Sponsored Projects:

Projects sponsored by the Archives Partnership Trust through the generous support of our donors.

2013-Empire State Archives and History Award - Honoring James McPherson

The Archives Partnership Trust, Greenberg Traurig, History (TM), Times Union and WMHT presented an engaging evening of conversation between Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dr. James McPherson and nationally prominent Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer as they talked about Dr. McPherson career of distinction as one of this nation’s foremost chroniclers of the past.

James M. McPherson, PhD, an American Civil War expert and one of the most distinguished historians of our time, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1989 for Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era. His other bestselling books include For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War, Drawn with the Sword: Reflections on the American Civil War, What They Fought For, 1861-1865; Gettysburg: The Paintings of Mort Kunstler, Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution; and Fields of Fury. An active preservationist, he has served on the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission since 1991. Dr. McPherson was named the Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities for 2000 by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Dr. McPherson transferred to emeritus status from Princeton in 2004 as the George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History, Emeritus and in 2007 became the recipient of the first Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Lead Sponsors: Greenberg Traurig, History (R), Times Union and WMHT

Premier Sponsors: Adirondack Trust Bank, Benchemark Printing, Key Private Bank, New York Council for the Humanitites, Scanlan Communication, Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, LLP Attorneys at Law, and WAMC.

Supporting Sponsors: 2k Design, Capital District Civil War Round Table, EYP/ Architecture & Engineering P.C., Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, New York State Writers Institute, Premiere Transportation Group and Yono's Restaurant.

 

 

2012-Empire State Archives and History Award - Honoring Ken Burns

The Archives Partnership Trust, The Adirondack Trust Company, Greenberg Traurig, History (TM), Key Private Bank, and the Times Union and WMHT presented an engaging evening of conversation between Emmy Award-winning documentary film director and producer Ken Burns and nationally prominent Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer as they talked about Mr. Burns films on the Civil War, America's national parks, Prohibition, jazz and baseball.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Lead Sponsors: The Adirondack Trust Company, Greenberg Traurig, History (TM), Key Private Bank, and the Times Union and WMHT

Premier Sponsors: CSEA, EYP Architecture & Engineering, PC, Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, LLP Attorneys at Law, Premiere Transportation Group, and WAMC.

Supporting Sponsors: 2k Design, Benchemark Printing, Inc., Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC, New York State United Teachers.

2011-Empire State Archives and History Award - Honoring Robert Caro

The Archives Partnership Trust, Greenberg Traurig, History (TM) and the Times Union presented an engaging evening of conversation between Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Caro nationally prominent Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer as they talked about Mr. Caro's life, works on Lyndon Johnson and Robert Moses and his passion for history.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Lead Sponsors: History(TM), Times Union and Greenberg Traurig

Premier Sponsors: Benchemark Printing, Inc., Cabot Creamery Cooperative, CSEA, EYP Architecture & Engineering, PC, Key Bank, New York State Writers Institute, Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, LLP Attorneys at Law, WAMC, WMHT

Supporting Sponsors: 2k Design, Burke & Casserly, P.C., Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC, New York State United Teachers, Edward Ryan and Diane Deveines MD, Wojeski & Company CPAs, PC

2010- Empire State Archives and History Award - Honoring Richard Dreyfuss

The Archives Partnership Trust, History(TM), Times Union and Greenberg Traurig presented an engaging conversation between Academy Award winning actor Richard Dreyfuss and nationally prominent Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer as they talked about Mr. Dreyfuss' passion for advocating for strengthening history education in our school.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Lead Sponsors: History(TM), Times Union and Greenberg Traurig

Premier Sponsors: Benchemark Printing, Inc., Cabot Creamery Cooperative, CSEA, EYP Architecture & Engineering, PC, Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC, Key Bank, New York Council for the Humanities, New York State Historical Association, New York State United Teachers, Time Warner Cable, WAMC, WMHT

Supporting Sponsors: 2k Design, Capital District Civil War Round Table, New York State Writers Institute, Edward Ryan and Diane Deveines MD, Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, LLP Attorneys at Law, Wojeski & Company CPAs, PC

2010 - "Power of Words" Radio Series on WAMC

In an effort to explore the transformational power that great oratory has had during times of extraordinary challenge in our country, in June the Archives Partnership Trust and WAMC Northeast Public Radio will launch a 52 week radio broadcast series entitled “The Power of Words.”

In each of the hour-long programs, listeners will have the opportunity to listen to historians consider moments of great challenge during the 20th and now 21st centuries and then describe what needed to be said to motivate people through these periods.   Actual speeches delivered by state and national leaders will then be played.  A final analysis will provide insight into the effectiveness of the speech and the outcome for the state and nation.  The moderator for the program will be Dr. Alan Chartock.

