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Guide to the New-York Historical Society Collection Accession Registers
1841-1962, 2002
 NYHS-RG 15

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on May 18, 2017
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Book of Donations

Scope and Contents Note

Includes loose sheets originally found inside the front cover of the first accessions register.

1841 December-1843
Volume: RG15.1 Folder : - Accessions

Scope and Contents Note

Most of the entries do not indicate the month and day so it cannot be discerned whether or not each year is fully represented in the register. Bound by N-YHS July 2, 1936.

1842 January-May, 1845-1847, 1851 January-February
Volume: RG15.2 Folder : - Accessions

Scope and Contents Note

The entries for 1852 indicate month and day only through early April, followed by an undated list of donations, presumably also from 1852 though it cannot be discerned whether or not the year is fully represented in the register. The end pages of the register were used for other lists; those lists identifiable are of individuals receiving tickets on February 19, 1852, "for the anniversary"; of Executive Committee members; and of proposed new members and their sponsors. Bound by N-YHS July 2, 1936.

1852, 1854-1856 May
Volume: RG15.3 Folder : - Accessions

Scope and Contents Note

Inside pages refer to the contents as a Register of Donations. Bound by N-YHS July 2 1936.

1854 November, 1858 January-March, 1861-1870
Volume: RG15.4 Folder : - Accessions

Scope and Contents Note

The 1862-1863 entries include only acquisitions made through the Grosvenor, Demilt and Thomas Funds. For entries from 1871 to the end of the register, the preprinted heading of the inside pages reads "Catalogue of Additions," however the first page's heading was manually altered to read "Catalogue of Donations." It is not certain when purchases begin to be recorded; the earliest found during processing was dated March 1879. Bound by N-YHS July 2, 1936.

1862 December-1863, 1871-1882 November
Volume: RG15.5 Folder : - Accessions

Scope and Contents Note

Preprinted inside heading reads "Register of Additions." Bound by N-YHS July 2, 1936.

1882 November-1890
Volume: RG15.6 Folder : - Accessions

Scope and Contents Note

Preprinted inside heading reads "Register of Additions." Bound by N-YHS July 2, 1936.

1891-1894
Volume: RG15.7 Folder : - Accessions

Scope and Contents Note

Preprinted inside heading reads "Register of Additions." Bound by N-YHS July 2, 1936.

1895-1898 November
Volume: RG15.8 Folder : - Register of Additions
1898 November-1900 February
Volume: RG15.9 Folder : - Register of Additions
1900 February-1901 November
Volume: RG15.10 Folder : - Register of Additions (1 of 2)
1901 November-1904 October
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Register of Additions (2 of 2). Loose Sheets Removed From Vol. RG15.10

Scope and Contents Note

Documents include "a weekly paper published at Birsat(?) Syria Palestine, bought by Mr. J. Dennis," October 23, 1860; document is in Arabic(?).

1860, [1901-1904?]
Volume: RG15.11 Folder : - Register of Additions
1904 October-1907 April
Volume: RG15.12 Folder : - Register of Additions
1907 April-1909 June
Volume: RG15.13 Folder : - Register of Additions
1909 May-1911 July
Volume: RG15.14 Folder : - Register of Additions
1911 July-1914 April
Volume: RG15.15 Folder : - Register of Additions (1 of 2)
1914 April-1917 November
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Register of Additions (2 of 2). Loose Sheets Removed From Vol. RG15.15
[1914-1917?]
Volume: RG15.16 Folder : - Register of Additions (1 of 2)
1917 November-1919 November
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Register of Additions (2 of 2). Loose Sheets Removed From Vol. RG15.16
[1917-1919?]
Volume: RG15.17 Folder : - Register of Additions (1 of 2)
1919 November-1922 April
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Register of Additions (2 of 2). Loose Sheets Removed From Vol. RG15.17

Scope and Contents Note

Documents include a list of bills paid by Samuel Hoffman in 1920 and a marketing brochure for The American Art Library.

[1919-1922?]
Volume: RG15.18 Folder : - Register of Additions
1922 May-1924 June
Volume: RG15.19 Folder : - Museum Accessions (1 of 2)
1924-1936
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Museum Accessions (2 of 2). Loose Sheets Removed From Vol. RG15.19

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a few donation and donor lists from 1937-38.

1937-1938
Volume: RG15.20 Folder : - Museum Accessions

Scope and Contents Note

Bound by N-YHS May 16, 1935.

1937-1938 September
Volume: RG15.21 Folder : - Manuscript Additions
1924-1937
Volume: RG15.22 Folder : - Library Additions (1 of 2)
1924 July-1926 October
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Library Additions (2 of 2). Loose Sheets Removed From Vol. RG15.22

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the marketing brochure, The Collector's Book List for 1925.

