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Joseph Cutshall-King <[log in to unmask]>
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A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 4 Dec 2003 21:24:07 -0500
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I totally agree. When?

Joe Cutshall-King

Travis, John wrote:

>When is the Regents going to get around to appointing a STATE HISTORIAN?
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Judy Hohmann [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
>Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 9:45 AM
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Chris Ward Appointed State Archivist
>Regents Appoint New State Archivist
>ALBANY - The Board of Regents of the University of the State of New
>York has appointed Christine W. Ward Assistant Commissioner for the
>State Archives (State Archivist). The Regents made the appointment at
>their November 13 meeting in Albany.
>Ms. Ward will lead one of the premier state archives in the nation. The
>New York State Archives has received virtually every major national and
>regional award given by the archival profession. It operates programs
>that offer services to New York's 4300 local governments and 3000
>community organizations and cares for more than 140 million records that
>are among the oldest in the country.
>Since 2002, Ms. Ward had been serving as Acting State Archivist. In
>nominating her for the permanent position, Carole F. Huxley, Deputy
>Commissioner for Cultural Education, said, "Chris took the "Acting" in
>her title as a mandate to act. She has kept the Archives' operations and
>its national leadership moving forward with undiminished energy. Within
>the past year alone, the State Archives and the Archives Partnership
>Trust have won eight major awards for excellence."
>Ms. Ward received a BA in history from Russell Sage College in Troy,
>New York in 1971 and a Masters in Library Science from the State
>University of New York at Albany in 1975. She began her professional
>career as a Manuscripts Librarian with the Albany Institute of History
>and Art, joining the New York State Archives as a Senior Archivist in
>1981. There, she has held several positions of increasing
>Throughout her career, Ms. Ward has published and lectured extensively
>on topics concerning the archives profession. She has long provided
>expert advice to national organizations in conservation and preservation
>- the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Commission on
>Preservation and Access, the Northeast Document Conservation Center, and
>the Research Library Group.
>As a member of the Society of American Archivists since 1981, she has
>chaired several national committees and was selected for the
>organization's Fellow Award, an honor given to individuals who exemplify
>the best of the profession. Ms. Ward has taught at the graduate level
>and as part of several continuing education programs.
>Ms. Ward  is currently a member of the board of the Brunswick Community
>Library. Until recently she was the Vice President of the Board of
>Education for the Brittonkill School District in Brunswick. She resides
>in Brunswick with her husband John W. Ward, an architect. Their son
>Brendan, who recently received a masters degree from Syracuse University
>in software engineering, resides in New York City.
>Judy P. Hohmann
>Director of Public Programs and Outreach
>New York State Archives
>9B70 Cultural Education Center
>Albany, NY 12230
>Phone: (518) 473-9098
>Fax: (518) 473-9987