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Guide to the New-York Historical Society Publication Editorial Records
1939-2000, 2009
 NYHS-RG 17

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Collection processed by Larry Weimer

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Container List

Series II. Publications (1960s-1980)., 1940s-1998 (bulk 1963-1979). 6.25 Linear feet

Scope and Contents Note

The Publications, 1960s-1980s series includes the Editorial Department files primarily in relation to the production of the Quarterly from the mid-1960s to 1980. Many of these files include correspondence with the authors of articles for the  Quarterly, and these files commonly include the author’s original submission, the editor’s comments, commentary from the N-YHS Publications Committee, and galley proofs. The series also includes correspondence concerning the design and printing of the  Quarterly, production expense budget data, work files with edited copy of book reviews for the  Quarterly and of the N-YHS Annual Report, and other matter.

Arrangement Note

The series is organized in two subseries:

II.A. Correspondence by Author

II.B. Other Correspondence and Work Files

Processing Information Note

This series was processed perhaps circa 2000, with documents transferred from original folders to archival containers. In December 2015, project archivist Larry Weimer made minor changes to the arrangement and provided description in a finding aid for the series.

Subseries II.A. Correspondence by Author, 1957-1980. 3.33 Linear feet

Arrangement Note

The subseries is arranged in alphabetical order, by author. The folder labels also include the shorthand article reference included on the original labels.

Scope and Contents Note

The Correspondence by Author subseries includes correspondence between the N-YHS Editorial Department and the authors of, primarily, articles for the N-YHS Quarterly. The bulk of the material relates to published articles, with a few exceptions for unpublished matter. The correspondence concerns the communication of edits to the author, transmittals of various versions of the article, and obtaining permissions for image reproductions. Most of these are straightforward exchanges leading to the final, polished product, but others reflect a more intense editing process and some editor/author friction.

Most of the folders include the galley proofs with author edits noted. Many folders include the initial or edited manuscript submission, with annotations, and those folders that include the manuscript are noted in the container list. Many of the folders also include the informal notes with commentary exchanged between the Editorial Department, Director James Heslin, and the Publication Committee regarding whether to publish the article, its importance, suitability for the Quarterly, quality of the author's argument and writing, and need for edits. A small number of folders include reader reactions to the article.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Aldridge, A. Owen. "Thomas Paine and New York Newspapers"
1975
Box: 14 Folder : 2 Anderson, Samuel K. "Colonial Lotteries"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "Public Lotteries in Colonial New York."

1971-1972
Box: 14 Folder : 3 Ashton, Rick J. "New York Congressmen"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "The Loyalist Congressmen of New York."

1975-1976
Box: 14 Folder : 4 Barlow, William. "Jonathan Fisk"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "Jonathan Fisk and the Relocation of the Nation's Capital."

1968-1969
Box: 14 Folder : 5 Bourne, Kenneth. "Chas. Hamilton Smith"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "Mr. Smith: An Early Honorary Member."

1967-1968
Box: 14 Folder : 6 Boyer, Lee A. "Lobster Backs"
1972-1973
Box: 14 Folder : 7 Buenker John D. "Progressivism in Practice"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "Progressivism in Practice: New York State and the Federal Income Tax Amendment."

1967-1969
Box: 14 Folder : 8 Buranelli, Vincent. "Colden"

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns a proposal for a publication of the scientific papers of Cadwallader Colden.

1973
Box: 14 Folder : 9 Butscher, Edward. "New Netherland Negroes"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "The Negroes of New Amsterdam: Dutch Attitudes and Black Statistics."

1971
Box: 14 Folder : 10 Butterfield [Roger?].

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a typescript of a journal, 1809-1819.

Undated
Box: 14 Folder : 11 Calhoun, Richard B. "New York Fire Department"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "A Civil War Legacy: New York City Fire Department Reorganization, 1865-1870."

1975
Box: 14 Folder : 12 Carpenter, John A. "New York International Relief Committee"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "The New York International Relief Committee: A Chapter in the Diplomatic History of the Civil War."

1971-1972
Box: 14 Folder : 13 Cave, Alfred A. "Colton"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "The Case of Calvin Colton: White Racism in Northern Antislavery Thought."

