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Milne Library at SUNY Geneseo was named after Drs. William J. and John M. Milne, brothers who served as Geneseo Normal School's first two principals. A bustling hub of intellectual, cultural and social activity, Milne Library houses the College's main collections of books, periodicals, and audio and video recordings, as well as high-tech computing and classroom facilities. Milne's Special Collections focus on local history and include the Genesee Valley Historical Collection, The Wadsworth Family Papers, the Carl Schmidt Collection in Historic Architecture, and the College Archives.

Click each link below to view the digital collections made available by Milne Library:

Flood of 1972, Genesee River in Letchworth State Park

20th Century Remains of the Genesee Valley Canal

Carl Schmidt Collection of Two-Dimensional Drawings

Jackson Health Resort Collection

Martha Blow Wadsworth Photograph Collection

Genesee Valley Hunt Collection

 

Architecture of Livingston County, NY

Dates of original: 1977-79

Historical context: In the late 1970s, with support from the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts, photographer Daniel Fink (1937-1995) undertook a project of creating a photographic record of notable architectural specimens in Livingston County, NY. More than one hundred domestic, commercial, and religious structures were selected, taking into consideration the excellence of and potential threats to each example, as well as the age and condition of each. Some of the styles represented include Gothic and Gothic Revival, Italianate, Federal, Greek Revival, Mansard, beaux arts, eclectic, cobblestone, and stick style. Fink, who was also chair of SUNY Geneseo’s art department, acknowledged that the study is not exhaustive, but rather a significant start in preserving, at least as images, Livingston County’s historically significant architectural specimens.

Scope of collection: The 13 photographs here represent excellent examples of Gothic and Greek Revival architecture in Livingston County. They were selected, scanned and described by an undergraduate intern, from the 101 black-and-white photographs and colored slides that comprise Milne’s physical Architecture of Livingston County collection, which documents a wide variety of architectural styles [and all of which will eventually be added to New York Heritage]. Localities represented in the larger collection include Avon, Caledonia, Conesus, Cuylerville, Dansville, Geneseo, Groveland, Hemlock, Lakeville, Leicester, Letchworth Park, Lima, South Lima, Livonia, Mount Morris, Nunda, Piffard, Scottsburg, Webster’s Crossing, and York.

 
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