Archives and Local History Collection

Research and Scanning Services

Research or scanning services for the library’s non-circulating collections are available by request, and at the discretion of the library staff due to the time and staff effort involved. Please make an appointment to view the library’s non-circulating collection and learn more about scanning and digitization requests.  

New York Digital Heritage Collection

Uncover Voorheesville’s past through materials in the library’s history collections! Besides local history books that may be borrowed, we have archival material, including documents, photographs, and other items that may be viewed by appointment. Items located in the library are accessible to the public during library hours. Contact the library to schedule your appointment.

In 2015, we began digitizing some of our local history items to make them more accessible. Our collection includes records documenting the people, places, and events of the Village of Voorheesville and to a lesser extent the Town of New Scotland. We contribute to New York Heritage digital collections, a project of the Empire State Library Network, hosting digital collections across New York State for anyone who is interested in learning about the people, places and institutions of New York State.

For more information about the library’s archives and local history collections, check out the Archives and Local History Collections!

Voorheesville, New York: A Sketch of the Beginnings of a Nineteenth Century Railroad Town by Dennis Sullivan, Village Historian

This is the starting point for anyone researching the history of Voorheesville. The book has a bibliography of related books, an index, and many photographic illustrations. Topics covered include railroads, village beginnings, agriculture and manufacturing, tourism, local stores, social life and sports, government and public services, and religious organizations. There are several copies available for circulation in the library. In addition, the Village of Voorheesville Records in the library include the originals or photographic reproductions of most of the illustrations in this book. Thank you to Dennis Sullivan for allowing us to digitize and host the book.