About the Archive Project
The New York Preservation Archive Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to documenting, preserving, and celebrating the history of historic preservation in New York City. Recognizing the instructive and inspirational importance of this history to the continued health, success and growth of preservation in our city, NYPAP hopes to bring these stories to light through public programs, oral histories, and the creation of public access to information. NYPAP is devoted to celebrating neglected narratives of New York historic preservation, as well as the canon, using the archives that hold these stories.
The New York Preservation Archive Project
174 East 80th Street
New York, NY 10075
Phone: (212) 988-8379
Fax: (212) 537-5571
General Info: [email protected]
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Help the New York Preservation Archive Project Make a Real Difference!
With your support, the Archive Project can capture more preservation stories through oral histories. We can partner with more organizations on public programs highlighting and documenting preservation’s story. We can focus energy on building our preservation history database. We can take full advantage of this special moment to remind New Yorkers that our beloved landmarks and historic districts survive today not by accident but because generations of concerned preservationists fought to secure their future.
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Guide to the NYPAP Database and Resources
The Preservation History Database is a first-stop encyclopedic resource for researchers interested in the history of preservation in New York City. You can view records by:
The Library is a collection of original research on topics in preservation history.
The Oral Histories section features in-depth interviews with preservation advocates and thought-leaders.
Visit the Preservation Memory Collection Project to share a personal story about a preservationist in your life.
Purchase a Copy of Preserving New York
Preserving New York:
Winning the Right to Protect a City's Landmarks
Preserving New York, by Anthony C. Wood, is the story of the people and places, the buildings and battles, and the policies and politics that, after decades of tragic losses, led New York City to create a legal mechanism to protect the city’s cherished landmarks.
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Author of Lost NY at the Bard Birthday Breakfast Benefit!
Bard Birthday Breakfast Benefit
December 10, 2014, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
Nathan Silver, author of Lost New York, will be joining us from London as the featured speaker at the Bard Birthday Breakfast Benefit this year! Mr. Silver is an architect, teacher, critic, and the author of several books on architecture. Lost New York, first published in 1967 and updated in 2000, defined an era of fresh thinking about historic architecture meeting the wrecking ball. In his lecture Mr. Silver will look back at this celebrated publication, and also look forward by considering innovative and provocative ideas for the future of preservation.
Click here to purchase tickets and learn more about this event.
Our Vanishing Legacy now on YouTube!
Our Vanishing Legacy is now
available on YouTube!
Our Vanishing Legacy, the first prime-time broadcast advocating for preservation efforts in New York City, can now be viewed in its entirety on the Archive Project's YouTube page. Just click below to enjoy this milestone of preservation history.
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Video Highlights: Explore our Collection on YouTube
Visit the Archive Project's YouTube page to view videos from our programs, historic films, and more!