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Our collections contain nearly 100,000 photographs, over 1000 linear feet of archives, genealogy files for more than 2,000 Tompkins County families, and 3,500+ books relating to the history of Tompkins County.
Our manuscript collections include Finding Aids, which are detailed box lists that describe the contents of each collection. They are critical introductions to the collections, and some of the many Finding Aids in The History Center's archives can be reviewed and downloaded below.
Thanks to a year-long grant (2021-2022) grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, The History Center in Tompkins County has received generous funds to support the creation of more Archival Finding Aids from our archival collections. The list below will be added to regularly in the coming months as we complete these new additions.
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