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Subject Files generally contain a mixture of primary and secondary historical sources that focus on a specific subject, such as a person, place, or event. Topical areas covered by College Archives & Special Collections Subject Files include:
The St. Lawrence Great Lake Seaway
The North Country
St. Lawrence County
Other towns in St. Lawrence County
SUNY Potsdam faculty
A significant portion of Special Collections consists of over 1,200 books (most historical) and other printed materials that are cataloged and discoverable through the BearCat catalog. Subject areas of Special Collections books include:
The collections at the archives are organized into two general categories, the College Archives, which consists of materials directly related to the history of our campus, and Special Collections, which consists of materials related to Northern New York history.