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12/31/2014 Tompkins County Receives State Archives Award
The New York State Archives and the Archives Partnership Trust have selected Tompkins County to receive the 2014 Cheryl Steinbach Annual Archives Award for Excellence in Local Government Records Management. This award is named for the late Cheryl Steinbach, Chautauqua Town Clerk, who was a strong advocate for strengthening local government archival and records management programs.

12/31/2014 NYS Office of the State Comptroller Wins State Archives Award
The New York State Archives and the Archives Partnership Trust have selected the New York State Office of the State Comptroller to receive the 2014 Annual Archives Award for Excellence in State Agency Records Management Program Development.  This award is presented annually to recognize a state agency’s major accomplishments relating to records management program development.

12/31/2014 Dr. Joseph Spillane Wins State Archives Award
The Archives Partnership Trust and the New York State Archives have selected Dr. Joseph Spillane of the University of Florida to receive the 2014 Annual Archives Award for Excellence in Research Using the Holdings of the New York State Archives.

12/31/2014 Murray Avenue School Student Wins State Archives Award
The New York State Archives and Archives Partnership Trust have selected Jacobi Kandel from Murray Avenue School, Mamaroneck Union Free School District, as the recipient of the 2014 Laura and Robert Chodos Award for Excellence in Student Research Using Historical Records, Grades 4-5, for her entry “Me and the Gang: Archie Comics in My Home Town.” 

12/31/2014 Ramaz Middle School Student Wins State Archives Award
The New York State Archives and Archives Partnership Trust have selected Ava Hornblass of Ramaz Middle School, The Ramaz School, as the recipient of the 2014 Laura and Robert Chodos Award for Excellence in Student Research Using Historical Records, Grades 6-8, for her entry “The Contributions of New Yorkers to the Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter.”

12/31/2014 Townsend Harris High School Student Wins State Archives Award
The New York State Archives and Archives Partnership Trust have selected Olivia Chan of Townsend Harris High School at Queens College as the recipient of the 2014 Laura and Robert Chodos Award for Excellence in Student Research Using Historical Records, Grades 9-12, for her entry “Waging Peace: Pugwash and the Race for Nuclear Arms Control.”  

12/31/2014 State Archives Announces Annual Archives Award Winners -- Regent Emerita Laura Chodos Receives Award for Advocacy
Regent Emerita Laura Chodos received the 2014 William Hoyt Annual Archives Award for Advocacy. The award is named after the late Assemblyman William Hoyt from Buffalo, who was a supporter of archives and records management in New York State. 

12/31/2014 Madison County and Madison-Oneida BOCES Win State Archives Award
The New York State Archives and Archives Partnership Trust have selected Madison County and the Madison-Oneida BOCES to receive the 2014 Annual Archives Award for Excellence in the Educational Use of Local Government Records.

12/31/2014 Rockland County Receives State Archives Award
The New York State Archives and the Archives Partnership Trust have selected Rockland County to receive the 2014 William H. Kelly Annual Archives Award for Excellence in Local Government Archival Program Development.  This award recognizes a local government for its overall development of a soundly administered archival program and advocacy in promoting the identification, protection, preservation and use of archival local government records.

10/30/2013 Orange-Ulster BOCES Wins State Archives Award
Albany, NY -- The New York State Archives and the Archives Partnership Trust have selected the Orange-Ulster BOCES to receive the 2013 Cheryl Steinbach Annual Archives Award for Excellence in Local Government Records Management. The award is named for the late Cheryl Steinbach, Chautauqua Town Clerk, who was a strong advocate for strengthening local government archival and records management programs.

10/30/2013 Walden Elementary School Students Win State Archives Award
Albany, NY -- The New York State Archives and Archives Partnership Trust have selected Jillian Landsman, Jaeden Tice, Thomas Grismer, Ethan Metzger, Hannah Eavans, Jana Elkashef, Maeve Harkin, Nicole Hammond, and Randy Rosario from Walden Elementary School, Valley Central School District, as the recipients of the 2013 Laura and Robert Chodos Award for Excellence in Student Research Using Historical Records, Grades 4-5, for their entry “Child Labor in Walden During the 1880's.”  

10/30/2013 Farnsworth Middle School Student Wins State Archives Award
Albany, NY -- The New York State Archives and Archives Partnership Trust have selected Conor Quinn from Farnsworth Middle School, Guilderland Central School District, as the recipient of the 2013 Laura and Robert Chodos Award for Excellence in Student Research Using Historical Records, Grades 6-8, for his entry “Nyet: How One Word was a Turning Point in History.”  

10/30/2013 Tottenville High School Students Win State Archives Award
Albany, NY -- The New York State Archives and Archives Partnership Trust have selected Ana Luiza Teodoro and Steven Faiella from Tottenville High School as the recipients of the 2013 Laura and Robert Chodos Award for Excellence in Student Research Using Historical Records, Grades 9-12, for their entry “The Snee Family of Heroes: To Commemorate the Sacrifice of Three Members of the Snee Family Who Died While Serving in WWII.” 

10/30/2013 College of St. Rose Professor Wins State Archives Award
Albany, NY -- The New York State Archives and the Archives Partnership Trust selected Dr. Kristi Fragnoli, Associate Professor of Education, The College of St. Rose, to receive the 2013 Bruce W. Dearstyne Award for Excellence in the Educational Use of Historical Records. This award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding initiative, leadership, and creativity in encouraging and promoting the use of historical records for elementary and secondary education.

10/30/2013 Holland Patent Teaching and Learning Center and Holland Patent Central School District Win State Archives Award
Albany, NY -- The New York State Archives and Archives Partnership Trust have selected the Holland Patent Teaching and Learning Center and Holland Patent Central School District to receive the 2013 Annual Archives Award for Excellence in the Educational Use of Local Government Records.

10/30/2013 Montgomery County Receives State Archives Award
Albany, NY -- The New York State Archives and the Archives Partnership Trust have selected Montgomery County to receive the 2013 William H. Kelly Annual Archives Award for Excellence in Local Government Archival Program Development.  This award recognizes a local government for its overall development of a soundly administered archival program and advocacy in promoting the identification, protection, preservation and use of archival local government records.

10/30/2013 NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities Wins State Archives Award
Albany, NY -- The New York State Archives and the Archives Partnership Trust have selected the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) to receive the 2013 Annual Archives Award for Excellence in State Agency Records Management Program Development.  This award is presented annually to recognize a state agency’s major accomplishments relating to records management program development.

2/7/2013 State Archives Sponsors 23rd Annual Student Research Contest
ALBANY, NY -- To promote and recognize excellence in student research, the New York State Archives, a program of the State Education Department in the Office of Cultural Education, is sponsoring the 23rd annual Student Research Awards contest. The program is open to all New York State students in grades 4-12 who use historical records in their research projects. The entry deadline is July 1, 2013.