About Hudson River Valley Heritage
Welcome to the website for Hudson River Valley Heritage (HRVH). The mission of HRVH is to provide universal access to a collaborative
digital record of Hudson River Valley history and creativity.
In order to achieve our mission, we have set the following goals:
- identify organizational partners in the Hudson River Valley;
- identify and include unique collections that reflect the historical significance of the Hudson River Valley;
- train contributors to develop the skills to select and contribute to HRVH;
- provide standards that create consistency in descriptions and allow for searching across collections;
- promote HRVH as a valuable resource for students, educators and the general public.
HRVH provides access to historical materials from digital collections contributed by colleges, libraries, archives,
historical societies, museums and cultural organizations from the following counties in New York State: Columbia, Greene,
Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, and Westchester.
Organizations continue to contribute collections that contain a variety of photographs, maps, letters, postcards, manuscripts,
scrapbooks, programs from events, memorabilia and ephemera, and audio and video clips. Many of these collections include unique
historical resources not previously available in digital format.
How to become an HRVH Contributor (Join HRVH!)
Frequently Asked Questions
Information for Users
Help with Searching Collections
Resources for Contributors
Standards and Best Practices
Planning for the HRVH Digital Initiative
Digital Advistory Committee
Information for the Press
Other Hudson River Valley Websites
The HRVH Service has received the following awards:
- 2006 Awards Towards Excellence from the Lower Hudson
Conference of Historical Agencies & Museums
- The Joseph F. Shubert Library Excellence Award 2006
- 2007 NYLINK Achievement Award in the following categories:
Collaboration, Metadata, Resource Sharing, Training