Erie Canal Bibliography (Selected)
 

The bibliography is divided as follows:

Manuscripts | Transcription | Broadsides | Ephemera | Ward (F.P.) File | Postcards | Secondary Sources | Bibs & Ref. | Maps | Songs & Stories

Manuscripts
Call No. Work
Diaries
C152
Camp, Charles. 1816-1819 journal and memorandum book of a man whose job it was to survey the grand canal from Rome down the Mohawk River at $15.00/month with a company of 12 men.
Diaries
H874
Hughes, David. 1849-1852 diary contains accounts and notations of the farmer's wife from Deerfield, NY, near the canal. Includes entries concerning farm procedures, canal horses and paying tolls.
MM VII-3 Unidentified traveler. June-July [1828] diary of a traveler as [he] heads west from Vermont to Buffalo, NY. Part of his travels are by boat on the Erie Canal.
NM-05.90 1820-1821 list of disbursements paid to men working on the canal.
Transcription
Call No. Work
1-64 Tatum, Sibyl. Transcription of an account by a girl on a journey with her parents from New Jersey to Ohio, part of which was on the canal, in 1830.
Broadsides
Call No. Work
Transportation Canals Commercial Towing Co., between Troy and Buffalo... 1881 & 1882.
  Rates of tolls - 1875, Established by the Canal Board...
  Raging Canal. Reprint of a poem.
Ephemera
Call No. Work
Transportation Canals The Union for the Improvement of the Canals(Syracuse: 1886). Faded blue ribbon.
  Peoples' Party Document: Grover Cleveland and the Canals, n.d. 4p.
Ward (F.P.) File
(Local Architecture, People & Subjects)
Call No. Work
Canals Ph - 968-971. Four 6"x 8," b&w photos of boat being drawn on canal, n.d. Ph - 1504-1507. Four 3-1/2" sq., b&w photos of the Black River Canal and old locks.
Postcards
Call No. Work
Erie Picture of water keg (from NYHS) used by DeWitt Clinton at the opening ceremonies of the Erie Canal, New York, 1825.
Amsterdam, Ft. Plain, Ilion Image of the Canal in each of these 3 cities.
Secondary Sources
Call No. Work
386.48
A217
Adams, Samuel Hopkins. The Erie Canal (New York: Random House, 1953).
974.7
A193
Stack, Debbie J. and Donald A. Wilson, ed. Always Know Your Pal: Children on the Erie Canal (Syracuse, NY: Erie Canal Museum, 1993).
758.1
An24
Anderson, Patricia. The Course of Empire: the Erie Canal and the New York Landscape, 1825-1875 (Rochester, NY: Memorial Art Gallery of the Univ. of Roch., 1984).
386.46
A573
Andrist, Ralph K. The Erie Canal (New York: American Heritage Pub. Co., 1964).
OVS
974.7463
B155
Bailey, Russell D., and Associates. A General Development Plan for the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site... (Utica: Russell D. Bailey and Assoc., [1970?]).
Pamp. Coll.
386.5
B285
Barton, James L. A Brief Sketch of the Commerce of the Great Northern and Western Lakes for a Series of Years; To Which is Added an Account of the Business Done through Buffalo on the Erie Canal for the Years 1845 and 1846... (Buffalo: Jewett, Thomas, 1847).
974.797
B388
Becker, Sophie Cornelia. Sketches of Early Buffalo and the Niagara Region. (Buffalo, NY: n.p., 1904).
620.09
N567sr
[Bond, Edward.] Report on the Barge Canal from the Hudson River to the Great Lakes in Two Parts: Texts and Tables, Maps and Profiles (Albany, James B. Lyon, 1901).
386.4
B667
Bourne, Russell. Floating West: The Erie and Other American Canals (New York: W.W. Norton, 1992).
974.79
A244
v. 12
Brunger, Eric. The Grand Canal, New York's First Thruway (Buffalo, NY: O. Buff, and Erie Co. Historical Soc., 1964). Vol. 12.
974.797
B863w
Buffalo Works: A Look at Labor (Buffalo, NY: Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, 1980).
Pamp. Coll.
386.48
C152
Campbell, Allan. Report on a Direct Route for the Eastern Termination of the Erie Canal with Estimates of the Expense... (Albany: Packard and Van Benthuysen, 1836).
