The University of Rochester Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, & Preservation holds numerous collections related to the history of Rochester-area religions, from the Burned-over era (1800–1850) onward. Manuscript collections, rare books, oral history collections, and periodicals with significant religious content include:

Although Rush Rhees Library does not have a copy, an essential source for the geographic history of Western New York is:

  • Creek, Alma Burner. Maps of the Genesee Valley & Finger Lakes Region 1776–1950. Rochester, N.Y.: Rochester Regional Research Library Council, 1977.