DHP Program Goals in the Rochester Region
The DHP is a statewide program designed to locate, organize, and make available the records critical to ensuring the survival of New York State’s heritage. The DHP is administered by the New York State Archives, State Education Department and locally is a program of the Rochester Regional Library Council and serves Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Wayne, and Wyoming counties.
Regional goals support statewide priorities to:
- Identify individuals and organizations that create or maintain records documenting aspects of this region's past, including post-World War II materials.
- Provide technical advice and assistance to records creators or collectors, to strengthen their efforts to preserve collections.
- Support existing repositories and networks to facilitate cooperative efforts
- Encourage activities that will raise public awareness about the DHP and historical records
- Help secure resources for historical records programs
- Direct efforts toward increasing attention to underdocumented topics in the region such as new population groups and regional economic changes of the twentieth century.
The DHP competitive grants program concentrates on identifying, collecting and making available historical records relating to under-documented groups and topics, especially in twentieth-century New York. The DHP annually awards a total of $100,000 for grant projects. Applications are due December 1. For more information contact your Regional Archivist or visit http://www.archives.nysed.gov/aindex.shtml
Downloadable Collection Guides and Resources
The War of 1812: A Bicentennial Resource List
Related to the Great Lakes Basin, the St. Lawrence Valley, and Lake Champlain
A BICENTENNIAL RESOURCE AND READING LIST has been developed to encourage research and an informed celebration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812.
A brief reading list on the topic of Civil War financing in New York was recently prepared for a presentation of the program at the annual meeting of the Association of Public Historians of New York State. Click here to download
Financing the Union Victory in the Civil War [pdf format].
The Underground Railroad and Slavery in New York All of these publications are widely available and most are still for sale. This is not meant to be a comprehensive list of references on slavery and the Underground Railroad.Rather, it is meant to be a suggested study guide to books and videos that are currently available and easy to find. It is designed for a popular audience, teachers and students.