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  • Monday, June 03, 2019 2:13 PM | Anonymous

    Each year the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (A.R.T.) presents five awards during New York Archives Week. This year's event will be held on Monday, October 21, 2019 at the Brooklyn Historical Society.

    We invite members to submit nominations via this online form for worthy colleagues, archival organizations, and innovative projects. The awards celebrate distinguished work and lasting achievements in our profession. Remember that the Awards Ceremony is only enriched and further elevated with all your nominee suggestions!

    Nominees must be either an A.R.T. member or operate within the New York metropolitan area.


    A.R.T. VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR recognizes an individual who has made a remarkable contribution to the Archivists Round Table.

    Past recipients include:

    2018 Bonnie Marie Sauer

    2017 Laura DeMuro

    OUTSTANDING SUPPORT OF ARCHIVES recognizes an individual or organization for notable contributions to archival records or archives programs through political, financial or moral support.

    Past recipients include:

    2018 The Robert A. & Elizabeth R. Jeffe Foundation

    2017 XFR Collective

    2016 IndieCollect

    INNOVATIVE USE OF ARCHIVES recognizes an individual or organization for use of archival material in a meaningful and creative way, making a significant contribution to a community or body of people, and demonstrating the relevance of archival materials to its subject.

    Past recipients include:

    2018 Rhizome/Webrecorder

    2017 Helen Selsdon/ American Foundation for the Blind

    2016 The Refugee Project

    ARCHIVAL ACHIEVEMENT recognizes an individual or archival program that has made an outstanding contribution to the archival profession, or a notable achievement of value to the archives community, its patrons or constituents. The recipient must be a member of A.R.T. or an archival program operating within the New York metropolitan region.

    Past recipients include:

    2018 Kenneth Cobb

    2017 CUNY Digital History Archive

    2016 Mary Hedge

    AWARD FOR EDUCATIONAL USE OF ARCHIVES Recognizes and celebrates an individual or organization who utilizes primary source materials to create engaging and informative learning experiences for diverse audiences.

    Past recipients include:

    2018 Greater Astoria Historical Society

    2017 Staten Island Museum

    2016 Brooklyn Connections at the Brooklyn Public Library

    Fill out the nomination form here.


    Nominations must be received by Monday, September 2, 2019 for consideration.

    Please send any questions to the A.R.T. Awards Committee at Awards@nycarchivists.org

    Thank you for your generous participation and good luck to all the nominees!

  • Wednesday, May 01, 2019 3:40 PM | Anonymous

    Your help is needed to plan and support the annual New York Archives Week programs and events.

    2019 marks the 31st year A.R.T. has organized a robust Archives Week agenda of special events designed to celebrate the importance of historical records and to familiarize the public with archival materials illuminating centuries of New York City history and culture.

    NOT incidentally, it’s also our 40th year as NYC’s premier resource for archivists, librarians, and records managers.

    This is Why …

    WE NEED YOU!!!

    to help make the 2019 Archives Week celebration better than ever!!

    Sign up for one of the following Archives Week planning committees:

     Awards Ceremony

     ART Symposium

     Archives Education Institute [AEI]

     Archives Week Calendar Programs/Events

    Please contact Deidre Dinnigan at veep@nycarchivists.org

  • Monday, April 22, 2019 12:20 PM | Anonymous

    Join your fellow Archivists for a night of Speed Mentoring & Mingling! After the success of January's event, we decided to do this event during Graduation Season.

    With the nuances of Archives work, at one time or another, we've all needed advice. This event is an opportunity to dialogue with newcomers and seasoned professionals.

    Event details and registration here.

  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    The Archivists Round Table (ART) is pleased to announce “Archiving the Gesture” an expanded lecture demonstration exploring evolving practices around the archiving and transmission of the artistic works of acclaimed choreographer and dancer Trisha Brown, co-presented with the Trisha Brown Archive, in collaboration with former Archive Director and company member Cori Olinghouse, and former company member Shelley Senter. 

    One of the most acclaimed and influential choreographers and dancers of her time, and an artist whose work has earned recognition in numerous museum exhibitions and collections, Trisha Brown (1936-2017) has forever changed the landscape of visual art. Her movement vocabulary, and the new methods that she and her dancers adopted to train their bodies, remain one of her most pervasive legacies within international dance.

    Details and registration: Archiving the Gesture: An Evening with the Trisha Brown Archive


  • Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:16 PM | Anonymous

    The Archivists Round Table (ART) is delighted to announce the receipt of a generous gift of $1,000 to our campaign from ArtQuake, a local collective supporting artists of the Caribbean diaspora. This gift, and the individual gifts of over one hundred ART, ARLIS/NY members and allied fields throughout New York City, brings the total donations towards supporting Puerto Rican archivists consortium La Red de Archivos de Puerto Rico to $4,640 -- 93% of our initial goal of $5,000.

    In honor of this spirit of generosity, ART is temporarily extending our fundraising through the end of January, so that we can reach our goal and fully finance making Spanish-language instruction on disaster recovery and collections care freely accessible to cultural stewards across Puerto Rico. If you considered giving before and did not have the opportunity, please make your contribution by January 31st!

  • Thursday, January 17, 2019 12:56 AM | Anonymous

    What is the value of archival labor, and what are its implications for diversity, inclusion, equity, and sustainability? How does invisible labor work against these central tenets of the field? How do we take meaningful action?

