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Guide to the George F. Kunz Papers
1862-1932
 MS 358

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Alison Barr and Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on March 29, 2019
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Open to qualified researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is owned by the New-York Historical Society. The copyright law of the United States governs the making of photocopies and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials. Unpublished materials created before January 1, 1978 cannot be quoted in publication without permission of the copyright holder. Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to 20 exposures of stable, unbound material per day.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: George F. Kunz Papers, MS 358, The New-York Historical Society.

Related Materials

N-YHS holds three additional George Kunz letters in its American Historical Manuscripts Collection. Call phrase for these letters is AHMC - Kunz, George F.

N-YHS also holds several books, pamphlets and other print matter authored by or related to Kunz. These can be found by searching on "Kunz" in Bobcat.

Beyond N-YHS, Kunz-related papers can be found at various institutions. A concise summary of several of these can be found at the blog "The Contributions of Frederick Kunz" though a Worldcat search will be more comprehensive.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was compiled from two sources: About 2100 items were purchased on November 21, 1939, at Parke-Bernet Galleries Sale 134 (lot 28). A donation of about 300 additional documents was received in August 1975 from E.L. Sampter.

Processing Information

At some point, likely in the 1980s, the 1975 accession of Kunz letters was interfiled with the collection purchased in 1939. All documents were refoldered and boxed, likely circa 2010.

The collection, though represented in N-YHS's card catalog and in a typed list of all correspondents in the collection that was compiled likely in the 1980s, was not included in N-YHS's on-line catalog. In early 2019, volunteer Alison Barr created an on-line inventory of correspondents, to which archivist Larry Weimer added additional details and front matter, resulting in this published finding aid. Weimer also created an on-line catalog record for the collection.