Speeches selected will feature Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, Ronald Reagan, William J. Clinton, George H.W. and George W. Bush, Barack Obama; Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; Eleanor Roosevelt; Secretary of State George Marshall; Governors Hugh Carey and Mario Cuomo, and others.

Funding support for the broadcast series was received from the Archives Partnership Trust, the New York Council for the Humanities, Einhorn Yaffee Prescott Architecture & Engineering P.C., and Assemblyman Jack McEneny.

2010 - Statewide Educational Programming

Through direct investment in Educational Programs, the Archives will be able to sustain and enhance existing statewide educational programs and work to develop new ones, all of which promote New York State’s incomparable documentary heritage and history.  Through these efforts, hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren and the public-at-large will be encouraged and enabled to develop an interest in, and perhaps a passion for, their state’s past.  In addition, through the outreach efforts of both the Archives and Trust within the statewide educational community, teachers throughout the state will be armed with resources, including lesson plans, curricula, and digitized primary sources, to reinforce and enhance history and humanities instruction. 

Thank you Lucius N. Littauer Foundation for donating $25,000 to support statewide educational programs of the New York State Archives.

2009 - Empire State Archives and History Award - Honoring Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

The Archives Partnership Trust, History(TM), CSEA and Time Warner Cable presented an engaging conversation between nationally-renowned scholar of African American studies and nationally prominent Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer as they talked about Dr. Gate's work and passion for history.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Lead Sponsors: History(TM), CSEA and Time Warner Cable

Premier Sponsors:Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Einhorn Yaffee Prescott Architecture & Engineering, PC,Greenberg Traurig, New York Council for the Humanities, New York State United Teachers and WAMC.

Supporting Sponsors: 2k Design, Benchemark Printing, Inc., Capital District Civil War Round Table, Edward Ryan and Diane Deveines MD, Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC, New York State Writers Institute, Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, LLP Attorneys at Law, Wojeski & Company CPAs, PC

2009 - World Trade Center Project

The website offers basic information, including several short videos, on how to decide what to save, how to care for your treasures at home, and what to expect if you should choose to donate items to an organization that collects and preserves historical materials. Visit the World Trade Center Project website: http://www.nyshrab.org/memory/index.shtml

The project is supported by: the New York Times Foundation, Carl and Betty Pforzheimer Foundation, Mr. John Jerome, and Mr. Max Batzer. 

2008 Empire State Archives and History Award - Honoring Michael Beschloss

The Archives Partnership Trust, Time Warner Cable/Capital News 9 and The History Channel presented an engaging conversation between author and Presidential historian Michael Beschloss and nationally prominent Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer as they talked about Mr. Beschloss' work and passion for history.

Thank you to our Lead Sponsors: Time Warner Cable/Capital News 9 and History

Premier Sponsors: Einhorn Yaffee Prescott,Architecture & Engineering P.C., Greenberg Traurig,Key Private Bank, New York Council for the Humanities, New York State United Teachers and The Times Union.

Supporting sponsors: 2K Design, 74 State, Benchemark Printing Inc., Berkshire Bank, Chateau LaFayette Reneau, Ed Ryan Attorneys at Law, Eric Mower and Associates, Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC, McCadam Cheeese, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP,  WAMC and Wojeski & Co. CPAs,P.C.

2007 -350th anniversary of the signing of the Flushing Remonstrance

In an effort to highlight one of the State Archives’ most iconic documents, in 2007 a series of public programs and media opportunities were created surrounding the 350th anniversary of the signing of the Flushing Remonstrance, one of the first recorded declarations of the need for religious tolerance in the New World. 

Included as part of the public programming were several exhibitions of the Flushing Remonstrance at venues in Albany, New York City, and Queens; prior to this commemorative period, the document had only been seen publicly about thirteen times.  Reports on this important anniversary were featured in the New York Times and the Associated Press, on CBS Sunday Morning, and in other media outlets nationwide. 

Thank you Nathan Cummings Foundation for donating $10,000 in support of the series of activities related to celebrating the 350th anniversary of the signing of the Flushing Remonstrance.

2007 Empire State Archives And History Award - Honoring Doris Kearns Goodwin

The Archives Partnership Trust, Time Warner Cable/Capital News 9 and The History Channel presented an engaging conversation between Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin and nationally prominent Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer as they talked about Ms. Goodwin's life, work and passion for history.

Thank you to our supporting sponsors: 2K Design, 74 State, Benchemark Printing Inc., Berkshire Bank, Einhorn Yaffee Prescott Architecture & Engineering P.C., Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, Key Private Bank, MVP Health Care, New York State United Teachers, Mr. Paul Newman, Ed Ryan Attorneys at Law, Sawchuk Brown Associates, Star Fire Systems, The Times Union, Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP,  WAMC and Wojeski & Co. CPAs, P.C.