    The Archivists Round Table (ART) and the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) invite you to participate in a community round table on the landscape of archival labor in NewYork City. The intent of this informal discussion is to identify issues that are currently impacting our membership and to collectively brainstorm about how ART can support its members in effecting positive change. The responses shared during this round table, in concert with current work in the field, will shape ART’s forthcoming programming to promote visibility and dialogue around these shared concerns.

    Details & registration: Labor in the Archives: A Community Roundtable

  • Tuesday, November 20, 2018 4:08 PM | Anonymous

    The Archivists Round Table (ART) is pleased to announce a holiday celebration and benefit on Tuesday, December 11th in a beautiful gallery in Lower Manhattan. This year, we are delighted to invite our colleagues from the New York chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NY) to join us and to announce that the proceeds from the event will be donated to Puerto Rican cultural heritage collections impacted by Hurricane Maria.

    For the past several months, ART has been collaborating with ARLIS/NY in organizing a project to support existing recovery efforts on the ground in Puerto Rico, and to aid local organizations in preparing for future disasters. This effort, undertaken in partnership with La Red de Archivos de Puerto Rico (ArchiRED), will include the creation of Spanish-language programming and instructional materials on preservation, disaster response and recovery, and grant writing that will be freely accessible to all organizations across the island. To further this endeavor ART is hosting an online fundraising campaign and donating the proceeds from the campaign and the holiday party to ArchiRED. 

    Come enjoy festive refreshments in a beautiful space with colleagues from ART and ARLIS/NY in support of cultural heritage in Puerto Rico, with speakers Caroline Gil and Coral Salomón, and photography on view by Cristobal Guerra. We hope to see you there!

    Details and registration: https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/after-the-storm-a-fundraiser-for-puerto-rican-cultural-heritage-collections

    Photo: Cristobal Guerra, from the series Rio Blanco/Playa Sucia, 2017. Courtesy the artist. © Cristobal Guerra. Design by Barbara Calderón

  • Thursday, October 25, 2018 8:39 PM | Anonymous

    Join the Archivists Round Table Tuesday, November 13th for a lecture and reception on René d'Harnoncourt and the Art of Installation published by The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). The book explores the pioneering exhibition designs of René d'Harnoncourt through drawings, layout plans, and photographs from the René d'Harnoncourt Papers in the MoMA Archives.

    More details and registration: René d'Harnoncourt and the Art of Installation

    Pictured, above: René d'Harnoncourt, Hand-drawn circulation plan of the exhibition "Timeless Aspects of Modern Art," 1948-1949. Graphite and red pencil drawing on paper.
    Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York

  • Wednesday, October 17, 2018 10:26 AM | Anonymous

    Irish County Societies Collection AIA.003

    Ireland's thirty-two counties have a long history of New York City-based fraternal, social, and benevolent associations. This project makes over 15,000 pages from the minute books of eight Irish county societies, spanning 1903-1996, available to scholars via links in the finding aid to the Irish Counties Societies Collection (AIA.003) in the Archives of Irish America. The digitization was made possible by a generous grant from Ireland's Department of Foreign Affairs. The Archives of Irish America is a repository of research materials that assists students, faculty and visiting scholars in understanding the Irish migration experience and the distillation of American Irish ethnicity over time. It was established in 1997 as part of New York University’s Division of Libraries, with the support of Glucksman Ireland House, NYU's Center for Irish and Irish American Studies.

    View Materials Here:

    The Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, Bobst Library New York University

    Glucksman Ireland House, New York University

  • Friday, October 05, 2018 5:00 PM | Anonymous

    This fall, the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (A.R.T.) will be celebrating its 30th Annual New York Archives Week from October 17th-24th, 2018.

    Archives Week events are designed to raise the public’s awareness of the importance of preserving and making accessible our documentary heritage. Activities include a wide range of programming, including lectures, workshops, exhibitions, and tours of repositories, all free and open to the public.  Last year, over thirty institutions in New York City held events relating to archival records. We would like to see similar participation this year and thus urge you and your repositories to plan an Archives Week event!

    Suggested Archives Week activities:

    *         Hold an open house, highlighting unique materials held by your repository.

    *         Mount an exhibition using materials from your repository.

    *         Demonstrate or report on activities/projects supported by grants.

    *         Ask a researcher to speak on the value of your collections to their research.

    *         Present a film festival using films or videos held by your repository.

    *         Sponsor lunchtime talks by archivists, historians, and other researchers.

    *         Organize a walking tour of your repository's neighborhood.

    Please submit your Archives Week event through the linked form below for inclusion in the Archives Week event calendar:



    The deadline for submission of the form is Friday, October 5, 2018.  Questions regarding submissions should be sent to president@nycarchivists.org.

    In addition, as part of an effort to draw public attention to Archives Week and highlight the importance of our repositories and collections, A.R.T. will sponsor three exciting events:

    -- On Friday, October 19th, we will hold a full-day symposium focusing on, “The Uncomfortable Archive;”

    -- On Saturday, October 20th, the annual K-12 Archives Education Institute will take place. The focus will be on sports in New York City; and

    -- On Wednesday, October 24th, we will honor our colleagues at our Annual Awards Ceremony.

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