New York Archives Week

archive weekThere are several Archives Week events that may be of interest to genealogists.

On October 9, from 3-4 pm, the New-York Historical Society is having an Open House. Attendees will hear talks led by Vice President and Director, Michael T. Ryan, with archivists and curators. Items will be brought forth to demonstrate the breadth of library holdings, with an overview of the New-York Historical Society’s Patricia D. Klingenstein Library, and the New-York Historical Society Museum, and other special collections. If you are interested in attending, reservations are requested but not required. To RSVP, please contact Shawnta Smith,, 212-817-7053.

Also on October 9, from 7-8 pm, the Oyster Bay Historical Society will host a lecture by George Krzyminski, Proprietor of Certain Books in Westhampton and member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, on collecting historical manuscripts. Reservations are required. Please RSVP by e-mailing or calling O.B.H.S. Director Philip Blocklyn at or 516-922-5032.

On October 10, from 4-6 pm, an Open House featuring New York City history in the insurance archives in St. John’s University Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Library. The open house will give an attendees an overview of the archival collections that include New York City women’s and social history, architecture, famous disasters and conflagrations, business, education, and more. For more information, please email


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