2006 -2008 - The Time Warner la Escuela Electronica/Electronic Schoolhouse Project

The Archives Partnership Trust received a grant from Time Warner Inc., to create an innovative bi-lingual historical resource for teachers and students around New York State.  The project is comprised of four educational components, including:

  • A bi-lingual website providing online access to scanned documents, photographs and other images relating to the experience of Latinos in New York State;
  • Online interdisciplinary learning activities related directly to skills and concepts in the New York State Education Department’s learning standards;
  • Two  instructional videos: What is an Archives and Bringing Documents into the Classroom; and
  • An online exhibit on the history of Latinos in New York.

La Escuela Electronica/Electronic Schoolhouse project compliments the grant project led by the New York State Archives and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities providing integrated access to the Latino-related holdings of nine state and local government, academic, and community-based repositories in New York.  It will serve as an educational model for similar initiatives focusing on the records of New York’s diverse populations. Partners in this project include: Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos/Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, New York City Department of Records and Information Services, Cornell University, Hofstra University (Long Island), Hostos Community College (the Bronx), the Dominican Studies Institute at City College (CUNY), the Onondaga Historical Association (Syracuse), and the Rochester Museum and Science Center/Latino Alliance Partnership.

2006 Empire State Archives and History Award - Honoring Sam Waterston


The New York State Archives Partnership Trust, Time Warner Cable/Capital News 9 and The History Channel presented an engaging conversation between awarding winning actor Sam Waterston and nationally prominent Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer as they talked about Mr. Waterston's life, work and passion for history.

Thank you to our supporting sponsors: Mr. Paul Newman, 2K Design, Ameriprise Financial, Benchemark Printing Co., Berkshire Bank, Chase, Key Private Bank, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, New York State United Teachers, Printing Services of New York, Sawchuk Brown Associates, The Times Union, Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP,  WAMC and Wojeski & Co. CPAs, P.C.

2005 Empire State Archives And History Award - Honoring Brian Lamb

The New York State Archives Partnership Trust, Time Warner Cable/Capital News 9 and M&T Bank presented an engaging hour-long program moderated by nationally prominent Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer celebrating the 2005 Empire State Archives and History Award honoring Brian Lamb founder and CEO of C-SPAN.  Mr. Lamb was honored for his contributions to our society's understanding and use of history.

Supporting sponsors were 2K Design, Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce, Ameriprise Financial, Benchemark Printing Co., Empire State Report, The Energy Association of N.Y. State, Hampton Inn & Suites—Albany Downtown, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, New York State United Teachers, Printing Services of New York, Sawchuk Brown Associates, The Times Union, University of Albany, WAMC, Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP,  and Wojeski & Co. CPAs, P.C.

2004 - Annual Spring Lecture Richard Dreyfuss and Harold Holzer in Ulysses S. Grant: Seen and Heard

An outstanding performance by Academy-Award winning actor Richard Dreyfuss and Civil War authority Harold Holzer re-introduced Ulysses S. Grant, a complex figure – hailed as a savior, reviled as a butcher – through his own words. Harold Holzer created this compelling program of words and images featuring the Civil War’s greatest hero and eighteenth President of the United States. Images by the leading artists, photographers, and printmakers of Grant’s day enhanced the narration.

Proceeds from this event were used to support history education at the New York State Archives. The Archives Partnership Trust appreciated the generous support of the New York Council for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Appreciation also to Niagara Mohawk A National Grid Company; WAMC; WMHT; The Times Union; Chase; First Albany Capital; The Energy Association of New York State; Benchemark Printing, Inc.; The Book Outlet of Albany; Wojeski & Company CPAs, P.C.; and Chateau Lafayette Reneau Winery and the New York Wine and Grape Foundation. Support from the New York State United Teachers Union (NYSUT) provided complimentary tickets for students and educators.

2004 - Throughout the Ages

The Archives Partnership Trust received a grant from JPMorgan Chase Foundation to create "Throughout the Ages", a visual educational resource that focuses on using historical records as learning tools in pre-K–grade 6 education. The site offers more than 200 digital images of historical photographs, letters, broadsides, maps, and paintings. The “Build Your Own Worksheet” option is an innovative feature that can be customized for individual needs. Visit the Throughout the Ages website.

