Keeseville, NY 12944
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., and by appointment.
Access: Non-circulating research collection, open to the public during normal business hours and by appointment. As Librarian is on staff part-time, research requests should be made prior to visit. Photocopying is available.
Number of volumes: 850
Number of periodical/serial titles: 15
Photographs/slides: 5,000 (mostly photographic positives)
Oversized files: 60
Subject files: 22 cubic feet
Special Collections / Subject Strengths: Titles concentrate on regional history, preservation and architecture with special emphasis on bridges, railroads, Adirondack resorts, Adirondack camps and Great Camps, architectural styles, regional vernacular, and specific regional structures. Subject files contain Santanoni Archives (4 cubic feet), survey reports (2 cubic feet), National Register nominations (4 cubic feet), and general subject files regarding area architects, photographers, artists and other notable persons (past and present); preservation concerns; Adirondack industry; fire towers; historical societies and research facilities; and all architecturally significant structures in and around the Adirondack Park, by county and town. Slides and photographs, bound by county and town, document regional bridges, houses, industrial buildings and other structures architecturally significant or notable for preservation value. Oversized collection contains architectural and/or engineering drawings from regional structures, including Santanoni, Lake Champlain Bridge and downtown revitalization renderings.