974.7646
C153
Campbell, Wallace Hamilton. Canastota and the Erie Canal ([1963]).
974.796
B929
v. 13
Canal Enlargement in New York State: Papers on the Barge Canal Campaign and Related Topics (Buffalo, NY: Buffalo Historical Society, 1909).
386.48
C16
TheCanals of New York State (York, PA: The American Canal and Transportation Center, 1991).
386.48
C223
Carp, Roger Evan. The Erie Canal and the Liberal Challenge to Classical Republicanism, 1785-1850 (Dissertation facsimile. Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms International, 1989).
386.48
E68c
Chalmers, Harvey. The Birth of the Erie Canal (New York: Bookman Associates, 1960).
386.48
E68cH
Chalmers, Harvey. How the Irish Built the Erie (New York: Bookman Associates, 1964).
386.48
C443
Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York - Committee on Railway and Canal Legislation. Report on the Canals of New York... (New York: Press of the Chamber of Commerce, 1875).
Spec. Coll.
974.7
C641
[Clinton, De Witt]. Letters on the Natural History and Internal Resources of the State of New York (New York: E. Bliss & E. White, 1822).
Spec. Coll.
974.703
C617
Clinton, DeWitt. The Speeches of Governor Clinton, Before the Legislature of New York, Between the Years 1817 and 1823 (New York: sold by the booksellers, 1823).
Spec. Coll.
386.46
E68c
Golden, Cadwallader David. Memoir... Presented... at the Celebration of the Completion of the New York Canals (New York: Printed by order of the Corp. of New York, 1825).
386.48
C754
Condon, George E. Stars in the Water: The Story of the Erie Canal (Gardern City, NY: Doubleday, 1974).
Pamp. Coll.
386.48
C815
Cornell, Ezra. Speech by Hon. Ezra Cornell, on the Question of a Canal Connecting Cayuga Lake with Lake Ontario: Delivered Before the... Senate of the State of New York... (Albany, NY: Weed, Parsons and Co., 1864).
Spec. Coll.
917.4
D993n
1825 & 1830
Dwight, Theodore. The Northern Traveler: Containing the Routes to Niagara, Quebec, and the Springs... (New York, 1825 & 1830).
Spec. Coll.
974.7
E14
Eaton, M. Five Years on the Erie Canal: An Account of Some of the Most Striking Scenes and Incidents, During Five Years' Labor on the Erie Canal, and Other Inland Waters... (Utica, NY: Bennett, Backus, & Hawley, 1845).
386.48
E68e
Edmonds, Walter D. The Erie Canal: The Story of the Digging of Clinton's Ditch (Utica, NY: Trustees of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, 1960).
338.9747
Eh61
Ehmann, James. Chattey's Island (New Haven, CT: Ticknor & Fields, 1982).
386.48
Er459
The Erie Canal: A Primary Source Alphabet Book ([Cherry Valley, NY: Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School,] 2001).
386.48
Er46
The Erie Canal & Its Early Engineers. June 19-August 10, 1967, an Exhibit of Rome Historical Society, Fort Stanwix Museum (Rome, NY: Rome Historical Society, 1967).
386.48
Er47
Erie Canal Museum. Straight from the Horse's Mouth: First-hand Accounts of the Erie Canal. A Special Exhibition... (Syracuse, NY: Erie Canal Museum, 1988).
386.48
E68er
Erie Canal Museum. Erie Canal Museum, Photos from the Collection (Syracuse, NY: Erie Canal Museum, 1989).
Spec. Coll.
386.48
F119
Facts and Observations in Relation to the Origin and Completion of the Erie Canal (New York: N.B. Holmes, 1825).
386.48
F491
Finch, Roy T. The New York State Barge Canal and Its Operation. Paper no. 1648, p. 855-883 (New York: American Society of Civil Engineers, 1927).
386.48
F576
Fitzgerald, John R. The New Erie Canal: A Recreational Guide (Saratoga Springs, NY: Quest Press, 1993).
386.48
F854
Frankel, Jeremy G. Erie Canal Guide: Western Section - Tonawanda to Syracuse (Skaneateles, NY: Mid-Lakes Navigation Co., 1991).
