The New York State Archives has announced the new guidelines and application materials for the 2020-2021 Documentary Heritage Program (DHP) grants. DHP 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’s historical record.
The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) is seeking a Preservation Specialist for the Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York (DHPSNY) program. Under the general guidance of the DHPSNY Program Manager, the DHPSNY Preservation Specialist contributes to the mission of DHPSNY through implementation of educational programs, preservation surveys, outreach, and information services to libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and other organizations throughout New York State.
In 1997, the New York State Legislature established November as New York State History Month with the goal to celebrate the history of New York State and recognize the contributions of state and local historians. Of course, the history of New York includes that of its first people and the impacts of their dynamic, influential culture. Native American Heritage Month recognizes and celebrates the significant contributions of the first Americans. Here is a sampling of this year's events.
When's the right time to apply for DHPSNY's free Planning & Assessment Services? Spoiler alert: the time is always right! It's been a while since our last episode, but we had one more story from last year that we've been waiting to share.
Applications for DHPSNY's FREE Planning & Assessment Services are due Friday, November 15—that's TWO WEEKS from today! If you’ve been thinking about applying or putting it off, don’t worry, it’s not too late to start! To begin, first decide which of our free services is the best fit for your program.
We are currently accepting applications for all four of our services:
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:
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.
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.
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.