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Guide to the Elizabeth Barlow Rogers Papers
1906-2020 (bulk 1960s-2010s)
 MS 3206

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

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Rogers, Elizabeth Barlow, 1936-
Title: Elizabeth Barlow Rogers papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1906-2020 (bulk 1960s-2010s)
Abstract: This collection documents the life and work of Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, a landscape architect and parks advocate. Rogers published several monographs on New York environmental history and landscape design, as well as multiple articles on urban renewal and history. She was appointed Central Park Administrator by Mayor Ed Koch in 1979 and was a founding member and president of the Central Park Conservancy in 1980; she retired from both positions in 1995. Her papers illustrate the breadth of her career and public life as well as the physical, economic, and social changes that New York underwent since the 1970s. Materials include manuscripts, published materials, photos and audiovisual material, and correspondence.
Quantity: 19.32 Linear feet in 14 record cartons, 1 legal manuscript box, 1 flat box, and 1 medium-oversized flat file.
Quantity: 16.5 Gigabytes in 707 digital files, including 36 audiovisual files that total approximately 8 hours in duration.
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. For more information on making arrangements to consult them, please visit
Language: The documents in the collection are in English, with only a very few exceptions.
Call Phrase: MS 3206