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About NYS Archives Legacies Project

The Legacies Project website is an educational resource from the New York State Archives and the Verizon Foundation that focuses on the history of the Chinese and Latino populations in the Capital District, Buffalo, Syracuse, Yonkers and New York City. It contains concise histories of the Chinese and Latino communities in each city and document-based activities. The histories and activities include definitions of important vocabulary terms and are illustrated with both historical and contemporary documents and photographs.

The Legacies Project promotes learning and literacy through the use of historical records and is an outgrowth of a New York State Archives-funded project at Liberty High School in New York City.

Project Partners:

New York State Archives
Archives Partnership Trust
The Verizon Foundation
New York State Alliance for Family Literacy
JP Morgan Chase Foundation

Project Development:

Julie Daniels, New York State Archives, project coordinator
Deborah Escobar, research and curriculum development
Kathleen Ruecker, research assistant
Jane Ladouceur, website
Cathleen LaJeunesse, website
Julie MacKenzie, website