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Guide to the Patriotic Envelope Collection
[1861-1865], 1898
 PR 117

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

New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Janet Murray, Susan Benz, and Alexandra Bernet; database migrated to Archivist Toolkit by Jennifer Gargiulo, 2016

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on August 20, 2019
Finding aid written in English.

Administrative Information


Varioius Donors

Access to Collection

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 24 hours advance notice.

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers.

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to 30 photocopies per day per person. Suitability of the original for photocopying is at the discretion of the staff. Neither blueprints nor tracings can be copied under any circumstances. Duplication of large-format items will be done by the house photographer. See Print Room guidelines for details.

Use Restrictions

Permission to reproduce any Print Room holdings through publication must be obtained from

Rights and Reproductions
The New-York Historical Society
Two West 77th Street
New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873-3400 ext. 282
Fax: (212) 579-8794

The copyright law of the United States governs the making of photocopies and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials. Unpublished materials created before January 1, 1978 cannot be quoted in publication without permission of the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation Note

This collection should be cited as Civil War Envelope Collection, PR 117, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, The New-York Historical Society

Related Material at The New-York Historical Society

Many collections at the Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections include Civil War-era material. These include the Stereograph File (PR 055), the Poster File (PR 055), the Album File (PR 002), the Caricature and Cartoon File (PR 010), the Portrait File (PR 052), War of the Rebellion Albums (PR 088), the Subject File (PR 068), and the Matthew Brady Studio Collection (PR 085). In 2000, many of the holdings from these collections were digitized and can be viewed as part of the Library of Congress' American Memory project, at "" In addition, the Bella C. Landauer Collection of Business and Advertising Ephemera (PR 031) contains many further examples of printed stationery and other ephemera.

Spanish American War material can be found in the Album File (PR 002), Robert L. Bracklow Photograph Collection (PR 008), Burr McIntosh Photograph Collection (PR 041), the Portrait File (PR 052), the Poster File (PR 055), the Stereograph File (PR 065), the Subject File (PR 068), and the Playing Card and Game Collection (PR 115).

The New-York Historical Library and the Manuscripts Department also hold many Civil War and Spanish American War collections.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital copies of the Civil War envelopes are available in the Shelby White and Leon Levy Digital Library.