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

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Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: New-York Historical Society.
Title: New-York Historical Society publication editorial records
Dates: 1939-2000, 2009
Abstract: The New-York Historical Society publication editorial records include material related to publications produced by N-YHS from the 1940s to the early 1990s, with some later documents. Much of the record group includes the files of N-YHS’s Editorial Department, which existed from about 1942 to 1980, and relates to the editorial work for articles proposed and written for the organization’s journal, the Quarterly. The files also include editorial records for some of the books published by N-YHS, especially George C. Groce and David H. Wallace’s  Dictionary of Artists in America (1957), for which there is extensive correspondence and research notes. The record group also includes the papers presented at a series of six conferences on historical themes sponsored by N-YHS and organized by historian William Pencak from 1983 to 1988, along with the editorial files for the four volumes co-edited by Pencak based on the conference proceedings. Other principal correspondents include editors Charles E. Baker and Kathleen Luhrs, designer Klaus Gemming, members of N-YHS’s Publications Committee, and authors William Sawitzky, Susan Clay Sawitzky, Mary Bartlett Cowdrey, Paul H. Downing, Irwin Cortelyou, Rita Gottesman, and others.
Quantity: 36.5 Linear feet in 44 document boxes and 19 boxes of note cards
Call Phrase: NYHS-RG 17
Sponsor: This record group was processed as part of the 2015-2016 N-YHS Institutional Archives project, made possible by a generous grant from the Leon Levy Foundation.

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Biographical/Historical Note

From its earliest years, the New-York Historical Society was actively engaged in publishing materials ranging from pamphlets of individual addresses on historical topics to collections of edited historical documents to monographic studies. In his 1954 history of N-YHS, R.W.G. Vail counted about 600 such publications and provided an overview of them. Among the several publishing initiatives was the New-York Historical Society Quarterly Bulletin. Begun in 1917, the  Bulletin published feature articles, notes on N-YHS’s activities, transcripts of historical documents in the collection, and other matter. Yet despite the extensive range of publishing activities, until the mid-twentieth century there was no staff dedicated to editorial activities. Until 1938, the Librarian and Assistant Librarian performed editorial tasks along with their other responsibilities.

This began to change in 1938 with the designation of Assistant Librarian Dorothy C. Barck as Editor and Head of Research. Still, though, Barck worked within N-YHS’s library and held responsibilities well beyond editing the institution’s publications; indeed, she was named Librarian in 1942. But N-YHS’s drive in the late 1930s and early 1940s to expand its programs and professional operations led in 1943 to the hiring of Charles E. Baker as N-YHS’s first full-time editor and the establishment of an Editorial Department reporting to the Director. Baker remained Editor until 1963.

There were at least two notable accomplishments during Baker’s tenure that are well-represented in this record group’s documents: the expansion and increased scholarly content of the Quarterly Bulletin (called the  Quarterly from 1946) and the production of George C. Groce and David H. Wallace’s  Dictionary of Artists in America (DAA). The  DAA was an initiative begun in the early 1940s to expand on art historian George Groce’s 1940 survey of early American artists. Groce, living in Washington, DC, worked with Baker on the  DAA for well over a decade before it was published in 1957. Along the way, N-YHS hired David H. Wallace as an assistant editor in 1952, with principal responsibility for seeing the  DAA to a conclusion. Wallace completed the task just before leaving N-YHS in 1956, earning co-authorship credit with Groce for the achievement.

During his twenty years as Editor at N-YHS, Baker oversaw the production of several books in addition to the DAA and worked with many authors, including William Sawitzky and his wife Susan Clay Sawitzky, Rita Gottesman, Theodore Bolton, Paul H. Downing, Lawrence H. Leder, and others. After Baker's departure from N-YHS, the editorship was filled by a series of short-term appointments, including by Ann E. Cooper and Jane (Mrs. Wendell) Garrett, until 1967 when Kathleen A. Luhrs became Editor, a position she held until 1976. The mid-1960s were another important period for the  Quarterly as a redesign of the journal by Klaus Gemming was well-received.

Elaine Andrews took over as Editor in 1977, but she was the last to hold that position at N-YHS. Financial difficulties resulted in the decision to no longer publish the Quarterly after its first number of 1980 and the Editorial Department was disbanded. Through the end of the twentieth century, N-YHS still continued to produce publications, but no longer on a regular basis with a full-time dedicated staff. An important example of these later publications, represented in this record group, are the four volumes published from 1988-1991 of papers based on conferences held at N-YHS from 1983 to 1988. The six conferences were organized for N-YHS by William Pencak, a professor of history at Pennsylvania State University. Organized around particular themes, the conference titles were: New Approaches to the History of Colonial and Revolutionary New York (1983); New York and the Rise of American Capitalism (1984); Law in America (1985); Immigration to New York (1986); New York in the Age of the Constitution (1987); and Labor in New York (1988). Although the original intent was to publish all or most of the papers presented at the conferences, financial constraints resulted in only the first four conferences appearing in print. Pencak co-edited the volumes with the logistical arrangements handled by Marilyn McShane, a freelancer hired in November 1987 by N-YHS to guide the delayed volumes to completion.

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Scope and Contents Note

The New-York Historical Society publication editorial records include the files of the Editorial Department from its early days in the 1940s under Charles E. Baker to the close of the Department in 1980. There are also files from the 1980s, primarily in connection with the series of six conferences sponsored by N-YHS from 1983 to 1988 and the resulting volumes published from 1988 to 1991. The record group includes correspondence with authors in relation to the editing process; internal N-YHS notes assessing manuscripts for publication; manuscript submissions and edited versions of the manuscripts; and documents related to arrangements for printing and publicity. The files related to the conferences of the 1980s include all the papers originally presented at those sessions. Much of the record group concerns articles proposed and written for the Quarterly. Published books are also the subject of the record group, especially the production of the  Dictionary of Artists in America. Efforts by William Sawitzky and, after his death, his wife Susan Clay Sawitzky to write a series of books on American artists in the 1940s-1950s are well-documented. The files also include various administrative matters such as arranging for photograph reproduction permissions, printing, publicity, book reviews, and the like.

Arrangement Note

The record group is organized in three series:

I. Publications, 1940s-1960s

II. Publications, 1960s-1980

III. Publications, 1980s-2000

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Baker, Charles E., (Charles Edwin), 1902- -- Correspondence
  • Bolton, Theodore, 1889-1973 -- Correspondence
  • Cowdrey, Mary Bartlett, 1910-1974 -- Correspondence
  • Dickson, Harold E., 1900- -- Correspondence
  • Gottesman, Rita Susswein, 1906- -- Correspondence
  • Groce, George Cuthbert, 1899-1962 -- Correspondence
  • Sawitzky, Susan Clay, 1897-1981 -- Correspondence
  • Sawitzky, William, 1879 or 80-1947 -- Correspondence
  • Wallace, David H. -- Correspondence

Document Type

  • Correspondence
  • Proofs (printed matter)

Subject Organizations

  • New-York Historical Society. Editorial Department.
  • New-York Historical Society. -- Archives
  • New-York Historical Society. -- Publishing
  • Yale University Press. -- Correspondence

Subject Topics

  • Art historians -- Correspondence
  • Congresses and conventions -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Editing
  • Editors -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Historians -- Correspondence
  • Learned institutions and societies -- Publishing -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Libraries -- Publishing -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Museums -- Publishing -- New York (State) -- New York

Subject Places

  • New York (N.Y.) -- History -- Societies, etc.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers.

