Special Collections Manuscript Guides

These guides include diaries, correspondence, scrapbooks, maps, audio-visual materials, photographs, ledgers, and other primary research materials.

Materials range from the mid-18th century to the present, covering such topics as the founding of Plattsburgh and other regional towns and villages, the Battle of Plattsburgh, the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, folklore, land transfers, local businesses and politics, transportation, slavery and anti-slavery, and much more.

Use ArchiveGrid to search across these online manuscript guides and over three million collection descriptions from more than one thousand institutions!

Manuscript Guides are available in print or as PDF downloads. (Note: The PDF files require the latest version of Acrobat Reader, which is available as a free download).