- Location: Albany, CA
- Phone: (510) 526-3720
- Website: http://www.aclibrary.org/albany
The Albany Historical Collection comprises a wide range of materials, including books, newspapers, pamphlets, oral histories, photographs, clippings and memorabilia.The majority of the collection consists of material donated by local historian Catherine Webb. As founder and president of the Albany Historical Society, Ms. Webb documented the history of Albany for more than sixty years. In January 1994, to coincide with the opening of the new library building, she donated the entire collection of the Historical Society to the Albany Library, where it is displayed in a special alcove designed to house it.Since then, several other members of the community have donated additional materials to the library's collection, and the Friends of the Albany Library have generously supported the microfilming of the entire local newspaper collection.
Collections at this institution
Albany Library Historical Photograph Collection
The Albany Library Historical Photograph Collection includes images related to the history of Albany, from the late 1800s to 2001. Notable aspects of the collection includes images of homes and buildings (including school buildings, the public library, and the Peralta Park Hotel), street scenes, significant individuals, and historic events (such as the Judson Powder Works explosion in 1905, the Fourth of July Parade in 1913, the City's 75th Anniversary celebration in 1983, and the opening of the new Albany Library in 1994).
Institution: Albany Library