New York Archives Conference (NYAC) membership includes archivists, curators, records managers, local historians, and local government record keepers. The purpose of the organization is to support and promote education and professional discourse among these professionals and users or supporters of archives and other cultural heritage repositories in New York State.
The New York Archives Conference brings together employees and volunteers from archives, libraries, historical records repositories, and museums, as well as those who care for historical records in a wide variety of institutions outside cultural heritage settings, to attend workshops and sessions focusing on issues of mutual concern. Annual meetings are held on college and university campuses and move back and forth across New York State to provide ongoing professional education to records holders with limited conference or travel budgets. It is an ideal organization for individuals new to the profession to learn from colleagues and to become involved in professional activities. Since 2007, we have provided grants to help those new to archival work to attend our meetings.