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Guide to the Burhan Dogançay Photographs and Sketchbooks
1983-2017 (bulk, 1983-1988)
  PR 183

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Jessica Flon and Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on February 25, 2021
Finding aid is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers. Available by advance appointment only. To schedule an appointment, contact the Print Room Librarian at

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: Burhan Dogançay Photographs and Sketchbooks, PR 183, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, The New-York Historical Society.

Credit line for material in Series I: Gift of Burhan Dogançay and Angela Dogançay

Credit line for material in Series II-V: Gift of Angela Dogançay

Related Materials

Copies of the book Bridge of Dreams: The Rebirth of the Brooklyn Bridge can be found in the N-YHS Library (call phrase: Print Room Reference; TG25.N53 D64 1999).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Series I. - Gift of Burhan Dogançay and Angela Dogançay, 10 June 2002; and Gift of Angela Dogançay, May 2019.

Series I-IV. - Gift of Angela Dogançay, 2014-2016, 2019.

Series V. Gift of Angela Dogançay, 2019, 2021.

Processing Information Note

Holly Hinman and Kelly McAnnaney initially processed the collection in circa 2005; at that time the collection included only part of what is now Series I, the Bridge of Dreams photographs. Much more material was donated to N-YHS in 2014-2016. This additional material, which comprises Series II-IV of the collection, was processed in 2018 by Jessica Flon, who also integrated the earlier material into the whole. A set of 25 large format photographs of construction on the Brooklyn Bridge was received in 2019 and added to Series II at that time. Additional material donated in 2019 and 2021 was added to the finding aid by Larry Weimer in 2021.