Special Collections

Help and Research Services

Research Guide

Feinberg Library


Locate Special Collections Materials in Several Ways

Use our library catalog (PlattCat ) to find...

  • books, including rare books
  • periodicals
  • pamphlets
  • audio and video materials

Use our POLARIS  index search to find...

  • newspaper and periodical articles (1800-2006) held by Special Collections and relating to the Lake Champlain-Adirondack region
  • pamphlets

Use our Online Guides to find lists for...

Use regional online guides to find...

  • Full-text articles in Northern New York Historical Newspapers , including SUNY Plattsburgh student newspapers (1940-2006), historical issues of the Plattsburgh Republican, the Plattsburgh Sentinel, the Plattsburgh Daily Press, and the Plattsburgh Press-Republican
  • More than 300 images from our library and New York State collections, in the New York Heritage Project 

Visit us in person to find materials that are not online

When visiting, please be aware of our Reading Room Guidelines  and other policies . Our card catalogs index the following items:

  • Pamphlets and articles in periodicals and newspapers (also indexed in POLARIS ); held by Special Collections and relating to the Lake Champlain/Adirondack region.
  • Manuscript collections
  • Maps
  • Pamphlets
  • Photographs
  • Oral histories and other rare audio recordings
  • Rockwell Kent materials
  • College Archives materials

Services for Visitors

  • Reference assistance - expert help is available during all hours that the collection is open
  • Photocopying - services are available on a 24-hour-turnaround basis for a small fee. No self-service duplication of materials is allowed. Fragile pieces must be transcribed or reproduced photographically.
  • Referrals to other historical collections

Contact Information

For more information about Special Collections at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Debra Kimok, Special Collections Librarian
E-mail: kimokdm@plattsburgh.edu 
Tel. (518) 564-5206