NARA K-12 Education Institute

The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (ART), in partnership with the National Archives at New York City and Association of Teachers of Social Studies/United Federation of Teachers (ATSS/UTF) announces the K-12 Archival Education Institute.

This free program will pair professional archivists with Metropolitan New York educators to demonstrate how archival documents can be incorporated in class curriculum to achieve state mandated learning standards. The program will provide educators with local archival materials and the tools to integrate these materials into their classrooms. The institute’s focus will be developing lesson plans related to civil and human rights curricula.

A team of six facilitators will lead the program, including Julie Daniels (New York State Archives); Kristi Fragnoli (College of Saint Rose); Doris Malkmus (Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference); Brenda Parnes, Ph.D. (Retired, New York State Archives); Michele Yokell (PS 116, Mary Lindley Murray School); and Christopher Zarr (National Archives).

To ensure eligibility and a high-quality program, twelve teachers will be selected from applications submitted by K-12 educators. Teachers may include student teachers and educators participating in the America Reads and American Counts programs. In addition, twelve archivists will be selected from applications submitted by professional archivists working in Metropolitan New York. Both the teacher and archivist applications are available here-


All applications are due November 19, 2010.

The institute will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2010, from 9:00am-3:30pm at the National Archives at New York City. In January 2011, ART will host a free event at the National Archives at New York City which will provide an overview of the program and discussion of the experiences of the institute’s facilitators and participants.

The National Archives at New York City offers other free educational workshops
throughout the year-

For more information contact: Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Coordinator, Communications and Outreach Committee, Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc.,

ART recognizes the generous sponsorship of the K-12 Archival Education Institute byMetLife.

Ryan Anthony Donaldson
Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc.
Coordinator, Communications and Outreach Committee
Editor, Metropolitan Archivist


Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
History Department
New York University
53 Washington Square South
Room 503
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017

Peter Wosh

About Peter Wosh

Professor Wosh directs the program in Archives and Public History at NYU. Professor Wosh’s research has focused primarily on American religion, American institutional cultures, and archival management issues. His background includes work as an archivist in a variety of academic and nonprofit institutions, including: Director of Archives and Library Services, American Bible Society (1989-1994); Archivist/Records Manager, American Bible Society (1984-1989); University Archivist, Seton Hall University (1978-1984). He is the author of Privacy and Confidentiality Perspectives: Archivists and Archival Records, with Menzi Behrnd-Klodt (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2005); Covenant House: Journey of a Faith-Based Charity (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005); Spreading the Word: The Bible Business in Nineteenth-Century America (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994); The Diocesan Journal of Michael Augustine Corrigan, Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, 1872-1880 (Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1987); as well as articles in various archival, historical, and library journals. Professor Wosh’s current research involves editing the published writings of Waldo Gifford Leland, a pioneering archival theoretician, for the Archival Classics series published by the Society of American Archivists.

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