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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.

12/06/2012 Livingston County Receives State Archives Award

Albany, NY -- The New York State Archives and the Archives Partnership Trust have selected Livingston County to receive the 2012 William H. Kelly Annual Archives Award for Excellence in Local Government Archival Program Development.

12/06/2012 Town of Somers Wins State Archives Award

Albany, NY -- The New York State Archives and the Archives Partnership Trust have selected the Town of Somers to receive the 2012 Cheryl Steinbach Annual Archives Award for Excellence in Local Government Records Management.

12/06/2012 Murray Avenue School Student Wins State Archives Award

Albany, NY -- The New York State Archives and Archives Partnership Trust have selected Millie Bohn from Murray Avenue School, Mamaroneck Union Free School District, as the recipient of the 2012 Laura and Robert Chodos Award for Excellence in Student Research Using Historical Records, Grades 4-5, for her entry “Larchmont and Rye: Summer Retreats to Suburban Villages.”

12/06/2012 Farnsworth Middle School Student Wins State Archives Award

Albany, NY -- The New York State Archives and Archives Partnership Trust have selected Sarah Jones from Farnsworth Middle School, Guilderland Central School District, as the recipient of the 2012 Laura and Robert Chodos Award for Excellence in Student Research Using Historical Records, Grades 6-8, for her entry “Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”

12/06/2012 Great Neck South High School Students Win State Archives Award

Albany, NY -- The New York State Archives and Archives Partnership Trust have selected Jonah Mittler, Samuel Sommer, and Max Summers from Great Neck South High School as the recipients of the 2012 Laura and Robert Chodos Award for Excellence in Student Research Using Historical Records, Grades 9-12, for their entry “Corruption and Reform in New York State.”

12/06/2012 Shenendehowa High School Teacher Wins State Archives Award

Albany, NY -- The New York State Archives and the Archives Partnership Trust selected Amber Quinn, a Shenendehowa High School teacher, to receive the 2012 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.

12/06/2012 NYS Office of General Services Wins State Archives Award

Albany, NY -- The New York State Archives and the Archives Partnership Trust have selected the New York State Office of General Services (OGS) to receive the 2012 Annual Archives Award for Excellence in State Agency Records Management Programs. This award is presented annually to recognize a state agency’s major accomplishments relating to records management.

12/06/2012 Zadock Pratt Museum Wins State Archives Award

Albany, NY -- The New York State Archives and the Archives Partnership Trust have selected the Zadock Pratt Museum to receive the 2012 Annual Archives Award for Program Excellence in a Historical Records Repository. This award is presented annually to an organization in the state that exemplifies excellence in an archival program.

12/06/2012 Carl Hayden Wins State Archives Award

ALBANY -- The New York State Archives and the Archives Partnership Trust have selected former chairman of the State University of New York Board of Trustees, Carl T. Hayden, and Professor Kenneth P. O’Brien of the College at Brockport, State University of New York and President of the University Faculty Senate, to be jointly awarded the 2012 William Hoyt Award for Advocacy.

12/06/2012 Dr. Kenneth P. O’Brien Wins State Archives Award

ALBANY -- The New York State Archives and the Archives Partnership Trust have selected Professor Kenneth P. O’Brien of the College at Brockport, State University of New York and President of the University Faculty Senate, and former Chairman of the State University of New York Board of Trustees, Carl T. Hayden, to be jointly awarded the 2012 William Hoyt Award for Advocacy.