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The New York State Historical Association was founded in 1899 by New Yorkers who were interested in promoting greater knowledge of the early history of the state. They hoped to encourage original research, to educate general audiences by means of lectures and publications, to mark places of historic interest with tablets or signs, and to start a library and museum to hold manuscripts, paintings, and objects associated with the history of the state. New York State Historical Association
Since its founding in 1899, the Research Library has developed noteworthy collections on Colonial American and New York State history and culture, nineteenth century American art history, Native American art and culture, folklore, and museum studies. Collections
Special Collections Overview
The Library's Special Collections Department has a wide variety of materials including rare books, manuscripts, archival collections, maps, broadsides, and ephemera. Outstanding collections include: first editions, political memorabilia, early imprints from Cooperstown and the region, nineteenth-century trade catalogs, and New York State and local history and agriculture Special Collections]
Histories, censuses, bibliographies, inventory of County Newspapers, and more on this site. Online Resources
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