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Russ Immarigeon Wins State Archives Award

Friday, November 6, 2015

The Archives Partnership Trust and the New York State Archives have selected Russ Immarigeon to receive the 2015 Annual Archives Award for Excellence in Research Using the Holdings of the New York State Archives.

The award was presented to Mr. Immarigeon at a luncheon ceremony at the Cultural Education Center in Albany, held recently. This award is presented to a researcher who has used the records of the State Archives in a creative and insightful way, and has contributed to a greater understanding of a topic and an increased awareness of the research value and availability of archival resources.

This award recognizes Mr. Immarigeon’s extensive research on the incarceration of women in New York State.  His work with administrative records of the Hudson State Training School, reports of state institutions to the Governor, Board of Visitors records for the Department of Social Welfare, staff reports on residential treatment facilities, and other records, has been crucial in highlighting an under-documented and important population. 

The annual Archives Awards program takes place every October, during American Archives Month, and recognizes outstanding efforts in archives and records management work in New York State by a broad range of individuals and organizations. 

A complete list of this year’s award recipients follows:

New York State Archives Partnership Trust Award:
New York State Canal Corporation

Lifetime Achievement Award for Advancing the Security of Archives in New York State:
Richard Strassberg (Albany County)

Annual Archives Award for Program Excellence in a Historical Records Repository:
SUNY Plattsburgh (Clinton County)

Annual Archives Award for Excellence in State Agency Records Management Program Development:
New York State Office of the Children and Family Services

William H. Kelly Annual Archives Award for Excellence in Local Government Archival Program Development:
City of Rochester (Monroe County)

Cheryl Steinbach Annual Archives Award for Excellence in Local Government Records Management:
The Town of Hamburg (Erie County)

Annual Archives Award for Excellence in Research Using the Holdings of the State Archives:
Russ Immarigeon (Columbia County)

Annual Archives Award for Student Research Using Historical Records Grade 4 & 5:
Aaron Lener, Homer Intermediate School, Homer Central School District; Teacher: Laurie Leach (Cortland County)

Annual Archives Award for Student Research Using Historical Records Grade 6-8:
Sahil Sangwan, P.J. Gelinas Junior High School, Three Village Central School District; Teacher: Nicole Connelly (Suffolk County)

Annual Archives Award for Student Research Using Historical Records Grade 9-12:
John Riley, Huntington H.S., Huntington Union Free School District; Teacher: Lauren Desiderio (Suffolk County)