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Oral History Tapes

Most of Special Collections’ oral history tapes can be found through Penfield Library’s online catalog. A large number of the oral history interviews relate to college history. Other interviews are with Oswego County residents about a variety of topics including local industry, World War II, pedagogy and local agriculture. 

Search by subject or combine with the series “Oral History Tapes.”

College Newspaper

College Publications

Past issues of college catalogs, bulletins and directories are located in Special Collections.  For more information regarding college publications please inquire via Special Collections email -

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Questions about oral histories?

Please contact Special Collections

College and Local Newspapers

The current three months of the Oswegonian is available on the 2nd floor, Journal Collection. Earlier years (dating from 1935) can be found in Special Collections.

Local newspapers are available on microfilm on the 2nd floor, Periodicals.


Special Collections houses college yearbooks.

The call number is Reference LB 1921 O72.  They include:

Oshwakee – 1919 Class Book – 1921 The Normalian – 1922-1926 The Ontarian – 1927-1971, 1973-2001 and 2005

Most issues of the Ontarian, the college yearbook are available online through New York Heritage Digital Collections.

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