At the Archives
June eUpdate


Women operating stripping machines at the Van Slyke and Horton tobacco factory at Kingston. 1913. Source: NYSA_A3045-78_10524 .
Industrialization in New York educational exhibit showcases a selection of New York State Factory Investigating Commission records preserved by the State Archives. Learn more about these records through the State Archives' resource guide:  Working Lives: A Guide to the Records of the New York State Factory Investigating Commission  or visit the State Archives website .

Educators, check out more resources with  Classroom Connections .
Friday, June 12th: New York Archives Conference Goes Virtual
Free (virtual) admission! The full day program for NYAC 2020 will include sessions on a variety of topics, including the challenges of milestone anniversaries, finding aid aggregation, collaborative exhibits, and a keynote presentation on sharing the stories of archivist before and during the Covid-19 pandemic. For full program and registration details, visit nyarchivists.org/nyac.
July 1st submission deadline is quickly approaching - online submissions welcome!
A re you looking for a way to get children excited about primary sources and project-based learning? The Student Research Awards program encourages students to explore the wealth of historical records held in repositories throughout New York State. All students must use primary sources and include an annotated bibliography. Students choose their own research topic. Visit our website to meet previous Student Research Award winners, learn about their research projects and submission guidelines.
Have you submitted your entry to New York Archives magazine's first annual essay competition yet? Deadline is July 1st! The purpose of the competition is to encourage undergraduate and graduate students to explore the wealth of resources held in archival repositories across New York State.Winning essays will be published in New York Archives , which highlights New York State history based on research using primary sources.

In addition to a published article, winners will receive a cash prize and a year-long subscription. Visit our website to review essay competition guidelines, FAQs and entry forms.
Financial Support for NYS History Organizations
The Pomeroy Fund for NYS History, a partnership between the William G. Pomeroy Foundation and the Museum Association of New York (MANY), will provide an additional $50,000 in grants to assist 501(c)(3) history-related organizations with general operating expenses in 2020. Grant applications accepted thru June 10th. LEARN MORE
The Genealogy Conference you don’t need to Travel to
The New York State Family History Conference  happens every two years. Hundreds of participants and scores of family history experts gather for three days of learning, discovery, and camaraderie. 
This year’s conference is still taking place in Albany, NY from September 10 to 12, but we’re adding a new option to participate.
With  NYSFHC@Home , you can experience the same benefits and excitement of NYSFHC in Albany without having to travel at all. For more information, including a roster of livestream and on-demand sessions, visit the website .
Researching New York 2020 Update
With great regret, Researching New York organizers have made the decision to to postpone the November 2020 conference. "As we gather more information and have a clearer sense of what might be possible in the coming months, we will determine a new date and again issue a call for papers. " Stay informed: nystatehistory.org .
New York State Archives
The State Archives Public Research Room is currently closed. Our online services, including our e-mail reference services and telephone reference will 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  archref@nysed.gov .

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 .