Use Restrictions

Permission to quote from this collection in a publication must be requested and granted in writing. Send permission requests, citing the name of the collection from which you wish to quote to: Manuscript Curator, The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024. See also the Use Restrictions note in Series III concerning permission to quote from the scholarly papers found there.

Preferred Citation Note

This collection should be cited as the New-York Historical Society publication editorial records (NYHS-RG 17), The New-York Historical Society.

Related Archival Materials Note

This finding aid relates to just one record group of the New-York Historical Society archives. For information about the other record groups and for overall information about the archives, please see the Guide to the New-York Historical Society Archives (NYHS-RG Archives).

Processing Information Note

This record group was processed by project archivist Larry Weimer in December 2015-January 2016.

Accruals Note

No further accruals are expected for this record group.

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Container List

Series I. Publications (1940s-1960s)., 1939-1982, 2009. 24.42 Linear feet

Arrangement Note

The series is organized in three subseries:

I.A. General Correspondence

I.B. Dictionary of Artists in America Records

I.C. David H. Wallace Papers

Scope and Contents Note

This series includes the Editorial Department files concerning certain publications of the 1940s and into the early 1960s. George C. Groce and David H. Wallace’s Dictionary of Artists in America, published in 1957, is the best documented publication in the series. There is extensive correspondence between N-YHS editors Charles E. Baker and David Wallace and Groce, as well as with Yale University Press concerning production and royalty payments. The original cards used to record research notes and sources for the  DAA entries are in the series. And the series also holds much correspondence and notes concerning information about artists provided after the  DAA’s publication in anticipation that a supplement to the  DAA might be prepared. The series also includes a 2015 donation of documents from David Wallace that includes extracts from his diaries and other documents dating from his years working at N-YHS and with Groce on the  DAA.

In addition to the DAA, the series includes correspondence related to articles for the  Quarterly and various book-length works. Unfinished and unpublished projects are represented in the series as well as published works. Although much of the general correspondence files concern administrative matters, such as acquiring image reproduction permissions, many files touch on more substantive matters, such as the editorial and management decisions regarding whether or not to publish a piece and the sometimes fraught relationship between editor and author. William Sawitzky, Susan Clay Sawitzky, Paul Downing, Mary Bartlett Cowdrey, and Theodore Bolton are among the several correspondents represented in the general correspondence of the series.

Subseries I.A. General Correspondence, 1939-1982. 4.17 Linear feet

Arrangement Note

The General Correspondence subseries is arranged alphabetically, following the order and labels of the original files. For the most part, the alphabetical order is based on correspondent name (which can be either an individual or an institutional affiliation), though some documents were foldered by a publication title or other topic.

Scope and Contents Note

The General Correspondence subseries includes the files maintained principally during the tenure of N-YHS publications editor Charles E. Baker, from 1943 to 1963. Some of Baker’s files appear to have been maintained for a time after his departure so the date range of the correspondence extends into the mid-1960s and, in the case of a file of copyright registrations, to the early 1980s. The correspondence concerns the editorial process for articles and book reviews for the Quarterly, as well as various book-length works. The material relates to works that were either published, unfinished and unpublished, or proposed but declined from the 1940s through the mid-1960s.

Many of the files primarily include only administrative matters related to the editorial process, such as transmittal letters, photograph reproduction requests and permissions, arrangements for printing, requests for book reviewers, mailings of copies of the published work, and other such matters. Nevertheless, more substantive content can be found in several files; these include Baker’s recommendations to the N-YHS Publications Committee regarding a proposed publication and the Committee’s response and editorial comments to the author. Only a few files have manuscript drafts of the work and these are noted in the container list. A few files hold photographs and negatives; these are also noted in the container list.

Among the more substantive topical files are those concerning Susan Clay Sawitzky’s efforts through the late 1940s and into the early 1960s to continue the late William Sawitzky’s publications on American artists; the unsuccessful Rockefeller Foundation-funded attempt to publish a book by Paul Downing on historic carriages; differences of historical interpretation with Eugene F. Kramer in connection with his proposed Quarterly article on the Harry Croswell case of 1802; and publication of Harold Edward Dickson's  John Wesley Jarvis, American Painter. Among the many other correspondents with substantive content are Theodore Bolton, Irwin Cortelyou, Rita and Callman Gottesman, Fenwick Beekman, Mary Bartlett Cowdrey, Stuyvesant Fish, Lawrence H. Leder, Arthur Merritt, J.E. Strickland, Leonidas Westervelt, and George Zabriskie.

This subseries does not include the principal editorial records for the Dictionary of Artists in America (see subseries I.B for those). However, this subseries does include a set of folders dating from after the  DAA’s publication that refer to corrections, updates and other matter related to a possible supplement. References to the  DAA are also made at points in other correspondence in this subseries and these are identified in the container list notes.

Processing Information Note

This subseries 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 subseries.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1-2 A. General (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Principal correspondents include William Akin, Albany Institute of History & Art, William M. Armstrong, J. Earl Arrington. Includes carbon copy of the Editorial Department Report at May 20, 1947.

1946-1965
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Accomplice for Treason

Scope and Contents Note

Principal subject concerns arrangements for publication with Evans Printing Company and others.

1952-1955
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Ames Book & Ames Supplement

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the book Ezra Ames of Albany, a related exhibition at the Albany Institute of History & Art, and a published supplement to the Ames book. Principal correspondents: Irwin (Mrs. George B.) Cortelyou, Robert Wheeler (Albany Institute), Theodore Bolton. See also the folder below: Bolton, Theodore.

1950-1960
Box: 1 Folder : 5-7 Arts & Crafts in New York (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Primarily concerns Rita Gottesman's Arts & Crafts in New York, 1777-1799 and the posthumously published  Arts & Crafts in New York, 1800-1804, but also includes documents related to other writings and proposals of Gottesman. Principal correspondents include Rita Gottesman and Callman Gottesman.

1947-1965
Box: 1 Folder : 8-9 B. General (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Prncipal correspondents include Helena Baer, Alexander S. Balinky, James F. Beard, Martin J. Becker, Whitfield J. Bell, Jr., George A. Billias, Walter H. Blumenthal, Metchie J.E. Budka.

1948-1966
Box: 1 Folder : 10-11 Beekman, Fenwick (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns Philip White's The Beekmans of New York in Politics and Commerce and articles and other writings by Fenwick Beekman. Includes research notes compiled for Beekman with biographical information on physicians who were N-YHS members.

1946-1959
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Benson, Egbert

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Phyllis Ross's manuscript essay "The Early Life of Egbert Benson." Ross was a graduate student at Columbia University and used N-YHS resources in researching the paper.

1959
Box: 2 Folder : 2-3 Bolton, Theodore (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Primarily concerns Bolton and Cortelyou's Ezra Ames of Albany and also other writings and review work done by Bolton. Includes some correspondence and references to George Groce and William Savitzky (1939). See also the folder above: Ames Book & Ames Supplement.

1939, 1947-1959, 1965
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Budget & Bills

Scope and Contents Note

Includes informal yearly budget estimates and some printing bills for, primarily, the Annual Report and the Quarterly.

1951-1966
Box: 3 Folder : 1-14 Bulletin /  Quarterly (14 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes correspondence primarily arranging for book reviews (obtaining reviewers and review copies, transmittals of drafts and comments, exchanges with the N-YHS Publications Committee members). Most are carbon copies of outgoing letters, though there are many incoming letters as well. Principal correspondents (i.e., those with more than basic exchanges) include Stuyvesant Fish, Lucy Stewart, Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, Charles Larned Robinson, John Perry Pritchett, Frank Weitenkamp, Harry C.W. Melick, Victor Hugo Paltsis, Alvin F. Harlow, George Zabriskie, Louis Wills (includes compliments of various correspondents to Wills for his 1947 article), Lockwood Barr, Kenneth Scott, D.G. Brinton Thompson, Roger L. Williams, Theodore Sizer, Thomas A. Larremore, Samuel White Patterson, Mary Bartlett Cowdrey, Robert Ernst, Paul H. Downing, J. Earl Arrington, Mrs. W.E. Smith, Leroy E. Kimball. There is one letter each from Eleanor Roosevelt (1945) and Irving Berlin (1948).

