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Guide to the William Grabowski Photographs
1980s, 2004-2022
 PR 321

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

New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Marybeth Kavanagh (2016), Larry Weimer (2018-22)

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

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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 Note

This collection should be cited as: William Grabowski Photographs, PR 321, Department of Prints, Photographs and Architectural Collections, New-York Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Gift of William Grabowski, 2012 (28 photographs), 2014-2016 (319 photographs), 2017 (393 photographs), 2018 (117 photographs), 2019 (204 photographs), 2020 (87 photographs), 2021 (14 photographs), and 2022 (2 photographs) for a total of 1164. A second person collaborated with William Grabowski on some of the photographs; these are noted at the folder level.

Processing Information

All accessions received from 2012 through 2016 (347 photographs) were processed in 2017 by archivist Marybeth Kavanagh. In October 2018, archivist Larry Weimer added the 2017 accessions (393 photographs). In May 2019, Weimer added the 2018 accessions (117 photographs). In October 2020, Weimer added the 2019 accessions (204 photographs). In February and April 2021, Weimer added the 2020 accessions (87 photographs) and, in December 2021, the 2021 accessions (14 photographs). In April 2022, Weimer added two photographs from January 2002.


The collection is open for additional donations from William Grabowski.