Public Meeting On Changes to New York City Municipal Archives

Posted by Jan Meisels Allen

New York City's Department of Administrative Services has announced a change in the administrative structure of the New York City Department of Records and Information Services (DORIS), the department that runs the NYC Municipal Archives and Library. They will merge DORIS into the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS).

A public meeting to describe and discuss the merger will be held:
Date: March 15
Time: 6:15PM
Location: The Banking Hall at 49-51 Chambers Street, Manhattan

The New York City Municipal Archives and Library are the keepers of the city's official history. They have birth records( up to 1909) ; marriage records pre 1938 and death records up to 1948, mayoral papers, photographs of every building in the five boroughs 1939-1941, voter registrations and many records that are valuable to genealogists.

New York City's Mayor Bloomberg announced last November that such a merger was forthcoming as part of his Administration's ongoing cost-saving, consolidation and shared services initiatives . I do not know if the merger has to go before the New York City Council for approval before it is

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-Large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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