New York State Museum Handbooks

Title page of NYS Museum Handbook 19, Guide to the Geology of the Lake George Region, published in 1942.

The table below is a list of the New York State Museum Handbooks.  The Museum Handbook series began with Handbook number 1 (1927) and ends with Handbook 19 (1942).  Handbook 14 was reissued in 1997.  Some of the titles on the list have been digitized by the New York State Library from volumes in the Library’s collection. If the item has been digitized, the title has been linked to the digital copy.

Titles that have not been digitized yet are available in print copy at the NYSL for use onsite or for loan, depending upon condition.  For more information, contact the Reference Desk at 518-474-5355 or via email, or see Digital Collections FAQ. Print copies may also be available for sale from the NYS Museum.

List of individual Handbooks.
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Handbook No. Title Author Date Subject
1 A Popular Guide to the Geology and Physiography of Allegany State Park Lobeck, Armin K. 1927 Geology
2 Flora of the Allegany State Park Region House, Homer D., and Alexander, William P. 1927 Biology
3 Amphibians and Reptiles of Allegany State Park Bishop, Sherman C. 1927 Biology
4 Spring and Summer Activities of the Dusky Skunk in Captivity Shaw, William T. 1928 Biology
5 The Vegetation of the Allegany State Park Taylor, Norman 1928 Biology
6 A Popular Guide to the Study of Insects Felt, E. Porter 1929 Biology
7

Bird Song

Saunders, Aretas A. 1929 Biology
8 Animal habitats in certain portions of the Adirondacks; Notes on mammals of the Adirondacks; The habits of mammals at an Adirondack camp Harper, Francis;  Harper, Jean S.; and Fraleigh, Lucy B. 1929 Biology
9 Handbook of Paleontology for Beginners and Amateurs Part I: The Fossils Goldring, Winifred 1950 Paleontology
10 Handbook of Paleontology for Beginners and Amateurs Part II: The Formations Goldring, Winifred 1931 Paleontology
11 A Popular Guide to the Higher Fungi (mushrooms) of New York State Krieger, Louis C.C. 1935 Biology
12

A Popular Guide to the Nature and the Environment of the Fossil Vertebrates of New York

Moodie, Roy L. 1933 Paleontology
13 Butterflies of the Allegany State Park Saunders, Aretas A. 1932 Biology
14 Guide to the Geology of John Boyd Thacher Park (Indian Ladder Region) and Vicinity Goldring, Winifred 1933 Geology
14 Guide to the Geology of John Boyd Thacher Park (Indian Ladder Region) and Vicinity. Special Reprint Goldring, Winifred 1997 Geology
15 The Community Industries of the Shakers Andrews, Edward D. 1933 History
16 Ecology of the Birds of Quaker Run Valley, Allegany State Park, New York Saunders, Aretas A. 1936 Biology
17 A Vegetational Survey of Allegany State Park Gordon, Robert B., and others 1937 Biology
18 Summer Birds of the Allegany State Park Saunders, Aretas A. 1942 Biology
19 Guide to the Geology of the Lake George Region Newland, D.H., and Vaughan, Henry 1942 Geology
Last Updated: August 8, 2012