There are so many great books about New York history out there.  Which one to choose?  We’ve made it easier to decide by compiling bibliographies of selected titles on particular subjects.  We have also compiled a comprehensive list of links to online resources about New York books and history.  This is an ongoing project, so check back with us soon to see more specialized reading lists for all of your research needs!



Selected New York Reference Books

A Backward Glance: Firsthand Accounts from Diaries, Autobiographies and Memoirs (Selected Bibliography)

Bottoms Up! Drinking (and one hiccup) in Old New York (Selected Bibliography)

Knife and Fork in New York (Selected Bibliography)

The Federal Writers’ Project (selected bibliography)


Online Resources

Libraries and Archives


Historical Societies and Associations

Governmental Organizations