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Guide to the Collection on the Commemoration of the
200th Anniversary of George Washington's Inauguration
 MS 3119

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

New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on December 17, 2021
Finding aid 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. Please contact prior to your research visit to coordinate access. Keep in mind that it will take between two (2) and five (5) business days for collections to arrive, and you should plan your research accordingly.

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

The collection should be cited as: Collection on the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of George Washington's inauguration, MS 3119, New-York Historical Society.

Related Materials

In connection with the 200th anniversary in 1989, N-YHS mounted an exhibition "George Washington in New York." Records of the exhibition, including color slides of the installation, are in the N-YHS's institutional archives in the Museum Department record group (RG-20).

Separated Materials

3 posters and 4 architectural plans were removed from the collection and transferred into a format-based collection in the library's Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections (PPAC). The specific items removed are noted on the item inventory with the collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the New York City Commission on the Bicentennial of the Constitution, August 1989.

Processing Information

The collection remains as compiled by the New York City Commission on the Bicentennial of the Constitution, with reboxing for storage. This summary finding aid was prepared by archivist Larry Weimer in December 2021. The original item level list prepared by the Commission is with the collection.