Research Library
5798 NY-80
Cooperstown, New York 13326
Phone: 607-547-1470
Fax: 607-547-1405


The Fenimore Art Museum, located in Cooperstown, New York, has several collections in New York Heritage, including electronic finding aids for its noteworthy manuscript collections. Formerly the New York State Historical Association, NYSHA was founded in 1899 by New Yorkers who were interested in promoting greater knowledge of the early history of the state. They hoped to encourage original research, to educate general audiences by means of lectures and publications, to mark places of historic interest with tablets or signs, and to start a library and museum to hold manuscripts, paintings, and objects associated with the history of the state. Since its founding, the Research Library’s collections have grown to include more than 95,000 volumes specializing in 19th century American and New York State history and culture, American art history, and Native American art.

Fenimore Art Museum is a member of the South Central Regional Library Council.