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 seven 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.
In addition to making these materials freely available to researchers through the New York Heritage Digital Collections website, the program also facilitates contributions to the Digital Public Library of America through our partners at the Empire State Digital Network.
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: Virginia Antonucci-Gibbons
NNYLN: Chuck Henry
RRLC: Laura Osterhout
SCRLC: Julia Corrice
WNYLRC: Jaclyn McKewan