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Special Collections Wins State Archives Award

Left to right: Jason Torre, Kristen J. Nyitray, and Christine Ward
Left to right: Jason Torre, Kristen J. Nyitray, and Christine Ward

Stony Brook’s Special Collections and University Archives has received the 2009 Annual Archives Award for “Program Excellence in a Historical Records Repository.” The Board of Regents and the New York State Archives present this award annually to an organization in the state that exemplifies excellence in an archival program.

“It is honor to have my department recognized for its commitment to excellence,” said Kristen J. Nyitray, Head of Special Collections and University Archives. “We are dedicated to preserving and providing access to distinctive collections that enrich the scholarly endeavors of our faculty, students, and visiting researchers.”

Christine Ward, New York State Archivist, commended Stony Brook “for its outstanding archival program that contributes significantly to understanding the region’s history.” The University was lauded “for its well-organized and managed archives and for its efforts to provide access to the county’s documentary heritage through interesting exhibitions and excellent educational programs for school children.”

The annual Archives Awards program recognizes outstanding efforts in archives and records management work in New York State by a broad range of individuals and organizations. The award was presented at a luncheon ceremony at the Cultural Education Center in Albany.

For a complete list of this year’s award recipients

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