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Special Collections

Our Special Collections are primarily focused on Oswego, Oswego County, and surrounding areas. However, we also have some other unique items! 

Physical Collections

The majority of our collections are physical, but our online finding aids can help you get an idea of what can be found in those collections. Click on the name of the collection, then click the Contents tab to see what items are included in that collection.

Explore our finding aids

You may also be interested in some of the physical collections described in our catalog:

Online Collections

Selected Millard Fillmore papers

Most of the papers we have consist of correspondence that Fillmore received between 1817 and 1876. The correspondence relates to his law practice in Buffalo, NY, and his political career both in New York and at the federal level. 

Some, but not all, of these letters have been digitized.

Learn more about our Millard Fillmore collection

Safe Haven

In Special Collections, we have a wide variety of media about the Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter (Safe Haven), including books, newspaper clippings, and interviews. 

Explore our Safe Haven collections