New York--Ithaca and Tompkins County

Local Newspapers

Local Events

Downtown Ithaca
Information about upcoming events in downtown Ithaca as well as current information about the Commons.
Search for arts and cultural events in Tompkins County.

Visit Ithaca
A website from the Ithaca/Tompkins County Convention & Visitors Bureau, links to local attractions and businesses, targeting tourists and other travelers.

Local History

History Center in Tompkins County
Home of the Tompkins County Museum and many primary sources relating to Ithaca and Tompkins County.

Tompkins County Public Library (TCPL)
Particularly review their Local History sources and their Digital Books and Directories.

Historic topographical maps are available from the National Geological Survey website:
Search by map name for Ithaca East, Ithaca West, Trumansburg, Dryden, Groton, and Mecklenburg to cover most of Tompkins County. Maps are availabe back to the late 19th century.

Ithaca Images

New York Heritage Digital Collections
A research portal to hundreds of digital collections about New York State's people, places, and institutions. Search the digital collections from libraries, museum, and archives.
C. Hadley Smith Photograph Collection
Digitized photographs of Ithaca College people, events, and buildings, from 1950 into the 1980s.  Part of the New York Heritage online database.

Books and E-books

Search the online catalog using these subject headings: E-books available from the Tompkins County Public Library Local History include histories, biographies, directories and other records.