The Documentary Heritage Program (DHP) is a statewide program administered by the New York State Archives and the State Education Department. Designed to identify, locate, organize, and make the state’s historical records available to the people of New York, DHP services are available to any organization that holds historical records and makes them publicly accessible. Such organizations include not-for-profit archives, libraries, historical societies, museums, and similar institutions.
As the regional provider of DHP services, CLRC assists eligible organizations in Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, and Onondaga with consultation and education on archival-related matters. CLRC’s DHP contract is administered by the Regional Archivist, with advice and support from the Archival Services.
CLRC also provides the following to DHP clientele:
|Workshops and training programs. CLRC is committed to providing at least two such programs per training period (Fall/Winter; Spring; and Summer). For the most up-to-date information, please see our Upcoming Events and look for DHP events. **Note: DHP events are provided at no cost to all DHP constituents that are located within CLRC’s service area. In addition, CLRC works to educate the public on the value and utility of primary source materials.|
|Advice for historical records repositories on ways to strengthen their programs, from phone consultations, to referrals, and direction to relevant print and online resources.|
|Site visits for technical assistance to selected local repositories which will provide them with a full, written report on both the current status of the facility and a roadmap on how a given institution might proceed.|
|Word on Women, a directory to New York State collections about the achievements and contributions of women in the fields of science, education, religion, art, medicine, and more.|
|A mailing list for regional DHP constituents: CNYDHP. This list exists for event announcements, queries, and other news related to your historical records repository or organization. DHP organizations or individuals interested in archival information may subscribe here.|
|A calendar of events hosted by DHP-eligible organizations in our service area. For many organizations, this is their only online presence. By bringing all of these events in one calendar, we provide a single destination for users to check and therefore increase exposure for all. To submit events to the calendar, please use the form on the calendar page.|
|New York Heritage. While the DHP program does not support digitization of materials, DHP constituents who are not already affiliated with CLRC may apply to be Heritage Members* in order to digitize their materials and provide heightened exposure|
|Information and coordination of Archives Month activities.|
|A Guide to Central New York Historical Records Repositories.|
The 2010-2011 DHP Service Provider Final Report is available here.
The 2011-2012 DHP Service Provider Final Report is available here.
Déirdre Joyce is CLRC’s Assistant Director and Regional Archivist. Her contact information may be accessed from CLRC’s about/staff page.