386.40424
G193
Garrity, Richard G. Canal Boatman: My Life on Upstate Waterways (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1977).
974.796
B929
v.2
Geddes, George. The Erie Canal: Origin and History of the Measures that Led to Its Construction. Read Before the Society, January 28, 1867 Publications of the Buffalo Historical Society (Buffalo, NY: Buffalo Historical Society, 1880).
386.48
G544
Godfrey, Fred G. Sailors, Waterways, and Tugboats I Have Known: the New York State Barge Canal System (Monroe, NY: Library Research Associates, 1993).
386.4
G625
Goodrich, Carter. Canals and American Economic Development (Port Washington, NY: I.J. Friedman Div., Kennikat Press, 1972, 1961).
386.48
G831
Greene, Frederick Stuart and Ralph D. Hayes. The New York State Canal System (Albany: New York State. Dept. of Public Works, 1931).
Spec. Coll.
386.48
H153
Haines, Charles Glidden. Considerations on the Great Western Canal, from the Hudson to Lake Erie: with a View of Its Expense, Advantages, and Progress (Brooklyn, Spooner & Worthington, 1818).
917
H174
Hall, Basil. Travels in North America, in the Years 1827 and 1828 (Edinburgh, 1830). Vol. I, p. 172-175.
386.4
H199
Hanyan, Craig R. "China and the Erie Canal." Reprint. The Business History Review (vol. 35, no. 4, winter, 1961).
OVS
386.48
H229
Harness, Cheryl. The Amazing Impossible Erie Canal (New York: Macmillan Books for Young Readers, 1995).
386.48
H36
Hatch, Israel T. The Canal Policy of the State of New York, One of Progressive Enlargement... (Buffalo, NY:  Wm. H. Frafton, 1869).
386.48
E68h
Hawley, Jesse. An Essay on the Enlargement of the Erie Canal, with Arguments In Favor of Retaining the Present Proposed Size of Seventy Feet by Seven... (Lockport, NY: printed at the Courier office, 1840).
974.796
B929
v.2
Hawley, Merwin S. The Erie Canal: Its Origin, Its Resources and Its Necessity. Read Before the Society, February 3, 1868. Publications of the Buffalo Historical Society (Buffalo, NY: Buffalo Historical Society, 1880).
974.796
B929
v.2
Hawley, Merwin S. Origin of the Erie Canal: Embracing a Synopsis of the Essays of the Hon. Jesse Hawley, Published in 1807. Read Before the Society, February 21, 1866. Publications of the Buffalo Historical Society (Buffalo, NY: Buffalo Historical Society, 1880).
Pamp. Coll.
386.47
H327
Hayes, J. D. and Hon. Israel T. Hatch. "The Niagara Ship Canal" and "Reciprocity" papers written for the "Buffalo Commercial Advertiser"... (Buffalo, NY: Matthews & Warren, 1865).
974.796
B929
v.12
Hill, Henry Wayland. An Historical Review of Waterways and Canal Construction in New York State (Buffalo, NY: Buffalo Historical Society, 1908).
974.796
B929
v.14
The Holland Land Co. and Canal Construction in Western New York: Buffalo-Black Rock Harbor Papers, Journals and Documents. Publications of the Buffalo Historical Society (Buffalo, NY: Buffalo Historical Society, 1910).
386.48
H763
Homefront: the Erie Canal in the Civil War (Syracuse, NY: Erie Canal Museum, 1987).
385
H912
v.14
Hulbert, Archer Butler. The Great American Canals (Cleveland, OH: The A.H. Clark Co., 1904).
Theses Ivory, Paul W. Packet Boat Life on the Erie Canal, 1820-1850 (Cooperstown, NY: submitted to The SUCO Cooperstown Graduate Program, 1973).
Pamp. Coll.
974 703
J11
J.D. A Vindication of the Public Faith of New York & Pennsylvania, In Reply to the Calumnies of the "Times"... to which Is Appended a Report... by Gillian D. Verplanck (London: John Miller, 1840).
386.48
J488
Jervis, John B. "The Erie Canal Enlargement." Hunt's Merchants' (May 1845) v. 12, no. 5.
