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Guide to the New-York Historical Society Collection of Scrapbooks and Clippings
 MS 3158

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

New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Elise Winks and Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 21, 2022
Finding aid is written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: New-York Historical Society
Title: New-York Historical Society collection of scrapbooks and clippings
Dates [inclusive]: 1709-1974
Abstract: The collection consists of approximately 200 volumes of scrapbooks acquired from various sources over the course of New-York Historical's history. The collection was formed in 2019-22 as an administrative convenience for the inventorying and description of a miscellany of previously uncataloged scrapbooks. Clippings from newspapers and other sources perhaps predominate the collection, but there are many other document forms as well, including photographs, some letters, programs, tickets, and other ephemera. The scrapbooks in this collection range from those that have a focus on an individual's social, leisure or work/career life to those that document, mostly through clippings, various historical or other matters of apparent interest to the scrapbook's compiler, such as the Civil War, politics, boxing, and more.
Quantity: 100 Linear feet (approximately) in 67 boxes
Location: Materials in this collection are stored offsite. For more information on making arrangements to consult them, please visit
Language: The documents in the collection are primarily in English, though some scrapbooks and clippings include text in other languages.
Call Phrase: MS 3158