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Guide to the Henry Walter Papers
1950-2017
 MS 3016

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© 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on February 02, 2018
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Container List

Series V. Print Matter, 1950-2001. 3.75 Linear feet in three boxes and 1 oversize folder

Arrangement Note

The series is arranged with the New York City directories first, followed by other print matter. The other print matter is arranged in the numerical sequence (1-255) of the items as found in the inventory provided by a member of Henry Walter’s family. This sequence is generally chronological, except that some oversize items from the 1980s are found at the end of the list. Copies of the detailed inventory are found in the two boxes that hold the other print matter.

Scope and Contents Note

The series includes a diverse and idiosyncratic mix of printed materials dating from the 1950s to 2001, though mostly from the 1970s and 1980s. Very generally, the material concerns economic, political, cultural, and public policy matters. Most of the materials were created by New York City-based organizations, concern New York City matters, and seem targeted to a New York City audience, but some are of state-wide or national scope. The bulk of the series includes some form of periodical, especially newsletters, newspapers, magazines, and series of technical or policy reports. But with few exceptions there are no extended runs of any of the individual titles; most titles are represented by only a few issues, often only the first number of the title. Aside from periodicals, the series holds a variety of single issue documents of interest, such as commemorative booklets, souvenir programs, annual reports, calendars of events, publicity materials, and the like.

Newsletters perhaps form most of the series. These newsletters were created by government agencies, or groups within those agencies, for internal distribution or for the general public; public policy interest groups; political figures; commercial institutions; trade associations; and other organizations. There are also many small newspapers created for distribution within a specific New York City neighborhood, organization, or constituency.

A detailed list of the printed material was provided by the donor’s family and is housed with the documents. The container list below summarizes most of these items at the folder level.

In addition to these miscellaneous printed material the series also includes several New York City official directories, known as the “Green Book,” from the 1950s to the 1980s used by Henry Walter.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 27 Item : 1-25 New York City Official Directories ("Green Book")

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Walter's copies for the years 1950, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1976, and 1980 through 1988-89.

1950-1989
Box: 25 Folder : 14 Print Matter (#1-13)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the brochure for the NBC Symphony Summer Concerts for 1951, with four programs (10 June-15 July); program from Town Hall recital hall for the 2 May 1952 performance of Cham-ber Huang; WQXR's Monthly Guide to Dining Out (August 1952); booklet commemorating the 31st anniversary of The Jumble-Shop restaurant in Greenwich Village (1952);  Report on New York City Slum Clearance Projects Under Title I by Private Capital with Federal and City Aid by the Committee on Slum Clearance (April 1956);  Bay Ridge Home Reporter (14-21 June 1956); booklet  The Insurance on Your Apartment by the LeFrak Organization (circa 1957);  Joint Study of Arterial Facilities in the New York-New Jersey Metropolitan Area (November 1957);  Taxi Weekly (20 November 1957); the  Guild Telegram (Vol 1, No. 1), announcing the slate of elected guild officials, including Henry Walter as Chairman; and periodicals, reprints, and other documents.

1950s
Box: 25 Folder : 15 Print Matter (#14-24)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the New York Central Railroad, Hudson Division timetable (29 April 1962); New York State Democratic Convention program (1962); program and seating chart for the Legislative Correspondents' Association banquet and parody show "Vial Ventures, or Find the Fount 'N Blow!" (1963); commemorative book for the opening of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Spanning the Narrows (1964); two Better Business Bureau pamphlets; issues 1 and 2 of the weekly  Mayday, edited by Andrew Kopkind, James Ridgeway, and Robert Sherrill (October 1968); and the  Conservative Journal, issued by New York State Young Americans for Freedom (September 1968), among other periodicals and reprints.

1960s
Box: 25 Folder : 16 Print Matter (#25-40)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes four public affairs pamphlets from the Public Affairs Committee; "Freedom and the Public Schools" lecture by David I. Ashe (1969); several issues and six posters of the Marshall McLuhan DEW-LINE, issued by the Human Development Corporation (1969); annual report for 1969 of the New York City Police Department; and a marketing brochure for the Americana Hotel.

