NYS Archives Announces Archives Awards


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archives 2In celebration of American Archives Month, the New York State Archives and the Archives Partnership Trust announced the winners of the annual Archives Awards at a luncheon ceremony at the Cultural Education Center in Albany on October 22, 2015.

This annual awards program recognizes the outstanding archives and records management work of individuals and organizations in New York State. Three awards, part of the Archives’ annual Student Research Award program, were awarded to students for their use of historical records and the projects that resulted from their research efforts.

A complete list of this year’s award recipients follows:

New York State Archives Partnership Trust Award:
New York State Canal Corporation

Lifetime Achievement Award for Advancing the Security of Archives in New York State:
Richard Strassberg (Albany County)

Annual Archives Award for Program Excellence in a Historical Records Repository:
SUNY Plattsburgh (Clinton County)

Annual Archives Award for Excellence in State Agency Records Management Program Development:
New York State Office of the Children and Family Services

William H. Kelly Annual Archives Award for Excellence in Local Government Archival Program Development:
City of Rochester (Monroe County)

Cheryl Steinbach Annual Archives Award for Excellence in Local Government Records Management:
The Town of Hamburg (Erie County)

Annual Archives Award for Excellence in Research Using the Holdings of the State Archives:
Russ Immarigeon (Columbia County)

Annual Archives Award for Student Research Using Historical Records Grade 4 & 5:

Aaron Lener, Homer Intermediate School in Homer, NY; Homer Central School District; Teacher: Laurie Leach (Cortland County)

Annual Archives Award for Student Research Using Historical Records Grade 6-8:

Sahil Sangwan, P.J. Gelinas Junior High School in Setauket – East Setauket, NY; Three Village Central School District; Teacher: Nicole Connelly (Suffolk County)

Annual Archives Award for Student Research Using Historical Records Grade 9-12:

John Riley, Huntington High School in Huntington, NY; Huntington Union Free School District; Teacher: Lauren Desiderio (Suffolk County)

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