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February 2020 eUpdate

Create a caption for the photo above from the collections of the State Archives - silly or serious. We'll choose the best entry and publish it in the next issue. Winner will receive a FREE one-year subscription to New York Archives magazine. Email ideas to by March 1, 2020 .
In recognition of Black History Month, the State Archives is highlighting a selection of documents in a physical and online exhibit. This exhibit, featuring three areas - Civil Rights , Military Service , and Slavery in New York - will also include lesson plans for K-12 educators   and links to related  New York Archives   magazine articles .  Materials will be on display beginning Wednesday, February 5  on the 11th floor of the Cultural Education Center through Saturday, February 29.

To learn more, visit us online , or come explore the documents in person at the Cultural Education Center, located at 222 Madison Ave, Albany, NY. Open Monday through Saturday, 9:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
New York Archives Magazine - Winter 2020 Highlights
Anastasia O’Neill
A collection of holiday cards to Governor Averell Harriman shared details of famous and not-so-famous lives.

Good Roads
Michael Maloney
New York’s Good Roads Movement brought paved roads and criticism from some farmers.

Laurence M. Hauptman
More than forty interviews about those who worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard reveal revolving role of this important place.
Meet Cover Story Author Anastasia O'Neill
Downfall and Redemption
Liz Regosin
The diary of a man charged with helping the less fortunate renegotiate life sheds light on nineteenth century salvation.

A “Detestable Pamphlet”
Dennis J. Maika
Newly translated documents help interpret the Flushing Remonstrance and reveal another force at work.
New Resource: Winter 2020 Educator Guide
Developed specifically for educators, this guide is aligned to the New York State Social Studies Framework. Learning objectives are taken directly from Social Studies practices and content fits within the framework. Paired with a feature article , the guide also includes supporting questions to help direct reading and analysis for better understanding of primary sources.
New York Archives was recently honored with an American Graphic Design Award from Graphic Design USA! Recognized in the Editorial Design - Books, Newsletters, and Publications category, the Spring 2019 issue features Joe Collea's "Battle for the Elms." Many thanks to Kris Fitzgerald at 2k Design for her stellar work. To view highlights from the issue, click here.
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