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Guide to the American Art-Union Print Collection
 PR 159

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

New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Jenny Gotwals

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 03, 2022
Description is in English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers. Materials in this collection may be stored offsite. For more information on making arrangements to consult them, please visit

Use Restrictions

Taking images of documents from the library collections for reference purposes by using hand-held cameras and in accordance with the library's photography guidelines is encouraged. As an alternative, patrons may request up to 20 images per day from staff.

Application to use images from this collection for publication should be made in writing to: Department of Rights and Reproductions, The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024-5194, Phone: (212) 873-3400 ext. 282.

Copyrights and other proprietary rights may subsist in individuals and entities other than the New-York Historical Society, in which case the patron is responsible for securing permission from those parties. For fuller information about rights and reproductions from N-YHS visit:

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as American Art-Union Print Collection, PR 159, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, The New-York Historical Society.

Related Material at The New-York Historical Society

The New-York Historical Society Manuscript Department holds the American Art-Union records.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Most of the prints were donated with the AAU's archive in 1863. Additional gifts and purchases date from 1927 to 1953.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Jenny Gotwals in 2002. The prints comprising this collection were formerly part of the Printmaker File (PR 58).