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Adirondack Research Library: Organizational Records

This guide serves as a starting point to introduce faculty, staff and students to resources held by the Adirondack Research Library located at the Kelly Adirondack Center of Union College.


The Adirondack Research Library collects the records of conservation organizations and outdoor clubs. These are primarily administrative records which document larger policy decisions used in land-use management, environmental policy and how people interact with the outdoors. For more information on other records held by the Adirondack Research Library, please see this website.

Citizens' Northway Committee Records (ARL-008)

The Citizens’ Northway Committee was a non-partisan group of concerned citizens who lobbied for the Champlain Route during the planning and construction of the Adirondack Northway. The collection contains articles, correspondence, maps, pamphlets and studies. 



Dome Island Memorial Sanctuary Records (ARL-030)

In 1939, John S. Apperson purchased Dome Island on Lake George to protect it from development. The Dome Island Memorial Sanctuary records contain scientific data, preservation plans, surveys, evaluations and other materials about the administration of the island and  on Lake George in general.


Archives of the Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks (ARL-073)

The Archives of the Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks include reports, letters, maps, conference proceedings and other records pertaining to every substantial issue which has confronted the Adirondack Park and the Forest Preserve since 1901. It is arranged chronologically and is fully indexed.