Archives

What’s in Our Archives?

The archives of the Alice T. Miner Museum contain a wealth of material of potential interest to researchers.

Letter from William H. Miner to Alice Trainer, 1893

Materials include:

  • Personal correspondence of Alice T. Miner, William H. Miner, Emma Josephine “Jottie” Mitchell, and other family members (1860s–1910s)
  • Genealogical information on the Miners and other Chazy families
    Letters and other material related to W.H. Miner’s employment at the Lafayette Car Works and Lima Car Works (1888–1889)
  • Copies of “Our Inheritance,” the Chazy Central Rural School magazine (1925–1931), and other material related to the history of the school
  • Postcards and souvenir material from Alice T. Miner’s trips to Europe in 1903 and 1929
  • Photographs of Alice and William Miner’s home in Chicago, Heart’s Delight Farm, Physicians Hospital, Chazy Central Rural School, and other Chazy locations
  • Letters and sketches to accompany doll made for Alice Miner by M.V. Khrabroff, 1925

  • Letters and sketches related to the Khrabroff Russian doll collection (1925–1934)
  • Albums of holiday greeting cards received by Alice and William Miner (1909–1925)
  • Letters from Charles F. Moore to his family, written during the Civil War, and his collection of carte de visite photos
  • Blueprints and other material related to the early history of the Alice T. Miner Museum
  • Three scrapbooks of magazine and newspaper clippings kept by Alice Miner (1880s–1900s)
  • Clark family letters and photographs, donated by the estate of Dr. George W. Clark III of Chazy

Carte de visite photo of Charles Moore, taken at Gates’ Studio, Plattsburgh

Archives may be consulted Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please contact the Director/Curator to make an appointment to view archival material so that it can be located in advance of your visit.

If time and the condition of the material permits, scans or copies may be provided. The decision to scan/copy is made at the discretion of the Director/Curator. Reproductions are for the researcher’s private use unless permission for publication or other use is granted in writing.

Photo at top: Clark’s Hotel, 1880s, from the Dr. George W. Clark III Collection