New York Heritage

See New York’s rich and unique history told through images, artifacts and documents- just a click away!

New York Heritage is a research portal for students, educators, historians, genealogists, and anyone else interested in the Empire State’s history.   This site brings together open access digital collections from libraries, museums and archives from all over the state. It provides a gateway to more than 160 distinct digital collections that reflect New York State’s long history.

These collections represent a broad range of historical, scholarly, and cultural materials held in libraries, museums, and archives throughout the state. Collection items include photographs, letters, diaries, directories, maps, newspapers, books, and more.

Please contact your local council’s digitization specialist to ask how your institution can become a participating institution in New York Heritage.


CDLC: Susan D’Entremont

CLRC: Déirdre Joyce

LILRC: Virginia Antonucci-Gibbons

METRO: Anne Karle-Zenith

NNYLN: Chuck Henry

RRLC: Laura Osterhout

SCRLC: Kathleen Jackson

SENYLRC (Hudson River Valley Heritage): Jennifer Palmentiero

WNYLRC: Jaclyn McKewan