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Department: 
Research Library
Address:
5798 NY-80
Cooperstown, New York 13326
Phone: 607-547-1470
Fax: 607-547-1405

http://www.fenimoreart museum.org/fenimore/ research_library

About

The New York State Historical Association (NYSHA), located in Cooperstown, New York, has five collections in New
York Heritage, including electronic finding aids for its noteworthy manuscript collections. NYSHA was founded in 1899
by New Yorkers who were interested in promoting greater knowledge of the early history of the state. They hoped to
encourage original research, to educate general audiences by means of lectures and publications, to mark places of
historic interest with tablets or signs, and to start a library and museum to hold manuscripts, paintings, and objects
associated with the history of the state. Since its founding, the Research Library’s collections have grown to include
more than 95,000 volumes specializing in 19th century American and New York State history and culture, American
art history, and Native American art.