Please join the Archives & Special Collections for Archives History Day, featuring presentations on Archival Research on Tuesday, Oct. 23 in the Library Building 1L), Room 216 at 2:30pm. This is a CC CLUE event.

Maryann Feola

Professor, College of Staten Island, English Department

Feola, the author of George Bishop, Seventeenth Century Soldier Turned Quaker (Syracuse UP) and most recently, Geography of Shame: A Fictionalized Memoir (Full Court Press), named to Kirkus Review‘s Best Books of  2015, will talk about her past and present experiences in the archives and read some of the passages in her 2015 book that research made possible.

Kristin Pitanza

Adjunct Lecturer, College of Staten Island, English Department

Pitanza, author of Speed My Way Up (Full Court Press), utilized the CSI Archives in a project with CSI English Department faculty to create a Staten Island curriculum. When she realized there were few works of fiction set during the era immediately after construction of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, she began writing the short stories that became her book.

Marc Pitanza

Independent Researcher

In writing Staten Island Rapid Transit (Acadia Press), Pitanza drew upon photographic and archival documenta­tion to tell the story of passenger rail transportation on Staten Island prior to the 1970s takeover by the MTA.

This event is held in observance of Archives Week. Archives Week is observed nationally during the month of October to celebrate and promote the rich documentary heritage of our nation and the importance of archival and historical records to our lives. Through exhibitions, lectures, programs, receptions, and other events, the pub­lic is invited to archival repositories to get a glimpse of the letters, journals, and other materials that historians use in the writing of history.