1925
Volume: RG15.23 Folder : - Library Additions
1926 October-1928 October
Volume: RG15.24 Folder : - Library Additions (1 of 2)
1928 October-1931 April
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Library Additions (2 of 2). Loose Sheets Removed From Vol. RG15.24
ca. 1928-1931
Volume: RG15.25 Folder : - Library Additions (1 of 2)
1931 April-1935 May
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Library Additions (2 of 2). Loose Sheets Removed From Vol. RG15.25
1932-1935
Volume: RG15.26 Folder : - Library Additions (1 of 3)

Scope and Contents Note

Bound by N-YHS May 16, 1935

1935 June-1938 March
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Library Additions (2 of 3). Loose Sheets Removed From Vol. RG15.26
1935-1938
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Library Additions (3 of 3). Loose Sheets Removed From Vol. RG15.26
1936-1937
Volume: RG15.27 Folder : - Manuscript Additions (1 of 2)
1938-1953
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Manuscript Additions (2 of 2). Loose Sheets Removed From Vol. RG15.27
1938-1953
Volume: RG15.28 Folder : - Library Additions (1 of 2)

Scope and Contents Note

Bound by N-YHS May 16, 1935.

1938 March-1940 July
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Library Additions (2 of 2). Loose Sheets Removed From Vol. RG15.28
1939-1940
Volume: RG15.29 Folder : - Library Additions (1 of 2)
1940 August-1942 December
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Library Additions (2 of 2). Loose Sheets Removed From Vol. RG15.29
1940
Volume: RG15.30 Folder : - [Accession Book]

Scope and Contents Note

This register appears to include both museum and library (including manuscript and Print Room) donations. The columns in the register suggest that it operated as perhaps a control log across departments in an effort to ensure that all gifts were acknowledged, but the actual relation of this register to the others in this record group is unclear.

1943-1945
Volume: RG15.31 Folder : - Map and Print Room Additions (1 of 2)

Scope and Contents Note

Bound by N-YHS July 2, 1951.

1942-1952
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Map and Print Room Additions (2 of 2). Loose Sheets Removed From Vol. RG15.31
ca. 1952
Volume: RG15.32 Folder : - Library Additions (1 of 2)
1943-1946
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Library Additions (2 of 2). Loose Sheets Removed From Vol. RG15.32
1943-1946
Volume: RG15.33 Folder : - Library Additions (1 of 2)
1947-1949
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Library Additions (2 of 2). Loose Sheets Removed From Vol. RG15.33
1947-1949
Volume: RG15.34 Folder : - Library Additions (1 of 2)
1950-1952
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Library Additions (2 of 2). Loose Sheets Removed From Vol. RG15.34

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a document describing the procedural steps for accessioning library, manuscript and Print Room materials.

1950-1952
Volume: RG15.35 Folder : - Library Additions

Scope and Contents Note

Bound by N-YHS July 2, 1951.

1953-1955 October
Volume: RG15.36 Folder : - Map and Print Room Additions

Scope and Contents Note

The entries go through July 20, 1962, in the opening pages of the register. Then there are a few blank pages leading to two entries from 2002 for what appears to have been a short-lived attempt to reinstitute the use of the register. After many blank pages, toward the very back of the register are additional entries for 1957-1962; these appear to be purchases recorded separately from donations during this period. Bound by N-YHS July 2, 1951.

1953-1962 July, 2002 February-May
Volume: RG15.37 Folder : - Manuscript Additions (1 of 2)

Scope and Contents Note

Additional entries for March 1957-October 1962 are found at the back of the register; these appear to be purchases recorded separately from donations during this period. Bound by N-YHS July 2, 1951.

1954-1962 October
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Manuscript Additions (2 of 2). Loose Sheets Removed From Vol. RG15.37
1961
Volume: RG15.38 Folder : - Library Additions

Scope and Contents Note

Additional entries for March 1957 through December 1958 are found at the back of the register; these appear to be purchases recorded separately from donations during this period. Bound by N-YHS July 2, 1951.

1955 November-1958
Volume: RG15.39 Folder : - Library Additions (1 of 2)

Scope and Contents Note

Entries for purchases are at the front of the register, followed after several blank pages by entries for donations. Bound by N-YHS July 2, 1951.

1959-1962 August
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Library Additions (2 of 2). Loose Sheets Removed From Vol. RG15.39
1961-1962
Volume: RG15.40 Folder : - Manuscript Additions [Blank]

Scope and Contents Note

There are no entries in this register. Bound by N-YHS July 2, 1951.

undated