386.48
J93
Judson, William Pierson. History of the Various Projects, Reports, Discussions and Estimates for Reaching the Great Lakes from Tide-water, 1768-1901 (Oswego, NY: Oswego Historical Soc., n.d).
386.46
K49
Kimball, Francis Paton. New York - The Canal State: The Story of America's Great Water Route from the Lakes to the Sea, Builder of East and West; with a Discussion of the St. Lawrence Treaty (Albany, NY: The Argus Press, 1937).
386.48
K672
Klees, Emerson. The Erie Canal in the Finger Lakes Region: The Heart of New York State (Rochester, NY: Friends of the Finger Lakes Pub., 1996).
386.46
L326
Larkin, F. Daniel. New York State Canals: A Short History (Fleischmanns, NY: Purple Mountain Press, 1998).
386.48
L326
Larkin, F. Daniel. Erie Canal: New York's Gift to the Nation, a Document-based Teacher Resource (Peterbourough, NH: Cobblestone Publishing Co., 2001).
386.48
L444
Lawson, Dorris Moore. Nathan Roberts: Erie Canal Engineer (Utica, NY: North Country Books, 1997).
974.798
N577h
No. 18
Lewis, Clarence O. The Erie Canal, 1817-1967 (Lockport, NY: Niagara County Historical Society, 1967).
386.48
M167
McFee, Michele Ann. A Long Haul: The Story of the New York Stale Barge Canal (Fleischmanns, NY: Purple Mountain Press, 1998).
386.48
M353
Marsh, H.P. Rochester and Its Early Canal Days: Reminiscences of the Author While Engaged on the New York State Waterways, the Erie... and Other Lateral Canals (Rochester, NY: Printed by Democrat and Chronicle Print, 1914).
Spec. Coll.
386.48
M382
Massachusetts Board on Canal Route from Boston to the Connecticut and Hudson Rivers. Report... on the Routes of Canals... (Boston: True and Greene, 1826).
386.48
E68m
Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester. The Erie Canal: Thruway of Yesterday. An Exhibition... (Rochester, NY: 1953).
917478
M571
Merrill, Arch. The Towpath (Rochester, NY: L. Heindl & Son, 1945).
Spec. Coll.
386.48
N567
New York Corresponding Association for the Promotion of Internal Improvements. Public Documents, Relating to the New York Canals, which Are to Connect the Western and Northern Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean; with an Introduction (New York: W.A. Mercein, 1821).
Pamp. Coll.
386.48
N489m
New York (State). Memorial of the Commissioners of the state of New-York... in Opening a Communication Between the Navigable Waters of Hudson River and the Lakes (Washington: William A. Davis, 1816).
386.48
A91
New York (State) Auditor of Canal Dept.Annual Financial Report (Albany: 1865 & 1874).
386.48
A91a
New York (State) Auditor of Canal dept. Annual Report ...on the Tolls, Trade and Tonnage of the canals of the State (Albany: 1872).
330.9747
M649
Miller, Nathan. The Enterprise of a Free People: Aspects of Ecomomic Development in New York State During the Canal Period, 1792-1838 (Ithaca, NY: pub. for the American Historical Assoc. by Cornell Univ. Press, 1962).
38648
N567ca
New York (State) Canal Board. Canal Laws, Rates of Toll, Regulations, and Names of the Principal Places, with Their Distances from Each Other, on the New York State Canals... (Albany: Thurlow Weed, 1842).
Pamp. Coll.
386.48
N567cc
New York (State) Canal Commissioners. Annual Report of the Canal Commissioners (Albany: 1833).
Pamp. Coll.
386.48
N567ccr
New York (State) Canal Commissioners. Report... in Answer to a Resolution of the Assembly Relative to the Erie Canal Enlargement. No. 225 (Albany: 1845).
974.796
B929
New York Citizens. "Memorial of the Citizens of New York, in Favour of a Canal Navigation Between the Great Western Lakes and the Tide-waters of the Hudson" to the Legislature of the State of New York, Submitted Feb. 16, 1816. Drafted by DeWitt Clinton and Signed by Many Citizens Publications of the Buffalo Historical Society (Buffalo, NY: Buffalo Historical Society, 1909). v. 13, p. 211-233.
386.48
N489n
New York (State) Erie Canal Centennial Commission. Commerative Dinner on the Occasion of the Hundredth Anniversary of the Opening... of the Original Erie Canal (New York: 1926).
