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2018 Dinner Announced

The 2018 Capital Regional Archives dinner will be held at the Longfellows Hotel & Restaurant in Saratoga Springs on Wednesday October 3, 2018.

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5:30 – Cash Bar & Hors d’oeuvres
6:30 – Dinner and Program
7:45 – Awards

Guest Speakers:

Lauren Roberts  Saratoga County Historian

Jason Kemper  Director of Saratoga County Planning

For twenty-three years, the Capital Region Archives Dinner has celebrated the archival heritage of Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren and Washington counties in New York State. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the NYS Archives Partnership Trust and the University at Albany for this event. 

Challenges of Digital Archives

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Connect and learn with students and area professionals about the opportunities and challenges of working with digital archives. Discover how local repositories are collecting, managing, and preserving digital records in practice. Learn what applications are being used, and the new roles archivists are undertaking to ensure the preservation of unique digital content.
Students can meet local practitioners with hands-on experience, and learn what new skills are in-demand for working with digital collections. This event will feature informal conversations led by speakers from:

• New York State Archives Electronic Records Unit
• Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Archives and Special Collections
• UAlbany’s M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives
• Union College Archives and Special Collections

Light refreshments will be available, and all are welcome to join us afterwards for a happy hour at the Washington Tavern.

Monday October 23rd, 2017 at 5pm
Milne 200
UAlbany Downtown Campus
141 Western Ave
Albany, NY 12203

Sponsored by the Capital Area Archivists (CAA) and the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives

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2017 Dinner Announced

The 2017 Capital Regional Archives dinner will be held at the Renaissance Albany Hotel on Tuesday October 3, 2017.

[link to invitation & RSVP form]

4:30 – Networking at Wellington’s
5:00 – History tour of Renaissance Albany Hotel by Albany City Historian Tony Opalka
5:30 – Cash Bar and hors d’oeuvres
6:30 – Dinner
7:45 – Awards
8:15 – Keynote Speaker, Dr. Laurie Kozakiewicz, University at Albany, “Ladies Day at the Capitol: New York’s Women Legislators 1919-2015″

We are celebrating 2017 as it marks 100 years since women gained the right to vote in New York with our keynote speaker this year, University at Albany Lecturer Dr. Laurie Kozakiewicz, who will present her talk titled “Ladies Day at the Capitol: New York’s Women Legislators 1919 – 2015.” The dinner will be held at the Renaissance Albany which is located in the recently renovated historic DeWitt Clinton Hotel venue. This historic venue is sure to delight dinner guests and there will be tour of the renovated hotel by Albany City Historian Tony Opalka. For tickets to the dinner, please go to