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This year's DHPSNY Antiracism Programming takes inspiration from two key resources: the AASLH Making History at 250 Field Guide and the New York State 250th Field Guide. Our overarching question: How do we make our collecting organizations interdisciplinary and representative of the realities of our many New York histories?

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We’re excited to introduce the latest addition to our short, how-to video series: Types of Enclosures. In this DHPS Tips installment, we delve into the world of paper and plastic archival enclosures by taking a look at some practical applications. From protective sleeves to four-flap enclosures, each type fulfills a unique role, offering varying levels of durability, clarity, and affordability.

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Calling all New York State cultural collecting institutions! Are you ready to get your hands wet and sharpen your skills in the art of salvaging paper-based collections? This spring, we're excited to get back on the road with a series of hands-on, in-person workshops, an experience you won't want to miss! Our comprehensive program delves into the vital role of wet salvage in incident response, forming a crucial part of emergency preparation and response protocols.
 

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When an emergency strikes the simplest tasks can seem overwhelming, even when you have a clear preparedness and response plan in place for your collections. While you cannot prepare for everything, understanding how local first responders handle emergencies can influence your own preparedness plan and leave you more prepared for the situations you may encounter. DHPSNY's webinar, Emergency Planning: Working with First Responders, highlights what to expect when working with local first responders during an emergency.   

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On February 1, we kicked off our 2024 antiracism Dialogue series with a program to introduce the 250th commemoration field guides from AASLH and APHNYS/Office of the New York State Historian: Building an Inclusive 250th: An Introduction to the NYS Field Guide and Indigenous History is New York’s History. Our co-facilitators, Scott Manning Stevens (Syracuse University), Devin Lander (NYS Historian), and John Diefenderfer (Archival Advisory Services, New York State Archives) helped us answer the question: How do we make our collecting organizations interdisciplinary and representative of the realities of our many New York histories?

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The New York State Archives is pleased to announce the availability of the guidelines and application for the 2024-2025 DHP funding cycle. Documentary Heritage Program (DHP) Grants grants are designed to build a more comprehensive and equitable documentation of New York State’s history and culture by supporting projects that identify, survey, collect, arrange, describe, and make available records that relate to groups and topics traditionally under-represented in the State.

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Welcome to Behind the Lens, where we invite you to peer inside the inner workings of DHPSNY Planning & Assessment services to gain a deeper understanding of the assessment process and outcomes. You’ll also hear first-hand accounts from participating sites, offering their personal experiences and perspectives. 

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Congratulations to the first DHPSNY Planning & Assessment Services Class of 2024! We're thrilled to embark on the new year alongside these ten exceptional sites, each representing a distinct county across the state. 

Click here to read the full press release.

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Everyone involved in collections work has a role to play as an advocate for their care. DHPSNY's webinar A Strong Voice for Collections: Advocacy in Collections Care explores internal advocacy with a focus on collections care, securing time and funding for preservation initiatives and conservation treatment, and discussing opportunities for incorporating information about preservation into all institutional advocacy efforts.

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In DHPSNY’s latest webinar, Mold: Prevention, Detection, and Response, Associate Preventative Conservator Maddie Cooper covers the basics of mold: what it is, why it happens to archival and library materials, how to recognize it, as well as strategies for prevention and recovery.

This is an updated version of a webinar presented by DHPSNY staff in 2018.

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