Spec. Coll.
386.48
N5671
New York (State) Laws, Statutes, etc. Laws of the State of New York, in Relation to the Erie and Champlain Canals... also, Correct Maps... (Albany, NY: E. and E. Hosford, 1825).
Pamp. Coll.
386.48
N567re
New York (State) Legislature. Report of the Commissioners, Appointed by an Act... Entitled, "An Act to Provide for the Improvement of Internal Navigation of the State "... (Albany: S. Southwick, 1812).
386.48
N567r
New York (State) Legislature. Report... Upon the Investigation of Fraud in the Expenditures of the Public Moneys Upon the Canals of the State of New York. (Albany: C. Van Benthuysen, 1847).
Pamp. Coll.
386.48
N4891
New York (State) Legislature. Assembly. Report... to Examine the Accounts of the Treasurer, the Commissioners of the Canal Fund and the Canal Commissioners (Albany, 1829 or 1839).
386.4
N489
New York (State) Legislature. Senate. Report of the... Committee... to Investigate Into the Management of the Canals of the State on New York... (Albany: C. Van Benthuysen & Sons, 1868).
OVS
386.48
N489
New York State Council on the Arts. Erie Canal: History of the Canal that Made New York the Empire State from 1817 to the Present (New York: 1971).
386.48
N489w
New York (State). Superintendent of Public Works. The Canal System of New York State... Re-issued and Revised, Albany, May 1, 1923 (Albany, NY: J.B. Lyon Co., 1923).
917.47
N911
Notes on a Tour Through the Western Part of the State of the State of New York (Philadelphia, PA, 1829-30. Reprinted Rochester, 1916), p. 15-28, 48-49.
386.48
Om1
O'Malley, Charles T. Low Bridges and High Water on the New York State Barge Canal (Ellenton, FL: Diamond Mohawk Pub., 1991).
386.48
O69
O'Rielly, Henry. ...Proceedings... for "Rescuing the Canals from the Ruin with which They Are Threatened" by Exposing and Resisting "The Railroad Conspiracy"... (New York: The Clinton League, 1859).
386.48
P198
Papp, John. Erie Canal Days: A Pictorial Essay, Albany to Buffalo (Schenectady, NY: Historical Publications, 1975).
386.48
P412
Percy, John W. The Erie Canal: From Lockport to Buffalo (Buffalo, NY: Western New York Heritage Institute of Canisius College, 1993).
Spec. Coll.
386.48
P731
Ploughshare, Peter. Considerations Against Continuing the Great Canal West of the Seneca: Addressed to the Members-elect of the Legislature of the State of New York (Utica, NY: William Williams, 1819).
386.40424
P881
Practical Relation of Steamers to Horse-boats on the Erie Canal (New York: 1875).
Spec. Coll.
386.48
E68r
Randel, John, Jr. Description of a Direct Route of the Erie Canal, at Its Eastern Termination: with Estimates of its Expense, and Comparative Advantages (Albany, NY: 1822).
Pamp. Coll.
386.48
R299
Report of the Committee on Canals and Internal Improvements... Praying for the Removal of Henry Seymour from the Office of Canal Commissioner (In Assembly, April 25, 1831). No. 356. Albany, 1831.
386.48
R475
Rinker, Harry L. "The Old Raging Erie... There Have Been Several Changes:" A Postcard History of the Erie and Other New York State Canals (1895 to 1915) (Berkeley Heights, NJ: Canal Captain's Press, 1984).
974.796
B929
Rosenberry, Lois Mathews. The Erie Canal and the Settlement of the West. Publications of the Buffalo Historical Society (Buffalo, NY: Buffalo Historical Society) vol. 14.
OVS
386.125
R896
Rubin, Julius. Canal or Railroad? Imitation and Innovation in the Response to the Erie Canal in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Boston (Philadelphia, PA: American Philosophical Society, 1961).
Pamp. Coll.
386.46
Sch91
Schwab, Gustav H. The Canals and the Foreign Commerce of New York (Address delivered... at the State Commerce Convention at Syracuse, NY: June 6, 1900).
Spec. Coll.
