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DHPSNY Collections and Community Survey

January 08, 2019 4:46 PM | MANY Staff (Administrator)

DHPSNY Collections and Community Survey

We need your help!  As collecting institutions (archives, libraries, museums, cultural heritage institutions, etc.) we ask, whose stories are we listening to? What voices are represented in our holdings? What materials and formats are we collecting that record these various histories? What are we doing to build, maintain, and strengthen trusting, reciprocal relationships with community partners? 

I invite you to join the Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York (DHPSNY) on a multi-year research project to develop a plan that guides collecting institutions and individuals to under-documented topics in New York State History and connects them with local, regional and state-wide program resources to ensure an equitable and robust historical record remains for future generations.

This survey is the first step in identifying collections and community partnerships. The results of this survey will help us to connect with communities across the state and develop a strategy for greater inclusion and access to resources and services.

Please complete this online survey between now and January 18, 2019.


We ask that, if you know of anyone or any group in your community that have collections of cultural or historical significance who may want to participate, please forward this survey to them, or let DHPSNY know by contacting us at info@dhpsny.org or 215-545-0613.

If you have any difficulty accessing the survey. please reach out to DHPSNY atinfo@dhpsny.org or 215-545-0613.

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