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Documentary Heritage Program

The Documentary Heritage Program (DHP) is a statewide program established by law to ensure the survival of New York's documentary heritage by providing financial support and guidance to the not-for-profit organizations that hold, collect and make available the state's historical records.
The DHP strives to ensure that all New Yorkers are adequately represented in the historical record and the full diversity of their experiences is documented and made available.

Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services 

Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services (DHPS) provides a range of free services to cultural institutions throughout the state that operate programs to preserve and make accessible records of enduring value.  
Free services include:
  • Planning and assessment services
  • Training and education including in-person workshops and online webinars
  • Documentation planning
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Documentary Heritage Program Grants

The DHP provides grants to not-for-profit organizations in New York State that collect, hold and make available historical records. Funding is available for the documentation of under-represented groups or subjects and the arrangement and description of historical records. Learn more about the DHP Grant Program and view the most recent DHP application guidelines.

For more information, contact:
Archival Advisory Services
New York State Archives
9C71 Cultural Education Center
Albany, NY 12230
(518) 474-6926