A participatory project to collect and preserve the histories of the City University of New York

About Us

The CUNY Digital History Archive (CDHA) is conducted under the auspices of the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning. In addition to support from the CUNY Graduate Center, early funding has been provided by the Arthur P. Sloan Foundation. 

The CUNY Digital History Archive:

The CDHA is an open, participatory digital public archive and portal that gives the CUNY community and the broader public online access to a range of archival materials related to the history of the City University of New York. The project involves CUNY faculty, staff, students, archivists, librarians, retirees, and alumni.


American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning:

Based at The City University of New York Graduate Center, the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning produces print, visual, and multimedia materials that explore the richly diverse social and cultural history of the United States. We also lead professional development seminars that help teachers in New York City and across the nation to use the latest scholarship, technology, and active learning methods in their classrooms. ASHP/CML also runs The Graduate Center’s New Media Lab, which facilitates student and faculty digital projects and research.

New Media Lab: 

The New Media Lab (NML) works with Graduate Center and CUNY faculty and doctoral students from a variety of academic disciplines to conceive and create groundbreaking multimedia projects based on student and faculty scholarly research. Our goal is to integrate digital media into traditional academic practice, challenging scholars to develop fresh questions in their respective fields using the tools of new technology. The NML is committed to a vision of new technology based on open access to ideas, tools, and resources.