1943-1951
Box: 2 Folder : 5-6 C. General (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Principal correspondents include Frances S. Childs, Mary E. Cunningham, Alexander B. Callow, Jr., Vincent P. Carosso, Roger Champagne, Annie R. (Mrs. Francis J.H.) Coffin, Thomas J. Condon, Irwin (Mrs. George B.) Cortelyou.

1948-1965
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Case, Lockwood & Brainard (Printers)
1951-1952
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Cooper, J.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns a Quarterly article and photograph(s) related to the artist, J. Cooper. Principal correspondents include George C. Groce, Mary (Mitzie) Bartlett Cowdrey, and various museums and galleries.

1945, 1951-1954
Box: 2 Folder : 9-10 Copyright (2 folders)
1939-1982
Box: 2 Folder : 11-14 Cowdrey, Mary (Mitzie) Bartlett (4 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns Cowdrey's American Academy of Fine Arts and American Art-Union, 1816–1852 and other writings, as well as other matters Cowdrey comments on. George Groce and the  Dictionary of American Artists are referred to.

1946-1956
Box: 4 Folder : 1 D. General

Scope and Contents Note

Principal correspondents include Joseph Downs, Curtis Carroll Davis.

1950-1965
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Dana, Nathalie

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns Dana's Quarterly article "Lenox Hill in the 1800s" and her proposed longer work  Flight from the Rectory, and other writings. Other correspondents include agent Virginia Rice and Jarvis Cromwell.

1962, 1964-1965
Box: 4 Folder : 3-6 Dictionary of Artists in America (4 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes comments, inquiries, information on additional artists, corrections, and other matter from readers of the DAA. See also series II.B for the continuation of this correspondence in the late 1960s and after. See also subseries I.B, box 62 labeled "Note Cards. Some for Included Entries and Some for Excluded Entries. Abbott - Zieber" for related notes from circa 1956-1961.

1956-1965
Box: 4 Folder : 7-10 Downing, Paul H. (4 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Primarily concerns Downing's attempt, which was not completed, to write a history of American carriages to 1800. Also includes documents concerning an earlier article written by Downing. Other correspondents include Dana Creel, Kenneth Chorley, Irving S. Olds, John E. Parsons, George R. Clay

1946-1962
Box: 4 Folder : 11 E. General

Scope and Contents Note

Principal correspondents include David M. Ellis, Robert Ernst, John C. Ewers.

1949-1965
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Edwards Brothers, Inc. (Lithoprinters)
1949-1961
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Exhibition Catalogues

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a few notes concerning price quotes and estimates for printing from Grady Press.

1956, 1961
Box: 5 Folder : 1 F. General

Scope and Contents Note

Principal correspondents include Paul Fatout, William N. Fenton, Kent Forster, Alfred Frankenstein, Warren G. French, Frick Art Reference Library.

1950-1966
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Fish, Stuyvesant

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns Fish's opinions on various publications and his related book reviews and proposed reviews.

1944-1950
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Furman, Gabriel

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Charles Baker's notes and proposal to publish Furman's circa 1845 manuscript of "The Customs, Amusements, Style of Living, and Manners of the People of the United States...."

1945
Box: 5 Folder : 4 G. General

Scope and Contents Note

Principal correspondents include Helen P. Geng, Don R. Gerlach, Laurence B. Goodrich (in connection with William and Susan Clay Sawitzky's work on Ralph Earl), George C. Groce (1956-58, concerning the Dictionary of Artists in America).

1948-1965
Box: 5 Folder : 5 George Grady Press
1941-1962
Box: 5 Folder : 6-8 H. General (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Principal correspondents include Loyd Haberly, Hermann Hagedorn, Milton W. Hamilton, Paul M. Hamlin, William Hartman, (Rear Admiral) John D. Hayes, Leo Hershkowitz, Codman Hislop, Harry P. Havell, Elliot Baldwin Hunt, Beatrice Hyslop.

1947-1965
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Harbor Press, Inc.
1962-1965
Box: 5 Folder : 10 History Written with Pick and Shovel

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns reviews and other publicity for the 1950 book, and printing costs and publicity for the 1955 reprint.

1950, 1954-1955
Box: 5 Folder : 11 I. General
1953, 1958-1959, 1965
Box: 6 Folder : 1 J. General

Scope and Contents Note

Principal correspondents include Herbert A. Johnson, William R. Johnson, Jacob Judd (includes Judd's unpublished manuscript article "A Tale of Two Cities: Brooklyn and New York, 1834-1855").

1949-1964
Box: 6 Folder : 2-4 John Wesley Jarvis, American Painter (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns Harold Edward Dickson's book on Jarvis.

1947-1951, 1954
Box: 6 Folder : 5 K. General

Scope and Contents Note

Principal correspondents include Alice P. Kenney, Herbert Kriedman.

1953-1966
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Knickerbocker Birthday

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns post-publication matters related to R.W.G. Vail's history of N-YHS, including requests for review copies and sales offers. There is also an informal list of printing costs.

1954-1955
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Kramer Article

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns Eugene F. Kramer's unpublished article "The Harry Croswell Case: A Milestone in the Freedom of the Press." Includes a version with N-YHS's proposed edits.

1962-1964
Box: 6 Folder : 8-10 L. General (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Principal correspondents include Vincent Peter Lannie, L. Jesse Lemisch, Ira M. Leonard, Edwin R. Lewinson, W. David Lewis, Clifford L. Long, Roy Lubove, Paul V. Lutz, Lila Parish Lyman.

1948-1966
Box: 6 Folder : 11-12 Leder, Lawrence H. (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns various writings of Leder. Includes a manuscript of his "The Missing New York Assembly Journal of April 1692."

1952-1955
Box: 7 Folder : 1-2 M. General (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Principal correspondents include Robert M. McClung, John F. McDermott, Philip Marsh, M. Bernard Mason, James R. Masterson, Harry C.W. Melick, Emma deLong Mills, Elizabeth (Mrs. Clement C.) Moore, Katherine Prentis Murphy.

1948-1966
Box: 7 Folder : 3 McClellan, George B., Jr.

Scope and Contents Note

Includes correspondence with the J.B. Lippincott Company concerning publication of the manuscript autobiography of McClellan.

1953
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Merritt, Arthur

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns Arthur Hastings Merritt's autobiography, his article on Parson Weems and the Washington cherry tree story, and other writings. Includes a photograph of Merritt.

1949-1961
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Miller, Perry

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns attempts to have Miller review various books.

1957-1961
Box: 7 Folder : 6 N. General

Scope and Contents Note

Principal correspondents include Eric P. Newman (in conection with an article by Kenneth Scott).

1951-1965
Box: 7 Folder : 7 New York Past and Present

Scope and Contents Note

Includes correspondence with John Davis Hatch concerning a proposed reprint of I.N. Phelps Stokes's book.

1955-1956, 1963
Box: 7 Folder : 8 New York State Historical Association

Scope and Contents Note

Primarily concerns the historical association's acquisition of N-YHS publications. 1957-58 correspondence with Dorothy Barck at the association includes references to the Dictionary of Artists in America.

