Left: Boats entering the first lock at the opening of the eastern section of the Erie Canal, May 15, 1915. Source: New York State Archives Digital Collections, Barge Canal construction photographs, NYSA_1833-06.
Consider the Source New York Goes Live!
The Archives Partnership Trust is excited to announce the launch of Consider the Source New York (CTSNY). The new online educator resource delivers over 2,000 primary sources, learning activities and tools for educators and students throughout the state. CTSNY provides a single platform for access to training on using historical records, inquiry-based learning activities, a repository of primary sources, and a place for teachers to create and share their own primary source-based lessons. Resources continue to be added weekly.
CTSNY would not be possible without the assistance of our New York Council for History Education network of educators, historians, and librarians for taking the time to test this new resource. Their input made the website even more accessible for educators and students. Thank you to the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation and all our Trust supporters for financial contributions to advance this project. Teachers are excited to begin using this new resource and sharing these valuable historical records with their students. Visit considerthesourceny.org.
New York Archives - Spring 2021 Highlights
Following World War II, a little-known United Nations relief organization led by former New York Governor Herbert Lehman aided devastated Allied countries far and wide. Learn more about Lehman's records in the State Archives by visiting our online finding aid.
A Congressman Considers
Laurence M. Hauptman
Republican Congressman Hamilton Fish listened to his constituents and then broke with his party regarding President Nixon.
Mary Burnett Talbert fought for justice at home and abroad.
Strengthen your student's critical thinking skills, understanding of history and connections to their community with Education Guides that link our stories to your classroom.
2021 New York State History Day Special Award
Joaquin Gonzalez is the 2021 winner of the New York State History Day Best Use of Historical Records award, presented by the Archives Partnership Trust. Representing PS 71 Rose E. Scala School in the Bronx, Joaquin competed in the Junior Individual Website category with a project titled "Spanglish: Puerto Rico's Expression of Retaliation Against USA's Sovereignty to Preserve Its Identity." He also placed third in his category in the statewide contest.
Congratulations to both Joaquin and his teacher, Scott Broglia, for their outstanding efforts.
The State Archives Public Research Room is currently closed. Our online services, including our e-mail reference services and telephone reference continue to be available Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. Information: (518) 474-8955 or email@example.com.
New York Archives Partnership Trust, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, supports education, preservation and outreach programs not funded by the state in order to make accessible archives from over 350 years of New York's colonial and state governments. Visit us at nysarchivestrust.org.