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.

Contact us:

The New York Preservation Archive Project
174 East 80th Street
New York, NY 10075
Phone: (212) 988-8379
Fax: (212) 537-5571
General Info: info@nypap.org

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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

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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

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.

Order an autographed copy from NYPAP!

Click here to learn more about this celebrated account of the origins of New York City’s nationally acclaimed landmarks law.

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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.

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The Archive Project's Spring 2014 Newsletter has arrived!

Stay updated on all of the Archive Project's exciting news.  Click here to download the newsletter as a PDF or email us to receive a copy in the mail.

For past issues, please click here.

Video Highlights: Explore our Collection on YouTube

Visit the Archive Project's YouTube page to view videos from our programs, historic films, and more!



The Campaign to Preserve 2 Columbus Circle

2 Columbus Circle

Access a chronology of one of the most aggressive, high-profile, highly-chronicled broad-based preservation advocacy efforts since the creation of the Landmarks Law in 1965.