1968-1970
Box: 14 Folder : 14 Cerillo, Jr., Augustus. "Reform From Low"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "The Reform of Municipal Government in New York City: From Seth Low to John Purroy Mitchel."

1971-1972
Box: 14 Folder : 15 Chalmers, Leonard. "Fernando Wood"
1968
Box: 14 Folder : 16 Chalmers, Leonard. "Tammany Hall"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "Tammany Hall, Fernando Wood, and the Struggle to Control New York City, 1857-1859."

1968-1969
Box: 14 Folder : 17 Chalmers, Leonard. "La Guardia

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "The Crucial Test of Fiorello La Guardia's First Hundred Days: The Emergency Economy Bill."

1973
Box: 15 Folder : 1 Cohen, Ronald D. "Hartford Treaty"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "The Hartford Treaty of 1650: Anglo-Dutch Cooperation in the Seventeenth Century."

1968-1969
Box: 15 Folder : 2 Cohen, Ronald D. "Recapture New Netherland"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "The New England Colonies and the Dutch Recapture of New York, 1673-1674: A Case of Colonial Particularism."

1970-1971
Box: 15 Folder : 3 Cohen, Sheldon. "Elias Neau"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "Elias Neau: Humanitarian Catechist."

1968, 1970
Box: 15 Folder : 4 Cox, Richard. "Coney Island"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "Coney Island as Urban Symbol in American Art."

1975
Box: 15 Folder : 5 Curran, Thomas J. "Seward & Know Nothings"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "Seward and the Know-Nothings."

1966
Box: 15 Folder : 6 Curran, Thomas J. "Van der Lyn"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "The Diary of Henry Van der Lyn."

1970-1971
Box: 15 Folder : 7 Dana, Nathalie. "Municipal Art Society"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "The Municipal Art Society: Seventy-Five Years of Service to New York."

1966-1967
Box: 15 Folder : 8 Davisson, William I. "Bradley-Maritime New York"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "New York Maritime Industry: Ship Voyage Patterns."

1970-1971
Box: 15 Folder : 9 De Jong, Gerald F. "Megapolensis"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "Dominie Johannes Megapolensis: Minister to New Netherland."

1966-1967
Box: 15 Folder : 10 De Jong, Gerald F. "Ziekentroosters"
1970
Box: 15 Folder : 11 Delp, Robert W. "Andrew Jackson Davis"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "Andrew Jackson Davis's Revelations: Harbinger of American Spiritualism."

1971
Box: 15 Folder : 12 D'Innocenzo, Michael. "Stamp Act"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "The Role of the New York Newspapers in the Stamp Act Crisis, 1764-66."

1966-1967
Box: 15 Folder : 13 Dobson, John M. "George William Curtis"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "George William Curtis and the Election of 1884: The Dilemma of the New York Mugwumps."

1967-1968
Box: 15 Folder : 14 Downey, Matthew T. "Cleveland & Hewitt"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "Grover Cleveland and Abram S. Hewitt: The Limits of Factional Consensus."

1970
Box: 15 Folder : 15 Dunnings, Jr., Thomas J. "Minutes of Oceanus Engine Co."

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "The Minutes of Oceanus Engine Company No. 11, 1780-1819."

1969
Box: 16 Folder : 1 Egan, Clifford L. "David Bailie Warden"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "David Bailie Warden's Of the Probable Duration of the American Government."

1970-1971
Box: 16 Folder : 2 Fehl, Philipp. "Washington's Canova"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "John Trumbull and Robert Ball Hughes's Restoration of the Statue of Pitt the Elder."

1971-1972
Box: 16 Folder : 3 Fowler, Jr., William M. "Yankee Peddler"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "A Yankee Peddler, Non-Importation, and the New York Merchants."

1971-1972
Box: 16 Folder : 4 Gahn, J. Anthony. "William Gropper"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "William Gropper in New York: The Early Career of a Radical Cartoonist, 1897-1928."

1968-1970
Box: 16 Folder : 5 Gerlach, Don R. "Schuyler"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "Philip Schuyler and the New York Frontier in 1781: Leading and Misleading the Enemy."

