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New York State Museum Conference on New York State History Files

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of College Conference on Teaching New York History and later Conference on New York State History administrative files. Files contain conference planning information and notes, agendas, lists of attendees, receipts, and correspondence from 1957 to 2001.
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2 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1957-2001
Series Number:
B2426

Arrangement

Chronological by year of conference.

Administrative History

The first College Conference on Teaching New York History was held in Cooperstown, New York in 1957 under the direction of the New York State Education Department's Division of Archives and History. The name of the conference changed to the Conference on New York State History in 1980. Stefan Bielinski, New York State Museum Senior Historian, along with two others representing non-state entities, was responsible for planning and implementing the conference. After 2001, other sponsors, including the Archives Partnership Trust and the New York State Historical Association (NYSHA), assumed leadership over and management of the conference.

The Conference on New York State History is "an annual meeting of academic and public historians, librarians and archivists, educators, publishers, and other interested individuals who come together to discuss topics and issues related to the people of New York State in historical perspective and to share information and ideas regarding historical research, programming, and the networking of resources and services."

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of College Conference on Teaching New York History and later Conference on New York State History administrative files. Files contain conference planning information and notes, agendas, lists of attendees, receipts, and correspondence from 1957 to 2001. Records consist of file folders containing conference planning information and notes, agendas, lists of attendees, receipts and correspondence from 1957 to 2001. The records document a fifty-six-year span of an academic conference with varied levels of involvement by staff of the New York State Museum and former Office of State History. Documentation is fairly complete through 2001, when other sponsors assumed administrative responsibility for the conference.

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