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Elizabeth Ryan Collection

Library Association of Rockland County - New City Library

Elizabeth “Pat” Ryan (1923-1998) was the daughter of Dr. William J. and Elizabeth Ryan. Dr. Ryan was Superintendent of the Summit Park Sanitorium, Pomona, where the family lived. She began swimming at a young age, and joined the Women’s Swimming Association in New York at age 9. Pat began competing as an amateur, and qualified for the 1936 Olympics in Berlin at the age of 13. At the Berlin games, she swam as part of the 400 meter freestyle relay team, winning a bronze medal. Following the games, she continued to compete at the national level. Ryan was poised for a second Olympics, but the... Read more

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Gayer Collection

Canal Society of New York State

Dates of Original: c. 1830 - 1970

Albert Gayer (1897-1976) moved as a young child to Schenectady, NY, living not far from the banks of the Erie Barge Canal. He and his parents had emigrated from Hungary in 1903. Family tradition says that Gayer soon became fascinated with canal life and lore. By the 1950s he was collecting historical canal-related manuscripts, photographs, books and other artifacts. He was among the first directors of the Canal Society. His collections of historic postcards and photographic glass negatives are among the most outstanding resources on New York State canal history.

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High Falls Club Photograph Collection

Adirondack Experience

Dates of Original: 1911 - 1927

The High Falls Club was located near what was once Wilmurt, New York in Herkimer County. The club owned a cabin in the Adirondacks which was used for camping and hunting.

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Parishville-Hopkinton Central School Yearbooks

St. Lawrence-Lewis Board of Educational Services

The St. Lawrence-Lewis School Library System collection consists of high school yearbooks from area high schools. The Panorama is the annual yearbook of the Parishville-Hopkinton Central School.

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