NYS History Journal Ends Print Publication, Goes Digital


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NY-History-Journal-logo-nysha-webThe New York State Historical Association’s (NYSHA) quarterly journal New York History, published since 1919,  is no longer available as a print publication and will henceforth be published as a digital pdf file. A statement published on the NYSHA webpage reported the change:

“In 2012, the New York State Historical Association partnered with the State University of New York-College at Oneonta to reinvent New York History. This academic and intellectual partnership encourages a deeper study of New York’s vast history and will provide readers with an enhanced experience through editorship by professional historians, superior article submissions, and expanded sections in the journal.”

According to the web statement the journal’s new editors are all faculty members at the State University of New York College at Oneonta, with which NYSHA has had an agreement to host students in the Cooperstown Graduate Program in History Museum Studies since 1964.

The journal’s new editors are:

F. Daniel Larkin, a historian of New York State who focuses on canals and early railroads.

Thomas Beal, a New York City historian with a particular interest in race, crime, and urban economic development.

Will Walker, who teaches in the Cooperstown Graduate Program.

Subscriptions to the new digital journal are available for $37.50 for non-members of NYSHA, and $25 for members who contribute $115 or more per year. Subscribers can view the publication on a computer, tablet, or smart phone and/or download the entire volume as a PDF, which allows for printing.

NYSHA is a private, non-governmental educational organization organized in Lake George in 1899. Its first headquarters, donated in 1926 by Horace Moses, was located in Ticonderoga. In 1944 NYSHA moved to Cooperstown following a substantial gift by Stephen Carlton Clark. The organization continues to publish the annual magazine Heritage.

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