NY Archives Week: Exploring the Archives of Queensborough Community College

Start Date: October 10 2012 - 01:00 PM

End Date: October 10 2012 - 04:00 PM

Category: Community

Location: Kurt R. Schmeller Library and Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives


 The Kurt R. Schmeller Library and Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives at Queensborough Community College will be among the institutions to host New York Archives Week, October 7-13, 2012.

Archivist Round Table of Metropolitcan New YorkNew York Archives Week is an annual celebration aimed at informing New Yorkers about the diversity of information resources available in the city’s trove of archives. The Archivist Round Table of Metropolitan New York (ART), a group of more than 550 members, will coordinate a series of free historical and genealogical activities, including open houses, exhibitions, lectures, workshops and behind-the-scenes tours of archives in New York City.

A highlight of the week will be “Exploring the Archives of Queensborough Community College,” at the Kurt R. Schmeller Library, on Wednesday, October 19, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Professor Constance Williams, the college archivist, will conduct a tour of the College Archives and the legislative papers of former New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens). Dr. Arthur Flug, executive director of the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center & Archives, will lead a guided tour of the Center’s comprehensive and expanding collection of resources on the Holocaust and genocide. Exhibition catalogs will be available for attendees to take home.

Other organizations participating in New York Archives Week are CUNY's College of Staten Island, other universities and libraries, historical societies, 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 ART-coordinated New York Archives Week events is now available (www.nycarchivists.org/Resources/Documents/2012ArchivesWeekCalendar.pdf).

Please note that pre-registration for some events is required. The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. recognizes the generous sponsorship of Archives Week by MetLife and the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation.

RSVP: Barbara Bonous-Smit at BBonoussmit@qcc.cuny.edu.


Website: http://www1.cuny.edu/mu/library-news/2012/09/20/qcc-and-csi-libraries-host-new-york-archives-week-october-7-13-2012/

Contact Name: Constance Williams

Contact Phone: 718-631-6567

Contact Email: cwilliams@qcc.cuny.edu

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