NYPAP works with both individuals and organizations to ensure that their preservation papers and documents are properly conserved and made accessible to researchers. While NYPAP is not a holding institution, we maintain relationships with libraries and archival institutions across the city, and help connect them with preservationists. In certain circumstances, we are able to accept and house collections in our offices.
The best way to help NYPAP achieve its mission is to guarantee the protection of your own preservation papers, photographs, and ephemera. Conservation of these documents ensures that the story of historic preservation in New York City can be accurately told and properly publicized.
For help in documenting your preservation story or for guidance on finding a home for your papers, please contact us.
You can also visit the National Archives' "Preserving Family History" guide to learn how to properly store and care for your important papers at home.