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State Archives Preservation Services
The archival records of New York’s colonial and State governments are stored in a state-of-the-art facility with stable temperature and relative humidity and fire suppression and security systems. The State Archives’ conservation lab performs conservation treatments on records to address significant preservation issues to them available for research.
The State Archives assists state agencies, local governments and non-government repositories across the state to help them better preserve their historical records.
The programs and services available from the State Archives include:
- Technical assistance, and guidance for State agencies, local governments through our Government Records Services program and for non-government repositories through our Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York (DHPSNY) program
- Online and in-person training on preservation and conservation
- Publications on preservation and conservation issues
- Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund grants to local governments, which support projects to improve the management, preservation and accessibility of records held by New York’s 2,500 local governments
- Documentary Heritage Program grants to historical records repositories, which support projects that improve access to collections and build a more comprehensive and equitable historical record.