 1980 for the purpose of reconstructing a people-centered portrait of life as it existed in the city of Albany, New York before the Industrial Revolution.

       

          
         

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            William Kennedy's O Albany! Census Guide

            Use this guide to connect neighborhoods in Kennedy's book with census data.

            Census.gov data access tools can be found at http://www.census.gov/en.html

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