At the Archives
July 2019 eUpdate

Create a caption for the photo above from the collections of the State Archives - silly or serious. We'll choose the best entry and publish it in the next issue. Winner will receive a FREE one-year subscription to New York Archives magazine. Email ideas to Josie.Madison@nysed.gov by September 1, 2019.
Inside the New York Archives Summer 2019 Issue
View from Hurricane Mountain [ view as PDF ]
by Peter Slocum
The fire tower on Hurricane Mountain has helped protect the Adirondack wilderness from devastation for a century.

New York’s Crystal Palace
by Ivan Steen
Built in the nineteenth century, the Crystal Palace fell short of expectations, but brought scores of tourists to New York City.

Proper Care and Preservation
by Devin R. Lander
We celebrate a century of preserving local history thanks to an idea by James Sullivan, New York’s fourth state historian, that created our local historian law.
King of Ragtime
by Russ Tarby
Composer Scott Joplin’s first humble tunes roared out of Syracuse thanks to sheet music publishers.

Rocky’s Raiders
by Patrick J. Chaisson
New York Air National Guardsmen flew combat missions—often dangerous—across South Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia.
New Resource for Teachers:
Summer 2019 Educators Guide

Developed specifically for educators, this guide is aligned to the New York State Social Studies Framework. Learning objectives are taken directly from Social Studies practices and content fits within the framework. Paired with Peter Slocum's feature article , the Educator Guide also includes supporting questions to direct students reading the articles and analysis questions for understanding primary sources.
Partner Spotlight: Upcoming Events in August
From the Adirondacks to Manhattan, Something for Everyone
2019 Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Award Recipients Announced
The Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Program supports advanced work on New York State history, government, or public policy using historical records in the Archives. This donor-supported program honors the New York State Archivist who managed the dramatic development of the State Archives between 1981 and 1995.


Tera Agyepong , Assistant Professor, History Department, DePaul University
Contested Childhoods: Juvenile Justice and the State Training School for Girls in Hudson, 1904-1975

Nicholas Croggon , Ph.D. Candidate, Columbia University
The Utopian Moment: Experimental Video Practices in the 1970s

Leigh-Anne Francis , Assistant Professor, Department of African American Studies, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, The College of New Jersey
Jane Crow (In)Justice: Race, Crime and Punishment in New York State, 1893-1933

Stephen Leccese , Ph.D. Candidate, Fordham University
“Soldiers as Strikebreakers: Attitudes of U.S. Servicemen towards Their Role in Industrial Violence, 1877-1900”

Gustave A. Lester , Ph.D. Candidate, Harvard University
Mineral Lands, Mineral Empires: Geology and Capitalism in the Atlantic World, 1780-1880

Daniel London , Ph.D. Candidate, New York University
On What Grounds: The Public Cost of Private Growth in Metropolitan New York, 1880-1940

Benjamin Rohr , Ph.D. Candidate, University of Chicago
The Logic of Office Holding in New York, 1777-1821

Benjamin Schneider , D.Phil. Candidate, University at Oxford
Technological Change and Living Standards 

Dillon Luke Streifeneder , Ph.D. Candidate, The Ohio State University
“That Justice May be More Conveniently Obtained”: Access to the Law, War, and the Rise of the State in Eighteenth Century New York
State Archives Awards $91,000 in Grants to Preserve New York's Historical Records
New York State Archives recently awarded $91,529 in Documentary Heritage Program grants to six non-profit organizations and one tribal nation to help identify, collect and make available New York's historical records.

The State Archives administers the Documentary Heritage Program grants, which provide financial support to New York State not-for-profit organizations that hold, collect, and make available New York's historical records.
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