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New York City’s tiniest property is spiteful! If you happen to be walking in Greenwich Village, you may notice a triangu...
12/18/2021

New York City’s tiniest property is spiteful! If you happen to be walking in Greenwich Village, you may notice a triangular chunk of subway tile embedded in the sidewalk. Eminent domain took the Hess family’s property, except for this piece, known as a “spite property,” which they refused to give up. Read more in our winter issue.

#NewYorkHistory #NewYorkStateArchives #ClassicNewYorkHistory #history #newyorkstate #iloveny

New York City’s tiniest property is spiteful! If you happen to be walking in Greenwich Village, you may notice a triangular chunk of subway tile embedded in the sidewalk. Eminent domain took the Hess family’s property, except for this piece, known as a “spite property,” which they refused to give up. Read more in our winter issue.

#NewYorkHistory #NewYorkStateArchives #ClassicNewYorkHistory #history #newyorkstate #iloveny

During the World War I era, many political and ethical questions surfaced for Americans: what is the nature of patriotis...
12/13/2021

During the World War I era, many political and ethical questions surfaced for Americans: what is the nature of patriotism? Is there such a thing as a moral war? Should a military draft be resisted? How much should the government intrude into private life? How free is “free” speech? The struggle to answer such questions gave birth to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in 1920. Read “Sympathy for Revolutionaries” in the Summer 2009 back issue for the full story. #questions #patriotism #freespeech #liberty #ACLU #NewYorkHistory #NYHistory #history

During the World War I era, many political and ethical questions surfaced for Americans: what is the nature of patriotism? Is there such a thing as a moral war? Should a military draft be resisted? How much should the government intrude into private life? How free is “free” speech? The struggle to answer such questions gave birth to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in 1920. Read “Sympathy for Revolutionaries” in the Summer 2009 back issue for the full story. #questions #patriotism #freespeech #liberty #ACLU #NewYorkHistory #NYHistory #history

Looking for a #holiday gift for a #history lover? If you’re a New York State Archives Partnership Trust member, you can ...
12/03/2021

Looking for a #holiday gift for a #history lover? If you’re a New York State Archives Partnership Trust member, you can order this terrific collection “The Best of New York Archives” from @SUNYPress at a big discount. (Use XAPT to get the volume for $39 - 35% off the cover price) To order: Call (877) 204-6073 or visit sunypress.edu/p-6404-the-best-of-new-york-archives.aspx

Looking for a #holiday gift for a #history lover? If you’re a New York State Archives Partnership Trust member, you can order this terrific collection “The Best of New York Archives” from @SUNYPress at a big discount. (Use XAPT to get the volume for $39 - 35% off the cover price) To order: Call (877) 204-6073 or visit sunypress.edu/p-6404-the-best-of-new-york-archives.aspx

We're hard at work on our winter issue! We'll have stories about disability rights activist Lucy Gwin, a NYC spite prope...
12/01/2021
Fall 2021, Volume 21, Number 2 :: New York State Archives Partnership Trust

We're hard at work on our winter issue! We'll have stories about disability rights activist Lucy Gwin, a NYC spite property, urban renewal in Kingston, and Manhattan's long wait for the 2nd Ave subway. In the meantime, check out our highlighted article from the fall issue, out now in print and digital formats! https://loom.ly/vpuinoA

Fighting War Hysteria Charles F. Howlett A papier-mâché dinosaur fought jingoism just before the United States became involved with World War I.

There are just HOURS left of #GivingTuesday to help the Archives Partnership Trust hit our goal! Donate now: https://loo...
11/30/2021

There are just HOURS left of #GivingTuesday to help the Archives Partnership Trust hit our goal! Donate now: https://loom.ly/sNM00v4

There are just HOURS left of #GivingTuesday to help the Archives Partnership Trust hit our goal! Donate now: https://loom.ly/sNM00v4

#GivingTuesday 2021 is here! Help the Archives Partnership Trust represent continue to fund statewide projects that cons...
11/30/2021

#GivingTuesday 2021 is here! Help the Archives Partnership Trust represent continue to fund statewide projects that conserve unique materials and inspire educators, students, researchers and history lovers with your donation: https://loom.ly/sNM00v4

#GivingTuesday 2021 is here! Help the Archives Partnership Trust represent continue to fund statewide projects that conserve unique materials and inspire educators, students, researchers and history lovers with your donation: https://loom.ly/sNM00v4

