At the Archives
May 2022 eUpdate

View of a shuttle car with tourists on what is now Saratoga Spa State Park. c.1918. From Digital Collections, NYSA_14297-87_316.
 December 1813: The Fall of Fort Niagara and the Burning of the Niagara Frontier

Tuesday, May 10 | 12:30 p.m. 
Online via Zoom

Join guest host Richard Comstock and author Richard V. Barbuto as they discuss the War of 1812 and the human catastrophe of the burning of the Niagara Frontier in December 1813. Only one home was spared along the 37-mile-long border and upwards of 6,000 refugees fled into the snowy forests heading for the Genesee River and safety.
Award Announcement: Hackman Program Welcomes Research Residents from US and Europe
The New York State Archives is pleased to announce the 2022-2023 award recipients of the Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Program.
Thanks to supporters of the Archives Partnership Trust, researchers from Germany, Italy, New York, Philadelphia, and the United Kingdom will soon be welcomed at the State Archives in Albany.
Research residents include several doctoral candidates, a professor, a public school teacher, and an author who will consult multiple collections from the State Archives, including records from:

  • Civil and Criminal Courts
  • Council on the Arts
  • Dept. of Environmental Conservation
  • Genesee Valley Canal
  • Middletown State Hospital
  • Motion Picture Division
  • Records of Auburn Prison
The program supports advanced work on New York State history, government, or public policy using historical records in the State Archives by academics, graduate students, public historians, and teachers. This program honors the New York State Archivist who led the dramatic development of the State Archives between 1981 and 1995. For more information, visit the State Archives' website.
New York State Archives
The State Archives Public Research Room is open, by appointment, Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 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. To make an appointment, call (518) 474-8955 or

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