New York State Digital Collections

I lived in New England for 22 years and eventually will again one day, but for now I live in New York, and as such want to share as many resources showcasing the state’s rich history as possible! The New York State Digital Collections offers site visitors online access to materials held by 3 government institutions: New York State Archives, New York State Museum, and New York State Library.

At the Digital Collections website, you can either search the images by keyword if you know exactly what you’re looking for, or browse the collections. There are 8 main collections, including Business & Labor, People, Groups, & Cultures, and Environment & Landscape. I was particularly interested in a collection called Factory Investigating Commission 1911-1912. It’s pretty exciting to me that despite the fact that I live hours away from Albany and have never been, I can still have access to many of the state’s historical documents!


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