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Fred Rollins Postcard Collection

Of the 3,000 postcards, most of the collection consists of St. Lawrence County locales. Included in these locales are:
St. Lawrence County Continental
North Lawrence
Star Lake/Wanakena
Colton/Cranberry Lake
Crary Mills/Edwardsville
Parishville/Rensselaer Falls
St. Lawrence Railroads/Hartshorne

Helen “Tommie” Whalen World War II Scrapbook Collection

The Helen “Tommie” Whalen World War II Scrapbook Collection documents Helen Whalen’s work as St Lawrence University’s “Communications Officer” during the Second World War. A long-time registrar at St. Lawrence, Whalen created “Tommie’s Newsletter,” a publication chronicling the whereabouts, anecdotes, and accomplishments of enlisted members of the greater St. Lawrence University community.

Grasse River Water Power Assessment, 1871

The document is an appraisal of properties using hydropower on the Grasse River, dated July 19th, 1871.  Each entry in the appraisal gives the name of the owner of the property, the nature of the business, the specifics of the hydropower mechanisms, size of and boundaries of the property, and an assessment of the property’s worth.  Properties are sequenced moving south to north along the Grasse River: Clifton, Montery, Town of Clare, Russell Village, Town of Russell, Town of Canton, Canton Village, Morely, Bucks Bridge, Madrid Village, Town of Madrid, Town of Louisville, Cha

William L. Fox, Jr. Papers

This collection primarily reflects Dr. Fox’s ministerial work and professional life.  The papers include articles by Dr. Fox, correspondence, sermons, and other church writings.  Much of the emphasis is on Dr. Fox’s thinking about Universalism and his approach to preaching.  There is also an emphasis on his time as a Senior Minister at the Universalist National Memorial Church in Washington D.C.  Also included are correspondence, notebooks, student assignments and ephemeral items related to Dr. Fox’s undergraduate career at St.

Robert D. Graham HALCO Shipping Corporation Research Files

The collection consists of photographs, notes, clippings, memorabilia, correspondence and research files associated with Robert Graham’s trips aboard various Halco Corporation vessels in the 1950s, 1970s and 1980s that are associated with his research and writing of the Halco book manuscript.  Included are numerous photographs that were to illustrate the book; files of photographs of each of the Halco Corporation’s ships; government reports and supporting documentation for several accidents that damaged or destroyed a number of Halco vessels.

Poetry Broadsides Collection

This ongoing collection consists primarily of signed and numbered large-format illustrated broadsides featuring the works of contemporary American poets, and the artwork of small press printers.  Most of the works are limited editions (numbered or lettered), signed by the author, and/or illustrator/printer.  Several are on handmade paper.

John Van Vechten Papers

John Van Vechten (1822-1869) was the son of John Van Vechten (? - ?) and Letita Sebring (1790- 1854). Van Vechten's ancestors were among the early residents of New York City. It was through the extensive holdings of lumber interests in northern New York that he became a resident of Chateaugay when he came here to look after these interests.

The collection was donated in 2005 to St. Lawrence University by Mary Smallman.