Ask the Archivist

This service is available to provide answers to basic questions regarding archives and special collections. Members of one of the nine library councils in NYS are eligible to use this service. For a list of library councils and links to their websites, visit the About page.

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

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.