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O'Brien Building Photo Collection

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Paul Byrnes '34 Archives

Dates of Original: c. 1920 - 1930

On May 13, 1926, ground was broken for a new three-story building (the future O’Brien Building), the Honorable John Boyd Thatcher, Mayor of Albany, presiding. The New Building, designed by architect Alex Selkirk, had three stories of tapestry brick and limestone for a cost of $300,000. Occupied for the first time in the fall of 1927, the new edifice included labs for Pharmacy, Botany and Materia Medica, Pharmacognosy, Histology and Chemistry, a model pharmacy, an auditorium for 500, a photography room, a library, gym, an alumni room, and a co-eds lounge.

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NCCC Commencement Ceremony Programs

Niagara County Community College - Henrietta G. Lewis Library

Niagara County Community College held its first graduation ceremony in 1965 at the Grand Ballroom of the Parkway Inn. The first graduating class consisted of 133 students in five curricula. Since that time, the College has grown and developed an extensive community of Alumni. These days NCCC has graduating classes of several thousand students in over 70 programs of study.

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Kingston-The IBM Years

Friends of Historic Kingston

At the beginning of World War II, Thomas Watson, Sr., IBM’s chairman, offered President Franklin Roosevelt IBM facilities for manufacturing armaments. This resulted in the establishment, in 1941, of the Munitions Manufacturing Company in Poughkeepsie, New York. Soon IBM added other buildings nearby and then created a network of laboratories. Research in these laboratories would lead directly to IBM’s decision to expand operations northward across the Hudson River to Kingston.

The IBM main plant was dedicated on November 2, 1956 on 200 acres in the Town of Ulster. IBM Kingston... Read more

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Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth Collection

Mechanicville District Public Library

Dates of Original: c. 1860 - 1970

Colonel Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth (April 11, 1837 – May 24, 1861) grew up in Mechanicville, New York, and was a law clerk and United States Army soldier, best known as the first conspicuous casualty of the American Civil War. The American Civil War took place in the 1860s and is known as the bloodiest war for the United States, with at least 600,000 soldier casualties.

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