1949-1958
Box: 7 Folder : 9 O. General
1953-1954
Box: 7 Folder : 10 Olds, Irving S.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns two articles written by Olds.

1954, 1957, 1960
Box: 7 Folder : 11 P and Q. General

Scope and Contents Note

Principal correspondents include John Marshall Phillips.

1949-1954
Box: 7 Folder : 12 R. General
1949-1954
Box: 7 Folder : 13 Romig, Edgar F.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns various articles and book reviews by Romig.

1944-1963
Box: 7 Folder : 14 S. General
1946-1954
Box: 7 Folder : 15-18 Sawitzky, William and Susan Clay. General (4 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

The 19 Sawitzky folders include some material related to William's Carnegie-funded activities at N-YHS in the early 1940s, including an outline and some notes for the lecture he taught at N-YHS on early American painters for New York University's Institute of Fine Arts (IFA), his publication of a monograph on Matthew Pratt (1942), and his work on other monographs in the early-mid 1940s. Most of the material dates from after William's death in 1947 and concerns Susan Sawitzky's efforts to continue William's work toward publications concerning Ralph Earl, Reuben Moulthrop, Lawrence Kilbourn, Abraham Delanoy, Jr., and others. In addition to letters, the folders include photographs, negatives, reproduction permissions, manuscript drafts, and other matter. (See also the William Sawitzky papers in N-YHS's manuscript collection; that collection includes typescripts of Sawitzky's 1940s lectures at N-YHS, which refer to some extent to artworks and exhibitions at N-YHS.)

1939-1961
Box: 8 Folder : 1-2 Sawitzky, William and Susan Clay. General (2 folders)
1943-1954
Box: 8 Folder : 3-7 Sawitzky, William and Susan Clay. Ralph Earl (5 folders)
1942-1951, Undated
Box: 9 Folder : 1-5 Sawitzky, William and Susan Clay. Reuben Moulthrop (5 folders)
1947-1950, 1956
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Sawitzky, William and Susan Clay. Matthew Pratt
1939, 1942
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Sawitzky, William and Susan Clay. Three New York Painters
1942-1946, 1950-1952
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Sawitzky, William and Susan Clay. John Watson
1951
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Strickland, J.E.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the proposed publication of a 1794 journal by William Strickland.

1952, 1956-1960, 1965
Box: 10 Folder : 2-4 Supreme Court of Judicature of the Province of New York (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns Paul M. Hamlin and Charles E. Baker's three volume edition of the court's minutes. Includes some editorial correspondence, but most concerns enlisting book reviews and fulfilling orders.

1948-1965
Box: 10 Folder : 5 T. General
1952-1954
Box: 10 Folder : 6 Taylor, Walter A.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns requests of Taylor for book reviews.

1961, 1964
Box: 10 Folder : 7-8 Tolman, Ruel P. (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photographs, color transparencies, transcripts of historic documents, and some notes related to Tolman's The Life and Works of Edward Greene Malbone, 1777-1807.

circa 1950s
Box: 10 Folder : 9 U, V, and W. General
1947-1954
Box: 10 Folder : 10 Westervelt, Leonidas

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns Westervelt's article "General Marion and the Sweet Potatoes" and various Jenny Lind collection-related matters.

1945-1950
Box: 10 Folder : 11 White, Philip L.
1957-1958
Box: 10 Folder : 12 Wright, Charles L.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns Wright's article "The Pioneer of Zinc Etching." Includes his early manuscript version.

1951-1956
Box: 10 Folder : 13 Y. General
1950, 1954
Box: 10 Folder : 14 Zabriskie, George A.

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns various writings of Zabriskie and his editorial comments on the Quarterly. Also concerns Charles Baker's survey of Zabriskie's writings in 1945 and after his death in 1954. Includes two snapshots of Zabriskie from the late 1940s.

1942, 1945-1954

Subseries I.B. Dictionary of Artists in America Records, 1944-1982. 20.15 Linear feet

Arrangement Note

The subseries is arranged principally by format, with Groce's 1943 typescript opening the subseries, followed by correspondence, the inscribed book, and the note cards. The correspondence is arranged by correspondent, with the files of correspondence with George Groce first, followed by other correspondents in alphabetical order. These are followed by a small number of topical correspondence files.

There are two sets of Groce correspondence files. The first set includes two folders of documents spanning the years 1945 to 1953 that were binder-clipped together in the original files and so were kept together as found. The second, and much larger, set are the principal, chronological files of Groce correspondence, spanning 1945 to 1956.

Scope and Contents Note

The subseries includes two principal document types: correspondence from over ten years related to the production of the DAA and the note cards used during the research process to record information on artists, most of which were used for the entries in the  DAA.

The correspondence includes the extensive exchanges between the Washington, D.C.-based George Groce and the New York-based editors Charles Baker and David Wallace (who was also co-credited with Groce as an author). The DAA and specific artist entries are the principal subjects of the letters, but other subjects also appear at times, including other articles and book reviews by Groce, exhibitions, comments on the work of William Sawitzky and others in the field, and the like. The files of Groce's correspondence also include the originals, copies, or typescripts of letters sent to Groce or N-YHS by other correspondents and  DAA contributors in connection with Groce's inquiries.

The correspondence also includes files from a wide range of curators, editors, scholars, descendants of artists, and others providing information about artists for the DAA. Some correspondents also discuss their own interests or advance inquiries of tangential relevance to the  DAA. Principal correspondents include J. Earl Arrington, Rudolf Berliner, Wolfgang Born, Ralph Catterall, David C. Duniway, Edward H. Dwight, Elliot A.P. Evans, Sinclair Hamilton, John Davis Hatch, Jr., Bertha L. Heilbron, H. Maxson Holloway, Cliff Lord, Wilbur D. Peat, Francis W. Robinson, Anna Rutledge, Robert Taft, and Edna T. Whitley.

Finally, the correspondence includes exchanges between N-YHS and the publisher, Yale University Press, concerning arrangements for the production of the book and payment of royalties to N-YHS. These files include the original agreement with Yale concerning royalties and the records of royalties forwarded to N-YHS from 1959-1982.

The subseries includes 19 boxes of note cards. All but one of these boxes appear to hold the original notes about artists developed by Groce and shipped to N-YHS. Several of the boxes are original and some have the shipping label on them. Paperclipped to many of the original note cards are added slips of paper with revisions, updated entry information, some correspondence, and other documents. Sixteen of the boxes relate to entries in the DAA and two boxes relate to artists that were "rejected" from inclusion. One box holds cards dating from shortly after the  DAA's production and these record new information received in anticipation of a possible supplement to the  DAA.

The sub-series also includes a small number of topical files related to publicity and requests for copies of the DAA and a copy of the  DAA inscribed by Groce to Baker.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 43 Folder : 1-5 Groce, George C. Typescript of expanded version of 1440 Early American Portrait Artists (5 folders)
1943
Box: 11 Folder : 1-2 Groce, George C. (Binder-clipped documents) (2 folders)
1945-1950, 1953
Box: 11 Folder : 3-21 Groce, George C. (Chronological files) (19 folders)
1945-1953
Box: 12 Folder : 1-2 Groce, George C. (Chronological files) (2 folders)
1954-1956
Box: 12 Folder : 3-14 Other Correspondents. A-L (12 folders)
1944-1956
Box: 13 Folder : 1-7 Other Correspondents. M-Z (7 folders)
1944-1956
Box: 13 Folder : 8-10 Other Correspondents. Yale University Press (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the agreement for royalty payments and the ensuing receipts (1959-82). Also includes 1952 correspondence with publisher Thomas Y. Crowell Company.

