Treason against the State of New York is still a crime, mentioned in the state constitution, but no prosecutions have occurred since the Revolutionary War period. Documents from this time contain details about the state's vigorous proceedings against suspected Loyalists, deemed "enemies of the state." These archival records often provide the only documentation of ordinary people, including those who were marginalized, especially in the colonial and early national periods.
Explore a selection of documents from the collection in the latest online exhibit. Bring these resources into the classroom with Classroom Connections. Conduct research using our detailed finding aids for this series: JN522, JN531, A1894 and A1895.
December 8 - Online via Zoom
Presented by the New York Archives Magazine Online Speaker Series. Join in for a discussion about Eunice Newton Foote, the first scientist to study climate change.
January 26 - Online via Zoom
Presented by the New York Archives Magazine Online Speaker Series.
Our homes are often treasures of documents, memorabilia, and other essential family heirlooms. Photographs, diaries, recipe cards, letters, books, and other items with sentimental value are imperative to preserve and organize to ensure their protection for future generations. Join New York State Archivist Tom Ruller and NYG&B President D. Joshua Taylor as they explore 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.
The Making of Betrayal at the Great Flats: How the Schenectady Massacre of 1690 Changed the World with Chris Conto
March 16 - Online via Zoom
Presented by the New York Archives Magazine Online Speaker Series. Join us for an interactive discussion with filmmaker Chris Conto as he shares some the behind-the-scenes moments during the making of Betrayal at the Great Flats: How the Schenectady Massacre of 1690 Changed the World. Moderated by Archives Partnership Trust Director Janet Braga.
Telling New York Stories: Celebrating 20 years of New York Archives Magazine with the Editor Josie Madison
April 15 - Online via Zoom
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.
May 18 - Albany
The Empire State Archives and History Award acknowledges the outstanding contributions by a national figure to advance the understanding and uses of history in society. Join us in celebrating Annette Gordon-Reed as the 2021 ESAHA Laureate.