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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
The deadline for our Summer 2019 Planning & Assessment Services application round is one week from today! Applications must be submitted by Friday, July 12.
In January, we invited you to take Part I of our Documentation Planning Project, Collections & Community: A Survey for New York State Collecting Institutions. We’re asking for your help in the next phase of the project—collecting and analyzing Mission Statements and Collection Development Policies from collecting institutions across the state.
In 2017, we conducted a Preservation Survey for the Hudson River Maritime Museum (HRMM) and were thoroughly impressed by their dedication to preserving the Hudson River's maritime history. It was no surprise that HRRM was awarded a New York State Archives Documentary Heritage Program Grant this past May to support their work.
We're excited to announce a new round of DHPSNY's Mentorship Program! The current application is for cohorts that will meet from September 2019 – February 2020. Applications for this round must be submitted by July 19, 2019. The DHPSNY Mentorship Program is designed to create a community that supports those who care for the unique library research materials and archival collections in the state of New York, including volunteers, interns, students, and both emerging and seasoned professionals.