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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 guiding question: How do we make our collecting organizations interdisciplinary and representative of the realities of our many New York histories?


Written by DHPSNY Dialogue co-facillitaor Aria Camaione-Lind, Principal & CEO, Aria Strategies LLC

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Navigating library and archival standards can feel daunting, but with DHPSNY, expert guidance is at your fingertips! Rooted in the foundational principle of meeting organizations where they are, DHPSNY Planning & Assessment Services connect accepted institutions with our specialists to evaluate current preservation practices, establish tailored recommendations and goals, and craft actionable plans aligned with your unique capacity and needs.

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Dear DHPSNY Community,

DHPSNY is continually evaluating our services to ensure we are meeting the needs of collecting institutions across New York State.

We have developed this short survey for you to share your thoughts, concerns, and emerging needs with us directly. We estimate it will take about 20 minutes to complete. Your responses will help inform the delivery and development of our programs and services moving forward!

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Nestled amidst the tranquil landscapes of Bethel, New York, lies a time capsule of the 1960s, echoing the spirit of a generation that dared to dream. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, home to the iconic Museum at Bethel Woods, stands as a testament to both the enduring legacy of the Woodstock Music & Art Fair of 1969 and the profound power of a young museum and small staff to safeguard, interpret, and

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Dew point is a term we occasionally hear on the weather report, but did you know it's a critical measurement for storing and exhibiting collections? In this recent DHPSNY webinar, Kelly Krish, Preventive Conservation and Sustainability Consultant, covered the basics of understanding dew point and how it relates to relative humidity in a collections environment.

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We concluded our spring 2024 Planning & Assessment Services application review period earlier this season, and we're pleased to announce that our independent field reviewers have selected eight collecting institutions to receive DHPSNY services.

We commend the following organizations for their dedication to enhancing their preservation programs and practices and look forward to beginning site visits in the coming weeks:

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In this recent DHPSNY webinar, staff from the Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History spoke about their experience in creating the Hudson Valley Immigrant Oral History Project and resulting exhibition, Taking Root: Immigrant Stories of the Hudson Valley. This presentation covered challenges posed throughout the project, how it evolved over time, and what it was like working with various partners such as Kingston Library, Ulster Literacy Association, and the Culinary Institute of America. This program was part of the DHPSNY "What Did You Do?

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We're excited to announce that applications are open for DHPSNY Planning & Assessment Services, and the next submission deadline is Friday, July 12, 2024. Planning & Assessment services pair accepted organizations with DHPSNY staff to discuss current practices and set recommendations and goals specific to your capacity and needs. Final reports can be utilized to obtain funding, increase the accessibility and use of your collections, and more.

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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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