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. 

Telling New York Stories: Celebrating 20 years of New York Archives Magazine with the Editor Josie Madison - April 15, 2021

2020 marked an important milestone for New York Archives - its twentieth year of publication!

More than 80 issues, 2,828 pages, 418 feature stories, and 517 contributors later, this award-winning educational publication remains a shining example of collaboration with history enthusiasts, scholars, and historical repositories around New York State, bringing untold stories and extraordinary happenings to light. Join us for an interactive discussion with Editor Josie Madison, PhD and special guests.

The Luckiest Guy in the World: My Journey in Politics a discussion with author Robert Abrams - April 20, 2021

State Archivist Tom Ruller and former New York Attorney General Robert Abrams discussed Abrams' journey in politics and pride in public service and how he strove to make a difference for New Yorkers by launching landmark cases on environmental issues, such as Love Canal, and creating path-breaking initiatives concerning consumer protection and civil rights. 

400 Years Later: The charter that launched the colony of New Netherland with the New Netherland Institute - June 3, 2021

New Netherland Research Center Director Charles Gehring, author and researcher Jaap Jacobs, professor of History and International Relations Wim Klooster, and State Archivist Tom Ruller recognized the granting of a charter by the States General of the Netherlands to the Dutch West India Company on June 3, 1621 to operate what eventually became the colony of New Netherland.

The Lemmon Slave Case: New York’s Battle Against Slavery - September 17, 2021 

On the eve of the Civil War in 1860, New York’s highest court, The Court of Appeals, upheld a petition granted by the Superior Court in New York City for the release of eight enslaved people, including six children brought to New York by Virginians Jonathan and Juliet Lemmon on their way to Texas.New York State Archivist, Tom Ruller was joined by Hon. Albert M. Rosenblatt, Former Associate Judge, New York City Court of Appeals and President Emeritus, Historical Society of the New York Courts for a discussion of this celebrated case that brought up hard questions about slavery within the United States and challenged the slavery laws between the northern and southern states.

Democracy in Action: The Role of Attorney General and the Public Good - September 23, 2021

The Archives Partnership Trust was joined by current New York State Attorney General Letitia James and former Attorney General Robert Abrams, author of Luckiest Guy in the World: My  Journey in Politics for a discussion of the importance of public service, and Abrams’ groundbreaking work on environmental, consumer protection and civil rights issues that forever transformed the role of the office of Attorney General. 

The People’s Records: Celebrating 50 Years of New York State Archives - October 26, 2021

Tom Ruller, New York State Archivist, and Retired State Archivists Edward Weldon, Larry Hackman, V. Chapman Smith and Christine Ward came together to discuss how good public policy created the nation’s largest State Archives; its role in preserving and making accessible over 250 million records of New York and its people; and an essential resource for policy makers, researchers, educators and all citizens.