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Elizabeth Alleva

Archives of the Archdiocese of New York
Assistant Archivist
I am a 2015 graduate of the New York University Master of Art's in Archives and Public History Program. I am also the new Assistant Archivist at the Archives of the Archdiocese of New York. I am excited to be at SAA again, this time presenting a poster that is based on my culminating master's project at NYU. My project was focused on a particular scrapbook from the Archives of the Archdiocese of New York that documented a 1922 trip to the Bahamas by the then Archbishop of New York, Patrick Hayes. It is not commonly known that the Bahamas was under the jurisdiction of the Archdiocese of New York for many years. My project is in the form of a digital exhibit and it explores the ins and outs of this scrapbook, demonstrating how scrapbooks can provide access to hidden histories in different collections. Stop by my poster during the exhibit hall to chat about scrapbooks!