In recognition of the 20th anniversary of September 11th and American Archives Month, archivists Michael Lorenzini and Kenneth Cobb will discuss documentation held by the Municipal Archives of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center and its aftermath. Mr. Lorenzini will display photographs he took on 9/11 and in subsequent days and weeks as City archivists collected ephemera left by the families of the victims at Pier 94 (the temporary family service center), and at the 9/11 memorial sites on the footprint of the towers; materials placed in City parks and other public places; artifacts of the World Trade Center buildings; and correspondence sent to the Mayor's office and rescue workers. The program will also include the story of the flag recovered at the site that has become an iconic symbol of New York City’s resiliency.
Register here for this event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/documenting-the-911-world-trade-center-attacks-tickets-166542221267
This online panel, co-hosted by Bronx Community College and the Bronx County Historical Society, will be a discussion between archivists and community members who have been involved in two recent oral history projects documenting community resilience in The Bronx, both during COVID-19 and at parallel moments in the borough’s past. The conversation will revolve around the work that has gone into the two current oral history projects, future avenues for research and community engagement. The panelists will also touch upon the role of Bronx community stakeholders in these projects and the latter’s impact on these projects’ ongoing preservation work, as well as how these oral histories can shed light on this current historical moment.
Steven Payne (he/name), The Bronx County Historical Society
Cynthia Tobar (she/her/ella), Bronx Community College Archives
LoriKim Alexander (she/her/we/our), North Bronx Collective
Vani Kannan (she/they), North Bronx Collective/Professor at Lehman College
Marinieves Alba, Bronx Cultural Worker
Registration is free and open to all. This event will be hosted on Zoom; meeting link and instructions will be emailed to registered participants. Register for the event here: https://forms.gle/gotDZNyH2Vgq7Z4E9.
October 28th, 2021
7 PM: Mayoral Proclamation
7:10 Awards Ceremony
The Board of the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York (A.R.T.) cordially invites you to join us for the 2021 New York Archives Week Awards Ceremony. This year's event will be held online Thursday, October 28th.
The awards celebrate distinguished work and lasting achievements in our profession. Awardees are A.R.T. members, archivists, and institutions operating within the New York metropolitan area.
2021 New York Archives Awards:
The 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. The recipient must be a member of A.R.T. or an archival program operating within the New York metropolitan region.
Educational Use of Archives
The award for 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.
Innovative Use of Archives
The award for 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.
Outstanding Support of Archives
The award for Outstanding Support of Archives recognizes an individual or organization for notable contributions to archival records or archives programs through political, financial or moral support.
A.R.T. Volunteer of the Year
The award for A.R.T. Volunteer of the Year recognizes an individual who has made a remarkable contribution to the Archivists Round Table.
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP is required to attend.
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