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Guide to the Brooke Astor Papers
 MS 3157

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

New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Eri Matsuda and Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on July 01, 2022 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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.

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Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as the Brooke Astor papers, MS 3157, New-York Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Charlene Marshall, 2019

Processing Information

Initial processing of the collection, especially the correspondence (Series II) and writings (Series III), was done in February-March 2020 by New York University archival intern Eri Matsuda. Framed photographs in the collection were unframed at that time by N-YHS conservators. Processing work was interrupted in mid-March 2020 by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. In June 2022, archivist Larry Weimer returned to the collection, refining the initial work done in 2020 and completing the processing and finding aid.