At the Archives
June 2019 eUpdate

Above: fly fishing, from NYSA Series A1120-80 ca. 1904-1977. Visit the NYSA's new slideshow highlighting images from the NYS Conservation Dept., Photographic Prints & Negatives, Fishing in NYS .
The Woman's Hour has Struck:
Winning the Vote

Saturday, June 8
5:30 P.M. Reception, Dinner and Keynote Address
Cost: $100 (payable to LWVNYS)
Albany Hilton | Albany, NY
In conjunction with the League's 58th Biennial Convention, the League of Women Voters of New York State and the New York Archives Magazine Speaker Series are proud co-sponsors of Weiss's inspiring story of activists winning their own freedom in one of the greatest civil rights campaigns in our nation's history.
Partner Spotlight: Jeanne Robert Foster Papers now available for research at Adirondack Research Library
The Adirondack Research Library of Union College is pleased to announce that the Jeanne Robert Foster papers are fully processed and now available for research. Jeanne Robert Foster (1879-1970), born Julia Elizabeth Oliver, had numerous vocations during her lifetime: fashion model, literary editor, poet, and social worker. During the 1920s, she became immersed in European literary and artistic circles, including a friendship with Irish poet William Butler Yeats. The 1920s also saw her involvement in the Czech Nationalist Movement. The second half of her life was focused on social work in Schenectady, New York, culminating in an award from the Mayor of the city. In 1970, she was given an honorary degree from Union College and died shortly after.

The collection includes biographical information, correspondence, unpublished manuscripts, poetry, photographs, scrapbooks, and ephemera. The materials are particularly rich in correspondence and reflect Foster’s unpublished writings, including hundreds of ‘hidden’ poems. While Jeanne Robert Foster's early experiences are documented in the papers, the collection also illuminates her community service to Schenectady in her later life. Her papers highlight an extraordinary life and the contributions she made to the arts of humanity of her time.
ESAHA Laureate Michael Beschloss to Speak at Roosevelt Reading Festival June 15
Michael Beschloss, presidential historian and 2008 Archives Partnership Trust Empire State Archives & History Award recipient, will be speaking at the 16th annual Roosevelt Reading Festival on June 15 at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Fifteen authors of works that draw upon the Roosevelt Library archives -- or focus on the Roosevelt era -- will present throughout the day, followed by question-and-answer sessions and book signings. Event is free and open to the public.
Call for Papers - Proposals Due June 30
Researching New York Conference
November 21-23, 2019
Celebrate New York History Month at the annual Researching New York Conference at the University at Albany. Seeking individual and panel proposals on all aspects of New York State history, in all time periods. Roundtables, media presentations, workshops, and other non-traditional presentations encouraged.  Proposals due June 30, 2019.
See www.nystatehistory.org for details. 
New York State Archives
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