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Archives Education Institute Programs

The K-12 Archives Education institute (AEI) is a free program designed to introduce primary sources to K-12 teachers as viable and practical resources for classroom instruction, while helping archivists and special collections professionals identify ways to connect these materials with Common Core and state requirements. Primary source materials are drawn from the rich collections of ART member repositories and other metropolitan area archives, museums, and libraries.










AEI 2017 New York City, The Built Environment

Participating Archives:
Brooklyn Historical Society
National Archives at New York City
New York Transit Museum Archives
Stevens Institute of Technology Archives


Photo Credit The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. (1936). Brooklyn Bridge, Water and Dock Streets, looking southwest, Brooklyn

AEI 2016 Elections!

Participating Archives:
National Archives at NYC, DocsTeach
NYC Municipal Archives
Interference Archive
Brooklyn Connections
Van Cortlandt House Museum
DPLA 

Photo Credit NYPL Digital Collections and the Digital Public Library of America.






AEI 2015 Women's History 

Participating Archives:
Brooklyn Connections
Brooklyn Navy Yard
Center for Jewish History
Girl Scouts of the USA
Lesbian Herstory Archives
NARA-NYC
Wildlife Conservation Society

Photo Credit NARA World's First Computer, the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator. 



AEI 2014 Performance & the Arts in New York

Participating Archives:
Roundabout Theatre Company
Carnegie Hall Archives
Fales Library and Special Collections at New York University
New York Philharmonic Archives



Photo Credit Members of the Girls' Violin Club practice outdoors during a session of the New York University Summer School, ca. 1914-1916. Photograph courtesy of the New York University Archives.

AEI 2013 Food and Foodways in New York

This program is intended to bring together 35 local K-12 educators, archivists, librarians, and museum professionals to discuss strategies for teaching with primary source materials on the topic of food and foodways.




Photo Credit A watermelon eating contest at New York University's University Heights campus during a summer school barbecue and frolic, 1929. Photograph courtesy of the New York University Archives.


AEI 2012 Transportation in New York

This program is intended to bring together 35 local K-12 educators, archivists, librarians, and museum professionals to discuss strategies for teaching with primary source materials on the topic of transportation in New York.




Photo Credit Demolition of the Third Avenue "El" train tracks at the intersection of East 42nd Street and Third Avenue. Photographs taken in summer 1955, photographer unidentified. Courtesy of The Durst Organization Archives.

AEI 2011 Immigration in New York

Participating Institutions:
Girl Scouts of the USA National Historic Preservation Center
PS 68, Bronx
New York University 
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Pratt Institute

Photo Credit “New York- The Club-Rooms of ‘The Christian Union for Chinese Work,’ in Brooklyn- Ladies Teaching Pupils the Alphabet.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. 6 October 1883. Page 101. Courtesy Brooklyn Public Library.


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