You're Invited to Visit the Local History Department!
Where: Local History Room, Fayetteville Free Library (300 Orchard St., Fayetteville, NY)
When: Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10am - 3pm or by appointment.
Why: Stop in to learn about your neighborhood, your favorite organizations and the people who have left their mark on the Fayetteville community. Click here for our Plan of Service.
How: Drop in, or contact Maija McLaughlin at (315) 637-6374 ext. 318, or email@example.com.
Local History Collection
- Photographs and Documents of local individuals, clubs, organizations, businesses, schools, churches, parks, government and local agencies.
- Published books categorized by Local Authors, Local Interest and Central New York History
- Local weekly newspapers (1840 - ) on microfilm
Fayetteville Schools Collection including yearbooks dating back to the 19th century
- Archives of local organizations including Fayetteville Scout Troops, Garden Clubs and Women’s Study Groups (Coterie and Philomath)
- Our Town: a 22 volume series of notebook binders created and maintained by Nancy Roberts Kepler
- Scrapbooks and Assorted Family Archives
- Ancestry.com: Library Edition: Genealogy, family trees and family histories online. Available for use in the library only.
- Heritage Quest: search U.S. Federal Census documents from 1790-1930 as well as many more genealogy and local history resources.
- Newsbank: access Post-Standard articles from 1986-present.
- Newspaper Archive: a digital archive of Syracuse newspapers (1857 -2012). This resource is only available in the library. Please ask a librarian for assistance.
Local History Links
- Arts & Crafts Movement Memorial Collection
- Village of Fayetteville
- Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation
- Fayetteville Registry 1940's (Dewitt & Lyndon)
- Town of Manlius
- Town of Manlius Historical Records
- Manlius Historical Society
- The Stickley Museum
- Onondaga Historical Association
- Upstate NY & Women's Rights Movement
- Word on Women - CLRC
- Onondaga County Public Library (OCPL) Local History/Genealogy
- OCPL New York State History Links
- OCPL Genealogy Links
- New York Heritage Digital Collections
- New York History Net