Tuesday, January 31, 2023 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EST
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It is free and open to the public. Direct link and password to the Zoom meeting will be emailed to all registrants ahead of time.




When one hears the term “primary source,” maps may not be the first thing that comes to mind—but these records are often rich resources, full of information. Join us for a visually compelling and engaging program that highlights some of the cartographic resources preserved and made accessible at the State Archives.  The rich collection of maps preserved by the State Archives spans the colonial period to the present day.  These maps, and the information they contain, serve as a valuable resource for understanding communities, major public works projects like the Erie and Oswego canals, the changing environment and the lives of the individuals who have lived in our state over the past 400 years. 

Clare Flemming holds a MS in Archives Management and MA in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management. She is both a staff member in the Archives Partnership Trust and a reference archivist in the New York State Archives. Clare is the project manager on a grant to conserve and digitize a set of our “Schillner Maps” -- exquisite and massive hand-ruled maps created in 1896 to document the structures of the Erie, Champlain, and Oswego Canals.

Thomas J. Ruller has held the position of New York State Archivist since 2015. He has been an active professional and is the author of several peer-reviewed journal articles and reviews on the use of technology in Archives and the preservation of records in electronic form.  He has been a consultant for several State governments and other organizations focusing on electronic records management and preservation.

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A direct link and password to digital meeting space will be emailed to all registrants ahead of time. Contact aptrust@nysed.gov with questions or in need of assistance.