Consider The Source New York

Consider the Source New York is a collaborative effort between the New York State Archives and Archives Partnership Trust designed to bring primary source materials to New York State educators, particularly sources from underrepresented archives, repositories, and institutions emphasizing diversity. Consider The Source provides customized access to documents and learning activities covering a broad array of chronologies and topics related to New York State history. Read more about Consider The Source, and learn how get involved, and access its resources.

ITPS Public Historian Dr. Michael Crowder serves as Diverse Collections Coordinator for the Metro New York region, including New York City and Westchester County. In this capacity, the ITPS serves as the Metro New York Diverse Collections Center, hosting a digital scanning platform available to local archives and repositories. Consider The Source also provides access to funding for large digitization projects. Contact Dr. Crowder at with any inquiries regarding the Diverse Collections Center.

Led by Jordan Jace, Assistant Director for Education and Development, New York Council for History Education, Consider the Source hosted state-side Diversity and Collaborative Knowledge Institute Workshops in Spring 2022, and will host another round of workshops in Fall 2022. The Metro New York Institute Workshop was held on May 14, 2022, at Fraunces Tavern Museum in lower Manhattan, attended by representatives from museums and archives, educators, and history professionals from across New York City and Westchester.