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Resources from Goshen Public Library's Local History Collection

Local History Resources

Our Local History Collection includes many unique books, photographs, and documents that gather together otherwise unpublished information about our area and the people who lived in our area.

Rare Books Collection

Our Local History Collection includes many rare books that gather otherwise unpublished information about the rich history of our area. Some of these books can only be found in our collection, and offer information of a greater depth than any other resource.

Manuscript Collection

Our Manusript Collection contains approximately eleven thousand documents representing eight prinicipal groups including the Coleman Papers, the Ogden Hoffman Papers, the Ambrose S. Murray Papers, the Samuel S. Seward Papers, the Smith Family Papers (1744 - 1910), the Wickham Papers, the James W. Wilkin Papers, and the Henry G. Wisner Papers.

Historical Picture Collection

A collection of of photographs, postcards, leaflets and documents covering life and in our area.

Some of the pictures are as old A BAJILLION YEARS. We have pictures of camps, clubs, fire companies, fires, schools, buildings, homes, and scenic views.

Old Orange Houses 

Records of the old, historic, or otherwise interesting dwellings of Orange County, including locations, previous owners, and

To get started researching your hme, grab your deed an head down to the county clerks''s office.


We have censuses for Orange County for the following years1790, 1800, 1810, 1820,  and 1920.


We have the following newspapers on microfilm:

Independent Republican: 1813 - 1816, 1820 - present

Goshen Democrat: 1834 - 1933

Repository and Weekly Intelligencer: 1793 - 1802

Orange Patrol: 1800 - 1802

Newburgh Daily Telegraph: 1869 - 1870, 1899 - 1900

The True Whig (Goshen): 1842 - 1845

The Globe (Washington D.C.): January - August 1839

Need More Help?




Contact our Local Historian in the Local History Room at Goshen Public Library & Historical Society if you have any questions or want help with your research.



Monday and Thursday : 10:00 am to 2:00 pm



(845) 294 - 6606  ext. 103