At the Archives
June 2022 eUpdate

Cleaning, Sorting, Grading, and Packing Peaches, Youngstown, NY 1935. From Digital Collections, NYSA_A3045-78_16418.
 History Education: Bringing History Organizations and Educators Together

Tuesday, June 7 | 12:30 PM 
Online via Zoom

Learn more about efforts to build a statewide network of historians, archivists and educators for the promotion of authentic history education that elevates the voices of the underrepresented, uses historical records, and develops the next generation of active and engaged New York State citizens. The conversation will focus on applying a regional approach to this work given the demographic and geographic diversity of New York State and
Three New York Chinatown Stories at Tuck High
The Tuck High Company store, sold to the New York State Museum in 1980, embodies tens of thousands of stories about what Chinatown was truly about. Jack Tchen, cross-cultural historian and co-founder of the Museum of Chinese in America, will share three stories interweaving the lives of a tea merchant, a “laundryman,” and the Irish “Mayor of Chinatown.”

Jack (John Kuo Wei) Tchen is a historian, curator, dumpster-diver, and teacher surfacing the disappeared stories othered by systems of power and wealth. Dr. Tchen is the Clement A. Price Professor of Public History & Humanities and director of the Price Institute on Ethnicity, Cultures, and the Modern Experience at Rutgers-Newark. He is the founding director of the A/P/A (Asian/Pacific/American) Studies Program and Institute at New York University.

Wednesday, June 15 | 7 PM
Huxley Theater
Free and open to the public
2022 New York State History Day
Special Award Winner Announced
Jordan Perlman is the 2022 winner of the New York State History Day Best Use of Historical Records award, presented by the Archives Partnership Trust.

Representing Jericho Senior High School in Long Island, Jordan composed a paper titled "The Panama Canal: How Roosevelt’s Big Stick Diplomacy Transformed the United States into an Economic and Military Superpower."
Judges noted, "This is an outstanding essay and the sources used are exceptional. The bibliography is extensive. Primary sources include: political cartoons, transcripts of governmental official speeches, government reports, New York Times articles from the early 20th century, a 1927 documentary, editorial from the time period, photos, an autobiography, the historical treaties, Congressional hearing transcript. Secondary sources are also impressive and include an interview with the curator of the Roosevelt historic site!"

Congratulations to both Jordan and teacher Theresa Cantwell for their outstanding efforts.
Find New York Archives Magazine in the Empire State Plaza Visitor Center and Gift Shop!
You can now find your favorite magazine in the Plaza Visitor Center and Gift Shop! The official store of the State Capitol offers New York-themed souvenirs and one-of-a-kind gift items inspired by the Capitol’s unique architecture and rich history.

After taking a New York State Capitol Tour, look for New York Archives magazine at the shop in the North Concourse of the Empire State Plaza in Albany, or
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