1952-1982
Box: 13 Folder : 11 Publicity
1944, 1956
Box: 13 Folder : 12 Requests for the Publication
1948-1956
Box: 63 Folder : 1 The New-York Historical Society's Dictionary of Artists in America, 1564-1860

Scope and Contents Note

Copy of the DAA inscribed by George Groce to Charles Baker. A few of the entries are lightly annotated. This copy of the book was used to hold sheets dating from the 1970s and afterward that noted corrections and other possible revisions in the event a supplement or revised edition should be produced. These sheets were removed from the book and placed with similar material in Series II.B.

1957
Box: 44 Cards : - Note Cards. Aamond - Behan [Behrens]

Scope and Contents Note

This and the following 15 boxes (Aamond to Zimmer) include the notes on artists used by Groce and Wallace for entries appearing in the Dictionary of Artists in America.

1940s-1950s
Box: 45 Cards : - Note Cards. Biegel [Beigel] - Breflchl?
1940s-1950s
Box: 46 Cards : - Note Cards. Brehan - Cave
1940s-1950s
Box: 47 Cards : - Note Cards. Cazenova - Cuypers
1940s-1950s
Box: 48 Cards : - Note Cards. Dacre - Eiseman
1940s-1950s
Box: 49 Cards : - Note Cards. Elder - Geyer
1940s-1950s
Box: 50 Cards : - Note Cards. Giampaoli - Hazlitt
1940s-1950s
Box: 51 Cards : - Note Cards. Head - Jay
1940s-1950s
Box: 52 Cards : - Note Cards. Jeanneret - Le Roy
1940s-1950s
Box: 53 Cards : - Note Cards. Le Serrurier - Melrose
1940s-1950s
Box: 54 Cards : - Note Cards. Menchilli - Ozanne
1940s-1950s
Box: 55 Cards : - Note Cards. Pabodie - Reinke
1940s-1950s
Box: 56 Cards : - Note Cards. Reisner - Sherwood
1940s-1950s
Box: 57 Cards : - Note Cards. Sheys - Symon
1940s-1950s
Box: 58 Cards : - Note Cards. Taber - Ward
1940s-1950s
Box: 59 Cards : - Note Cards. Wardell - Zimmer
1940s-1950s
Box: 60 Cards : - Note Cards for Entries Not Used in the Dictionary. Ahlborn Jayne

Scope and Contents Note

This box and the next one include Groce and Wallace's notes on artists that did not receive entries in the Dictionary of Artists in America.

1940s-1950s
Box: 61 Cards : - Note Cards for Entries Not Used in the Dictionary. Jeffers - Yvon (and a few misc.)

Scope and Contents Note

The "few misc" cards in the box label refers to several cards that are out of alphabetical order and are found after Yvon.

1940s-1950s
Box: 62 Cards : - Note Cards. Some for Included Entries and Some for Excluded Entries. Abbott - Zieber

Scope and Contents Note

This box appears to include notes on artists recorded in anticipation of a possible supplement to the Dictionary of Artists in America. The cards include both artists with entries in the  DAA and those without entries.

circa 1956-1961

Subseries I.C. David H. Wallace Papers, 1950-1958, 2009. 0.1 Linear feet

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The documents in this subseries were donated to N-YHS on November 9, 2015, by David H. Wallace, former Assistant Editor at N-YHS (1952-1956) and co-author of the Dictionary of Artists in America.

Scope and Contents Note

The subseries includes documents created or compiled by David H. Wallace, Assistant Editor at N-YHS from September 1952 to December 1956. A major responsibility of Wallace's during his tenure at N-YHS concerned the New-York Historical Society's Dictionary of Artists in America, 1564-1860, which was published in 1957 and for which he was credited as co-author with George C. Groce. Wallace's papers include two transcripts he prepared in 2009 that include extracts from a diary he maintained and other documents from the 1950s. One of these transcripts recounts Wallace's day-day involvement with the  DAA and the other provides a view of Wallace's overall activities at N-YHS, as well as his perspective as an N-YHS staff member in the early 1950s. The papers include a few letters, including those of 1952 from Director R.W.G. Vail leading to Wallace's employment, a 1953 letter from Louise Hall Tharp, and a 1958 letter from Wallace's successor as Assistant Editor. The subseries includes three photographs of N-YHS staff, including Charles Baker and Wallace, and publicity ephemera for the Bella Landauer collection, with a poem by Wallace.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 13 Transmittal Documents
2015
Box: 13 Folder : 14 Transcript re: Producing the Dictionary of Artists in America
1952-1957, 2009
Box: 13 Folder : 15 Transcript re: N-YHS Experiences
1950-1957
Box: 13 Folder : 16 Correspondence
1952-1953, 1958
Box: 13 Folder : 17 Photographs; Landauer Ephemera
1953, circa 1956

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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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Series III. Publications (1980s-2000)., 1983-1990, 2000. 5.83 Linear feet

Arrangement Note

The bulk of the series is arranged in chronological order by conference year (1983-1988). Within each conference, the material is arranged with the original conference documents, which are principally the presenters' papers, followed by documents related to the later publication based on the conference. The conference documents are followed by a small number of documents concerning other publications.

Scope and Contents Note

The Publications, 1980-2000 series primarily includes documents related to the six annual conferences held at N-YHS from 1983 to 1988 on historical themes and the publications resulting from the first four of these. The series includes all original papers distributed to conference participants and presented there, and it includes documents related to the program planning and logistical arrangements for several of the conferences. The names of the presenters and the titles of their papers are noted in the container list below.

The series also includes various later versions of the papers as they were prepared for later publication in compilations based on the conference proceedings, as well as other papers not presented at the conferences but included in the publications. The series includes documents concerning the printing, publicity, and other matters related to the production of the conference volumes. The principal correspondence in the series is between N-YHS and William Pencak, the professor of history at Pennsylvania State University who organized the conference programs for N-YHS and who co-edited the subsequent volumes.

The series includes material related to publicity for the 1987 publication Tales of the Phelps-Dodge Family and minor documents related to Helena Zinkham’s guide to N-YHS’s Print Room collections and the  Perspectives on the Collections of The New-York Historical Society.

Use Restrictions

The conference papers included in this series may not be cited or reproduced without the author's permission.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 29 Folder : 1 1983 Conference. Papers (1 of 12). Program

Scope and Contents Note

This set of folders includes the program and papers presented at the conference themed "New Approaches to the History of Colonial and Revolutionary New York." The publication in 1988 of most of the papers, with some revisions, was titled Authority and Resistance in Early New York.

1983 May 20-21
Box: 29 Folder : 2 1983 Conference. Papers (2 of 12). Stefan Bielinski

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Bielinski's "The People of Colonial Albany, 1650-1800: A Profile of Community Identity."

1983 May 20-21
Box: 29 Folder : 3 1983 Conference. Papers (3 of 12). William McLaughlin

Scope and Contents Note

Includes McLaughlin's "Family Property: Personal Rights and the Preservation of Households in Colonial Flatbush."

1983 May 20-21
Box: 29 Folder : 4 1983 Conference. Papers (4 of 12). Randall H. Balmer

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Balmer's "Schism on Long Island: The Dutch Reformed Church, Lord Cornbury, and the Politics of Anglicization."

1983 May 20-21
Box: 29 Folder : 5 1983 Conference. Papers (5 of 12). Graham R. Hodges

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Hodges's "Legal Bonds of Attachment: The Freemanship Law of New York City, 1648-1801."

