CCAHA is proud to partner with the New York State Education Department’s Office of Cultural Education to establish a central program supporting the vast network of organizations that safeguard New York’s rich supply of historical documents. The newly-formed Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York (DHPSNY) will provide a range of vital services to eligible archives, libraries, historical societies, museums, and other institutions with historical records or library research materials.
Through DHPSNY, qualifying New York organizations can receive needs assessments and preservation surveys, guidance with strategic planning, and access to a variety of educational programs and workshops. Through streamlined access and registration on its website, DHPSNY will make these supports and services available to more than 5,000 organizations across New York.
DHPSNY aims to improve each organization’s adherence to standards and best practices in conserving both records and objects, to promote the documentation of under-represented populations and topics, and to increase public awareness and use of New York’s historical records.