State Archives gets $125K grant from US to conserve records

Posted at 2:46 AM, Oct 19, 2018

The New York State Archives has received a six-figure grant from the federal government to conserve historical documents from the Revolutionary War era.

The state Education Department announced this week that State Archives and the Archives Partnership Trust received a $125,000 Save American Treasure's grant from the National Park Service and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Starting Nov. 1, the funds will be used to conserve, digitize and post on the State Archives' website hundreds of pages of documents dating back to 1775, the first year of the American Revolution.

Many of the documents are in fragile condition, including fire-damaged papers of the royal governor in New York City. The records also include military enlistment papers held by the New York State Library.

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