The Preservation League of New York State was established in Rensselaerville, New York in June 1973 when a group of preservationists gathered together to focus on a need for an organization whose mission would be to promote the ethics and tools of preservation while providing assistance throughout the state and helping to shape federal, state, and local policies. During the last four decades, the Preservation League has educated New Yorkers through the dissemination of its publications and creation of a variety of seminars, presentations, and workshops on the resources available to help protect, maintain, and restore properties.
The Preservation League is still active today.
The Preservation League of New York State’s records begin with its first newsletter in 1975 and contains newsletters and other publications from 1975-2002 along with other materials from that time-frame. This includes annual reports, materials for and from its annual awards ceremony, correspondence, various publications and manuals created by its members, grant materials, directories of members and preservation programs and organizations, and a timeline of the Preservation League’s history ranging from 1975-2002.
The Preservation League’s newsletter changes titles at various points beginning with Newsletter (1975-1993), Preservation New York (1993-1997), News (1997-2000), and ending with New York Preservation (2001-2002). Under the Preservation New York title, Vol. 13, No. 1 is missing from the collection.
The collection is organized alphabetically. There are no series.
The archivist transferred one monograph: The National Register of Historic Places in New York State compiled for the Preservation League of New York State by Peter D. Shaver to the book division of Special Collections. It was catalogued and included in Minerva, the University Library Catalog.
Michele Patterson, an employee of the Preservation League of New York State, donated the records to the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives in 2002.
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Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Identification of specific item, box, folder, Preservation League of New York State, 1975-2002. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Preservation League of New York State Records).
|1||1||Access & Authenticity…Historic Library Buildings Resolving Physical Access & Historic Preservation Issues in Public Library Buildings||Undated|
|1||2||Among the Survivors||1990|
|1||4||Annual Report, Preservation League of New York State Annual Report and Awards||1996-1998, 2000-2001|
|1||8||Awards Materials, Historic Civic Building Award Conferred to Governor Mario M. Cuomo||1985|
|1||24||Commission Partners Training Manual||2000|
|1||26||Correspondence to Darlene McCloud (President of Preservation League of New York State)||1999|
|1||27||A Fair Land to Build In: The Architecture of the Empire State||1984|
|1||28||Farmsteads and Market Towns: A Handbook for Preserving the Cultural Landscape||1982|
|1||29||Good Buildings Good Times: A Manual of Program Ideas for Promoting Local Architecture||1985|
|1||30||Grant Materials||2002, Undated|
|1||31||How to Care for Religious Properties||1982|
|1||32||New York: Profiting Through Preservation||2000|
|1||33||New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation -- Historic Preservation Field Services Bureau||Undated|
|2||1||Newsletter (Preservation League of New York State)||1975-1981|
|2||2||Newsletter (Preservation League of New York State)||1982-1988|
|2||3||Newsletter (Preservation League of New York State)||1989-1993|
|2||5||New York Preservation||2001-2002|
|2||6||News (Preservation League of New York State)||1997-2000|
|2||7||Preservation New York||1993-1997|
|2||8||Preservation: Building Community Identity||1981|
|2||9||Preservation Calendar & Statewide Preservation News||1988-1992|
|2||10||Preservation Colleague’s Directory||2001|
|2||11||Preservation Directory: A Guide to Programs, Organizations, and Agencies in New York State||1988|
|2||12||Preservation for Profit: Ten Case Studies in Commercial Rehabilitation||1980|
|2||13||Preservation League of New York State 1984-1998 Award Winners||Undated|
|2||14||Preservation League of New York State Reprint Series||1978|
|2||15||Preservation League of New York State Resources Series||1976-1977|
|2||16||Preservation League of New York State Technical Series||1976, 1982, Undated|
|3||1||The Preservation League of New York State: Twenty-Five Years of Preserving New York State, 1974-1999||Undated|
|3||2||Preserving the Past and Making It Accessible for People with Disabilities||1992|
|3||3||A Primer: Preservation for the Property Owner||1978|
|3||4||Timeline – Preservation League of New York State, 25th Annual Report||Undated|