1967-1969
Box: 16 Folder : 6 Glassie, Henry H. "Thomas Cole, Etc."
1973-1974
Box: 16 Folder : 7 Hanyan, Craig. "Clinton"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "De Witt Clinton and Partisanship: The Development of Clintonianism from 1811 to 1820."

1971-1972
Box: 16 Folder : 8 Harmond, Richard. "Ebenezer Sage"
1972-1973
Box: 16 Folder : 9 Harris, Jonathan. "Clinton"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "De Witt Clinton as Naturalist."

1971-1972
Box: 16 Folder : 10-11 Hawke, David Freeman. "Young" (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "Dr. Thomas Young: Eternal Fisher in Troubled Waters."

1969-1970
Box: 16 Folder : 12 Hay, Robert P. "Fourth of July"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "Britons in New York on Brother Jonathan's Birthday."

1968-1969
Box: 17 Folder : 1 Hayes, John D. "Halpine"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "Charles Graham Halpine: The Life and Adventures of Miles O'Reilly."

1965-1968
Box: 17 Folder : 2 Heale, M.J. "Antebellum Reformers"
1970-1971
Box: 17 Folder : 3 Hellman, Geoffrey T. "New Yorker"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "My Life and Times with The New Yorker," which was originally delivered as a lecture at N-YHS on February 7, 1967.

1967
Box: 17 Folder : 4 Herndon, G. Melvin. "William Tatham"
1973
Box: 17 Folder : 5 Heslin, James J. "Allegania"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "The Republic of Allegania."

1966
Box: 17 Folder : 6 Jezierski, John V. "Picquet"
1969-1970
Box: 17 Folder : 7 Jones, George Fenwick. "Kirkland"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "Fragment of a Letter by Samuel Kirkland."

1969
Box: 17 Folder : 8 Jones, Wilbur Devereux. "Made in New York"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "Made in New York: A Plot to Kill the Queen."

1966-1967
Box: 17 Folder : 9 Judd, Jacob. "Gleanings from a Captain's Letter"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission.

1966-1968
Box: 17 Folder : 10 Judd, Jacob. "Frederick Philipse"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission " Frederick Philipse of New York and the Madagascar Trade in the Late 17th Century."

1970-1971
Box: 17 Folder : 11 Kantor, Harvey A. "City Beautiful"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "The City Beautiful in New York."

1971-1973
Box: 17 Folder : 12 Katz, Stanley. "Newcastle's New York"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "Newcastle's New York: Imperial Patronage During the Era of 'Salutary Neglect.'"

1966-1967
Box: 17 Folder : 13 Ketchum, Richard M. "Tarleton Letters"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "New War Letters of Banastre Tarleton."

1966-1967
Box: 17 Folder : 14 Klebanow, Diana. "Godkin"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "E.L. Godkin, the City, and Civic Responsibility."

1968-1970
Box: 17 Folder : 15 Knudson, Jerry W. "Thomas Paine"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "The Rage Around Tom Paine: Newspaper Reaction to his Homecoming to New York in 1802."

1968
Box: 17 Folder : 16 Kupp, Jan. "Dutch Trade"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "Some Aspects of the Dutch Trade in the New York Competition for Canadian Furs, 1670-1674."

1971-1975
Box: 17 Folder : 17 Kurland, Gerald. "Citizens' Union"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "The Amateur in Politics: The Citizens' Union and the Greater New York Mayoralty Campaign of 1897."

1968-1969
Box: 18 Folder : 1 Launtz-Schurer, Jr., Leopold S. "De Lanceys"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "The De Lanceys of New York: Whig-Loyalists."

1971-1972
Box: 18 Folder : 2 Leder, Lawrence H. "Dongan's New York"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "Policy, Politics, and Personalities in Dongan's New York and Fletcher's London."

1970
Box: 18 Folder : 3 Lockwood, Charles. "Bond Street"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "The Bond Street Area."

1971-1972
Box: 18 Folder : 4 Lombard, Charles M. "Old New York Salon"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "An Old New York Salon, French Style."

1970
Box: 18 Folder : 5 Luhrs, Kathleen. "Portraits of New Yorkers"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission, co-authored by Wendy Shadwell.

