New York Heritage Digital Collections is a research portal for students, educators, historians, genealogists, and anyone else interested in the Empire State’s history. The site brings together digital collections from more than 260 libraries, museums and archives from eight of the nine ESLN regions.*  It provides a gateway to more than 670 distinct digital collections that reflect New York State’s long history.

These collections represent a broad range of historical, scholarly, and cultural materials, including photographs, letters, diaries, oral histories, city directories, maps, newspapers, books, and more.


*Note: METRO hosts images at Digital Culture of Metropolitan New York.

Please contact your New York Heritage local council administrator to ask how your institution can contribute to New York Heritage Digital Collections.

CDLC: Susan D’Entremont

CLRC: Ryan Perry

LILRC: Nicole Menchise

METRO: (Digital Culture of Metropolitan New York): Nate Hill

NNYLN: Christi Sommerfeldt

RRLC: Ryan Hughes

SCRLC: Claire Lovell

SENYLRC: Jennifer Palmentiero

WNYLRC: Jay Barone