1960s
Box: 25 Folder : 17 Print Matter (#41-54)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a flyer for the non-profit Community Environments; two pamphlets about gold from the Federal Reserve; The Lotos Club centennial booklet (1970);two issues of the Marshall McLuhan DEW-LINE (1970); first number of newsletter for buyers/sellers, Everything for Everybody (1970); first number of newsletter from the New York City Human Resources Administration,  People (1970); first number of newsletter EAC (Environmental Action Coalition) News (1970);  A Tour of New York City & the Statue of Liberty picture book; booklet (souvenir?) for the musical  Grease; Mostly Mozart program (1972); and first number of newspaper  Media & Consumer (1972).

circa 1970-1972
Box: 26 Folder : 1 Print Matter (#55-67)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes New York Convention & Visitors Bureau brochures (1973); three numbers of a newspaper sent to New York area college students, The Press (1973); three issues, including first two numbers, of newsletter,  The Commuter, published for the Harlem-Hudson-New Haven Lines by the Penn Central Transportation Company (1973); issue of the  Armed Forces Comptroller (1973); Con Edison's  Customer Handbook and related brochures (1973); New York Press Club's 25th anniversary edition of  Byline magazine (1973); and promotional packet for the publication  National Star (1973).

1973
Box: 26 Folder : 2 Print Matter (#68-85)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes handbook New York, Your Host prepared by the City Commission for the United Nations and for the Consular Corps (1974); 5 issues of  Notes from the Municipal Reference and Research Center (1974); three issues of newsletter,  The Commuter, (1974); datebook  Life in America from the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1975); National Urban League booklet  The Struggle for Equality of Educational Opportunity (1975);  Empire State Report (1975); first number of the Upper East Side's newsletter  East Apple (1975); and other periodicals.

1974-1975
Box: 26 Folder : 3 Print Matter (#86-96)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes New York Life Insurance Company's annual report for 1976; (souvenir?) program for the play, The Belle of Amherst with Julie Harris;  Operation Sail 1976 booklet; Tall Ships '76 souvenir program; checklist booklet for the exhibition  The Tulip & the Rose: Seeds of Queens History at the Queens Museum; booklet  The U.S. Customs House on Bowling Green by Brendan Gill; and five booklets in the Black Perspectives on the Bicentennial series published by the National Urban League.

1976
Box: 26 Folder : 4 Print Matter (#97-102)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes calendar of events for Bicentennial observances July 4th in Old New York; two booklets concerning the International Naval Review; issue of New York Press Club's  Byline magazine; Municipal Assistance Corporation's (MAC) annual report for 1976; and publicity packet for the Museum of Holography exhibition  Through the Looking Glass.

1976
Box: 26 Folder : 5 Print Matter (#103-115)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes The Story of Money comic book and other Federal Reserve Bank publications; an Italian wine guide distributed by Chatham Square Liquor Co.; first number of  The Bulletin Board, the newsletter of New York's block associations; first two numbers of  For Your Information, the newsletter of the Health Systems Agency of New York City; first number of  Focus, newsletter of the New York Regional Office of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith; Con Edison's special issue of its periodical  Around the System for September 1977, reporting on the July black-out; first number of newspaper  Politicks & Other Human Interests; first number of Museum of Holography's newsletter,  The Whole Message; and first number of newspaper,  The News World: Manhattan.

1977
Box: 26 Folder : 6 Print Matter (#116-135)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes two issues, including the first number, of the newspaper, The Trib; second number of  Focus, newsletter of the New York Regional Office of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith; first three numbers of Borough President Howard Golden's  Brooklyn Newsletter; first four numbers of the Federal Regional Council newsletter,  Region II In View; first three numbers of Mayor Edward I. Koch's  Mayor's Newsletter; an issue of the Federation of Citywide Block Associations's newsletter,  News; the first two numbers of the newspaper  City News; first two numbers of the Metropolitan New York Nursing Home Association's newsletter,  Health Care News; an issue of newspaper  Politicks & Other Human Interests; and calendar of events for the "World of Our Fathers" Jewish Heritage Festival.

1978
Box: 26 Folder : 7 Print Matter (#136-156)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the first numbers of various newsletters: New York County Lawyers' Association's Legislative Update,  Neighborhood Women Network News, Bronx borough president Stanley Simon's senior citizen newsletter, Association of Concessionaires of New York City's  Concessionaire News, Citizens Housing & Planning Council's  Reporter, National Council on Compulsive Gambling's  Newsletter, Department of General Services's  DGS Reporter, Pace University Graduate School of Business's  GSB Outlook, and Columbia's  Career Development Bulletin;  World Traders' Atlas, issued by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey; an issue of The Hunger Project's  Quantum Leap; first two numbers of  The American Lawyer; two numbers of borough president Golden's  Brooklyn Newsletter; first three numbers of Group Health, Inc's  GHI News; and summary of survey responses compiled by the League of Women Voters of the Tri-State Metropolitan Region.

1979
Box: 26 Folder : 8 Print Matter (#157-175)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the first number of various newsletters: Department of General Services's Operation Greenthumb Newsletter and  Wires Telecommunity News, Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry's  Currents, New York Employment Council's newsletter, Community Council of Greater New York's  Impact, Citizens Budget Commission's  CBC Quarterly; first two numbers of newsletter  The Queens Letter; Metro-North Railroad brochure  A Guide to Passenger Safety; two issues of The Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped's  Library Notebook; an issue of Elmcor Youth and Adult Activities, Inc.'s newsletter  Elmcor Express; and other brochures.

circa 1980-1981
Box: 26 Folder : 9 Print Matter (#176-199)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the first numbers of various newsletters: Theatre Times,  Public Papers of the Fund for the City of New York, the Department of Probation's  Communicator, Assembly Speaker Stanley Fink's  Special Report, The Bowery's  Bank Notes, the Economic Capital Corporation of New York's  Newsline, the Department of Records and Information Services's  Notes, Metro-North's  Mileposts, and the New York Republican State Committee's  Greenburgh Gazette; first number of the political newspaper,  Talking Turkey; two issues of  Women in Touch, a newsletter from the Committee for Women's Concerns of the Comptroller's Office; three issues, including the first, of bulletins from Ellen's Coffee Cafe on Broadway; the first two numbers of the Brooklyn Paper's  Downtown News; the Municipal Assistance Corporation's (MAC) annual report for 1982; a Brooklyn Bridge centennial brochure;  ManhattanTrend, issued by Cushman & Wakefield; and a textbook for a correspondence course in French wines.

1982-1984
Box: 26 Folder : 10 Print Matter (#200-219)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes first numbers of various newsletters: from the Columbia Association (Italian-Americans) of the Comptroller's Office, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research's New York Perspective, Division of Municipal Supplies'  DMS Happenings, from the Management Welfare Fund,  Fiscal Flash from the Bureau of Accountancy, Borough President Donald R. Manes's  Queens Update, from the Long Island City Business Development Corporation, the Jewish War Veterans Department of New York's  Beacon, New York City Transit Authority's  Welcome Aboard,  Cornell Connection, from the Charter Review Commission, the Port Authority's World Trade Department's  110 News, and the New York State Museum's  New York Delegate;  City of New York Comparative Analysis: Financial and Economic Indicators for FY 1985, issued by Comptroller Harrison J. Goldin; program for the memorial service at City Hall for Alfred T. Miele; booklet of selected state bicentennial programs,  Celebrating Our Constitution; an issue of Mobilization for Survival's  The Mobilizer; and other periodicals.

1985-1987
Box: 26 Folder : 11 Print Matter (#220-228)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes first numbers of various newsletters: Bureaus of Management Audit and of Financial Audit's Findings, Congressman Eliot Engel's  Reports to the People, Jewish Community Relations Council's  Urban and Domestic Viewpoints, Real Estate Board's  Tax Watch, and  Comptroller Chapter News; issue of  New York Delegate; first number of  Skyline magazine; New York City Council on Economic Education's  1989-90 Fact Book on the New York Metropolitan Region; and the Port Authority's annual report for 1989.

1988-1989
Box: 26 Folder : 12 Print Matter (#229-246)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes first numbers of various newsletters: BradyLine (1990), Manhattan Borough President Ruth Messinger's  Dateline: Manhattan (1990), from the Comptroller's Office Quality of Work Life Program (1992); first number of the  Journal of Multi-Cultural Community Health, issued by New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (1991); benefit booklet for pensioners of the New York City Employees' Retirement System (1991); three press releases from Comptroller Elizabeth Holtzman (1990); two issues of  Rail Whispers (1991); Metro-North brochure  A History of Grand Central Terminal (1998); program for the St. Patrick's Day Parade (1999); issue #11 of the  East Village Inky (2001); and two bulletins from the Department of General Services (undated, but likely 1980).

1990-2001, undated
Box: Oversize-small Folder : - Print Matter (#247-255). Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the first numbers of Lexington Local newspaper (1980),  New View magazine (1982),  Westside Press newspaper (1983),  Commuter Express newspaper (1984),  Herald Center advertising supplement (1985), and  Undercurrents: Life Beneath New York magazine (1987); special issue on top 50 cities in  City & State magazine (1987); two copies of the Brooklyn Bridge Centennial Calendar (1983); and 14 prints of watercolors by artist Fein of buildings in lower Manhattan, apparently distributed by Bank of New York (undated).

1980-1987

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