The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (ART), along with hundreds of organizations in the archives community across New York State, will celebrate New York Archives Week (October 7-13, 2012) with special commemorative activities throughout New York City. New York Archives Week is an annual celebration aimed at informing the general public of the diverse array of archival materials available in the Metropolitan New York City region.
Among the many activities free and open to the public will be open houses, exhibitions, lectures, workshops and behind-the-scenes tours of archives throughout the city. These special events are designed to celebrate the importance of historical records, and to familiarize interested organizations and the public with a wealth of fascinating archival materials illuminating centuries of New York City history and culture.
Among those participating in the event are historical societies, universities, libraries, and cultural organizations. Highlights include: tours of the archives at the Museum of the City of New York, the Davis Library Archives and Special Collections at St. John’s University, and the Girl Scouts of USA National Historic Preservation Center; open house presentations at the Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc. and the Interference Archive; and a presentation by Manhattan Borough Historian, Michael Miscione. A complete list of Archives Week events and schedules can be found on the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc.’s website: http://www.nycarchivists.org/. Please note that pre-registration for some events is required.
For further information, contact:
Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Communications Director
Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc.
The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. recognizes the generous sponsorship of Archives Week by MetLife and the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation.