4079 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park
FDR was the most important American politician of the twentieth century, and large parts of this collection have been digitized – over 800,000 documents.The archive includes FDR’s personal correspondence and official government papers, plus the papers of many of the administration’s top officials and ephemera from the Roosevelt era.
Digital library that provides access to primary sources from the collections of libraries, archives, museums and historical societies located in the following counties of New York State: Columbia, Greene, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, and Westchester. Historical newspapers from the region can be found at their companion site: HRVH Historical Newspapers
Science Library, 3rd floor, Uptown Campus
Holds the New York State Modern Political Archive (NYSMPA) which documents the work of individuals and private interest groups concerned with New York State public policy issues.
"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, books, and more."
Cultural Education Center, Empire State Plaza
Includes archival collections of prominent New Yorkers, such as the Schuyler and Van Rennselaer families. The place to go for Albany’s Dutch past. The New Netherland Research Center has been translating Dutch colonial records for several decades.
Contains over 800,000 pages of content from over 1,500 print and manuscript directories, member lists, travel guides and other sources, chronicling the people and organizations of New York City from the late 18th through the early 20th century.
"This site presents selections from the New-York Historical Society Library’s holdings, grouped into six online collections, including photographs of New York City, American manuscripts, maps and broadsides from the Revolutionary War era, manuscripts relating to slavery and African American history, Civil War materials, and the New-York Historical Society Quarterly journal. The site is expanding as the library continues to digitize its primary source materials relating to the history of New York and the United States.The N-YHS digital collections are presented on this site through an open-source software platform, Islandora."
This New York City factory fire was one of the worst industrial accidents in U.S. history. 146 workers, mostly young, immigrant women, perished in this sadly preventable fire. The State of New York set up a Factory Investigating Committee to ensure that disasters like this never happened again. This site fully documents the fire and the resulting efforts to regulate workplace safety in New York State.