The 2022-2023 Preservation School series will feature classes with representatives from New York City agencies. Come learn about these agencies’ missions and how they engage with historical neighborhoods, buildings, and sites. Ask questions directly of representatives from different agencies about the work they do.
New York City Department of Records and Information Services/Municipal Archives:
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
The Municipal Archives at the NYC Department of Records and Information Services preserves and makes available the historical records of New York City municipal government. Assistant Commissioner Kenneth Cobb and Director of the Archives Sylvia Koller will explain how to utilize the agency’s resources for historical research. Dating from the early seventeenth century to the present, the Archives holds the records depicting the daily work of city government, including paper records, digital collections, web archives, still and moving images, ledgers and docket books, vital records, cartographic materials, blueprints, and sound recordings. The class will teach you how to access and use these important resources for documenting New York City’s building infrastructure.
Everyone is welcome to attend. Admission is $5
Preservation School is generously supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature. Additional FY23 support is provided by New York City Council Members Erik Bottcher, Gail Brewer, Christopher Marte, Keith Powers, and Lincoln Restler.