The NYC Personal Historians Message Board › ARCHIVES WEEK Oct 7-13, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 13, 2012
THE ARCHIVISTS ROUND TABLE OF METROPOLITAN NEW YORK, INC.
CELEBRATES STATEWIDE ARCHIVES WEEK
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: 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.