1974
Box: 18 Folder : 6 Lydon, James G. "Capture of 1744"
1967-1969
Box: 18 Folder : 7 Mason, Bernard. "Carl Becker"
1968-1969
Box: 18 Folder : 8 Matlack, James H. "Alta California"
1973-1974
Box: 18 Folder : 9 McAdams, Donald R. "Sullivan Expedition"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "The Sullivan Expedition: Success or Failure."

1969-1970
Box: 18 Folder : 10 McDade, Thomas M. "Christian Brown"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "Christian Brown: Wanted for Murder."

1967
Box: 18 Folder : 11 Mohl, Raymond A. "Urban Reform in Early New York"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission.

1968-1969
Box: 18 Folder : 12 Mohr, James C. "New York State Free School"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "New York State's Free School Law of 1867: A Chapter in the Reconstruction of the North."

1968-1969
Box: 18 Folder : 13 Mondello, Salvatore. "Vanderlyn"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "John Vanderlyn, 1775-1852."

1966-1967
Box: 18 Folder : 14 Mount, Charles M. "Gilbert Stuart"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "'To Secure A Picture of the President': Gilbert Stuart at New York" (not accepted for publication).

1972, 1974
Box: 19 Folder : 1 Muccigrosso, Robert. "City Reform Club"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "The City Reform Club: A Study in Late Nineteenth Century Reform."

1967-1968
Box: 19 Folder : 2 Mushkat, Jerome. "M.M. Noah"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "Epitaph for an Era: Modecai Noah's Post Mortems."

1970-1971
Box: 19 Folder : 3 Nelson, Paul David. "Gates/Arnold"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "The Gates-Arnold Quarrel, September 1777."

1970-1971
Box: 19 Folder : 4 Ogden, F. Clerc. "David Ogden"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission of typescript of "An Account of the Voyage of the Ship Kalamazoo from Liverpool to New York, October 1 to December 6, 1844" (not accepted for publication).

1966
Box: 19 Folder : 5 Oliva, L. Jay. "Maxim Gorky"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "Maxim Gorky Discovers America: The 'Great Vesuvian Eruption' of 1906."

1966-1967
Box: 19 Folder : 6 Olm, Lee. "Mutiny Act"
1973-1974
Box: 19 Folder : 7 Olson, Gary D. "Soderstrom"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "The Soderstrom Incident: A Reflection Upon Federal-State Relations Under the Articles of Confederation." Includes copies of correspondence from 1950 related to Soderstrom between the American Swedish Historical Foundation and various archival repositories.

1970-1972
Box: 19 Folder : 8 Parmet, Robert D. "Depew"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "The Presidential Fever of Chauncey Depew."

1969
Box: 19 Folder : 9 Parsons, Lynn H. "Hamilton"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "Federalism, the British Empire, and Alexander Hamilton."

1966-1968
Box: 19 Folder : 10 Pessen, Edward. "Wealthy New Yorkers"
1970
Box: 19 Folder : 11 Pessen, Edward. "Jacksonian Brooklyn"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "A Social and Economic Portrait of Jacksonian Brooklyn: Inequality, Social Immobility, and Class Distinction in the Nation's Seventh City."

1970-1971
Box: 19 Folder : 12 Pessen, Edward. "Philip Hone"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "Philip Hone's Set: The Social Exclusiveness of the New York City Elite in the 'Age of Egalitarianism.'"

1971-1972
Box: 19 Folder : 13 Pitkin, Thomas M. "Ellis Island"
1967-1969
Box: 19 Folder : 14 Posner, Russell M. "Keating"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "An English Tour of New York in 1830."

1970-1971
Box: 19 Folder : 15 Rainbolt, John C. "Bellomont"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "Lord Bellomont's Proposal for New York, 1698-1701."

1969
Box: 19 Folder : 16 Rainbolt, John C. "Governor & Capt. General"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "The Creation of a Governor and Captain General for the Northern Colonies: The Process of Colonial Policy Formation at the End of the Seventeenth Century."

