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August 2001


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New Magazine Highlights New York's Archives and History
     Subscribe Now! (518) 473-7091 or www.nysarchives.org

     The New York State Archives and the Archives Partnership Trust announce the publication of a new quarterly magazine, "New York Archives."  The feature articles and departments in this unique publication draw their content from the millions of historical records in the care of the State Archives and thousands of other historical organizations located in virtually every community in New York State.
    "New York Archives" is designed to appeal to a broad spectrum of readers. The first issue includes:
 An interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Kennedy discussing how he uses historical records to research his novels and screenplays.
 An examination of the difficulties faced by President Abraham Lincoln when writing the Emancipation Proclamation by noted Civil War authority Harold Holzer
 Recollections of Joseph Persico, Nelson's Rockefeller's speech writer, about his former boss.
A regularly scheduled section, "Archives Around New York," informs readers about interesting collections of historical records in communities throughout the state. The first issue highlights a variety of human interest stories associated with records from the Town of Huntington, the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, the Westchester County Library, and the Canajoharie Library and Art Gallery.
     Other sections provide tips on genealogy and offer helpful hints from professional conservators on how to care for treasured family photographs and records.
     The magazine also keeps readers updated about the programs of the State Archives, the Encyclopedia of New York State, the New York State Freedom Trail, and other archives-related projects.
     "A magazine like New York Archives is long overdue. There is no other publication that enriches your knowledge of New York history while increasing your understanding of the importance of archives to research, writing, education, and cultural tourism," said State Archivist V Chapman Smith.
     New York Archives is published by the Archives Partnership Trust as a benefit of membership in the Trust. The Archives Partnership Trust is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization established by New York in 1992 to support the programs of the State Archives, which reach out to 4300 local governments and 3000 community organizations around the state. The basic annual membership in the Archives Partnership Trust is $35. All inquiries about membership should be addressed to:

Membership Coordinator, Archives Partnership Trust
Suite 9C49 Cultural Education Center
Albany, NY 12230
PH: (518) 473-7091