386.48
S485
A Serious Appeal to the Wisdom and Patriotism of the Legislature of the State of New York: On the Subject of a Canal Communication Between the Great Western Lakes and the Tide Waters of the Hudson (n.p.: priv. print., 1816).
386.48
E68s
Shaw, Ronald E. Erie Water West: A History of the Erie Canal, 1792-1854 (Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky Press, 1966).
386.48
Sh53
Sheriff, Carol. The Artificial River: The Erie Canal and the Paradox of Progress, 1817-1862 (New York: Hill and Wang, a div. of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1996).
386.48
Sp83
Springer, Ethel M. & Thomas F. Hahn. Canal Boat Children on the New York Canals (Shepherstown, W.Va.: American Canal & Transportation Center, 1977).
974.71
S881
Stone, William Leete. "Narrative of the Festivities Observed in Honor of the Completion of the Grand Erie Canal" History of New York City from the Discovery to the Present Day (New York: 1872). p. 389-411.
974 796
B929
Stone, William Leete. From New York to Niagara, Journal of a Tour, in Part by Canal, in 1829 Publications of the Buffalo Historical Society (Buffalo, NY: Buffalo Historical Society Pub., 1910). p. 207.
974.7463
St87
Strobeck, Katherine M. Port Jackson, an Erie Canal Village. (Amsterdam, NY: Port Jackson Pub. Co., 1989).
Spec. Coll.
917.3
S931
Stuart, James. Three Years in North America (New York: 1833). vol. 1, p. 45.
Pamp. Coll.
386.48
Sw36
Sweet, Elnathan. "The Radical Enlargement of the Artificial Water-way Between the Lakes and the Hudson River" Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers (Feb. 1885) v.14.
386.48
S974 (BR)
Sweet. S.H. Documentary Sketch of New York State Canals (Albany: 1863).
Pamp. Coll.
386.48
T759
Troy, N Y. Common Council. Report... Remonstrating Against the Direct Route for the Eastern Termination of the Erie Canal, and an Answer to the Report of Allan Campbell, Civil Engineer... (Albany, NY: Kemble & Hooper, 1836).
973.076
T967
1852
Tuttle, Henry. A Historical Collection Comprising Important and Interesting Items in the History of the United States (1852). p. 25-26.
386.48
Un3
U.S. National Park Service. The Erie Canalway: A Special Resource Study of the New York State Canal System (Boston, MA: National Park Service, 1998).
LHR
974.7463
V518
Veeder, David H. Fort Hunter "Canal Town, U.S.A." (Fort Hunter, NY: Fort Hunter Canal Society, 1968).
Spec. Coll.
386.48
W338
Watson, Elkanah. History... of the Western Canals in the State of New York, from September 1788 to the Completion of the Middle Section of the Grand [Erie] Canal, in 1819... (Albany: 1820).
OVS
386.48
W369
WCN Y (Television station) Syracuse, New York. The Ditch that Helped Build America (Syracuse, NY, 1970?).
386.48
W364
Way, Peter. Common Labour: Workers and the Digging of North American Canals, 1780-1860 (New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1993).
620.09
N567s
1904/5
Whitford, Noble E. History of the Canal System of the State of New York, Together with Brief Histories of the Canals of the United States and Canada (Albany: 1906). 2 vols.
620.09
N567s
1920/21
Whitford, Noble E. History of the Barge Canal of New York State. (Albany: J.B. Lyon Co., 1922).
OVS+
620.09
N567s
1919/20
Williams, Frank M. Book of Plans of the New York State Barge Canal Issued as a Supplement to the Annual Report... (Albany: J.B. Lyon Co., 1920).
Pamp. Coll.
386.48
W676
Williamson Hugh. Remarks on the Importance of the Contemplated Grand Canal Between Lake Erie and the Hudson River (New York: 1812).
Pamp. Coll.
386.48
W93
Wright, Benjamin Hall. Origin of the Erie Canal. Services of Benjamin Wright (Rome, NY: Sandford & Carr, 1870).
BH738 Wright, Elizur. Myron Holley and What He Did for Liberty and True Religion... (Boston, MA: printed for the author, 1882).
386.48
E68w
Wyld, Lionel D. 40' x 28' x 4': the Erie Canal - 150 years (Rome, NY: Oneida County Erie Canal Commemoration Commission, 1967).