1972-1973
Box: 20 Folder : 1 Reeves, Thomas C. "Silas Burt/Chester Arthur"
1970
Box: 20 Folder : 2-3 Richards, Pamela Spence. "NYHS Library" (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns N-YHS's plans, which did not go through, to publish Richards's history of the N-YHS Library, Scholars and Gentleman. Folders include printing cost estimates and an incomplete copy of Richards's manuscript.

1979-1980
Box: 20 Folder : 4 Ritchie, Carson I.A. "Pattison Diary"
1963-1968
Box: 20 Folder : 5 Ritchie, Donald A. "Gary Committee"
1972-1973
Box: 20 Folder : 6 Ritchie, Robert C. "Duke of York"
1973-1974
Box: 20 Folder : 7 Rodechko, James P. "Michael J. O'Brien: Irish-American Historian"
1968-1970
Box: 20 Folder : 8 Rooney, Gerald F. "Daniel Denton"
1968-1971
Box: 20 Folder : 9 Roper, Donald. "Smith Thompson"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "Politics and the New York Supreme Court in the Early Nineteenth Century: Justice Smith Thompson."

1966-1967
Box: 20 Folder : 10 Roper, Donald R. "James Kent"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "The Elite of the New York Bar as seen from the Bench: James Kent's Necrologies."

1971-1972
Box: 20 Folder : 11 Runte, Alfred. "Niagara Falls"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "Beyond the Spectacular: The Niagara Falls Preservation Campaign."

1972-1973
Box: 20 Folder : 12 Scanlon, James E. "Robert Hunter"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "British Intrigue and the Governorship of Robert Hunter."

1972-1973
Box: 20 Folder : 13 Scott, Kenneth. "Kingston Gaol"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "LIberties of the Kingston Gaol."

1967-1968
Box: 20 Folder : 14 Seraile, William. "Black Regiments in New York State"
1973-1974
Box: 20 Folder : 15 Shammas, Carole. "Cadwallader Colden"
1968-1969
Box: 20 Folder : 16 Sharrow, Walter G. "Northern Catholic Intellectuals"
1973
Box: 20 Folder : 17 Simon, Donald E. "Brooklyn Election, 1860"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission.

1966-1967
Box: 20 Folder : 18 Skeen, C. Edward. "James Armstrong & John Monroe"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "Monroe and Armstrong: A Study in Political Rivalry."

1972-1973
Box: 21 Folder : 1 Skolnick, Richard. "G.E. Waring, Jr."
1967-1968
Box: 21 Folder : 2 Smith, Helen Burr. "IB Silversmith"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "A New IB Silversmith and Two Unrecorded Pewterers."

1966-1968
Box: 21 Folder : 3 Smith, Mary Ann. "Marble Palace"
1972-1974
Box: 21 Folder : 4 Spencer, Donald S. "Genet"
1969-1972
Box: 21 Folder : 5 Stehle, R.L. "Dusseldorf Gallery"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "The Dusseldorf Gallery of New York."

1974
Box: 21 Folder : 6 Stein, Judith. "Kenneth Simpson"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "The Impact of the New Deal on New York Politics: Kenneth Simpson and the Republican Party."

1971
Box: 21 Folder : 7 Stephens, A. Ray. "Doubleday"

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns preliminary arrangements for the possible publication of Abner Doubleday's Mexican War journal.

1968-1972
Box: 21 Folder : 8 Stern, Steve J. "Knickerbockers"
1972-1974
Box: 21 Folder : 9 Strickland, J.E. "Journal of a Tour in the U.S."
1957-1976
Box: 21 Folder : 10 Syrett, David. "Rodney"

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns preparations, cancelled in 1980, for publication of the Order Book of Admiral Lord Rodney.

1975-1980
Box: 21 Folder : 11 Trattner, Walter I. "Schuyler"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "Louisa Lee Schuyler and the Founding of the New York State Charities Aid Association."

1966-1967
Box: 21 Folder : 12 Vail, R.W.G. "Land Promotion"

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns Mrs. Vail's interest in publishing her late husband's article with N-YHS. This was unsuccessful and the article was eventually published in the University of Rochester Library's Bulletin.

1966-1968
Box: 21 Folder : 13 Warner, Lee H. "Silver Grays"
1972-1973
Box: 21 Folder : 14 Webster, T.S. "Thorn"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "A Young New Yorker in the French Revolution."

