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Archival Department
of the Darwin R.
Barker Historical

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Available Finding Aids

Anna Saxton CollectionPrograms and pamphlets related to early 20th-century graduations at the Fredonia Normal School and Fredonia High School. 
Browne Autograph CollectionA collection of autographs, with most being collected from contemporary political, literary, and theatre celebrities.
Clark-Collesano Family CollectionA collection of correspondence, financial papers, and property deeds belonging the descendants of Elijah Clark Sr., an early settler of Fredonia, that follow the family into the early 20th century.
Early Chautauqua County Court of Common Pleas RecordsLegal documents relating to over 100 cases tried in the Chautauqua County Court of Common Pleas between 1820 and 1840.
Forest Hill Cemetery RecordsThis collection contains legal, financial, and administrative documents related to the organization and operation of the Forest Hill Cemetery Association.
Mary Ellen Porter CollectionA collection of notes and letters passed between friends living on Berry Road in Fredonia during the 1930s.
Philo J. Sage CollectionA collection of diaries, correspondence, and financial documents relating to Philo Jackson Sage and his family, who lived and operated a farm on Webster Rd. in Fredonia.
Schulenberg CollectionA collection of administrative documents relating to the sale and distribution of watches from the Howard Brothers and the Independent Watch Company.
The Walworth/Forbes PapersDeeds, land indentures, estate papers, personal and professional correspondence, financial documents, insurance documents, and patent papers belonging to Philo Orton, Abiram Orton, Benjamin Walworth,  and Elias Forbes. 

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