CUNY Digital History Archive Wins Archivist Round Table Award
In October 2017, ASHP's CUNY Digital History Archive (CDHA) received the Award for Archival Achievement from the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. Founded in 1979, A.R.T. is a not-for-profit organization representing a diverse group of more than 400 archivists, librarians, records managers and those who support archival efforts in the New York metropolitan area. It is one of the largest local organizations of its kind in the United States with members representing approximately 375 repositories.
A.R.T.'s award citation stated: “Designed both as a collections portal and a grassroots collecting endeavor," the award citation read, "CDHA offers a compelling and ambitious model for institutional digital archiving projects, particularly those projects that involve multiple institutions and stakeholders. CDHA seeks to fill collecting gaps in existing CUNY history collections and has established a collections and digital infrastructure that will allow it to grow over time.” The award ceremony was held at the New York Junior League on October 19, 2017, during New York Archives Week.
[Photo: ASHP and CDHA staff at award ceremony: (l to r) Marco Battistella, Pennee Bender, Peter D'Antonio, Andrea Vásquez, Stephen Brier, Ellen Noonan, and Gerald Markowitz (CDHA contributor).]