1967-1969
Box: 21 Folder : 15 Wells, Robert V. "New York Census of 1731"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission.

1972-1973
Box: 21 Folder : 16 Wennersten, John R. "Godwin"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "Slavery, Socialism, and the Anti-Abolition Reformer: A Case Study of Parke Godwin, 1840-1848."

1974-1976
Box: 21 Folder : 17 Wright, Langdon G. "New Netherland"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes manuscript submission "Local Government and Central Authority in New Netherland."

1971-1972

Subseries II.B. Other Correspondence and Work Files, 1940s-1998 (bulk, 1963-1979). 2.92 Linear feet

Arrangement Note

The subseries is arranged by document type and topically within document type. Files that primarily include correspondence appear first, followed by work files of editorial, administrative, and other matters.

Scope and Contents Note

This subseries includes correspondence other than that with authors of Quarterly articles (which is found above in subseries II.A). This correspondence primarily concerns the production aspects of the  Quarterly, including design, printing, and publicity. Accordingly, the principal correspondents are vendors providing production services to N-YHS, including designer Klaus Gemming, Finn Typographers, and Meriden Gravure Company. There is some correspondence concerning  Quarterly content, including solicitations for book reviewers and commentary from the Publications Committee. And there is some correspondence related to matters other than the  Quarterly, such as with University Press of Virginia concerning distribution of N-YHS’s publications. There is also continuing correspondence, primarily from the late 1960s and 1970s, transmitting inquiries and information relevant to a potential update to the  Dictionary of Artists in America (see series I.A for similar correspondence from prior to 1966).

In addition to correspondence, the subseries includes various work files related to editorial and administrative matters. Most of these files include edited submissions and galley proofs for the Quarterly’s book reviews and for N-YHS’s Annual Report. The work files also include notes on the Editorial Department’s production expense budget from the mid-1960s to mid-1970s, along with the billings from its service providers for this period.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 22 Folder : 1-2 Correspondence. General (2 folders)
1967-1978
Box: 22 Folder : 3-4 Correspondence. Proposed Articles (2 folders)
1966-1975
Box: 22 Folder : 5-7 Correspondence. Book Reviews (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes N-YHS's requests of individuals to review select books, the individual's positive or negative response, and transmittal letters of completed reviews. The folders do not hold the reviews or drafts of the reviews.

1966-1974
Box: 22 Folder : 8-9 Correspondence. Books Requested for Review (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes requests sent to publishers by N-YHS requesting copies of books to review.

1966-1968
Box: 23 Folder : 1 Correspondence. Books Requested for Review
1972-1975
Box: 23 Folder : 2 Correspondence. Permission to Reprint
1967-1969
Box: 23 Folder : 3 Correspondence. Photographs & Reproductions
1966-1968
Box: 23 Folder : 4 Correspondence. Promotional Brochure Soliciting Quarterly Articles; Listing in  Literary Market Place
1965
Box: 23 Folder : 5 Correspondence. Publicity

Scope and Contents Note

Includes examples of press notices and publicity for publications other than those of N-YHS as well as some correspondence concerning N-YHS efforts.

1968-1970
Box: 23 Folder : 6 Correspondence. University Press of Virginia

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns arrangements with the Press to distribute N-YHS publications.

1975-1979
Box: 23 Folder : 7 Correspondence. Lucius Wilmerding

Scope and Contents Note

Principally concerns Publications Committee member Wilmerding's review of The Papers of Robert Morris; the folder includes the response of the editors of the  Papers to the review.

1970, 1978
Box: 23 Folder : 8 Correspondence. Roger Butterfield

Scope and Contents Note

Includes correspondence with Butterfield principally in his capacity as a member of the Publications Committee (see also the correspondence by author files in subseries II.A) and also regarding his writings for the Quarterly. Includes correspondence of January 1967 from  Quarterly readers with compliments on the journal's new design.

