New York City Municipal Archives Digital Galleries

The Department of Records and Information Services preserves and provides public access to historical and contemporary records and information about New York City government.

feeding the city

The Municipal Archives newest exhibit, Feeding the City: The Unpublished WPA Manuscript is now on view at the Municipal Archives Gallery, September 2018 - March 2019.

31 Chambers Street, ca. 1940. Department of Finance Collection, NYC Municipal Archives.

tax photograph collection

The NYC Municipal Archives added over 720,000 photographs from the 1940s Tax Photograph collection to their online gallery. The collection consists of photographs of every building in the 5 boroughs, ca. 1940, taken for tax assessment purposes. Read about how we did it in this blog, and go behind the scenes with the 1940s photographers here.


A digital dig to link 17th-century records between Amsterdam and New York City.


Explore highlights from our collections.


View current and past exhibitions in these online galleries.