Rare and archival materials focused on the North Country of New York state and SUNY Plattsburgh.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic Special Collections and the college archives are closed to the public indefinitely.
Special Collections staff will continue to assist with research questions through email.
Schedule a Zoom appointment with Debra Kimok for help with research projects.
Explore Special Collections
Our collection focuses primarily on Plattsburgh, N.Y. and Clinton County, and the Adirondack and Champlain Valley regions. We collect monographs, periodicals, pamphlets and other ephemera, audio and video materials, photographs, maps, and manuscripts.
Special Collections also contains the SUNY Plattsburgh College Archives, the SUNY Plattsburgh thesis collection, a small collection of rare books, and the Rockwell Kent Collection.
Use our online research tools to get started.
Visit us in person for assistance in discovering and locating materials that do not yet have online guides: e.g., photographs, maps, and some of our manuscript collections.
Statement on Sensitive Materials
Feinberg Library’s collections include materials housed within Special Collections and archives, and are made accessible to the public as historical record. Some materials within our collections contain offensive images, language, or other content. These records document a time and place in history, serving as a portrayal of the social mindsets and occurrences of their time. They do not mirror the current views of SUNY Plattsburgh or the Feinberg Library, which seek to encourage a vibrant and diverse learning community.