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There's just one month to go before the Friday, November 15 deadline to apply for DHPSNY's FREE Planning & Assessment Services, and with a little time and effort, your institution can submit a strong application and be on track to becoming even better stewards of the collections in your care! 

Taking part in DHPSNY's Planning & Assessment Services can help your organization:

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American Archives Month is an annual, month-long observance of the importance of archival and historical records to our lives. In New York State, archives, historical societies, libraries, local governments, and museums across the state celebrate Archives Month in a variety of ways, ranging from small exhibits and one-day open houses to more elaborate celebrations such as banquets, award presentations, and family history days. 

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We're excited to announce a new class of Planning & Assessment sites from our most recent application round of 2019! We look forward to beginning site visits for the following institutions in the coming weeks. Application materials for DHPSNY's Planning & Assessment Services are accepted year-round and reviewed three times a year. The next application review deadline is Friday, November 15, 2019. Visit our Planning & Assessment page to learn more and apply.

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In early August of 2018, we visited Historic Red Hook, located in the historic Elmendorph Inn in Red Hook in the Hudson Valley, to conduct an Archival Needs Assessment. Meeting with the Board, touring the Inn, and discovering their unique holdings—including early town maps and a stunning wreath of hair that took three years to make—was an excellent way to spend the afternoon.

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DHPSNY's final workshop series of the year, Understanding Archives: An Introduction to Archival Basics, still has spots available for upcoming sessions in October. Join us for this foundational workshop at the Huntington Public Library on Tuesday, October 1, the Richard F.

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We're excited to announce that the DHPSNY Community Facebook Group has exceeded 100 members, representing a wide range of New York State's cultural collecting community!

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Many thanks to those who took the time and effort to submit applications for our summer Planning & Assessment Services round! As our committee reviews this summer's applications, we're looking ahead and are excited to announce that the deadline to submit applications for this fall’s review period is Friday, November 15, 2019. 

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When we pulled up to the Oswego County Historical Society's Richardson Bates House Museum in 2018 to conduct an Archival Needs Assessment, we were struck by the majesty of the building and, upon entering, the well-displayed period rooms and exhibits of the history of the Richardson Bates family and Oswego region. From our first meeting, the enthusiasm of the board and staff was palpable, and their dedication to preserving the space, as well as seeking new solutions for ongoing care of the collections, was impressive.

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Deadline Extended--send us your Mission Statements and Collection Development Policies by Friday, July 19! Your participation will be a key part in the development of a statewide strategic plan for documentation of under-represented population groups and topics.

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The deadline for our Summer 2019 Planning & Assessment Services application round is one week from today! Applications must be submitted by Friday, July 12.

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