Historic Hudson Valley's Library’s collections focus specifically, but not exclusively, on life in the Hudson River Valley, a National Heritage Area.

Modern and Contemporary Monographs

More than 12,000 titles in the subject areas of early African-American history, agriculture, American 18th and 19th century culture, art, architecture, biography, cooking, decorative arts, the history of science and technology, social/political history, museum studies, and women’s history.


3,000 items (1685-1888) that relate to Historic Hudson Valley properties as well as the Beekman, Chadeayne, Conklin, Hamilton, Hoffman, Irving, Philipse, Schuyler, and Van Cortlandt families.


200 18th, 19th, and 20th century maps of Westchester County, New York State, and surrounding areas.

Rare Books

Over 4,000 books including rare editions of Washington Irving’s works, the Van Wart family collection, 17th and 18th century Dutch volumes, 16th-18th century Spanish literature, and Diderot Encyclopedia.

Pamphlet File

4,000 folders of material, including newspaper clippings, magazine articles, research papers, and printed ephemeral items related to life on our properties.


1,000 items including American engravings, lithographs, and etchings of prominent individuals and Hudson River scenes

Architectural Plans

1,200 original architectural plans of Historic Hudson Valley sites.

Historic Hudson Valley Archives

Documents and other materials created by Historic Hudson Valley (formerly Sleepy Hollow Restorations) that document the history of the organization.

Finding Aids

Finding aids for Library collections will be posted as they are available.