2019 Fall Appeal - Your Support Matters

New York State War Council. Photographs of War Council agency activities, ca. 1942-1945.

The New York State Archives preserves and makes available over 250 million documents that tell the story of New York. This treasure trove chronicles events such as the creation of the New Netherland Colony, the Revolutionary War, the construction of the Erie Canal, and early efforts to protect New York’s environment. These documents also tell the story of the ordinary people who led movements for civil rights, fought in military conflicts, and worked to make New York the Empire State.

Your support is not only an investment in preserving these records, but also in ensuring their availability for future generations. Contributions from donors like you help fund statewide projects that preserve these unique materials; inspire educators, students, researchers, and history lovers; and enrich partnerships with cultural heritage organizations and local governments throughout the Empire State. DONATE NOW!

2019-2020 Funding Priorities

Consider the Source Online
will be a collaboration tool, learning community, and resource base for K-12 teachers and cultural institutions for teaching with primary sources. Thanks to your support, we are over halfway to our funding goal!  Go back to school with Kristi Fragnoli and get a sneak peak inside a professional development training with Tasha Anderson.

New York Archives Magazine 
is  New York’s premiere history publication. With its Educator Guide and popular Speaker Series, the magazine reaches audiences of all ages and enjoys event partnerships with local organizations across the state. Meet author and speaker Peter Slocum and Editor Josie Madison.


Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Program
supports scholars conducting advanced research using the collections of the State Archives to create new knowledge and promote public dissemination. Meet Nicholas Croggan from Australia and learn about his project using 1970s records from the NYS Council on the Arts.


30th Annual Student Research Awards
is a statewide competition encouraging students in grades 4-12 to engage in projects using primary sources that demonstrate critical thinking and showcase research skills. Meet winning students AshleyRahul, Eva and Alan, 4 filmmakers from Herricks High School, the Palmyra-Macedon CSD History Club and the program’s biggest champion, Laura Chodos.

of the most significant collection of historical court records after the transfer of nearly 2,000 boxes of pre-1845 records from the New York County Clerk’s Office. Meet State Archivist Tom Ruller and hear more about this great conservation project.

We appreciate you including the Trust in your annual giving, and welcome your thoughts on keeping
New York’s archival records connected with its main focus: YOU.