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Managing Records

Advisory Services

The State Archives provides records management advice to New York's State governmentslocal governments, and historical records repositories.  See our publications and guidance on records management topics.

Records Appraisal and Scheduling

The New York State Archives writes and maintains records retention and disposition schedules in partnership with New York's State and local governments.

Disaster Assistance

The New York State Archives provides guidance on preparing for disasters and gives advice on how to respond to and recover from a disaster.


The State Archives offers a variety of workshops on records management and preservation. Most events are free and open to the public.


The State Archives offers grants to support, promote, and recognize sound archival and records management practices among New York's local governments and historical records repositories.

State Records Center

The State Archives operates New York's State Records Center; a safe, efficient, and low-cost storage service for State agencies for inactive paper and special media records.