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Guide to the James W. Martens Architectural Drawings
circa 1840-1869
 PR 113

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

New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Kelly McAnnaney

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 09, 2020
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

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Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to 20 exposures of stable, unbound material per day. 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.

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Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: James W. Martens Architectural Drawings, PR 113, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, New-York Historical Society.

Related Material at the Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections

Additional architectural drawings from this time period can be found in the Architect and Engineer File (PR 003), Alexander J. Davis Architectural Drawing Collection (PR 016), and Calvin Pollard Architectural Drawing Collection (PR 051).

The New-York Historical Society's museum holds two sketchbooks by James Martens' son, James Martens, Jr.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Conrad Martens, 1986.

Processing Information

The collection was processed in November 2007 by Kelly McAnnaney. At that time McAnnaney documented a summary finding aid and also prepared an item level inventory in spreadsheet form. In 2011, the summary finding aid was migrated from a Word document into a collection management system, Archivists' Toolkit, and published on-line. In June 2020 archivist Larry Weimer copied most item details from the spreadsheet into the new collection system, ArchivesSpace, and re-published the finding aid with the added details.