Thank you speakers and attendees for our most successful year!
24th Annual Archives Conference
Marketing Special Collections in the 21st Century
Presented by the LILRC Committee for the Preservation of Local History
Special thanks to our sponsors!
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Scrapbook Preservation Workshop
Wednesday, December 4th, 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
North Shore Historical Museum
140 Glen Street, Glen Cove, NY
Amy Driscoll, Director of the North Shore Historical Museum, and Nicole Menchise, Regional Archivist for LILRC, will hold a workshop to discuss common materials found in scrapbooks and options for long term preservation.
For more details or to register go to LILRC.org/events
Volume 26 Issue 6
Coming in 2020...
6 Documents Every Archives Needs
A workshop devoted to the importance of a Collections Policy, Accession Paperwork, a Disaster Plan, and more.
Archival Management Software: What's Right For Me?
A panel discussion of the pros and cons of Past Perfect , Archivist Toolkit and more.
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Best practices and sound advice from SAA (part 2)
Donating Your Personal or Family Records to a Repository
Foreword: You may choose to use some of the language provided to develop your own brochure to have handy for interested donors. SAA's brochure can be purchased through their website.
What to Preserve?
To ensure the preservation of materials for potential transfer to a manuscript repository, items should be kept in a cool, dry, temperature-stable environment. Digital materials should be backed up regularly. Most repositories accept donations of as little as a single item and as large as dozens of boxes or terabytes of digital files. To be historically significant, materials need not be organized; they need not be “old”; and they need not relate to a famous individual, event, or organization. Generally, repositories are more interested in a coherent body of material rather than individual items, and they prefer to receive the original items rather than copies. Photographs, tapes, and films should be identified. Digital directories and files should have names that indicate content or subject matter. Historical material should not be mailed or dropped off without first consulting with the staff; a repository must evaluate all material offered and ask the donor to sign a deed of gift.
What Is Historically Valuable Material?
Many types of material can be valuable to a researcher. It is important that archives staff be permitted to survey collections to determine enduring historical value. More on this topic in the next issue.
From Donating Your Personal or Family Records to a Repository, accessed (November 1, 2019) at https://www2.archivists.org/publications/brochures/donating-familyrecs This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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OUR CORPORATE PARTNER
Calling All History/Archives Professionals...
Won't You Volunteer for National History Day?
We invite you to judge the 2020 Long Island History Day Competition to be held at Hofstra University on Sunday, March 29, 2020.
Hundreds of students from across Long Island will present their final research projects on the 2020 theme, "Breaking Barriers in History”. NHD promotes a theme-based, research-centered model for history and civics education. Judges evaluate the students' entries and provide both the positive and the constructive feedback that is essential to the learning process. Judging is the key to the success of the History Day program! Your interactions with the students will determine the success of their experience.
NHD is split up into two divisions:
● Junior Division: Students in grades 6-8
● Senior Division: Students in grades 9-12
Students present their projects in five different formats:
● Historical Paper
Please click here to register as a judge for the 2020 LIHD competition. Once confirmed, you will receive details about your assignment after January 1st. For more information about Long Island History Day, please visit Hofstra University’s Long Island History Day page.
Thank you for your kind consideration, and we look forward to hearing from you!
LIHD Event Coordinator
NOTE 1: Orientation is mandatory and begins at 8 AM on contest day. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.
NOTE 2: Website and Paper Entries will be sent to judges for evaluation a few weeks prior to March 29th.
NOTE 3: ALL student interviews, including Paper and Website entries, will be conducted at Hofstra on March 29th.
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Long Island State Hospitals
by Joseph M. Galante
Available now at arcadiapublishing.com
"In the fall of 1885, the City of New York transferred 55 men and women living at the Kings County Asylum to the new St. Johnland farm colony “to promote rational outdoor living, exercise, and occupation.” In 1887, just a few miles away at Central Islip, another City of New York farm colony was established for the chronically mentally ill. Founded on the principles of moral therapy, the farm colonies provided treatment, recreation, religious services, and hope towards integration back into society for patients. In 1931, Pilgrim State was constructed as a final solution to address the growing needs of Long Island’s state hospital system. By 1955, more than 32,000 individuals were receiving board and care at the three facilities. This publication illustrates the legacy of humility, beneficence, and devotion to the mentally ill for over 111 years of the Long Island State Hospitals’ joint operations through photographs appearing courtesy of a private collection." (from Arcadiapublishing.com link here)
Northport Historical Society
Straus Historical Society
Raynham Hall Museum
Bohemia Historical Society
Cozy up to fascinating Long Island history...
Historic Crimes of Long Island: Misdeeds from the 1600s to the 1950s (Murder & Mayhem)
by Kerriann Flanagan Brosky
Available now both new and used on amazon.com
"Beyond the idyllic countryside and suburban communities of Long Island lies a murky history of murder and mayhem. A Victorian romance went awry in Huntington when wealthy farmer Charles Kelsey was tarred, feathered and murdered in 1872. Thirty-five years before the famous witch trials of Salem, East Hampton had its own Puritan hysteria among charges of witchcraft. The 1937 kidnapping of wealthy heiress Alice Parsons shook the quiet town of Stony Brook and remains a mystery to this day. Award-winning author and historian Kerriann Flanagan Brosky uncovers some of the most ghastly and fascinating historical crimes committed on Long Island." (from Amazon.com link here)
Long Island Archives - November/December 2019 - Editor: Nicole Menchise, Regional Archivist, Long Island Library Resources Council
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Welcome New Members:
Recently released and upcoming books about Long Island history