This #GivingTuesday, remember your contributions to the Archives Partnership Trust represent not only an investment in p...
11/30/2021

This #GivingTuesday, remember your contributions to the Archives Partnership Trust represent not only an investment in preserving records that tell the story of New York, but also in ensuring their availability for future generations. Donate today! https://loom.ly/sNM00v4

This #GivingTuesday, remember your contributions to the Archives Partnership Trust represent not only an investment in preserving records that tell the story of New York, but also in ensuring their availability for future generations. Donate today! https://loom.ly/sNM00v4

Unsafe internet challenges often go viral and result in injuries or worse, but it’s not a new phenomenon. Back in 1939, ...
11/27/2021

Unsafe internet challenges often go viral and result in injuries or worse, but it’s not a new phenomenon. Back in 1939, a student at the Elmira Free Academy set a new world record in Goldfish Gulping, guzzling down over 75, using ketchup and horseradish sauce as chasers. #InternetChallenges #LocalHistory
Image: New York State Archives

Unsafe internet challenges often go viral and result in injuries or worse, but it’s not a new phenomenon. Back in 1939, a student at the Elmira Free Academy set a new world record in Goldfish Gulping, guzzling down over 75, using ketchup and horseradish sauce as chasers. #InternetChallenges #LocalHistory
Image: New York State Archives

Happy #Thanksgiving! Observances of the holiday began in Puritan New England. In 1904, NY Governor Benjamin Odell issued...
11/25/2021

Happy #Thanksgiving! Observances of the holiday began in Puritan New England. In 1904, NY Governor Benjamin Odell issued a Thanksgiving Proclamation recognizing November 24 of that year as "a day of thanksgiving and rejoicing." We hope you are doing both.

Happy #Thanksgiving! Observances of the holiday began in Puritan New England. In 1904, NY Governor Benjamin Odell issued a Thanksgiving Proclamation recognizing November 24 of that year as "a day of thanksgiving and rejoicing." We hope you are doing both.

Do you know what the Sugar House Cane is? Our Winter Issue features a story about this walking cane fashioned from an ol...
11/21/2021

Do you know what the Sugar House Cane is? Our Winter Issue features a story about this walking cane fashioned from an old beam that once was part of the Sugar House Prison, built in 1754, in #LowerManhattan. It’s where the British held captured colonists during the #AmericanRevolution.

Do you know what the Sugar House Cane is? Our Winter Issue features a story about this walking cane fashioned from an old beam that once was part of the Sugar House Prison, built in 1754, in #LowerManhattan. It’s where the British held captured colonists during the #AmericanRevolution.

#OTD in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address during ceremonies dedicating 17 acres of the Ge...
11/19/2021

#OTD in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address during ceremonies dedicating 17 acres of the Gettysburg Battlefield as a National Cemetery. Although many in attendance were at first unimpressed, Lincoln's words have come to symbolize the definition of democracy itself. Read our Winter 2009 issue entirely dedicated to our 16th President. #honestabe #lincoln #gettysburg #democracy #abrahamlincoln #gettysburgaddress #thegettysburgaddress

#OTD in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address during ceremonies dedicating 17 acres of the Gettysburg Battlefield as a National Cemetery. Although many in attendance were at first unimpressed, Lincoln's words have come to symbolize the definition of democracy itself. Read our Winter 2009 issue entirely dedicated to our 16th President. #honestabe #lincoln #gettysburg #democracy #abrahamlincoln #gettysburgaddress #thegettysburgaddress

Congrats! The The Bowne House  and Bowne House Historical Society  was inducted into the National Park Service’s Nationa...
11/17/2021

Congrats! The The Bowne House and Bowne House Historical Society was inducted into the National Park Service’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. Built c. 1661, Bowne House is the oldest house in Queens. The family’s papers tell stories dating from the mid-1600s. #architecturalhistory #nyshistory #vernaculararchitecture #histpres

Congrats! The The Bowne House and Bowne House Historical Society was inducted into the National Park Service’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. Built c. 1661, Bowne House is the oldest house in Queens. The family’s papers tell stories dating from the mid-1600s. #architecturalhistory #nyshistory #vernaculararchitecture #histpres

Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Cady Stanton! Born #OTD in 1815 in Johnstown, NY, she became one of American’s best known suff...
11/12/2021

Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Cady Stanton! Born #OTD in 1815 in Johnstown, NY, she became one of American’s best known suffragists. Read more about her and the fight for women’s rights in “Failure is Impossible” from the Fall 2004 back issue. #elizabethcadystanton #fightforwomen #NewYorkHistory #NewYorkArchives #Nyhistory #NYHistoryMagazine #history

Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Cady Stanton! Born #OTD in 1815 in Johnstown, NY, she became one of American’s best known suffragists. Read more about her and the fight for women’s rights in “Failure is Impossible” from the Fall 2004 back issue. #elizabethcadystanton #fightforwomen #NewYorkHistory #NewYorkArchives #Nyhistory #NYHistoryMagazine #history

On this #VeteransDay we #honor and #salute all the brave men and women who have served our country to uphold #freedom an...
11/11/2021

On this #VeteransDay we #honor and #salute all the brave men and women who have served our country to uphold #freedom and #democracy. The New York State Archives Digital Collections holds images of many of New York’s veterans. https://loom.ly/4ZT5Q1s #veterans #NewYorkHistory #NewYorkStateArchives

#OTD in 1917, New York State adopted a constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote in state elections. Read ...
11/06/2021

#OTD in 1917, New York State adopted a constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote in state elections. Read about Albany native Harriet Burton Laidlaw's pivotal role in that battle in "Victory in 1917" by Antonia Petrash in our Spring 2017 issue. https://loom.ly/nQu-g38

#OTD in 1917, New York State adopted a constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote in state elections. Read about Albany native Harriet Burton Laidlaw's pivotal role in that battle in "Victory in 1917" by Antonia Petrash in our Spring 2017 issue. https://loom.ly/nQu-g38

Join us one week from today at 12:30 for our next Online Speaker Series: Mystery Solved at the State Archives! Paying fo...
11/02/2021

Join us one week from today at 12:30 for our next Online Speaker Series: Mystery Solved at the State Archives! Paying for the Constitutional Convention of 1787. You'll learn something you probably didn't know about Alexander Hamilton. Registration is FREE! https://loom.ly/Z2miKRY

Join us one week from today at 12:30 for our next Online Speaker Series: Mystery Solved at the State Archives! Paying for the Constitutional Convention of 1787. You'll learn something you probably didn't know about Alexander Hamilton. Registration is FREE! https://loom.ly/Z2miKRY

There are some pretty spooky stories about NYS's buildings, especially the Capitol. Some believe Civil War veteran Samue...
10/31/2021

There are some pretty spooky stories about NYS's buildings, especially the Capitol. Some believe Civil War veteran Samuel Abbot, a night watchman on duty during the great Capitol fire on March 29, 1911, haunts these halls. Share some of your favorite NYS ghost stories with us. #halloween #spooky #NYSCapitol

There are some pretty spooky stories about NYS's buildings, especially the Capitol. Some believe Civil War veteran Samuel Abbot, a night watchman on duty during the great Capitol fire on March 29, 1911, haunts these halls. Share some of your favorite NYS ghost stories with us. #halloween #spooky #NYSCapitol

Did you know that Until 1971, NYS had no official State Archives to ensure that the evidence of its government was prote...
10/26/2021

Did you know that Until 1971, NYS had no official State Archives to ensure that the evidence of its government was protected and preserved? Our friends at the State Archives do an amazing job protecting the documents that tell NYS's story. We're celebrating the 50th anniversary of this great entity and hope you will too. #Archives #50thAnniversary #history

Did you know that Until 1971, NYS had no official State Archives to ensure that the evidence of its government was protected and preserved? Our friends at the State Archives do an amazing job protecting the documents that tell NYS's story. We're celebrating the 50th anniversary of this great entity and hope you will too. #Archives #50thAnniversary #history

Happy 246th birthday to the US Navy! Celebrate with Laurence M. Hauptman's "Can-Do Shipyard," the story of the Brooklyn ...
10/13/2021

Happy 246th birthday to the US Navy! Celebrate with Laurence M. Hauptman's "Can-Do Shipyard," the story of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The story is at https://loom.ly/tZdIrsw

Happy 246th birthday to the US Navy! Celebrate with Laurence M. Hauptman's "Can-Do Shipyard," the story of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The story is at https://loom.ly/tZdIrsw

Happy #NationalFarmersDay! You won't want to miss our recent summer issue, which  included a story about Jewish Farmers ...
10/12/2021

