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The collections in New York Heritage 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.
The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with New York State, including manuscripts, broadsides, government documents, books, and maps. This guide compiles links to digital materials related to New York that are available throughout the Library of Congress Web site. In addition, it provides links to external Web sites focusing on New York and a bibliography containing selected works for both a general audience and younger readers.
This collection consists of photographs, maps, and posters related to the Love Canal environmental disaster. The Love Canal Images collection forms part of the Love Canal Collection in the University Archives of Special Collections. The University at Buffalo holds the premier collection on Love Canal, the country's most notorious and infamous hazardous waste site.
Path Through History gives you an opportunity to learn about and visit the hundreds of museums, parks, galleries and other destinations that help tell the important story of New York and the role it has played in our nation’s history.
The Corridor spans 524 miles across the full expanse of upstate New York. It includes the Erie, Cayuga-Seneca, Oswego, and Champlain Canals and their historic alignments. The Corridor encompasses 4,834 square miles in 23 counties and is home to 2.7 million people.
Women’s Rights National Historical Park tells the story of the first Women’s Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, NY on July 19-20,1848. It is a story of struggles for civil rights, human rights, and equality, global struggles that continue today.
The National September 11 Memorial Museum serves as the country's principal institution concerned with exploring the implications of the events of 9/11, documenting the impact of those events and exploring 9/11's continuing significance.
Sitting majestically atop Albany's State Street hill, the New York State Capitol has served as the seat of government for New York since the 1880s. The building is a marvel of late 19th-century architectural grandeur, built by hand of solid masonry over a period of 25 years.
There are over 1,600 local government historians in New York State. The state historian law requires that a local historian is appointed in each city, town, village, or borough, and allows for the appointment of a historian in each county. APHNYS provides listings for all historians in the Empire State.
The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching.
Find Library of Congress lesson plans and more that meet Common Core standards, state content standards, and the standards of national organizations.