Saturday, December 26, 2009

Empire State of Mind - The New Netherland Project

Check out this great article in the NY Times on an ongoing project to preserve the history of the New Netherland colony (which included modern day New York). It’s interesting to hear about the care and preservation of such crucial documents. In 1911, a fire where the papers were housed nearly ruined the collection. Had the fire ruined all of the collection, we would have lost a crucial window into life in early American history.

To find out more about the New Netherland Project, visit their website.

[Image via binghampton]

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