Happy #NationalFarmersDay! You won't want to miss our recent summer issue, which included a story about Jewish Farmers in Rensselaer County. Find out more about the issue here: https://loom.ly/X7ERA4E

Happy #NationalFarmersDay! You won't want to miss our recent summer issue, which included a story about Jewish Farmers in Rensselaer County. Find out more about the issue here: https://loom.ly/X7ERA4E

One of our favorite fixtures in @NewYorkArchivesMagazine is "Caption This." Here's our next photo. Send us your captions...
10/10/2021

One of our favorite fixtures in @NewYorkArchivesMagazine is "Caption This." Here's our next photo. Send us your captions, funny or serious. And we'll choose the best one. The winner receives a year subscription to New York Archives. #captions #history #Archives #SundayFunday

One of our favorite fixtures in @NewYorkArchivesMagazine is "Caption This." Here's our next photo. Send us your captions, funny or serious. And we'll choose the best one. The winner receives a year subscription to New York Archives. #captions #history #Archives #SundayFunday

It's #NationalArchivesMonth! There is no better time to subscribe to New York Archives. Available in print and digital f...
10/01/2021

It's #NationalArchivesMonth! There is no better time to subscribe to New York Archives. Available in print and digital formats, the magazine brings the varied and fascinating stories of our state's past to light with engaging articles and award-winning design. And it's all based on the records in archives!
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It's #NationalArchivesMonth! There is no better time to subscribe to New York Archives. Available in print and digital formats, the magazine brings the varied and fascinating stories of our state's past to light with engaging articles and award-winning design. And it's all based on the records in archives!
https://loom.ly/fRVepeU

Caption this image from the @nysarchives NYS Archives - silly or serious - in the comment section and win a free year’s ...
09/25/2021

Caption this image from the @nysarchives NYS Archives - silly or serious - in the comment section and win a free year’s subscription to New York Archives! We will choose the best caption and publish it in the next issue [email protected] New York Archives Magazine.

Caption this image from the @nysarchives NYS Archives - silly or serious - in the comment section and win a free year’s subscription to New York Archives! We will choose the best caption and publish it in the next issue [email protected] New York Archives Magazine.

Today is the day! Join us tonight at 7pm as current NYS Attorney General Letitia James and former Attorney General Rober...
09/23/2021

Today is the day! Join us tonight at 7pm as current NYS Attorney General Letitia James and former Attorney General Robert Abrams give an inside look at their roles and the importance of public service.
League Of Women Voters of NYS
Government Law Center at Albany Law School
Albany Law School
New York State Writers Institute
Historical Society of the NY Courts
New York State Bar Association

Today is the day! Join us tonight at 7pm as current NYS Attorney General Letitia James and former Attorney General Robert Abrams give an inside look at their roles and the importance of public service.
League Of Women Voters of NYS
Government Law Center at Albany Law School
Albany Law School
New York State Writers Institute
Historical Society of the NY Courts
New York State Bar Association

In the early twentieth century, tuberculosis was a tremendous health problem in Latin America. The wealthy were able to ...
09/22/2021

In the early twentieth century, tuberculosis was a tremendous health problem in Latin America. The wealthy were able to travel to the heart of the Adirondacks in search of a cure. Read about their sojourn in Saranac Lake in "La Curación del Norte" by Amy Catania in our Winter 2003 back issue. Historic Saranac Lake

In the early twentieth century, tuberculosis was a tremendous health problem in Latin America. The wealthy were able to travel to the heart of the Adirondacks in search of a cure. Read about their sojourn in Saranac Lake in "La Curación del Norte" by Amy Catania in our Winter 2003 back issue. Historic Saranac Lake

Robert Abrams served as NYS Attorney General from 1979-1993. In this historic clip, members of the National Association ...
09/20/2021
Salute to Attorney General Robert Abrams by National Association of Attorneys General

Robert Abrams served as NYS Attorney General from 1979-1993. In this historic clip, members of the National Association of Attorneys General praise Abrams on the occasion of his retirement. Join us on September 23rd as Robert Abrams and current NYS Attorney General Letitia James give an inside look at their roles and the importance of public service. https://loom.ly/UemCEtU
League Of Women Voters of NYS
Government Law Center at Albany Law School
Albany Law School
New York State Writers Institute
Historical Society of the NY Courts
New York State Bar Association

Interviews with other members of the National Association of Attorneys General, poking fun at and praising Robert Abrams on the occasion of his retirement. A...

