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The Digital Collections of the New York State Library include a large array of 18th and 19th century historical materials from many subject areas, including the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, Native American materials, New York State laws and natural history. While books make up the core collection, Digital Collections also include primary source materials such as letters, diaries and rare manuscripts as well as historic photographs, illustrations, maps, broadsides, drawings and music scores.

New York State government documents are also a feature of the collection and include current 21st century materials along with rare 18th and 19th century documents.

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Selected Digital Historical Materials

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Digital Image Collections Held by the State Archives, State Library, and State Museum

Manuscripts and Special Collections

New York State Documents Collection

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Last Updated: October 21, 2013