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

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


© 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Jan Hilley, Machine readable finding aid created by Julianna Monjeau

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on February 14, 2012
Finding Aid is written in English.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a wide variety of materials accumulated during the life of the New York City 100 organization. Most of the materials are outlined in “Final Report for the archive of The New-York Historical Society” prepared by Marie Salerno, President, New York City 100.

Among the document types are correspondence, plans and drafts of plans, funding proposals, press releases, lists of individuals (staff, donors, invitees, participants), photographs, news clippings, advertisements, graphics, posters, mock-ups and final version of The New York Pop-Up Book, manuals, videocassettes, computer disks, and financial materials.

Overall, the condition of the items is good. There are, in some cases, duplicates of materials. Documents are dated from 1997 through 2001, although many are not dated. More specific information may be found in each of the Series Descriptions.

Arrangement Note

The arrangement of the collection follows that outlined in “Final Report for the archive of The New-York Historical Society prepared by Marie Salerno President, New York City 100.” Series I – XIII are based on sections within the report and their folder titles correspond to the “Contents of File” lists. A copy of the report is available.

There are items within the donation that are not mentioned in the report. Their titles are included within brackets [].

Series XIV – XVI are not described in the “Final Report…” See the Series Descriptions for arrangement of these materials.

Within several series, there are references to newspaper advertisements, clippings, reviews, etc. Materials of this type are located in Box 17, Folders 6 and 7 (Series XII) and in Box 18 (Series XVI). They are arranged by news source (e.g. The New York Times,  The New York Daily News) rather than by specific event.

The New York City 100 Records are arranged into the following series:

  1. Series I: Mission Statement & Final Report: January – December 1998
  2. Series II: Background & Initial Planning (1995)
  3. Series III: Public-Private Partnerships Established (1997)
  4. Series IV: The Centennial Plan, January – December 1998
  5. Series V: Centennial Logo
  6. Series VI: Gracie Mansion Announcement Event
  7. Series VII: Program Roster 1998
  8. Series VIII: Mission Statements & Final Report, January – December 1999
  9. Series IX: Program Roster 1999
  10. Series X: Educational Outreach
  11. Series XI: Centennial Sponsors and Media Partnerships, 1997-1999
  12. Series XII: Public Relations and Advertising, 1998-1999
  13. Series XIII: Products/Licensing
  14. Series XIV: Accounting and Finance
  15. Series XV: Video and Computer Archive
  16. Series XVI: Press Clippings