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History of Crandall Public Library

Crandall Public Library

Dates of Original: c. 1880 - 2010

The history of Crandall Public Library dates back to 1892 when Henry Crandall provided funds for books and a place to keep them, and insisted on free books and services for "anybody who has interest enough in reading." The Crandall Trust, established after his death some 20 years later, keeps his vision alive. Today, as central reference library for 4 counties, Crandall Public Library serves over 1500 visitors daily.

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Rudolf Steiner Library of the Anthroposophical Society

Rudolf Steiner Library of the Anthroposophical Society in America

Dates of Original: c. 1880 - 2020

Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner (1861 - 1925) was known for many things, including being a philosopher and social reformer. He was the founder of an esoteric spiritual movement known as anthroposophy, which involved both spirituality and natural sciences. It is concerned with all aspects of human life, spirit and humanity’s future well-being. Steiner was also a literary critic and published multiple philosophical works in his lifetime.

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SUNY Biomedical Communication Network

SUNY Upstate Medical University - Health Sciences Library

Dates of Original: 1968 - 1973

The SUNY Biomedical Communication Network (BCN) was the first online bibliographic network in the world for accessing medical literature. Operating from 1968-1977, the network also experimented with access to the shared cataloging of monographs as well as serials records. The BCN was hosted in the Health Sciences Library at what was then called Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. Irwin Pizer (1934-1991), as Director of the Health Sciences Library, was also the Director of the BCN. There were nine original medical libraries in the network. Over the years membership grew to 32 institutions.... Read more

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John Champney Photograph Collection

Adirondack Experience

Dates of Original: 1890 - 1920

John H. Champney was an Adirondack "stickman" who made rustic furniture in the early 1900s. He was originally from West Parishville in Saint Lawrence County, but lived in the hamlet of Moody near Tupper Lake. Champney was a skilled carpenter and made many types of furniture, gun stocks, and agricultural implements such as sleds. He was a caretaker and guide for Mrs. John Sprague at her camp near Moody from 1912 to 1917.

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