Local History

Manlius Library has a local history section located along the back wall near the Teen Area. Delicate historical materials have been given to the Manlius Historical Society for safer keeping. Below, find a few local history projects the library has worked on in addition to a listing of materials from other sources.

Fayetteville-Manlius Yearbooks

Manlius Library was awarded a grant from CLRC, a regional library council located in Syracuse, to pilot a yearbook digitization project.  In collaboration with the Fayetteville-Manlius School District and the Manlius Historical Society, Manlius Library is scanning yearbooks from Manlius High School, the Manlius School, and the F-M High School.

These yearbooks are described and uploaded into nyheritage.org, a portal for digital history of the Empire state, and will be then also harvested into the Digital Public Library of America.

Click here to see our growing collection of digitized yearbooks.

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1939 Manlius High School Yearbook: The Spectrum 1940 Manlius High School Yearbook: The Spectrum  1941 Manlius High School Yearbook: The Spectrum  1942 Manlius High School Yearbook: The Spectrum 1945 Manlius High School Yearbook: The Spectrum 1953 Manlius High School Yearbook: The Spectrum 1954 Fayetteville-Manlius High School Yearbook: Oak Leaves1955 Fayetteville-Manlius High School Yearbook: Oak Leaves

1958 Fayetteville-Manlius High School Yearbook: Oak Leaves 1958 Manlius School Yearbook: The Haversack 1960 Fayetteville-Manlius High School Yearbook: Oak Leaves1962 Fayetteville-Manlius High School Yearbook: Oak Leaves1965 Fayetteville-Manlius High School Yearbook: Oak Leaves 1966 Fayetteville-Manlius High School Yearbook: Oak Leaves 1968 Fayetteville-Manlius High School Yearbook Spring Supplement 1969 Fayetteville-Manlius High School Yearbook Spring Supplement

1970 Fayetteville-Manlius High School Yearbook Spring Supplement 1973 Fayetteville-Manlius High School Yearbook Spring Supplement 1979 Fayetteville-Manlius High School Yearbook: Oak Leaves 1980 Fayetteville-Manlius High School Yearbook: Oak Leaves

 

 

Let Your Memories Speak

Celebrate our veterans this Memorial Day by enjoying moving stories from WWII veterans. This oral history project, known as Let Your Memories Speak, was a collaboration between the Manlius Historical Society and the Manlius Library.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Command Sergeant Major and 24 year reservist Robert Good, military historian Ralph Richter, infantryman Patrick Heagerty, infantryman David Schism, and 8th Air Force Bombardier Bill Titley.

Reginald Adams and Donald C. Nash
Read the transcript here: Local Heroes Local Stories transcript

Manlius Village Historic District

In 1973, Manlius Town Historian Barbara Rivette successfully applied for Onondaga County’s first historic district: The Manlius Village Historic District, a three block area comprising 46 buildings around Seneca, Pleasant, and North streets. In this application, you can read about the cultural and historic significance that the village of Manlius has had, as well as the architectural history of these buildings.

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The New York State and National Registers of Historic Places Document Imaging Project has scanned and uploaded the 1973 application, accessible here. We have also saved a local copy, accessible here and seen below.

A Self Guided Walking Tour of Manlius

Part of our local history collection includes this self-guided walking tour of the village of Manlius, printed in the 1970s by the Manlius Public Library.

Click here to see and download the pamphlet

Other Resources

NYS Historic Newspapers