For at least the last 100 years, wedding dresses have followed fashion trends, meaning you can often tell when a wedding picture is from by looking at the bride’s dress. The author of this blog article has a great example – my parents have photos of their 3 daughters’ weddings in their dining room. The […]
Congratulations to New York Heritage Digital Collection’s sister site, New York State Historic Newspapers, which celebrated its six MILLIONTH scanned image in August.
The New York Evening Post is considered to be the 13th oldest newspaper published in the United States. It was […]
You’ve probably heard of tags – words that people can use to describe an object, webpage, or piece of information. Twitter and Instagram call them hashtags, because you put a pound sign or hash sign ( # ) in front. WordPress and Evernote just call them tags, and you fill them […]
In June, the winner of the Empire State Writing Competition, Kelli L. Huggins, presented research used in her paper – Flocks of Kittens and Litters of Chicks: Interspecies Adoption in New York, 1880-1920 - at the New York […]
For the past few years, many websites, publications and cultural institutions have been observing the 100th anniversary of the events of World War I. Some of the most notable include the First World War Centenary by the IWM (Imperial War Museums), and the United States World War One Centenary Commission.
But local resources are also available, which […]
A Special Guest Post By Trish Battisti, Senior Library Clerk & Mary Donohue, Library Director Evans Library, Fulton-Montgomery Community College
Everybody loves railroads, don’t they? Listening to the “cha chunk-chunk, cha chunk-chunk” of the steel wheels running over the rails (you’ll know what I’m talking about […]
Users of and contributors to New York Heritage Digital Collections from Buffalo to Montauk know that their state has a unique and rich history. This year, the Empire State Library Network (ESLN) invites those who are interested in further investigating, exploring, and expanding their understanding of New York’s diverse […]
by Jaclyn McKewan, Digital Services Coordinator at the Western New York Library Resources Council
In October 2015, WNYLRC and the University at Buffalo completed the addition of the Western New York Index to New York Heritage, making a wealth of information available to researchers of local history. While the digitization and upload […]
As students head back to school, New York Heritage’s featured collections highlight a variety of STEM-related collections that showcase the role science and technology has played in New York State history.
Everything has a history. As a result, history offers an opportunity to incorporate students’ interests across a wide variety of topic areas. By understanding how and why something was created, students of history […]
The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were a very exciting time in the world of electrical engineering. During this period, electricity transformed from a scientific novelty to an essential part of our modern lives. You’ve probably heard the names of a few of the great electrical pioneers from this era, like Thomas Edision and […]
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