The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (A.R.T.), along with hundreds of organizations in the archives community across New York State, celebrates New York Archives Week, with special commemorative activities throughout the New York City metropolitan area.  New York Archives Week is an annual celebration aimed at informing the general public of the diverse array of archival materials available in the metropolitan New York City region.

Among the many activities free and open to the public will be open houses, lectures, workshops and behind-the-scenes tours of archives throughout the city. These special events are designed to celebrate the importance of historical records and to familiarize interested organizations and the public with a wealth of fascinating archival materials illuminating centuries of New York City history and culture.

A.R.T. has three signature events for New York Archives Week, which include celebratory, educational and outreach initiatives, all important to A.R.T.'s mission:

K-12 Archives Education Institute

The K-12 Archives Education Institute (AEI) is a free program designed to introduce primary sources to K-12 teachers as a viable and practical resource for classroom instruction and out-of-class assignments while helping archivists and other special collections professionals identify ways to connect these materials with Common Core and state requirements. Primary source materials are drawn from the rich collections of A.R.T. member repositories and other metropolitan area archives, museums, and libraries. A different theme is selected every year, and archivists and other participants provide documents, photographs, costumes, ephemera, digitized collections and other primary sources that address the theme.

Please be aware that photographs will be taken at this event. By attending AEI you consent to your likeness being used in documentation of the 2016 AEI as well as future promotions of the event.

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The AEI features panel discussions with guest speakers and collaborative group exercises that provide an opportunity to demonstrate how archives can become teachable documents and apply directly to Common Core State Standards. Questions and activities are developed resulting in lesson plans that can be brought back to the classroom.

The K-12 Archives Education Institute (AEI) is an annual program held every October sponsored by A.R.T. It is the culminating event for the annual New York Archives Week. It has been co-sponsored by the National Archives at New York City (NARA-NYC) and the United Federation of Teachers/Associated Teachers of Social Studies. Generous support has been provided by MetLife and the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation.

Questions? Comments? Want to get involved?
Contact Lindsay Anderberg, Director of the Outreach Committee at

ART Awards

The ART Awards Ceremony during NYAW is the only program in the metropolitan New York City region dedicated to honoring the work of archivists and those who support archival programs. 

Award for Archival Achievement
Recognizes an individual or archival program that has made an outstanding contribution to the archival profession, or a notable achievement of value to the archives community, its patrons, or constituents.

Outstanding Support of Archives

Recognizes an individual or organization for notable contributions to archival records or archival programs through political, financial or moral support.

Innovative Use of Archives
Recognizes an individual or organization for use of archival material in a meaningful and creative way, making a significant contribution to a community or body of people, and demonstrating the relevance of archival materials to its subject.

Educational Use of Archives

Recognizes and celebrates an individual or organization who utilizes primary source materials to create engaging and informative learning experiences for diverse audiences. This award was established in 2011 to reflect ART’s growing initiatives to encourage the use of archives by students and learning communities.


Innovative Use of Archives

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