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Guide to the New-York Historical Society General Correspondence
1805-2018 (bulk, 1805-1982)

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

New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Brynn White and Margaret Kaczorowski

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on August 05, 2022
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

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Most correspondence files dating from 1960 and later are generally restricted until 2033; see Series IV.

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Preferred Citation

New-York Historical Society General Correspondence (NYHS-RG 2), The New-York Historical Society.

Related Materials

This finding aid relates to just one record group of the New-York Historical Society archives. Although this record group includes the bulk of correspondence incoming to N-YHS throughout its history until 1982, significant correspondence on specific topics to that time can be found in several other N-YHS record groups. Post-1982 correspondence is also found in other record groups. For information about the other record groups and for overall information about the archives, please see the overview Guide to the New-York Historical Society Archives (NYHS Archives).

Processing Information

The record group was physically processed, likely about 1990. In 2015, archivist Brynn White and, in 2016, archivist Margaret Kaczorowski refined the arrangement, integrated additional material, and described the documents in this finding aid. A few additional letters were added in 2017-18 by archivist Larry Weimer.