The Presidents vs. the Press: The Endless Battle between the White House and the Media--from the Founding Fathers to Fake News  a discussion with author Harold Holzer - September 22, 2020

New York Archives Magazine presented Harold Holzer, acclaimed author of the recently published The Presidents vs.   the Press: The Endless Battle between the White House and  the Media--from the Founding Fathers to Fake News. Harold shared some insights from his new book, examining the dual rise of the American presidency and the media that shaped it.


"8 BRAVE CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS: Past Meets the Present when Fourth Graders Honor the Fallen in Pittsford"- October 13, 2020

Presented by the New York Archives Magazine Speaker Series, The Greece Historical Society and the New York Council for History Education.


A Dirty Year: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in Gilded Age New York a discussion with author Bill Greer - October 20, 2020

New York Archives Magazine Online Speaker Series presented Bill Greer, author of the recently published A Dirty Year: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in Gilded Age New York. He shared some insights from his new book, examining 1872 New York, a city convulsing with social upheaval and sexual revolution and beset with all the excitement and challenges a moment of transformation brings.


Enemies of the State: Prosecuting loyalists during the Revolutionary War with the Historical Society of the New York Court - November 10

New York Archives Magazine Online Speaker Series was joined by author, Edward Countryman, New York State Archivist, Tom Ruller, and Head of Researcher Services, Dr. James Folts for a discussion about the latest preservation project at the New York State Archives of important New York court records documenting cases against loyalists during the American Revolution. 

Conservation of the Enemies of the State: Rediscovering the Patriot-Loyalist Struggle in Revolutionary New York is being supported in part by a Federal Save America's Treasures grant administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the National Park Service        


Eunice Newton Foote and the Cause of Global Warming with John Perlin and the Emma Willard School - December 8, 2020

New York Archives Magazine Online Speaker Series and the Emma Willard School were joined by John Perlin for a discussion about Eunice Newton Foote, the first scientist to study climate change. 



Organizing and Preserving Your Home Archives with the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society - January 26, 2021

New York Archives Magazine Online Speaker Series and New York Genealogical & Biographical Society were joined by New York State Archivist Tom Ruller and NYG&B President D. Joshua Taylor for a discussion of best practices for maintaining your home archives, including identifying materials to preserve, organizing objects and papers, and steps to ensure your collections remain an integral part of your family’s story.



Hidden Stories from Newly Translated Dutch Colonial Documents with the New Netherland Institute - February 16, 2021

Join New York State Archivist Tom Ruller, New Netherland Institute Senior Historian Dennis J. Maika, New Netherland Research Center Director Charles Gehring, and former New Netherland Research Center Associate Director Janny Venema as they discuss insights from the forthcoming Volume 13. Correspondence, 1658–1660. This volume of translations of Dutch colonial manuscripts are available on the the State Archives Digital Collections. 



Creating Change with Changemakers: Disrupting Museum Storytelling with the Rochester Museum and Science Center - March 4, 2021

Presenters discussed how a community curation model, including sourcing objects from contemporary individuals, can enhance the accuracy, quality, diversity, and authentic representation within an exhibit, and how the voices of the community can push museum professionals and leadership to evolve their thinking around creating an exhibit.