As Women’s History Month draws to a close, it’s important to continue amplifying the voices of BIPOC women in archives. Whether as content creators, including archivists, scholars, and authors, or voices from within the collections, today’s resources highlight important projects that seek to tell the stories of women of color in the archive.
The deadline for DHPSNY's Spring 2021 Planning & Assessment Services application round is one week from today! Applications must be submitted before midnight on Friday, March 26. If you've been thinking about applying, it's not too late to start.
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As part of our ongoing series of blog posts featuring antiracist resources for collecting institutions in New York, DHPSNY highlights new and innovative projects that are working to preserve the history of marginalized communities.
In DHPSNY’s most recent live webinar presentation, Anastasia Matijkiw, Program Manager, Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York, discussed DHPSNY’s Planning & Assessment Services, including what virtual assessments entail, how to apply, and more.
DHPSNY’s Planning & Assessment Services consist of Archival Needs Assessments, Preservation Surveys, Condition Surveys, and Strategic Planning Assistance. In each instance, our services aim to improve adherence to best practices and are tailored to an organization’s unique circumstances.
A few weeks ago, we shared resources focused on creating workplaces that actively support diversity and inclusion. Today, we’re sharing resources focused on the discussion of race, diversity, and inclusion in the field of conservation, specifically through the American Institute of Conservation (AIC). Conservation is an important part of archival work, as it supports the stabilization of objects and materials for the long term.
The DHPSNY team is excited to continue to offer Planning & Assessment Services in 2021, having spent time in 2020 perfecting our approach to a safe, virtual delivery. On March 10, Join Program Manager Anastasia Matijkiw to learn more about DHPSNY’s Planning & Assessment Services, including what virtual assessments entail, how to apply, and more.
This month, DHPSNY shared an official press release about the program's five-year extension. In the announcement, State Archivist Tom Ruller commented on the good news, stressing DHPSNY's important role in helping to ensure "collecting institutions across the state continue to have access to the tools they need to preserve and make available the essential materials that tell the story of New York and its people."
To continue our focus on Black History Month, we are building on our last blog post about educational resources by highlighting some of the unique Black History collections and projects throughout New York State. From developing curriculums to creating digital humanities projects and anything in between, public archival materials celebrate all aspects of Black History. Keep in mind that the following are only a small fraction of collections out there worth exploring.
Introducing our newest team member, DHPSNY Education & Outreach Specialist Liyah Desher (and cat, Bandit)!
We are just over six weeks away from the Friday, March 26 deadline to submit your application for DHPSNY's Spring 2021 Planning & Assessment Services Round. With just 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!