2003 - Archives 25th Anniversary - "Archives At 25 Lectures"

In celebration of the New York State Archives' 25th Anniversary, two "Archives at 25 Lectures" were held in 2003:

  • Presidential Leadership, by Michael Beschloss
  • Vietnam to Iraq: Reporting Goes High Tech, by Garrick Utley

The "Archives at 25 Lectures" were sponsored by the Archives Partnership Trust; the New York Council for the Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities; Niagara Mohawk, a National Grid Company; The Times Union; Chase Manhattan Bank; New York State United Teachers (NYSUT); WAMC; WMHT; News Channel 13-WNYT, Albany; Chateau Reneau, and Barnes and Noble Booksellers.


2002-2003 - Literacy And Archives Project

The Archives Partnership Trust has received a grant from the Verizon Foundation to help the State Archives replicate a very successful pilot program it funded at Liberty High School in New York City. Funding from The J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation will support the teacher-training component of this project.

The Liberty High program used original documents such as diaries, letters, immigration transcripts, photographs, journalistic accounts, and supplementary texts to connect with newly arrived Asian and Latino students.

The archival materials were so relevant to their own immigrant experiences that the students were immediately engaged in a learning process that helped them develop learning skills and cultural literacy.

The Verizon Project will expand the web site and curriculum materials for teachers and literacy agencies in Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany, and Yonkers. Visit the Legacies Project website.

"As a technology company, Verizon understands the tremendous impact technology can play in helping our young people achieve their goals. We are proud to partner with the New York State Archives in supporting this exciting and innovative program."
William Floyd, Director, Verizon Community Affairs for New York State.


2002 - Annual Spring Lecture

"From Corset to Body Piercing: The Changing Experience of Female Adolescence" drew a crowd to the Albany Room at the Empire State Plaza in May to hear Cornell historian Joan Jacobs Brumberg speak about teenage girls in crisis. The event, co-sponsored by New York State United Teachers and the Archives Partnership Trust as part of the Trust's annual meeting, demonstrated the relevance of archival records in helping to understand contemporary issues.

"In order to give us direction for the future, we need to understand and appreciate our rich sense of history. We are a proud supporter."
Thomas Y. Hobart, Jr., President, New York State United Teachers


2001-2002 - Internet Marketing And Web Site Redesign Project

The New York State Archives web site has become a critically important vehicle for communicating the resources and services of the State Archives, as well as other archival resources throughout New York, with over 600,000 (and growing) annual users. Eric Mower and Associates underwrote part of the cost of the project.

"Throughout its history, New York's energy, imagination, and diversity have had profound influence beyond its borders. This archival record is a foundation of the heritage of all New Yorkers - and of all Americans - and worthy of support from the business community."
Eric Mower, Chairman and CEO, Eric Mower and Associates


2001 - Annual Spring Lecture

New York State Division of the Lottery and New York State United Teachers provided underwriting for the 2001 Annual Spring Lecture, which honored a distinguished team of New York educators, historians, and organizations upon the publication of Erie Canal: New York's Gift to the Nation, an outstanding educational classroom resource guide.

"The New York Lottery recognizes the key role the State Archives plays in caring for our historical records. These priceless records enrich education and lifelong learning."
Margaret R. DeFrancisco, Director, New York Division of the Lottery


2000 - 175th Anniversary Of The Opening Of The Erie Canal

A festive dinner program commemorated the 175th anniversary of the opening of the Erie Canal, reflecting the vital role the financial industry has played in the economic development of New York State. Co-sponsors were: Chase Manhattan Bank, New York State Canal Corporation, Troy Savings Bank, Pioneer Savings Bank, Cohoes Savings Foundation, Inc., and First Albany Corporation. The greatest public works project of its time, the Erie Canal reflected the "can do" spirit that transformed New York into the Empire State. Rare documents and records from the collections of the State Archives were displayed privately. At the dinner, actors and musicians reenacted historical vignettes about the Erie Canal. "Governor DeWitt Clinton" recounted the difficulties building the canal, "Nathaniel Hawthorne" talked about his canal experiences; and a runaway slave retold her escape on a canal boat.


1999 - Archives Week

The Times Union underwrote a daily two-week "History Quiz" contest in the Times Union, promoting Archives Week and New York State history.

"I will be pleased to offer my strongest endorsement to The Albany Times Union and The Hearst Foundation, Inc. to consider strengthening and expanding their existing partnerships with the Archives Partnership Trust."
George R. Hearst III, Vice President and Associate Publisher, The Times Union


1998 - 20th Anniversary And Family History Day

The Times Union underwrote in large part the cost of distributing a 12-page Times Union supplement to 150,000 homes in the Capital District area celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the New York State Archives and Family History Day. Coupled with gifts from the Fleet Charitable Trust and New York State Division of the Lottery for this and other educational initiatives, "Family History Day" saw record-breaking attendance.