This page lists a selection of institutions across the city holding collections pertaining to New York City history.
► See the topic pages on this guide (Slavery in New York, Native American History, etc) for additional resources.
► If you are unsure where to start looking for sources, schedule a research consultation with a librarian to explore options.
Best Bet Search Options
Several New York repositories have formed a partnership with Ancestry.com to digitize New York family history records and make them available online for free.
These libraries, archives, and museums hold collections for onsite research use. Click the links to find out more about the collection scope, access requirements, or availability of digital collections.
A selection of digital primary source collections available to use remotely with a library card from NYPL.
Reference & Instruction Department
Fordham University Libraries
Walsh Library ♦ Rose Hill Campus ♦ 718-817-3586
Quinn Library ♦ Lincoln Center Campus ♦ 212-636-6050
Fordham Westchester Library ♦ Fordham Westchester Campus ♦ 914-367-3061
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