At the Archives
March 2020 eUpdate

LEFT: Time card for 117 hours worked by Miss Jennie Hackemans, ca.1912. Source: NYSA A3029-78_B1_F5 .
In recognition of Women's History Month, the State Archives is highlighting a selection of records in a document display and an online exhibit . Featuring three areas: Women's Rights , Women at Work , and Prominent New York Women , the online exhibit also includes lesson plans for K-12 educators and links related to New York Archives magazine articles. The document display will be located on 11th floor of the Cultural Education Center and will run from Wednesday, March 11th through the end of the month.
You're Invited!
Tuesday, March 10

The League of Women Voters of New York State Education Foundation and the New York State Archives Partnership Trust invite you to help celebrate Barbara Bartoletti as part of the rich history of women's activism in New York State. For more information, including event details and ticket prices, visit , call  (518)465-4162  or email

Film Censorship with Laura Wittern-Keller
Saturday, March 28 | 5:45-6:45 P.M.
Campus Center Assembly Hall
The NYS Writers Institute's inaugural Albany Film Festival will be held Saturday, March 28 , at the University at Albany. The all-day event will begin at 10:30 A.M. and continue through the afternoon. The festival features panel discussions, conversations with actors, filmmakers, and authors whose books have been made into movies, screenings of feature-length films, a contest for film shorts, and an awards ceremony. 

The day will end with a state-of-the-art, 3D immersive light display -- the first of its kind in the Capital Region -- on the 195-foot wide, 45-foot high exterior of UAlbany's Science Library. Using computer animation, high-powered projection equipment, and a powerhouse sound system, the light display will tell the story of Albany's cultural legacy and the history of major movies filmed on location in the region. Stephen Lang , winner of the New York State Archives Partnership Trust's 2018 Empire State Archives & History Award , will narrate the story.  

The Albany Film Festival is free and open to the public. For complete details, visit or call 518-442-5620.
Past Meets the Present when 4th Graders Honor the Fallen in Pittsford  

Tuesday, April 14 | 7 P.M. | Greece Public Library 
Join Toni Stevens-Oliver, Thornell Road elementary school teacher, and Vicki Masters Profitt , author, historian, and Director of the Fairport Historical Museum, as they share insights gleaned from primary source documents used to create an interactive, augmented reality picture book in tandem with a mobile app. The project details the experiences of Civil War soldiers buried in a local cemetery—researched and written by twenty 4th grade students. State Archivist Tom Ruller will describe Civil War-related materials available to everyone held at the Archives as well as those online.
Hosted by the Greece Historical Society. Event is free and open to the public. RSVPs encouraged.
Have you had your Daily Serving of "Vegetable Soup?"
"Vegetable Soup" was a children's television program produced by the NYS Education Department in the 1970s. It tried to counter the negative and destructive effects of racial prejudice by promoting multiculturalism. Our featured video from the series includes the voice talent of Bette Midler as Woody the Spoon and James Earl Jones as Long John Spoilsport. Learn more about the collection and view other episodes by visiting our Digital Collections.
New York State Archives
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