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Buffalo Photograph Collection: Lantern slides, circa 1890-1910

Buffalo and Erie County Public Library

Dates of Original: c. 1890 -1910

The City of Buffalo, located in Erie County, grew significantly in the 19th and early 20th centuries due transportation and trades routes, including the Great Lakes, Erie Canal, and railways. Buffalo was one of the first cities to have widespread electricity, thanks to the hydroelectric power generated by the Niagara River.

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Roberta Walsh Family Collection

Utica College - Center for Historical Research

Dates of Original: 1975 - 2000; c. 1880 - 1900; 1943 - 1945

The Roberta Walsh Family Collection offers insight into life in Rome, New York and the upper Mohawk Valley during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Roberta’s mother, Barbara Seaton, was born in 1913 and attended the Rome Free Academy in Rome, New York. Her father, John Seaton, worked at Rome’s Revere Copper and Brass Company. Roberta’s uncle, Roger Burns, served in the Navy during World War II. His ship sank due to friendly fire and he is buried in Manila, Philippines. The collection also includes some artifacts from Roberta Walsh’s grandfather, Antonio Abruzzio, who... Read more

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Bethpage Historical Collection

Bethpage Public Library

Dates of Original: 1935

Thomas Powell, a devout Quaker was the original owner of what is today parts of Farmingdale, Bethpage, Old Bethpage, Plainview, Huntington and Plainedge. When the first settlers came to what today is Bethpage, the land was still owned by the Powells, who have been in the area since 1695.
The first man to settle the area was Rowland Pearsall, who bought his farmland from a Powell. He lived near where Plainview Rd. intersects with Cherry Ave. from about 1748 until his death. The farm was in his family until the mid-1850's. The makeup of Bedeltown (as Bethpage was then known),... Read more

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Commencement

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

Dates of Original: c. 1880 - present

Albany College of Pharmacy held its first graduation ceremony in February of 1882. Three students graduated with the degree of Graduate in Pharmacy. In 2008, the school officially changed its name to Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) to better reflect its expanding range of academic programs. ACPHS now offers BS, MS, and PharmD degrees.

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