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About this collection

Founded in 1939, the Greater Oneonta Historical Society (formerly the Upper Susquehanna Historical Society) strives to preserve the heritage of the Greater Oneonta area and to educate the population by offering programs which familiarize area citizens with local history. As an organization, we work to enhance the future by providing a tradition on which our contemporary culture can be based and out of which it can grow.


COLLECTIONS

Oneonta City Directories
Directory of Oneonta for 1901-1902:  a classified business directory and  householder's street directory together with a compendium of the village government, institutions, incorporated companies, societies, miscellaneous organizations, etc.

Greater Oneonta Historical Society Papers of Jessie Jenks
The Jenks family papers, left to the GOHS, included letters written to Willard S. Jenks and his wife, Rhoda, from their daughter, Jessie Elvira Jenks. In addition to the letters and three journals Jessie kept, there were teaching contracts, report cards, recommendations, resumes, newspaper clippings, and stacks of letters from 1892 to 1894 and 1930. Jessie lived from 1873-1964.  Of interest is an article, published in the journal Phoebe, about Jessie's life: Jessie Elvira Jenks: An Educated Woman in the American Workforce by Amanda Rosner.


More Information

Greater Oneonta Historical Society
Greater Oneonta Historical Society Digital Collection


Mission

The Greater Oneonta Historical Society, and its History Center, promotes greater Oneonta's past and future by providing stimulating educational experiences based on authentic objects, stories and lives from Oneonta's rich traditions. Our purpose is to collect, preserve and disseminate knowledge and understanding through dynamic programs and exhibitions.

 

 
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