1964-1969
Box: 23 Folder : 9 Correspondence. Publications Committee

Scope and Contents Note

Includes correspondence and notes with Publications Committee members in 1978-79, including an overview of the objectives and changes related to the "Points of View," "Notes and Documents," "Book Reviews," "Essay Review," and "Briefly Noted" sections of the Quarterly from the late 1960s to 1979, and assessments of various manuscripts submitted for publication. The 1974 item is a clipping.

1974, 1978-1979
Box: 23 Folder : 10 Correspondence. James Heslin

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a small number of notes concerning Quarterly production issues and administrative matters. (See correspondence by author, subseries II.A, for Heslin's comments on manuscripts submitted for publication.)

1976-1977
Box: 23 Folder : 11-12 Correspondence. Klaus Gemming (2 folders)
1966-1974
Box: 23 Folder : 13 Correspondence. Binding
1969-1973
Box: 23 Folder : 14 Correspondence. Finn Typographic Service
1967-1971
Box: 23 Folder : 15-16 Correspondence. Meriden Gravure (2 folders)
1966-1970
Box: 24 Folder : 1-2 Correspondence. Meriden Gravure (2 folders)
1971-1976
Box: 24 Folder : 3 Correspondence. Advertising

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns publishers and book dealers running advertisements in the Quarterly, which began to run such ads in 1972 or 1973.

1968-1976
Box: 24 Folder : 4 Correspondence. Portrait Catalogue

Scope and Contents Note

Includes notes concerning the possible printing of a revised edition of the Catalogue of American Portraits.

1963-1964
Box: 24 Folder : 5-7 Correspondence. Dictionary of Artists in America (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes inquiries, suggested updates and other correspondence received in connection with the DAA. The third folder includes the slips of paper with updates removed from the inscribed copy of the  DAA found in Series I.B.

1966-1998
Box: 24 Folder : 8 Work Files. Publicity Material for N-YHS Books in Print

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the checklist for the 1961 exhibition John Hill (1770-1850), Master of Aquatint.

1940s-1970s
Box: 24 Folder : 9 Work Files. Post Office

Scope and Contents Note

Includes N-YHS's "Publisher's Statement of Number of Copies" and "Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation" for various years for the Quarterly, along with various forms, postal rate information, and other matters related to publication mailings.

1950s-1970s
Box: 24 Folder : 10 Work Files. Lists for Complimentary Copies of Quarterly
1966
Box: 25 Folder : 1 Work Files. Budget

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the costs of design, printing, and other expenses related primarily to the production of the Annual Report and Quarterly.

1965-1974
Box: 25 Folder : 2-9 Work Files. Bills (8 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Primarily includes bills from Finn Typographic Service, Meriden Gravure Company, and Klaus Gemming.

1967-1975
Box: 25 Folder : 10 Work Files. Copyright

Scope and Contents Note

Primarily includes photocopies of copyright filings. See also Series I.A for other copyright files for this period.

1965-1977
Box: 25 Folder : 11 Work Files. Grant Proposal

Scope and Contents Note

Includes general information about grants and a non-NYHS proposal to the NEH for which the Quarterly editor served as a reference.

1972-1976
Box: 25 Folder : 12 Work Files. Quarterly Subscriber Cards

Scope and Contents Note

Includes index cards logging the mailing of the Quarterly to subscribers.

circa 1968-1980
Box: 26 Folder : 1-11 Work Files. Book Reviews (11 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

This set of folders and the next includes the submitted book reviews and review essays, with edits, galley proofs, and other pre-publication preparatory material.

1967-1970
Box: 27 Folder : 1-8 Work Files. Book Reviews (8 folders)
1970-1976
Box: 27 Folder : 9-12 Work Files. Index (4 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes edited versions and galleys of the annual index to the Quarterly.

1968-1972
Box: 27 Folder : 13 Work Files. Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents Note

Includes an edited book review, two sets of captions, and a statement regarding N-YHS publications for the American Bicentennial.

circa 1974-1976
Box: 27 Folder : 14 Work Files. Manuscript

Scope and Contents Note

Includes an untitled and unattributed 157 page manuscript concerning New York City history from the colonial period to the end of the nineteenth century.

1970s?
Box: 28 Folder : 1-9 Work Files. Annual Report (9 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the edited copy and galleys for the N-YHS annual report. The specific content of the folders varies for each year.

1966-1975

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