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New York Archives Week at the Schomburg Center

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October 9, 2013

Program Locations:

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc.

EVENT: Genealogy Consultation in collaboration with the Jean Sampson Scott Greater New York Chapter – Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. (AAHGS-NY)
LOCATION: Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division, Lower Level (C Level) 
 
EVENT: The Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division will display items across various themes. Discuss the unique holdings with archivists and organizing your own personal or family records. 
LOCATION: Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division (2nd Floor) 
 
EVENT: StoryCorps will present some animated shorts and broadcast pieces collected from their Griot Initiative, they will have StoryKits for visitors to practice recording with and also hand out the StoryCorps DIY Guide to Recording Interviews.  
LOCATION: Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division (2nd Floor) 
 
EVENT: The Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division will screen selected video clips from its Schomburg Center Video Documentation Program.  Among those highlighted are Lillian Roberts, Malvin Goode, Katherine Dunham and James Finney in conversation with Valerie Simpson. 
LOCATION: Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division (2nd Floor) 
 
EVENT: The Arts and Artifacts Division will have various pieces on display.
LOCATION: Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division (2nd Floor) 
 
EVENT: The Photographs and Prints Division will present highlights from the 19th and 20th century Afro Latin American print and photograph collections.  Included will be examples of some of the earliest and most important representations of African life in Brazil; documentation of West Indian life and labor during the construction of the Panama Canal; and African musical culture in El Carmen, Chincha Provence, Peru. 
LOCATION: Photographs and Prints Division (3rd Floor)
 
 
This event is Free and Open to the Public!

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