1983 May 20-21
Box: 29 Folder : 6 1983 Conference. Papers (6 of 12). David E. Narrett

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Narrett's "Patterns of Inheritance and Family Life in Colonial New York, 1664-1775: A Comparative Perspective."

1983 May 20-21
Box: 29 Folder : 7 1983 Conference. Papers (7 of 12). Robert C. Ritchie

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Ritchie's "Samuel Burgess, New York Pirate."

1983 May 20-21
Box: 29 Folder : 8 1983 Conference. Papers (8 of 12). Steven J. Ross

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Ross's "'Objects of Charity': Poor Relief, Poverty, and the Rise of the Almshouse in Early Eighteenth-Century New York City."

1983 May 20-21
Box: 29 Folder : 9 1983 Conference. Papers (9 of 12). Robert E. Cray. Jr.

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Cray's "Poverty and Poor Relief: New York City and its Rural Environs, 1700-1790."

1983 May 20-21
Box: 29 Folder : 10 1983 Conference. Papers (10 of 12). John H. Murrin

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Murrin's "English Rights as Ethnic Aggression: The English Conquest, the Charter of Liberties of 1683, and Leisler's Rebellion in New York."

1983 May 20-21
Box: 29 Folder : 11 1983 Conference. Papers (11 of 12). Paul A. Gilje

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Gilje's "Republican Rioting: Traditions of Anglo-American Mob Behavior in Revolutionary New York City."

1983 May 20-21
Box: 29 Folder : 12 1983 Conference. Papers (12 of 12). Philip Ranlet

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Ranlet's "Loyalism and War in the Countryside: The Revolution in Westchester, Orange, Ulster, Tryon, and Albany Counties."

1983 May 20-21
Box: 29 Folder : 13-18 1983 Conference. Manuscript (6 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the manuscript compiled for publication by the editors William Pencak and Conrad Edick Wright.

circa 1983
Box: 30 Folder : 1-5 1983 Conference. Publication. General (5 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes documents related to publication arrangements, editorial comments, expenses, publicity, copyright registration, and reviews for Authority and Resistance in Early New York.

1984-1989
Box: 30 Folder : 6-10 1983 Conference. Publication. Page Proofs (5 folders)
1987
Box: 31 Folder : 1 1984 Conference. Papers (1 of 15). Program

Scope and Contents Note

This set of folders includes the program and papers presented at the conference themed "New York and the Rise of American Capitalism." Most of the papers were published in 1989 under the title New York and the Rise of American Capitalism: Economic Development and the Social and Political History of an American State, 1780-1870.

1984 May 18-19
Box: 31 Folder : 2 1984 Conference. Papers (2 of 15). Diane Lindstrom

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Lindstrom's "Economic Structure, Demographic Change and Income Inequality: Antebellum New York."

1984 May 18-19
Box: 31 Folder : 3 1984 Conference. Papers (3 of 15). Janet A. Riesman

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Riesman's "Republican Revisions: Political Economy After the Panic of 1819."

1984 May 18-19
Box: 31 Folder : 4 1984 Conference. Papers (4 of 15). Richard Stott

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Stott's "Hinterland Development and Differences in Work Setting: The New York City Region, 1820-1870."

1984 May 18-19
Box: 31 Folder : 5 1984 Conference. Papers (5 of 15). Juliana F. Gilheany

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Gilheany's "The Place of English, Scots and Welsh Immigrants in the Developing Economy of New York City in the Early Nineteenth Century."

1984 May 18-19
Box: 31 Folder : 6 1984 Conference. Papers (6 of 15). Paul A. Gilje

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Gilje's "A Conflict of Culture and the Impact of Commercialization on New York Workingmen, 1783-1829."

1984 May 18-19
Box: 31 Folder : 7 1984 Conference. Papers (7 of 15). Marybeth Hamilton

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Hamilton's "'The Life of a Citizen in the Hands of a Woman': Sexual Assault in New York City, 1790-1820."

1984 May 18-19
Box: 31 Folder : 8 1984 Conference. Papers (8 of 15). John Denis Haeger

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Haeger's "John Jacob Astor and the Historians: Old Myths and New Interpretations."

1984 May 18-19
Box: 31 Folder : 9 1984 Conference. Papers (9 of 15). Gregory S. Hunter

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Hunter's "The Manhattan Company: Managing a Multi-Unit Corporation in New York, 1799-1842."

1984 May 18-19
Box: 31 Folder : 10 1984 Conference. Papers (10 of 15). Cathy Mitten

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Mitten's "Private Economic Opportunity During the Revolutionary War to 1792: The Example of a Few 'True Whigs' in New York."

1984 May 18-19
Box: 31 Folder : 11 1984 Conference. Papers (11 of 15). Nathan Peters

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Peters's "The Growth of the Port of New York, 1790-1800: A Look at Vessel Turn Around Time."

1984 May 18-19
Box: 31 Folder : 12 1984 Conference. Papers (12 of 15). Iver Bernstein

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Bernstein's "The Draft Riots of 1863 and the Industrial Revolution in New York."

1984 May 18-19
Box: 31 Folder : 13 1984 Conference. Papers (13 of 15). Michael A. Bernstein

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Bernstein's "Northern Labor Finds a Southern Champion: A Note on the Radical Democracy, 1833-1849."

1984 May 18-19
Box: 31 Folder : 14 1984 Conference. Papers (14 of 15). L. Ray Gunn

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Gunn's "The Crisis of Distributive Politics: The Debate over State Debts and Development Policy."

1984 May 18-19
Box: 31 Folder : 15 1984 Conference. Papers (15 of 15). Jerome Mushkat

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Mushkat's "Fernando Wood and the Commercial Growth of New York City."

1984 May 18-19
Box: 31 Folder : 16-19 1984 Conference. Publication. General (4 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes documents related to publication arrangements, editorial comments, expenses, publicity, copyright registration, and reviews for New York and the Rise of American Capitalism.

1986-1989
Box: 31 Folder : 20 1984 Conference. Publication. Disks

Scope and Contents Note

Includes four 5" floppy disks. Labels indicate that these hold digital copies of at least some of the papers. There is no facility to read the disks, but the labels suggest that there is no material on the disks other than the print matter already in the folders.

circa 1988
Box: 31 Folder : 21-22 1984 Conference. Publication. Page Proofs (2 folders)
1988
Box: 32 Folder : 1-2 1984 Conference. Publication. Page Proofs (2 folders)
1988
Box: 32 Folder : 3 1985 Conference. Papers (1 of 18). Program

Scope and Contents Note

This set of folders includes the program and papers presented at the conference themed "The Law in America, 1607-1861." Many of the papers were published in 1989, also under the title The Law in America, 1607-1861.

1985 May 17-18
Box: 32 Folder : 4 1985 Conference. Papers (2 of 18). Steve Botein

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Botein's "The Trial of John Peter Zenger: Transatlantic Perspectives."

1985 May 17-18
Box: 32 Folder : 5 1985 Conference. Papers (3 of 18). Catherine S. Menand

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Menand's "Juries, Judges, and the Politics of Justice in Pre-Revolutionary Boston."

1985 May 17-18
Box: 32 Folder : 6 1985 Conference. Papers (4 of 18). Morris D. Forkosch

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Forkosch's "Zenger vs. Croswell and the Rule of Law."

1985 May 17-18
Box: 32 Folder : 7 1985 Conference. Papers (5 of 18). A.G. Roeber

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Roeber's "'We Hold These Truths . . .': German and Anglo-American Concepts of Property and Inheritance in the Eighteenth Century."

