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Guide to the Naval History Society Collection
1721-1995 (bulk 1781-1936)
  MS 439

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873-3400


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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on May 29, 2018
Description is in English.

Administrative Information

Provenance

Donated by the Naval History Society to the New-York Historical Society in 1925.

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers.

Portions of the collection that have been microfilmed will be brought to the researcher in that format and can be made available by Interlibrary loan. Researchers on site may print out unlimited copies from microfilm reader-printer machines at per-exposure rates. See guidelines in Reading Room for details.

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to twenty exposures of stable, unbound material per day. (Researchers may not accrue unused copy amounts from previous days.)

Items that include presidential signatures will be presented to researchers in duplicate form.

Use Restrictions

Permission to quote from this collection in a publication must be requested and granted in writing. Send permission requests, citing the name of the collection from which you wish to quote, to

Library Director
The New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as The Naval History Society Collection, The New-York Historical Society.

Related Material at The New-York Historical Society

The library collections of the Naval History Society were also donated to the New-York Historical Society in 1925 and are cataloged under the XN call number. Some artifacts were donated and are now in the Museum's collections.

In 1934, material from Admiral deHaven related to Grinnell's attempt to rescue Franklin's doomed Arctic expedition was donated by deHaven's daughter to the Naval History Society. This is included in New-York Historical Society's Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection.

New-York Historical Society's Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection contains some correspondence to John Sanford Barnes (see Series 3) that pertains to the Naval History Society.

Some newspapers and broadsides from the Gustavus Vasa Fox collection (Series 17) were transferred from the collection into New-York Historical Society's newspaper collection and Print Room, respectively.