Hill Collection

This page features SUNY Adirondack Library's local history collection.

For Research Questions:

If you have in-depth research projects involving the Hill Collection, you may want to meet with historian Paul McCarty. He is available in the Hill Collection on Thursday mornings or by appointment (email: mccartyr@sunyacc.edu).

Use Guidelines

These guidelines strive to preserve Hill Collection material while maintaining accessibility

Since it is a research collection, materials do not circulate.

  • Researchers must use care in handling Hill Collection materials. Many are old, valuable and easily damaged.
  • The only patron material that may be used with Hill Collection material are notepad and pencil. No exceptions are permitted. Backpacks, coats, and personal items other than note taking material must be left at the Circulation Desk.
  • Patrons should keep the records in the present arrangement. Turn pages slowly and carefully. Loose pages will stay in order if turned like pages in a book. Report any damage to the reference librarian.
  • Photocopying is not permitted of any Original Hill Collection material. Exposing old or fragile materials to photocopying damages them and shortens their life span.
  • Photo identification is required to use Hill Collection materials.
  • Theft, destruction or mutilation of library materials is a crime.
  • Food and drink are not allowed in the Hill Room.

Find Books in the Hill Collection

Hill Collection Patron Registration Form

To use Hill Collection material, ask the reference librarian for a Hill Collection Patron Registration Form.  Complete the form and return it to the librarian with a photo identification.

Hours & Policies

Researchers may use the book database on the library's webpage to search for specific items in the Hill Collection.

To use Hill Collection material, ask the reference librarian for a Hill Collection Patron Registration Form.  Complete the form and return it to the librarian with a photo identification.

Leave any personal items at the Circulation Desk. Only paper and pencil may be brought into the Hill Room.

  • The reference librarian will bring you to the Hill Collection Room and obtain up to four selected  items from the locked cabinets. The librarian will note any damage, loose pages, broken bindings, etc. 
  • You may work at the tables directly behind the reference desk. Bookbags and briefcases must be left at the reference desk.
  • When finished with the material, notify the librarian. The librarian will ensure all items were returned and that no defacement occurred.
  • The librarian will then return the patron's identification.

Any questions about the use of the Hill Collection may be brought to the attention of the Library Chair, Emily Goodspeed (goodspeede@sunyacc.edu or call 518-743-2200 ext. 2351).