1985 May 17-18
Box: 32 Folder : 8 1985 Conference. Papers (6 of 18). Jefferson White

Scope and Contents Note

Includes White's "Understanding Change in Early American Law, 1780-1860."

1985 May 17-18
Box: 32 Folder : 9 1985 Conference. Papers (7 of 18). Elizabeth Blackmar

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Blackmar's "The Distress of Property Law: Landlord-Tenant Relations in Antebellum New York City."

1985 May 17-18
Box: 32 Folder : 10 1985 Conference. Papers (8 of 18). Warren M. Billings

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Billings's "The Law of Servants and Slaves in Seventeenth Century Virginia."

1985 May 17-18
Box: 32 Folder : 11 1985 Conference. Papers (9 of 18). Wythe Holt

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Holt's "Recovery by the Worker Who Quits: Class Bias in Nineteenth Century Contract Law."

1985 May 17-18
Box: 32 Folder : 12 1985 Conference. Papers (10 of 18). David H. Flaherty

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Flaherty's "Chief Justice Samuel Sewall, 1692-1728."

1985 May 17-18
Box: 32 Folder : 13 1985 Conference. Papers (11 of 18). Howard I. Kushner

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Kushner's "Suicide and the Law in Puritan America."

1985 May 17-18
Box: 32 Folder : 14 1985 Conference. Papers (12 of 18). Eldon R. Turner

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Turner's "Gender Abortion and Testimony: A Textual Look at the Martin Cases of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, 1681-1683."

1985 May 17-18
Box: 32 Folder : 15 1985 Conference. Papers (13 of 18). Peter C. Hoffer

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Hoffer's "The Declaration of Independence as a Bill in Equity."

1985 May 17-18
Box: 32 Folder : 16 1985 Conference. Papers (14 of 18). James A. Henretta

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Henretta's "The Transformation of Constitution-Making in New York, 1777-1846."

1985 May 17-18
Box: 32 Folder : 17 1985 Conference. Papers (15 of 18). Michael A. Bellesiles

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Bellesiles's "Competing Legal Structures in Revolutionary New York: The Case of the Northeast Counties, a.k.a. Vermont."

1985 May 17-18
Box: 32 Folder : 18 1985 Conference. Papers (16 of 18). Hendrik Hartog

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Hartog's "Pigs and Positivism: Do the Streets Belong to the People? An Essay on Pigs and the Customs of New York City."

1985 May 17-18
Box: 32 Folder : 19 1985 Conference. Papers (17 of 18). Louis P. Masur

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Masur's "The Revision of the Criminal Law in Post-Revolutionary America."

1985 May 17-18
Box: 32 Folder : 20 1985 Conference. Papers (18 of 18). Kathryn Preyer

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Preyer's "Jurisdiction to Punish: Federal Authority and the Criminal Law."

1985 May 17-18
Box: 33 Folder : 1-4 1985 Conference. Arrangements (4 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes working notes, correspondence with organizers, speakers and others, and other documents concerning arrangements for the "Law in America" conference.

1984-1985
Box: 33 Folder : 5-8 1985 Conference. Publication. General (4 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes documents related to publication arrangements, expenses, distribution of complimentary copies, and copyright registration for The Law in America, 1607-1861.

1987-1990
Box: 33 Folder : 9-12 1985 Conference. Publication. Edited Papers (4 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes drafts of papers (some not originally presented at the conference) edited for publication.

1987-1988
Box: 34 Folder : 1-8 1985 Conference. Publication. Edited Papers (8 folders)
1987-1988
Box: 35 Folder : 1-2 1985 Conference. Publication. First Pass Revisions (2 folders)
1988
Box: 35 Folder : 3-4 1985 Conference. Publication. Second Pass Revisions (2 folders)
1989
Box: 35 Folder : 5-6 1985 Conference. Publication. Customer Boards Version (2 folders)
1989
Box: 36 Folder : 1-8 1985 Conference. Publication. Papers Not Published (8 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes revised versions of the 1985 conference papers that were not included in the 1989 publication (Bellesiles, Hartog, Holt, Kushner, Masur, and Preyer).

1987
Box: 37 Folder : 1 1986 Conference. Papers (1 of 19). Program

Scope and Contents Note

This set of folders includes the program and papers presented at the conference themed "Immigration to New York." Many of the papers were published in 1991, also under the title Immigration to New York.

1986 May 16-17
Box: 37 Folder : 2 1986 Conference. Papers (2 of 19). Anthony B. Gronowicz

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Gronowicz's "Labor Participation within the Nineteenth Century New York City Democratic Party: A Comparison of Party Personnel in Two Presidential Years--1844 and 1884."

1986 May 16-17
Box: 37 Folder : 3 1986 Conference. Papers (3 of 19). Stanley Nadel

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Nadel's "German Immigrant Politics."

1986 May 16-17
Box: 37 Folder : 4 1986 Conference. Papers (4 of 19). Catherine C. Catalfamo

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Catalfamo's "The Thorny Rose: The Americanization of Colonel Frederick George D'Utassy and the Garibaldi Guard."

1986 May 16-17
Box: 37 Folder : 5 1986 Conference. Papers (5 of 19). Andrew P. Yox

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Yox's "The Fall of the German-American Community in Buffalo, 1914-1919."

1986 May 16-17
Box: 37 Folder : 6 1986 Conference. Papers (6 of 19). Cynthia Fox

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Fox's "Selected Documentary Sources for Immigration Studies in the National Archives Relating to New York."

1986 May 16-17
Box: 37 Folder : 7 1986 Conference. Papers (7 of 19). Doris Friedensohn & Barbara Rubin

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Friedensohn & Rubin's "Count These Women In: American Immigration History Through Family Photographs and Oral Interviews."

1986 May 16-17
Box: 37 Folder : 8 1986 Conference. Papers (8 of 19). Stephanie Morris

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Morris's "McCorkell and Company Passengers to New York and Philadelphia, 1864-1871."

1986 May 16-17
Box: 37 Folder : 9 1986 Conference. Papers (9 of 19). Robert Snyder

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Snyder's "Immigrants, Ethnicity and Mass Culture: The Vaudeville Stage in New York City, 1880-1930."

1986 May 16-17
Box: 37 Folder : 10 1986 Conference. Papers (10 of 19). James Dormon

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Dormon's "European Immigrant/Ethnic Theater in Gilded Age New York: Reflections and Projections of Mentalities."

1986 May 16-17
Box: 37 Folder : 11 1986 Conference. Papers (11 of 19). Edward Pessen

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Pessen's "The Immigrant Contribution to American Popular Music."

1986 May 16-17
Box: 37 Folder : 12 1986 Conference. Papers (12 of 19). David M. Reimers

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Reimers's "Recent Third World Immigration to New York City, 1945-1988: An Overview."

1986 May 16-17
Box: 37 Folder : 13 1986 Conference. Papers (13 of 19). Michael Lapp

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Lapp's "The Migration Division of Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans in New York City, 1948-1969."

1986 May 16-17
Box: 37 Folder : 14 1986 Conference. Papers (14 of 19). Leonard Dinnerstein

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Dinnerstein's "Jewish Immigration to the United States."

1986 May 16-17
Box: 37 Folder : 15 1986 Conference. Papers (15 of 19). Elliott Robert Barkan

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Barkan's "Portal of Portals: Speaking of the United States 'As Though It Were New York'--And Vice Versa."

1986 May 16-17
Box: 37 Folder : 16 1986 Conference. Papers (16 of 19). Leonard R. Riforgiato

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Riforgiato's "Bishop John Timon, Archbishop John Hughes and the Irish Immigrant Aid Convention at Buffalo in 1856."

