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Trends in State and Federal Funding

  • Thursday, April 23, 2015
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Metropolitan New York Library Council
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The Advocacy Committee of the Archivists Round Table of New York (A.R.T.) is pleased to announce its spring programming event:



April 23, 2015, 7:00 to 9:00 PM

7:00-7:30 - Reception

7:30-9:00 - Program


Metropolitan New York Library Council

57 East 11th Street
New York, NY 10003-4605


Collaborative grants, digitization, open access, reduced budgets… these are issues that weigh on archivists as we focus on identifying grants that enable us to continue our important work. Each year, however, access to public funding becomes more challenging, prompting archivists to be ever more alert to trends that impact short and long term projects.

Join us for an evening discussion exploring trends in state and federal funding. This event features two distinguished speakers representing the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New York State Archives.

Our Speakers:

Joel Wurl, Senior Program Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Preservation and Access

Joel Wurl is a Sr. Program Officer in the Division of Preservation & Access, National Endowment for the Humanities, where he currently coordinates the division’s “Humanities Collections & Reference Resources” program. From 2007-13, he also served Adjunct Instructor in the Applied History program at George Mason University. Prior to joining NEH in October, 2006, he worked for 20 years with University of Minnesota's Immigration History Research Center ending there as Head of Research Collections and Associate Director. From 2002 to 2005, he served on the council and executive committee of SAA and as editor of the Midwest Archives Conference’s journal Archival Issues. He co-chaired the program committee for the 2008 SAA annual meeting in San Francisco. Wurl's publications have appeared in both archival and immigration/ethnic history journals, and he is general editor for "North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories," an online publication of Alexander St. Press. His 2005 article "Ethnicity as Provenance: In Search of Values and Principles for Documenting the Immigrant Experience." received the bi-annual Margaret Cross Norton Award for outstanding contribution to Archival Issues. Wurl was named a Distinguished Fellow of SAA in 2007.

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Maria Holden, Director, Archival Services, New York State Archives

Maria Holden is director of Archival Services at the New York State Archives, where she manages the State Archives repository of the archival records of state government and coordinates funding to New York’s historical records community through the Documentary Heritage Program (DHP).  This competitive grants program offers support to non-government archives for projects to expand access to their holdings and ensure the documentation of under documented population groups and topics.  Since 1988, over 215 historical records repositories and ultimately, the research community, have benefited from DHP support.

On behalf of New York’s State Historical Records Advisory Board, Maria leads efforts to bring training and tools to New York’s historical records community through projects supported by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Recent projects have focused on archival security, electronic records preservation, and archival self-assessment.  Trained as a conservator, Maria has directed several preservation grant projects at the State Archives and contributed to state and national emergency preparedness efforts.  She takes a lead role in outreach to and advocacy for the historical records community statewide when disaster strikes.

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Online Registration Required. Please register no later than midnight on Tuesday, April 21. Please note that you MUST pay in advance online in order to attend this program. (You DO NOT need to have or create a PAYPAL account to pay online). If you have any questions or concerns regarding payment, please email programming@nycarchivists.org

Please be advised that there are no refunds; your registration dollars go toward supporting future A.R.T. programming events.

Please note that in attending this event, you automatically grant your consent for the event to be photographed or video-recorded. 

If you are a person with a disability and require special accommodations to attend this event, please notify programming@nycarchivists.org. Special needs requests will be compiled for our host.

For questions regarding registration for this event, please contact programming@nycarchivists.org.


A.R.T. would like to thank-

National Endowment for the Humanities, Joel Wurl

New York State Archives, Maria Holden

Metropolitan New York Library Council

Questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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