Select publications based on the collections of the New York State Archives

These books can only be purchased from the publishers listed below or from local and online bookstores. They are not available for purchase through the Trust.

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The Historical Society of the New York Courts

“Duely & Constantly Kept:” A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK SUPREME COURT, and AN INVENTORY OF ITS RECORDS (New York, Albany, Utica, and Geneva Offices), 1691–1847, Second Edition.

March 2023/ 231 pages /digital publication DOWNLOAD 
A Joint Publication of the New York State Court of Appeals and The New York State Archives
Second Edition made possible with a grant from The William Nelson Cromwell Foundation

In 1691 the Assembly of New York Colony passed an act establishing a Supreme Court of Judicature and provided that the court should be "Duely & Constantly Kept" at times to be provided. After over 350 years of political revolution and independence from Great Britain, four State constitutions, and four major reorganizations of the judiciary, the Supreme Court continues as the State’s court of “general, original jurisdiction." Extending the meaning of the phrase, a comprehensive collection of New York’s earliest court records, covering the period of 1690 to 1847, are now "duly and constantly kept" at the State Archives.

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The Best of  New York Archives: Selections from the Magazine, 2001-2011

March 2017/ 508 pages / Illustrated: 37 color photographs,
79 b/w photographs / jacketed hardcover

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Tales of New York State history from the pages of the award-winning New York Archives.

For readers interested in uncovering the history of the Empire State, The Best of New York Archives highlights some of the most popular articles of the unique, award-winning publication-as told through the records of the men and women who made it. Home to some of the United States' most important historical treasures, the New York State Archives serves as steward for more than two hundred million records of New York's colonial and state governments from 1630 to the present. Contributions from Pulitzer Prize winners to best-selling authors mine this wealth of information to tell lively and engaging stories of New York State's rich history.


Oreos and Dubonnet: Remembering Nelson A. Rockefeller

(SUNY Press, 2012)
$18.95 from SUNY Press
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Special price for Trust subscribers/supporters: $12.32.
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Available from Excelsior Editions, an imprint of State University of New York Press, and published with the support of the New York State Archives Partnership Trust


The Union Preserved: A Guide to Civil War Records in the New York State Archives

(Fordham University Press, 1999)
$39.95 from Fordham University Press


State of the Union. New York and the Civil War

(Fordham University Press, 1999)
$45.00 Hardcover and $20.00 Paperback from Fordham University Press