Bibs & Ref.
Call No. Work
Ref
016.386
179b
Madden, Emily A. List and Index of Illustrations, Maps and Plans in Barge Canal Bulletins... 1908-1919. (Livonia, NY: Author, printed by Heart of the Lakes Pub., Interlaken, NY, 1982).
Ref
016.386
M588
The Mighty Chain: A Guide to Canal Records in the New York State Archives (Albany, NY: The State Education Dept.; State Archives and Records Administration, 1992).
386.48
W177
Walker, Barbara K. The Erie Canal, Gateway to Empire: Selected Source Materials for College Research Papers (Boston, MA: D.D. Heath and Co., 1963).
O16.386
W982
Wyld, Lionel D. The Erie Canal, a Bibliography (York, PA; Shepherdstown, WV: American Canal Society, 1978).
O16.386
W982/1990
Wyld, Lionel D. The Erie Canal, a Bibliography (Cumberland, RI: Darcy Assoc., 1990).
Maps
Call No. Work
Spec. Coll. (M)
912.747
T687
1833
Brose, W. A New Map of New York with Its Canals, Roads & Distances from Place to Place Along the Stage & Steamboat Routes (Philadelphia, PA: H.S. Tanner, 1833).
Spec. Coll. (M)
912.747
T687
1850
Cowperthwait, Thomas & Co. A New Map of New York with Its Canals, roads, & Distances (1850).
Spec. Coll. (M)
912.747
T687
1825
Map and Profile of the Erie Canal, Commenced 1817, Finished 1825.
Spec. Coll. (M)
912.747
T687
[ca. 1848]
Mitchell, Samuel Augustus. A New map of New York with Its Canals, Roads & Distances (Philadelphia: ca. 1848).
Spec. Coll. (M)
912.747
T687
1959
N.Y. (State) Commission on Historic Observances. Map-directory of Navigable Connecting Waterways of NYS (Albany: 1959).
Spec. Coll. (M)
912.747
T687
1953, 1956 & 1957a
N.Y. (State) Dept. of Public Works. Official Map Showing State Canals and Waterways (Albany: 1953, 1956, 1957).
Spec. Coll. (M)
912.747
T687
1915-1917
N.Y. (State) Superintendent of Public Works. Erie Canal (Albany: Dept. of Public Works, 1915-1917).
Songs & Stories
Call No. Work
813.52
C829
Cotton, Howard Preble. We Three: A Tale of the Erie Canal... (Boston, MA: The C.M. Clark Pub. Co., 1910).
813.52
Ed58
Edmonds, Walter Dumaux. Mostly Canallers (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1987).
178.1
G391
Giles, Charles. The Convention of Drunkards... and an Ode on the Completion of the Erie Canal (New York: Published by request, 1839).
917
G487
Gilman, Chandler Robbins. Life on the Lakes: Being Tales and Sketches Collected During a Trip to the Pictured Rocks of Lake Superior (New York: G. Dearborn, 1836).
813.54
G544
Godfrey, Fred G. Fugitive Deckhand: A Novel of the Canalways of New York State (Monroe, NY: Empire State Fiction, 1990).
784.49747
H878
Hullfish, William. The Canaller's Songbook (York, PA: American Canal and Transportation Center, 1984).
OVS
386.48
H968
Husted, Shirley Cox. Sail the Shining Waters: Canal Lore from Monroe County, NY... Commemorating the Erie Canal Sesquicentennial... (Rochester, NY: Monroe County Historian's Office, 1976).
Videotape
87-2
Minstrels of the Empire State, Buffalo to Troy: Songs of the Erie Canal (Brockport, NY: BRAVO Productions, 1985).
784.49747
Sp44
Spier, Peter. The Erie Canal (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1970). Folk song includes musical notation and illustrations.
398
T472
Thompson, Harold W. "Canallers" (Chap. 10), Body, Boots and Britches. (New York: 1940).
398.48
W976
Wyld, Lionel D. Boaters and Broomsticks: Tales & Historical Lore of the Erie Canal (Utica, NY: North Country Books, 1986).
398
W982
Wyld, Lionel D. Low Bridge! Folklore and the Erie Canal (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1962).
 
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