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Celebrate New York Archives Week!

This year marks the 25th anniversary of New York Archives Week, October 6-12, which promotes awareness of the many archives available to the general public across the state. Organized by the Archivists Roundtable of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (A.R.T.), the celebration features an impressive calendar of events throughout the week at institutions across the state, including lectures, tours, exhibits and workshops.

Unable to attend any of the week’s festivities? You can still celebrate by exploring the many archives in the capital district. What better place to start than right here at home at the UAlbany Libraries’ M.E. Grenander Department Special Collections and Archives, located on the third floor of the Science Library. The Grenander’s collections include the New York State Modern Political Archive, the National Death Penalty Archive, the Business, Literary and Art Collection and the University Archives. The department has also curated a variety of digital exhibits on topics from children’s literature and book design and illustration, to the University’s historic buildings and local history.

The University Libraries also have numerous resources on archives. In Minerva you can find many books on archives and archival practice. Some of the most recent additions to our collection are:

Archives for the Lay Person: A Guide to Managing Cultural Collections by Lois Hamill. Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press, 2013. Dewey Library / CD 971 H36 2013.

Archivists, Collectors, Dealers, and Replevin: Case Studies on Private Ownership of Public Documents by Elizabeth H. Dow. Lanham, MD: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2012. Dewey Library / KF 5752 D69 2012.

Community Archives: The Shaping of Memory edited by Jeannette A. Bastian and Ben Alexander. London: Facet, c2009. Dewey Library / CD 976.5 C66X 2009.

Engaging Students with Archival and Digital Resources by Justine Cotton and David Sharron. Oxford, UK: Chandos Publishing, 2011. Dewey Library / Z 701 C68X 2011.

Libraries and Archives: A Comparative Study by Tomas Lidman. Oxford, UK: Chandos Pub., 2012. Dewey Library / Z 721 L43X 2012.

We also subscribe to a number of journals that focus on archives, including the Journal of Archival Organization, Archival Science, American Archivist, Archives and Manuscripts, and Archivaria.

For more resources on archives, contact Deborah Bernnard, Information Science Subject librarian, at 442-3699 or

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