Schenectady County Historical Society has announced the African American Historical Records Project, a new public history initiative focused on Schenectady’s African American history with the focus of preserving primary sources and enabling future generations to engage with the community’s historical records.
Primary sources are the keys to understanding history, and access to those materials helps communities to connect to their past. The African American Historical Records Project, a collaboration coordinated by the Schenectady County Historical Society, is hoping to create a catalog of historical records created by the African American community in Schenectady.
The project has received a grant from the Documentary Heritage Program, an initiative of the New York State Archives. Working with an advisory committee of community members, SCHS will conduct a survey of historical collections and records.
For more information on the African American Historical Records Project or to participate in the survey, contact Marietta Carr at the Schenectady County Historical Society at (518) 374-0263, option 3, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.