Ask the Archivist

This service is available to provide answers to basic questions regarding archives and special collections. NNYLN members are eligible to use this service.

This service is staffed by archivists at several of the Councils of the Empire State Library Network (ESLN).  The staff will provide advice to colleagues on all aspects of archival work, such as processing, preservation, reference, acquisition, appraisal, and digital projects. We invite all your questions on archives and special collections, big or small.

Submit your questions via the form below under the ‘Ask the Archivist Submission Form’ tab.

If the form below does not work for you, click here to open it in a new window.

 See the ‘Recently Answered Questions’ tab below as well.

This is currently a one-year pilot project. Some facets of the service may change if ESLN decides to continue the service after the end of the pilot.