22nd Annual Archives Month Conference at the Mill Neck Manor House
1917: Long Island in Transition
The LILRC Committee on Local History will hold the 22nd Annual Archives Month Conference at the Mill Neck Manor House in Oyster Bay, New York on Friday, October 13, 2017. The breakfast conference will be held from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m and will include the following speakers and topics:
Dorothy Dougherty from the National Archives and Records Administration will speak on Immigration Patterns and Trends.
Author and historian Antonia Petrach will speak about the Womens Suffrage Movement on Long Island.
Cyril Smith will speak about Camp Mills in Garden City. Many famous participants in WWI spent time at the Camp, specifically former President Harry Truman.
Be sure to mark this on your calendar.
Volume 24 Issue 3
Introduction to Appraisal and Selection of Archival Records
Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Place: Harborfields Public Library
This workshop shows participants how to identify (appraise), evaluate, and select records and materials with potential historical value that are in private repositories and organizations. It introduces core terminology , concepts, and standards used by the archival profession relating to the appraisal and selection of materials that should receive ongoing care.
Presented by Antonia Mattheou, Archivist for the Huntington Town Clerk's Archives.
For further information or to register, contact Erin Hunter at (631) 675-1570 x208, or Nicole Menchise at (631) 675-1570 x204.
A continental breakfast will be served.
Free CEU Certificate (.35) available.
Long Island Archives
Hail and Farewell: LILRC's
Virginia Antonucci-Gibbons Retires
Early in May, Regional Archivist Virginia Antonucci-Gibbons retired from the Long Island Library Resources Council after eighteen years of service. Virginia has been a champion for the preservation and promotion of Long Island history and a good friend and advisor to all that have sought her council. Virginia has touched so many lives in her storied career. She is going to be missed! We wish her well in her retirement. Put your feet up, Virginia, you deserve it.
The new Regional Archivist is Nicole Menchise from Oyster Bay. Nicole comes from a historical society/historical house museum background and is happy to be a new contact for the Long Island Memories-New York Heritage Digital project. Having spent all of her career "in the trenches", Nicole hopes to create more programming geared toward the lone arrangers working with special collections and librarians working in local history rooms.
Archive on a Shoestring II...
"Digitizing Local History Sources"
with Dr. Greg Hunter
Over fifty members of Long Island's historical society community met on May 11th at the Long Island University C.W. Post campus to hear Dr. Greg Hunter speak about a new project funded by a generous grant from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation. This project will allow thirty historical societies to participate in having some of their items digitized by supervised students of the Palmer School. The students will also create metadata for those digital items and upload them to a cloud-based digital archive. To find out more about this exciting endeavor, go to the project information page here.
Long Island Archives May/June 2017
Volume 24 Issue 3
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Attendees of this workshop were given hands-on, step-by-step training for encapsulating documents in mylar and sewing-in pamphlets into preservation binders. These practical techniques are essential when working with frequently requested archival materials. Thanks to Jason Torre and Arielle Hessler of Stony Brook University for their time and expertise. Next Spring look for Archives on a Shoestring III - creating book enclosures.
How Are You Celebrating Archives Month?
It's not too early to start planning your event and sharing it with us! Archives Month (October) was established to focus attention on America’s history and the organizations that work to maintain that history. Since the late 1980’s more and more states across the United States are celebrating Archives Month.
Every community on Long Island and every community and county in New York State is a part of America’s history. Why not spotlight your community’s history by planning an Archives Month event? Please complete the Archives Month Calendar of Events form online at: https://goo.gl/forms/95VVihn9rzLFWeey2.
You can print the page and mail in in to LILRC, but providing the information in electronic format is preferable.
Your event will then be added to LILRC’s Archives Month Calendar of Events, which will be made available on our website. If you are not on the LILRC mailing list, and would like your event included in the calendar, please contact the Regional Archivist, Nicole Menchise at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need Some Ideas?
Hold an open house and provide tours of your facility.
Highlight a photograph from your collection by placing it in the town newspaper, public library circulation desk, town hall or other public location.
Mount an exhibit using materials from your repository.
Sponsor a lecture by a researcher who has used your collection.
Impersonate someone else: Create a living history event by acting as someone whose letters, diaries or other items are in your collection.
Sponsor a workshop or brown-bag discussion on preserving family treasures.
Engage students in an Archives Month project, such as an essay contest, that encourages them to use historical records from your repository.
Present a lecture on genealogical research and the sources available.
Organize a walking tour of a neighborhood documented by your repository.
Nicole Menchise, Regional Archivist
Long Island Library Resources Council, 627 N. Sunrise Service Rd., Bellport, NY 11713-1540
Email: email@example.com Phone: 631-675-1570 x 204 Fax: 631-675-1573