2020 Events


November


                                         

Enemies of the State: Rediscovering the Patriot-Loyalist Struggle in Revolutionary New York

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: JN522JN531A1894 and A1895.

 

 

 


Researching New York Conference

Co-sponsored by the New York State Archives Partnership Trust

November 19-21 - Albany

Conference has been postponed. 


December 


Eunice Newton Foote and Documenting the Environment with John Perlin and the Emma Willard School

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. 


2021 Events


January


Organizing and Preserving Your Home Archives with the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

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.


February


Hidden Stories from Newly Translated Dutch Colonial Documents with the New Netherland Institute

February 16 - Online via Zoom

Presented by the New York Archives Magazine Online Speaker Series. 


March


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.


April



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


2021 Empire State Archives & History Award

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. 


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