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Guide to the New York City 100 Records
1995-2000 (Bulk 1997-1999)
 MS 444

New-York Historical Society
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Series VII: Program Roster 1998, 1997-1998

Scope and Content

Series VII describes programs and events planned for 1998, the Centennial Year. Each subseries focuses on a specific category of event.

Subseries 1: Consortium Events and Specially-Arranged Events, 1997-1998

Scope and Content

This subseries documents a wide variety of events sponsored by the New York City 100 Consortium and other organizations throughout the City during 1998. Among the types of documents included are correspondence, facsimiles, handwritten notes, programs, advertisements, flyers, newspaper articles, schedules, transcripts of speeches and performances, lists of participants and event invitations.

Among the items of interest are draft and final scripts for the television production “The City of Greater New York: The Story of Consolidation”; a copy of sections from the January, 1898, edition of The World’s “The World Almanac and Encyclopedia” that identify opera houses, theaters and music halls located in Manhattan in 1898; and copies of the winning essays from a NYC 100 contest for school children.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 8 a. Meeting File for October 22, 1997: Orchestras Deborah Dratell, Coordinator: Composer-in-residence, New York City Opera
1997-1998
Box: 2 Folder : 9 b. Meeting File for October 30, 1997: Theaters Rachell Chanoff, Coordinator
1997-1998
Box: 2 Folder : 10 c. Meeting File for November 5, 1997: Colleges & Universities Richard Mooney, Coordinator
1997-1998
Box: 2 Folder : 11 d. Meeting File for November 12, 1997: Films Nina Darnton, Coordinator
1997-1998
Box: 2 Folder : 12 e. Meeting at the New-York Historical Society November 20, 1997, Historians with Kenneth T. Jackson
1997-1998
Box: 2 Folder : 13 f. Meeting File for December 11, 1997: Consortium
1997-1998
Box: 3 Folder : 1 g. ABNY, Alliance for the Arts, Centennial Block, Crosswalks TV Network, Historic House Trust, Library of America, New York City Marathon, New York Historical Society, New York Public Library, South Street Seaport, Z100 Concert (1 of 4)
1998
Box: 3 Folder : 2 g. ABNY, Alliance for the Arts, Centennial Block, Crosswalks TV Network, Historic House Trust, Library of America, New York City Marathon, New York Historical Society, New York Public Library, South Street Seaport, Z100 Concert (2 of 4)
1998
Box: 3 Folder : 3 g. ABNY, Alliance for the Arts, Centennial Block, Crosswalks TV Network, Historic House Trust, Library of America, New York City Marathon, New York Historical Society, New York Public Library, South Street Seaport, Z100 Concert (3 of 4)
1997-1998
Box: 3 Folder : 4 g. ABNY, Alliance for the Arts, Centennial Block, Crosswalks TV Network, Historic House Trust, Library of America, New York City Marathon, New York Historical Society, New York Public Library, South Street Seaport, Z100 Concert (4 of 4)
1997-1998
Box: 3 Folder : 5 h. All Consortium Events
1997-1998
Box: 3 Folder : 6 i. Gardens (on Centennial Weekend), Organized by New York Botanical Garden
1998
Box: 3 Folder : 7 j. Walking Tours, Coordinated by Alexa Lalli and Peg Breen
1997-1998
Box: 3 Folder : 8 k. New Years’ Eve 1998, NYC 100 Contest for Schoolchildren with Times Square BID, Including Centennial Logo Sew-on Patch for Children’s Jackets
1997-1998
Box: 3 Folder : 9 l. Mayoral, Inauguration, Centennial New Year’s Eve Gala and State of the City
1997-1998
Box: 16 Folder : 4 [m. Inauguration Press Clippings]
1997-1998
Box: 16 Folder : 5 [n. Original Mechanicals from The New York Times Ads January 1st, 1998]
1998
Box: 16 Folder : 6 [o. “New York, New York” Quiz, The New York Times January 4th, 1998]
1998
Box: 16 Folder : 6 [p. Sotheby’s NYC Public School Art Show Poster]
1998

