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Welcome to the New York State Archives! Whether you are a creator of records, a researcher, educator, or everyday citizen who needs assistance with the materials that document your community, our wide range of programs and resources are intended to serve you and the future generations of New Yorkers who rely on us to protect and maintain our documentary heritage.
For New York State Agencies
The State Archives is responsible for authorizing retention and disposition of government records, identifying records of enduring value for transfer to the Archives for preservation and operating the State Records Center for low-cost storage of inactive records.