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2018 State Archives Student Research Award winner Alan Wang delves into the story of how Lewis Henry Morgan and Ely S. Parker’s chance encounter in a bookstore helped bring attention to the Tonawanda Seneca’s legal fight for their land. Read his article, "Many Legacies," in the Spring 2019 issue of New York Archives Magazine: http://ow.ly/Fmiw50GnDn1 #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth
Tuesday, December 7: join us for a special New York Archives Magazine Online Speaker Series with author James M. Odato, University at Albany, SUNY. Hear the amazing story of author, advocacy journalist, disability rights activist, feminist and founder of Rochester’s Mouth magazine, Lucy Gwin. After an automobile accident left her with a brain injury, Gwin became a tireless advocate for the equal rights of people she termed "dislabled." RVSP here: http://ow.ly/iGXW50Gq93O #DisabilitiesHistoryDay
"The People's Records: Celebrating 50 Years of New York State Archives;" New York Archives Magazine Fall 2021 Highlights and Educator Guide; "Democracy in Action" recap. So many ways to mark #ArchivesMonth and #NYSHistoryMonth! https://conta.cc/2Yno5cx
Have you heard of Sidney Franklin, the bullfighter from Brooklyn who transformed into a toreador in Mexico? The American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS)Sidney Franklin Collection gives a unique and surprising perspective across a range of histories. Read the Fall 2015 piece in New York Archives Magazine to learn more: http://ow.ly/LZTi50G0Jbw #HispanicHeritageMonth #Latinx
Have you read "La Curación en el Norte ('The Cure' in the North)" by Amy Catania, Executive Director of Historic Saranac Lake? In the first half of the 20th century, Latin Americans traveled to Saranac Lake to treat and cure their tuberculosis, bringing Latino culture with them: http://ow.ly/FNyk50G0JKu New York Archives Magazine #HispanicHeritageMonth #Latinx
400 Years Later: the Charter that Launched the Colony of New Netherland, a New York Archives Magazine Online Speaker Series with New Netherland Institute [originally aired June 3, 2021] is now available online! Watch the full recording: https://youtu.be/PgmY9pvLizk
"The Luckiest Guy in the World: My Life In Politics," a New York Archives Magazine Online Speaker Series event with former New York Attorney General Robert Abrams [originally aired April 20, 2021] is now available online! Watch the full recording: https://youtu.be/re26eux5_hg
Did you know violets were among the most popular cut flowers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries? During that time, this fragrant flower was an integral part of the Hudson Valley economy in New York State. So much so that "Violet Belt" became a nickname in the region, with Rhinebeck, New York earning the title, “Violet Capital of the World.” By 1923, an estimated 40 million violets were being grown in Rhinebeck’s greenhouses. The newly released summer edition of New York Archives Magazine features an article about the "Violet Capital" by Pomeroy Foundation Historian & Archivist Susan Hughes. Read it here: https://bit.ly/3wCknr4 Visit the NYS Archives Partnership Trust (New York State Archives) for information about subscribing: https://bit.ly/3vzgt0Q #archives #nyshistory #hudsonvalley #historicmarker
Have you heard of Sidney Franklin, the bullfighter from Brooklyn? The American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS)'s Sidney Franklin Collection gives a unique and surprising perspective across a range of histories. Read the Fall 2015 piece in New York Archives Magazine to learn more: http://ow.ly/NtM750EUTyw #LGBTQI #PRIDE
Have you visited The Le***an, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center National Archives in Manhattan? Featured the Summer 2017 issue of New York Archives Magazine, The Center's archives contain nearly 150 manuscript collections including photographs, posters, video and other materials. Learn more about their collections: http://ow.ly/S1Jq50EURPY #LGBTQI #PRIDE
In the 1960s, Manhattan’s Chinatown suffered from both racism and a housing shortage. In the 1970s, Chinese Americans undertook the first Chinese tenants’ struggle in the city’s history. Read "We Won’t Move" by Shouyue Zhang in the Winter 2021 issue of New York Archives Magazine: http://ow.ly/OjLN50Esqh0
Have you been to Ulysses S. Grant Cottage National Historic Landmark? In "Adopted Patriot," author James Breig shares the story of Suye Narita, the eighteenth U.S. president, and New York State played out in Saratoga County against the backdrop of history. From New York Archives Magazine's Fall 2015 issue: http://ow.ly/1g9W50EsqBT