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The Registration for the New York Archives Conference is now open. Here’s the information:

New York Archives Conference Registration is Now Open!

Wednesday, June 7 – Friday, June 9, 2017

Come hear our Plenary Speaker, Devin Lander, New York State’s 16th Historian, present “2017: A Year of History,” discussing statewide initiatives taking place surrounding 2017’s historical anniversaries; attend thought-provoking workshops and sessions; join us at our Thursday evening reception; and wrap up the conference at the concluding luncheon with Professor David Wittner, who will discuss, “Digitizing Grandma’s Attic.”

Choose from our two workshops: A program to increase practical knowledge of disaster recovery and response through hands-on salvage of a simulated disaster, and the SAA DAS certificate course, Building Advocacy and Support for Digital Archives.

We are offering sessions on the Women’s Suffrage Movement in NYS; Applied Disaster Preparedness for Small Institutions; Digital Humanities in the Archives; Oral Histories in the Digital Landscape; Pragmatic Processing for Diverse Collections; Strategies for Lone Arrangers; Resurrecting College Archives; and Teaching with Primary Documents.  Poster presentations will take place on Thursday afternoon.

This year we are also featuring a Thursday Mentorship Luncheon hosted by Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York (DHPSNY).

Join us for intellectual and professional development, networking, food, and fun at the NYAC conference in Utica!

Register at https://www.nyarchivists.org/nyac/?page_id=18
Contact the NYAC Chair, Yvonne Deligato, with questions.


The Registration form for the Fall 2017 APHNYS Conference is now available here.

Hotel Registration for Fall 2017 APHNYS Conference is located here

Reminder! A Call for Conference Proposals has been issued for the 2017 APHNYS Statewide conference set for Poughkeepsie from October 31 to November 2. Further information may be found at the conference page at APHNYS Conference page. Proposals due March 31, 2017.

Save the Date for the Erie Canal Bicentennial Conference in Utica and Rome, May 19-21, 2017. More information here. Further details will come in mid-April.

Latest Issue of the Historian’s Exchange, the APHNYS Newsletter for February 2017 is here.

APHNYS Has a New President

President Gerry Smith’s resignation was effective on October 31st agerry-and-rosend, according to the APHNYS Bylaws, as 1st Vice President, Rose Tucker became President and our 2nd Vice President, Matt Urtz, became 1st Vice President. The board voted to make trustee Ray LaFever 2nd Vice President. The Board approved the appointment of Samantha Hall-Saladino (Fulton County Historian) to trustee to fill Ray’s position.

A special note of gratitude to Gerry Smith for his leadership and enthusiastic service to APHNYS!


New York State Archives Invites Students to Enter Student Research Awards Contest

The New York State Archives invites students statewide to enter the 27th Annual Student Research Awards Contest. The contest is open to all New York State students in grades 4 – 12 who use historical records in their research projects. The deadline for entries is July 1, 2017. Three awards will be presented in the fall of 2017.

2017 New York Archives Conference Call for Poster Sessions 

Proposals are now being accepted for poster sessions for the New York Archives Conference, June 7-9, 2017 at Utica College, Utica, NY.

Topics of interest to archivists and local historians, including but not limited to archival theory and practice, practical solutions to problems in archives, new initiatives (especially electronic collections or electronic access) in the world of archives, advocacy, etc., are appropriate.  Topics may also include such work as the use of historical records collections for research and/or educational purposes. Poster presentation content should be directly appropriate for use by, and of interest to, conference attendees. Deadline has been extended to March 31, 2017.

Go to the NYAC website for further information and proposer forms: http://www.nyarchivists.org/nyac/

Elevating History, A Future for New York’s Past

New York State Historian Devin Lander gave this presentation at the 2016 APHNYS Conference in Syracuse. Click on the title to see a PDF file of his PowerPoint slides.

The Fall 2016 APHNYS Conference is now history. Kudos to all for making it a success. APHNYS Fall 2017 conference will be held in Poughkeepsie from October 31-November 2, 2017. Further Information will be forthcoming at the APHNYS Conference page.

Here’s the 2016 APHNYS Meeting Final Program, in case you want to see what types of presentations are held at these conferences.

Also please visit the APHNYS Conference page to see what the different APHNYS regions have planned for meetings this fall and next spring.

If you are interested in becoming a Registered Historian, go to the Registered Historian page for more information and the application form for 2017. Deadline is September 1, 2017

And if you know of a local government historian or a friend of local history deserving of recognition, take a look at the APHNYS Awards Program. Historians can be recognized for lifetime achievement, excellence in public history projects, excellence in a military, labor or marine project or publication or for excellence in cooperation and promoting local history. APHNYS also has an award for citizens and government officials who promote, preserve and stimulate interest in New York State History. If you wish to nominate someone, go to the Awards page for further information.


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