Please join us in welcoming our latest contributor from the New York Archivists Round Table, Nick Pavlik. Nick is the archivist for the 92nd Street Y, one of New York City’s preeminent community and cultural institutions. He is responsible for the management of all records documenting the Y’s rich history, which extends back to 1874 and testifies to the Y’s vital role in serving New York’s Jewish community, as well as its important contribution to New York’s intellectual and cultural life through the presentation of talks, lectures, and performances by celebrated national and international political leaders, literary figures, musicians, and performing artists.
Nick was also a member of the project team for “Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn’s Nineteenth-Century Past: Creation to Consolidation,” an archival survey project at the Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) that resulted in the creation of hundreds of online descriptive records for BHS’s unique archival collections documenting several aspects of Brooklyn’s nineteenth-century history. Nick has also interned as an archivist at the American Museum of Natural History and the New York Transit Museum.
On New York History, Nick will be posting content related to the myriad activities of the Archivists Round Table as it works to cultivate collaborations among New York City’s archival repositories and foster greater public understanding of the role archivists play in preserving and providing access to the historical record.