People, Groups, & Cultures
The State Archives aims to improve the coverage and content of New York's documentary heritage and make it accessible to all. We want to make sure that all the diverse communities, peoples, and events in New York history are fully documented and that documentary evidence is easily accessible for research and learning.
Records in the State Archives
Records in the State Archives document functions and activities of State government and individual and community interaction with the State. The following finding aids describe records in the State Archives relating to specific communities:
- New York State Archives records relating to African Americans
- New York State Archives records relating to Native Americans
- New York State Archives records relating to Women
- Our publication Jewish History Resources in New York State contains a listing of records held by the State Archives.
You can continue your search on communities using Excelsior, the online catalog of the New York State Archives and State Library.
Records available throughout the State
The rich documentary evidence of New York's diverse communities can be uncovered in historical societies, libraries, museums, archives, and cultural organizations around the State. Here you will find the details of life in oral histories, personal papers, scrapbooks, local history collections and business records.
- Our publication Jewish History Resources in New York State lists records held by repositories throughout the State.
- You can continue your search for records on various people, groups, and communities by using the Historic Documents Inventory, the statewide section of Excelsior.
The State Archives is working with people from many sectors of the community concerned with Latino affairs in New Yorkthe people who create, care for, use, and are the subjects of historical recordsto identify the issues, people, organizations, and events that are most critical to document. Through the Latino Heritage Documentation Project we have produced: