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Guide to the George McAneny Papers
1885-1989
 MS 2963

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873-3400


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Collection processed by Sophie Glidden-Lyon

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on May 06, 2015
Description is in English

Scope and Contents note

George McAneny’s papers contain correspondence, photographs, news clippings, and other materials, documenting his personal and professional life. There is correspondence regarding various civic and preservation projects and letters of condolence to his wife after his death. Press clippings focus mainly on his work as a civil servant and historic preservation advocate, including his work in city planning, and his battle with Robert Moses over the planned destruction of Fort Clinton. There are a number of photographs, including portraits, many undated or without identifying names. Identified photos of George and various family members are also included. There are also a number of event programs and invitations to the various awards George received during his life and posthumously.

Also included in this collection is material originating with George’s son, Herbert. Herbert McAneny was a longtime resident of Princeton, NJ, where he served as president of the Princeton Historical Society, the original location of this material. Herbert's papers include correspondence, photos, and a number of books and magazines mostly pertaining to his involvement with community theater or the outdoors.

Arrangement note

This collection is arranged into two series, George McAneny and Herbert McAneny, reflecting the subject and/or source of the material. Within each series, material is arranged by format.