This strategic plan identifies the most critical priorities that must be addressed to ensure an even and equitable documentation of mental health in New York. Some of the responsibilities for accomplishing this plan fall to the New York State Archives and Records Administration. Many, however, are the responsibility of others. These include statewide and regional archives, historical societies, museums, and libraries whose missions and service areas currently encompass mental health issues, organizations, and individuals. It also includes organizations that create records themselves in the process of providing mental health services, information, or advocacy.
The plan identifies broad documentation priorities and targeted goals to improve documentation in the most critical areas. We encourage organizations, individuals, and groups to become involved in this effort to redress a serious gap in New York's historical record. The need is great, the benefits are substantial, and the issue is compelling.
We welcome your comments, suggestions, or proposals for how to accomplish the goals in this plan. For further information on how you can assist in this effort, please contact:
The New York State Historical Records Advisory Board
Suite 9C71 Cultural Education Center
Albany, New York 12230
Phone: (518) 474-6926