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Adirondack Research Room

The Adirondack Research Room hours are Monday- Friday 10:30am - Noon & 1:00 - 5:30pm.

Appointments are recommended.

Curator: Michele Tucker
Telephone: 518-891-0807

Materials in the Adirondack Collection do not circulate. Strict rules set by the Adirondack Committee govern use of the Collection. A copy of the rules is obtainable at the library. The room is open to researchers at no charge.

The Adirondack Room welcomes gifts of letters, manuscripts, journals, albums, photographs, and other Adirondack historical materials for the documentation and preservation of our Adirondack heritage. Purchases are possible if warranted.

In Our Collection
Adirondack Classics

Todd, Lundy, Street, Headley, Murray, Hammond


Donaldson, Hochschild, White, Campbell, Landon, Masten, Adirondack Country, local and oral histories.

Maps, Atlases, Gazetteers, Guide Books

French, Stoddard, Wallace, Sanborn

Reference Materials

Tuberculosis, Logging and Forestry, Adirondack Geology
Botany, Zoology


Colvin, Forest Commission, Forest Fish and Game Commission
Conservations Commision.


Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks reports, early hotel circulars, hundreds of others of Adirondack historical importance


Lundy, Donaldson, Reben and other local biographers and historians.


Forest and Stream, Journal of the Outdoor Life Forest Leaves, Adirondack Life, ADK Publications, Directories, Saranac Lake High School Yearbooks

Robert Louis Stevenson Collection

Robert Louis Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer. His best-known books include Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.


3500 glass plate negatives, 4500 catalogued photographs; Distin, Kollecker, Stoddard, Baldwin, 1200 lantern slides

Postcard Collection

Over 2500 Adirondack postcards.

George Marshall Adirondack Collection

Books, NYS Conservation Reports, Colvin Reports, Travel Guides, Periodicals, Correspondences, Pamphlets, Maps, Photographs, Lantern Slides

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