Access Our Archives Online!

Posted by: yetheart, January 21, 2015 4:32 pm
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"Unisphere" Photo courtesy of Erwin Ma, 2013.

In a big advancement for local history research in Queens, the Queens Library has made nearly 8,000 of its digitized archival objects available online for the first time. 

The Archives at Queens Library: Digital Collections is the online repository for selected maps, photographs, newspapers, books, and more that document the history of Queens, Brooklyn, and Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk counties).

Over the coming months, we will add more of our materials to the website, providing researchers and people from around the world with extraordinary new access to the Library's local history collections.

The Library is also helping other cultural institutions digitize their Queens-related collections and make them available online. To celebrate the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the world’s fairs held in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, we have added photographs and memorabilia from the fairs collected by the Queens Museum and the Museum of the City of New York to the Digital Archives. Now, you can come to one digital repository for information about the museums' 1939 and 1964 New York World’s Fair collections and see over 1,000 selected materials.

You can visit the Archives at Queens Library: Digital Collections at digitalarchives.queenslibrary.org. If you have materials to donate, or questions about the Digital Archives, you can contact us at 718-990-0770.

Photo credit: "Unisphere," courtesy of Erwin Ma, 2013