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Guide to the James G. Harbord Papers
 MS 1493

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

New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by CUNY fellows Lauren Bailey, Karen Hammer, Jenny LeRoy, and Sophia Natasha Sunseri

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 23, 2021
Finding aid is written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers. Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use.

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.

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

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 the James G. Harbord Papers, MS 1493, The New-York Historical Society.

Related Materials at the New-York Historical Society

An album of photographs from Harbord's time in Cuba, titled "Views of the province of Santiago de Cuba" is held in the Album File, PR 2, Department of Prints, Photographs and Architectural Collections.

The library's general collections holds copies of Harbord's books: Leaves from A War Diary,  The American Expeditionary Forces: its organization and accomplishments; and  The American Army in France. Also in the library's general collections are clippings relating to Harbord's career, and his collected Addresses.


Gift of James G. Harbord estate, 1950

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2016 by CUNY fellows Lauren Bailey, Karen Hammer, Jenny LeRoy, and Sophia Natasha Sunseri.