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Welcome to the Milne Library Guide for Local History at SUNY Geneseo! 

Explore the tabs above to discover local history resources available here in Milne Library, and beyond. Don't forget to contact the Special Collections Librarian for research assistance!


The Genesee Valley Historical Collection

Milne Library's Genesee Valley Historical Collection contains a rich variety of resources relating to the eight counties surrounding the Genesee River in New York State: Allegany, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Steuben, and Wyoming. The collection includes over 5,900 volumes, microfilm, historic maps, and atlases.

Most of the materials are located in Milne Room 218, on the Main Level.




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Special Collections Librarian

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