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This project is administered by the South Central Regional Library Council with funding from the Institue for Museum and Library Services.
Primary Sources about Natural Disasters in New York State
Natural Disasters in Schenectady County
This collection contains photographs of floods, blizzards, landslides and tornadoes that occurred in Schenectady County. The bulk of the photographs are of floods in the city of Schenectady.
1913 Watervliet Flood
In early 1913, a severe winter storm hit the Eastern, Midwest, and Southern parts of the United States. It was the most geographically widespread natural disaster the United States had suffered up to that point in its history, and was considered worse than the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire by many.
The Albert R. Stone Negative Collection
The Albert R. Stone collection of the Rochester Museum & Science Center consists of local images made for the Rochester Herald and the Democrat and Chronicle between 1904 and 1936. Albert R. Stone, staff photographer for those newspapers, took pictures of newsworthy events and the people and places associated with those events.
Flood on Giant Mountain
Flooding in Essex county
Hurricane Agnes - 1972
Aerial view of Corning, NY. Collection of the Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass. Rights held by The Corning Museum of Glass. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on use of images for publication.