Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services of New York (DHPSNY) is a statewide program of the New York State Archives and New York State Library that provides free planning and education services to support the vast network of repositories such as archives, libraries, historical societies, museums, and other institutions that safeguard and ensure access to New York’s historical records and unique library research materials. The icon of the DHPSNY identity combines two elements to illustrate the gamut of records that are cared for by these repositories. The quill pen represents the historic handwritten documents of the 17th century, while the overlapping squares represent the pixels of today’s digital records.
The mark was designed with three main elements—the icon, the acronym, and the wordmark—to provide a great deal of flexibility for use. The elements can be used together in various arrangements to create a vertical or horizontal mark. Each element can also be used independently to stand alone.
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