1986 May 16-17
Box: 37 Folder : 17 1986 Conference. Papers (17 of 19). Howard Harris

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Harris's "The Forgotten Presence: The Pre-Famine Irish in Paterson, New Jersey, 1820-1840."

1986 May 16-17
Box: 37 Folder : 18 1986 Conference. Papers (18 of 19). Mary Elizabeth Brown

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Brown's "'. . .The Adoption of the Tactics of the Enemy': The Care of Italian Immigrant Youth in the Archdiocese of New York, 1890s-1920s."

1986 May 16-17
Box: 37 Folder : 19 1986 Conference. Papers (19 of 19). Lise Hirschberg

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Hirschberg's "'The Chain of Protection': Social Work on Ellis Island in the 1920s."

1986 May 16-17
Box: 37 Folder : 20-22 1986 Conference. Arrangements (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes working notes, correspondence with organizers, speakers and others, and other documents concerning arrangements for the "Immigration to New York" conference.

1985-1986
Box: 37 Folder : 23 1986 Conference. Publication. Edited Papers

Scope and Contents Note

This folder and the next two include original conference papers, and others, with author and other edits for publication.

circa 1988
Box: 38 Folder : 1-2 1986 Conference. Publication. Edited Papers (2 folders)
circa 1988
Box: 38 Folder : 3-5 1986 Conference. Publication. Word-Processed Papers (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes final drafts sent for author approval of the papers to be published.

1988
Box: 38 Folder : 6-7 1986 Conference. Publication. Compiled Manuscript (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

These two folders and the one following includes the compilation, with edits, of papers for typesetting.

1988
Box: 39 Folder : 1 1986 Conference. Publication. Compiled Manuscript
1988
Box: 39 Folder : 2-4 1986 Conference. Publication. First Pass Typeset Revisions (3 folders)
1989-1990
Box: 39 Folder : 5-6 1986 Conference. Publication. First Revised Typeset (2 folders)
1990
Box: 39 Folder : 7 1986 Conference. Publication. Index Copy and Final Text Corrections
1990
Box: 40 Folder : 1-2 1986 Conference. Publication. Final Typeset (2 folders)
1990?
Box: 40 Folder : 3 1987 Conference. Papers (1 of 13). Program

Scope and Contents Note

This set of folders includes the program and papers from the conference "New York in the Age of the Constitution."

1987 May 15-16
Box: 40 Folder : 4 1987 Conference. Papers (2 of 13). Morris D. Forkosch

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Forkosch's "Problems of Sovereignty in 'We, the People,' in the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States."

1987 May 15-16
Box: 40 Folder : 5 1987 Conference. Papers (3 of 13). Elizabeth P. McCaughey

Scope and Contents Note

Includes McCaughey's "The Unheroic Branch: The Federal Judiciary and the Sovereignty of the People."

1987 May 15-16
Box: 40 Folder : 6 1987 Conference. Papers (4 of 13). Saul Cornell

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Cornell's "The Ironies of Bourgeois Radicalism: The Antifederalism of Abraham Yates."

1987 May 15-16
Box: 40 Folder : 7 1987 Conference. Papers (5 of 13). Howard B. Rock

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Rock's "The Artisan and the State in the 1790s: A Comparison of New York and London."

1987 May 15-16
Box: 40 Folder : 8 1987 Conference. Papers (6 of 13). Graham Hodges

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Hodges's "Black Revolt in New York City and the Neutral Zone, 1775-1783."

1987 May 15-16
Box: 40 Folder : 9 1987 Conference. Papers (7 of 13). Steven Robert Wilf

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Wilf's "Anatomy of an Execution: New York City, 1797."

1987 May 15-16
Box: 40 Folder : 10 1987 Conference. Papers (8 of 13). Marta Wagner

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Wagner's "Education and Politics in Revolutionary Albany."

1987 May 15-16
Box: 40 Folder : 11 1987 Conference. Papers (9 of 13). Anthony Gronowicz

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Gronowicz's "Whatever Happened to New York City Political Radicalism in the Revolutionary and Constitutional Eras?"

1987 May 15-16
Box: 40 Folder : 12 1987 Conference. Papers (10 of 13). Paul A. Gilje

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Gilje's "The Common People and the Constitution: Popular Culture in Late Eighteenth Century New York City."

1987 May 15-16
Box: 40 Folder : 13 1987 Conference. Papers (11 of 13). Joseph S. Tiedemann

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Tiedemann's "The Loyalist Question and New York Politics in the Critical Period, 1783-1787."

1987 May 15-16
Box: 40 Folder : 14 1987 Conference. Papers (12 of 13). Cathy Matson

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Matson's "Liberty and Union: Two Views of the New York City Economy in the 1780s."

1987 May 15-16
Box: 40 Folder : 15 1987 Conference. Papers (13 of 13). C.S. Overall

Scope and Contents Note

Includes C.S. Overall's "New York State versus Loyalists of New York State: An Analysis of Loyalist Petitions of 1783 and 1784."

1987 May 15-16
Box: 40 Folder : 16-18 1987 Conference. Arrangements (3 folders)
1987-1988
Box: 41 Folder : 1-3 1987 Conference. Revised Papers (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the conference papers and other matter in the early stages of preparation for publication, though the publication was not produced.

1990-1991
Box: 41 Folder : 4 1988 Conference. Papers (1 of 7). Program

Scope and Contents Note

This set of folders includes the program and papers from the conference "Labor in New York."

1988 May 20-21
Box: 41 Folder : 5 1988 Conference. Papers (2 of 7). Daniel Ernst

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Ernst's "The Woodtrim War: A Case Study in the History of Labor Activism, Antitrust Litigation, and Legal Culture, 1910-1917."

1988 May 20-21
Box: 41 Folder : 6 1988 Conference. Papers (3 of 7). Bertram Allan Weinert

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Weinert's "New York Labor and Ideology in the First Struggle for Health Insurance, 1900-1920."

1988 May 20-21
Box: 41 Folder : 7 1988 Conference. Papers (4 of 7). Stefan Bielinski

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Bielinski's "The Middling Sort: Artisans and Tradesmen in Colonial Albany."

1988 May 20-21
Box: 41 Folder : 8 1988 Conference. Papers (5 of 7). Graham Hodges

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Hodges's "Blacks and Whites at Work in Colonial New-York and New-Jersey: An Historiographic Approach."

1988 May 20-21
Box: 41 Folder : 9 1988 Conference. Papers (6 of 7). Robert E. Cray, Jr.

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Cray's "Workers and Welfare: The Working Class Poor and Poor Relief in Early New York, 1700-1826."

1988 May 20-21
Box: 41 Folder : 10 1988 Conference. Papers (7 of 7). Howard B. Rock

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Rock's "Independent Hours: Time and the Artisan in the New Republic."

1988 May 20-21
Box: 41 Folder : 11-14 1988 Conference. Arrangements (4 folders)
1987-1988
Box: 42 Folder : 1-2 1983-1988 Conferences. Publications. General (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes correspondence, notes, and other documents concerning the conference publications generally.

1987-1990
Box: 42 Folder : 3-6 Tales of the Phelps-Dodge Family (4 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes documents primarily concerning publicity for the book, including endorsements, fliers, book launch, advertising, review copy distribution, and reviews. Also includes the copyright registration and printing and other expense information.

1987-1988
Box: 42 Folder : 7 Guide to the Print Room Collections

Scope and Contents Note

Includes two documents related to Helena Zinkham's Guide.

1988-1989
Box: 42 Folder : 8 Perspectives on the Collections of The New-York Historical Society

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the dust jacket and unbound pages of the book.

2000

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