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Pathfinder Online Catalog

Search the Library's online catalog to discover our holdings in art and architectural history,  museum studies, and New York State history.


Visitor Info

Find all you need to plan your visit to the Library, including information about hours, admission, directions, and recent news and announcements.


Services

Discover the range of Library services, including genealogy and research courses and consulting, as well as information on publishing permissions and reproduction rights.


Online Resources

Access the Library's fast-growing online resources, including information on genealogy, available census records, and New York history and culture.


Library Exhibits

View the Research Library's online exhibits, which currently showcase documents and ephemera from two special collections.


Collections

Read about the Library's noteworthy collections on Colonial American and New York State history and culture, nineteenth-century American art history, Native American art and culture, folklore, and museum studies.


Special Collections Overview

See the wide variety of materials in the Library's special collections, including rare books, manuscripts, archival collections, maps, broadsides, and ephemera.

About Us

Learn about the Library's history, mission, and board structure, as part of the New York State Historical Association.

Library Links



Map of New York from a school geography notebook of Catherine Borst. (Catskill, NY, 1812).

Library Hours

Library Awarded Grant

History of Cooperstown Book

Local History Bibliographies for Four Counties Available Online

Smith/Telfer Photo Collection

Special Collections Finding Aids

Old Maps Online

Art

National Gallery of Art (U.S.)

Census Data (2010)

U.S. Census Bureau home page

American FactFinder

Cornell University Program on Applied Demographics (PAD)

New York State Data Center Affiliates

Mapping the 2010 census on the NY Times

History

New York State Military Museum

Images from the past

Murder Pamphlets

NYSHA Digital Collections

New York Heritage

Plowline

Lesson Plans, 4th grade History

Fur trade: contact and commerce between Indians and Dutch settlers

Lesson Plans, 7th grade History

New Netherland and the global marketplace

Reciprocity and obligation in Dutch-Indian diplomacy

Science

Biodiversity Heritage Library


This Month in
New York History

July 22, 1686
The City of Albany was incorporated.

July 27, 1777
Jane McCrea was killed by Indians.

July 26, 1788
The Constitution was ratified by a 30 to 27 vote in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

July 8, 1839
John D. Rockefeller, the founder of Standard Oil Company and a philanthropist, was born in Richford, Tioga County, N.Y.

July 13, 1863
A military draft riot broke out in New York City and quickly turned into a race riot killing or injuring a thousand persons and destroying many buildings.

July 25, 1922
New York's first commercial radio station, WBAY, began broadcasting from AT&T's Long Lines building in New York City.

July 31, 1948
Idlewild International Airport was dedicated by President Harry Truman.

 
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