Subseries 2: Centennial Weekend & Fireworks, 1997-1998

Scope and Content

The weekend of June 19-21, 1998, was designated Centennial Weekend and involved activities in all five boroughs. The planning and execution of this series of events are described in Subseries 2. Items include agendas, photographs, press releases, correspondence, articles, schedules, invitations, parking permits, and the contents of various notebooks that were used to coordinate the events and inform the press. Among the interesting documents are a formal proposal from Fireworks by Grucci, Inc. for a multiple-location display (Box 4, Folder 6); a video cassette of the ceremony held at the New York Stock Exchange on June 19; and a copy of “The NYC100 Interactive Calendar Screensaver” that was part of a media handout. Within five folders (Box 4, Folder 9 through Box 5, Folder 4) are the contents of the Consortium Participants Master Binder with a description of every event held during the Centennial Weekend. Folder g. City Hall Press Conference/Target Tote Bag for Media Hand-out was removed from the series and its contents were transferred to the N-YHS museum collection.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 1 a. City Hall Press Conference, June 12, 1998 Press Releases, Photographs and Memorandum
1998
Box: 4 Folder : 2 b. City Hall Files (1 of 3 – Bruce Teitlebaum)
1997-1998
Box: 4 Folder : 3 b. City Hall Files (2 of 3 – Mayor’s Office General)
1997-1998
Box: 4 Folder : 4 b. City Hall Files (3 of 3 – City Commissioners)
1997-1998
Box: 4 Folder : 5 c. Stock Exchange Opening Bell, June 19, 1998, Press Releases, Photographs and Correspondence
1998
Box: 4 Folder : 6 d. Centennial Fireworks
1998
Box: 4 Folder : 7 e. Press Information Binder (1 of 2)
1998
Box: 4 Folder : 8 e. Press Information Binder (2 of 2)
1998
Box: 4 Folder : 9 f. Consortium Participants Master Binder (1 of 5 – Bronx)
1998
Box: 5 Folder : 1 f. Consortium Participants Master Binder (2 of 5 – Brooklyn)
1998
Box: 5 Folder : 2 f. Consortium Participants Master Binder (3 of 5 – Manhattan)
1998
Box: 5 Folder : 3 f. Consortium Participants Master Binder (4 of 5 – Queens)
1998
Box: 5 Folder : 4 f. Consortium Participants Master Binder (5 of 5 – Staten Island)
1998
Box: 6 Folder : 1 h. Staffer’s Centennial Workbook (1 of 2)
1998
Box: 6 Folder : 2 h. Staffer’s Centennial Workbook (2 of 2)
1998
Box: 6 Folder : 3 i. Video Cassette of Stock Exchange Ceremony
1998
Box: 6 Folder : 4 j. Mayor’s Proclamation (Copy)
1998
Box: 16 Folder : 7 j. Mayor’s Proclamation (Original)
1998
Box: 16 Folder : 7 [k. Centennial Weekend Contact Sheets]
1998
Box: 6 Folder : 5 [l. The NYC 100 Interactive Calendar Screensaver]
1998
Box: 16 Folder : 8 [m. Black Boards]
1998
Box: 17 Folder : 1 [n. Centennial Weekend Banner Designs]
1998
Box: 17 Folder : 1 [o. Metropolitan Museum of Art Poster]
1998

Subseries 3: Concert in Central Park, 1997-1998

Scope and Content

This subseries focuses on a concert held July 10, 1998, on the Great Lawn in Central Park, including performances by the New York Pops, Jazz at Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic, along with others. Items include correspondence, newsletters, contract documents, press releases, participant lists, programs, tickets, passes and copies of newspaper articles. Folder e. Staff/Crew T-Shirts was removed from the series and its contents were transferred to the N-YHS museum collection.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 6 a. Correspondence Relating to the Centennial Concert
1997-1998
Box: 6 Folder : 7 b. Concert Contracts
1998
Box: 6 Folder : 8 c. Folder Including Press Releases, RSVP’s Program, Tickets and Passes
1998
Box: 17 Box : 18 d. Press Clippings, Advertisements and Reviews
1998

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