Numbers aren't everything, but as we gathered statistics from the last year for our annual reporting,
we wanted to share some SCRLC resources with the most views. Take a look at last year's greatest hits.
Most viewed Archived Webinar
Most viewed items from an SCRLC contributor on NYHeritage
Report of the Woman's Rights Convention, Held at Seneca Falls, N.Y., July 19th and 20th, 1848
Why would this 12-page pamphlet get nearly 1200 pageviews this year? Not only was it printed by Frederick Douglass's North Star Printing Office in Rochester, but it was created and distributed right after the 1848 Woman's Rights Convention, where leaders like Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, Amelia Bloomer, Jane Hunt, and Lucretia Mott launched the women's suffrage movement.

The Seneca Falls Historical Society digitized this great piece of women's history in 2017.

Resolved, That all laws which prevent woman from occupying such a station in society as her conscience shall dictate, or which places her in a position inferior to that of man, are contrary to the great precept of nature, and therefore of no force of authority.

McGraw Box Co. employees, McGraw NY
This 1937 photograph shows employees of the McGraw Box Company in McGraw, a village in Cortland County. The McGraw Box Company was once the largest maker of silverware boxes in America and employed 140 people.
McGraw Historical Society's collection also features artifacts about the New York Central College, an institution of higher learning founded in 1849 notable because half of its students were African American. See more.
Kingston Street Bridge, Delhi, NY
The Delaware County Historical Association uploaded this west-facing view of the Kingston Street Bridge in Delhi. The popularity of this image might be due to a link from, where it's described as "Pratt through truss" as built by Groton Bridge Company.

It's part of the Bob Wyer collection, which is full of wonderful photos of Delaware County history, including milk strikes of the 1930s.
Rothschild Bros' Department Store building on State Street in Ithaca
Archivist Bridget Bower added this great postcard to Ithaca College's collection. The Rothschild's building included the Wilgus Opera House on the upper floors and was the first real home of the Ithaca Conservatory of Music. Jacob Rothschild, one of the earliest Jewish residents of Ithaca, converted the first floor into a prominent department store. View more Ithaca history here.
We have 35 contributors from the south central region, so we won't share everyone's top image in this email. Here are just a few of our other favorite items that made a splash in pageviews this last year:
Most Viewed Newspaper Titles
The Catskill Mountain News (1902-1973) from Delaware County, contributed by the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown, NY.
The Chronicle-Express (1926- 2004) from Penn Yan in Yates County, contributed by the Yates County History Center & Museums.
The Ithaca Daily Journal (1872-1913) in Tompkins County, contributed by Cornell University.
The Freeman's Journal (1819-1922) from Cooperstown in Otsego County, contributed by Fenimore Art Museum.