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Guide to the New-York Historical Society Library Department Records
1815-2017
 NYHS-RG 21

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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Larry Weimer

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Container List

Series II. Acquisition Records , 1962-2001. 11.25 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents Note

The series includes correspondence concerning acknowledgements of donations accepted, offers of items for purchase or donation, and declined offers. These relate principally to the period 1976 to 2001, though there are some records for 1964-1975. Appraisals and related inventories for many of these donations are included through about 1986. Slips of paper with summary information by donor for the 1960s-1993 are in the series, as are a small number of acquisition related logs and system print-outs. The series also includes some records of library purchases, including purchases from 1979-1982 from Baker & Taylor, Gale Research, Heckman Bindery, university presses, subscription services, microfilm vendors, bookshops, publishers, and others.

This series includes those acquisition records found as standalone files during processing of the archive in 2016. References to acquisitions can also be found in the administrative files described in other series of this record group.

Arrangement Note

The acquisition files are arranged in chronological order. Some files that include documents from a wide date range, such as files of pending donations and of multiple donations by individual over time, are placed at the latest date found in the file. At the end of the principal acquisition files are found boxes of donor slips, which include summary donation information, and copies of bills for library purchases.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 45 Folder : 1 Acquisitions, Donations, Acknowledgements
1964-1969
Box: 45 Folder : 2 Streeter, Thomas R.

Scope and Contents Note

Includes lists of Streeter's donations from 1947-1964.

1964
Box: 45 Folder : 3 Appraisals
1962-1969
Box: 45 Folder : 4 Acquisitions, Donations, Acknowledgements
1970-1975
Box: 45 Folder : 5-10 Appraisals (6 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the extensive inventory of the collection of Edith McC. Heaphy, Ethel McC. Scott, and John G. McCullough.

1970-1975
Box: 45 Folder : 11 Goelet, Robert G.
1971-1977, 1985
Box: 46 Folder : 1 Acquisitions, Donations, Acknowledgements
1976
Box: 46 Folder : 2 Appraisals
1976
Box: 46 Folder : 3 Acquisitions, Donations, Acknowledgements
1977
Box: 46 Folder : 4 Appraisals
1977
Box: 46 Folder : 5 Acquisitions, Donations, Acknowledgements
1978
Box: 46 Folder : 6-7 Acquisitions, Donations, Acknowledgements (2 folders)
1979
Box: 46 Folder : 8 Appraisals
1979
Box: 46 Folder : 9 Orders
1979
Box: 46 Folder : 10 Proposed Acquisitions (Offers)
1976-1979
Box: 46 Folder : 11 Declined Offers
1975-1979
Box: 47 Folder : 1 Acquisitions, Donations, Acknowledgements
1980
Box: 47 Folder : 2 Appraisals
1980
Box: 47 Folder : 3 Declined Offers
1980
Box: 47 Folder : 4 Maritime Association of the Port of New York
1978-1980
Box: 47 Folder : 5-7 Acquisitions, Donations, Acknowledgements (3 folders)
1981
Box: 47 Folder : 8 Appraisals
1981
Box: 47 Folder : 9 Declined Offers
1981
Box: 48 Folder : 1-3 Acquisitions, Donations, Acknowledgements (3 folders)
1982
Box: 48 Folder : 4 Appraisals
1982
Box: 48 Folder : 5 Proposed Acquisitions (Offers)
1980-1982
Box: 48 Folder : 6 Declined Offers
1982
Box: 48 Folder : 7 Donald Clark Bequest
1981-1983
Box: 49 Folder : 1-2 Acquisitions, Donations, Acknowledgements (2 folders)
1983
Box: 49 Folder : 3 Appraisals
1983
Box: 49 Folder : 4 Proposed Acquisitions (Offers)
1983
Box: 49 Folder : 5 Declined Offers
1983
Box: 49 Folder : 6 Alland, Alexander (Bracklow Photographs)
1983
Box: 49 Folder : 7 Greenberg, Morris/Stanley
1983
Box: 49 Folder : 8 Schwartz, Robert R.
1979-1983
Box: 49 Folder : 9 Orders
1980-1983
Box: 49 Folder : 10 Serials
1980-1985
Box: 50 Folder : 1-4 Acquisitions, Donations, Acknowledgements (4 folders)
1984
Box: 50 Folder : 5 Proposed Acquisitions (Offers)
1984
Box: 50 Folder : 6-7 Acquisition Procedures and Statistics (2 folders)
1984
Box: 50 Folder : 8-9 Acquisitions, Donations, Acknowledgements (2 folders)
1985
Box: 50 Folder : 10 Proposed Acquisitions (Offers)
1984-1985
Box: 50 Folder : 11 Orders
1984-1985
Box: 50 Folder : 12 Kemble, William
1983-1986
Box: 51 Folder : 1-2 Acquisitions, Donations, Acknowledgements (2 folders)
1986
Box: 51 Folder : 3 Proposed Acquisitions (Offers)
1986
Box: 51 Folder : 4 Declined Offers
1984-1986
Box: 51 Folder : 5 Appraisals
1984-1986
Box: 51 Folder : 6-9 Acquisitions, Donations, Acknowledgements (4 folders)
1987
Box: 51 Folder : 10 Additions to the Manuscript Collection Log
1986-1988
Box: 52 Folder : 1-2 Acquisitions, Donations, Acknowledgements (2 folders)
1988
Box: 52 Folder : 3 Acquisitions, Donations, Acknowledgements
1989
Box: 52 Folder : 4 Steinway, Henry Z.
1986-1989
Box: 52 Folder : 5-6 Acquisitions, Donations, Acknowledgements (2 folders)
1990
Box: 52 Folder : 7 Broadway United Church of Christ
1987-1990
Box: 52 Folder : 8 Schneck, Jerome
1985-1990
Box: 53 Folder : 1-2 Acquisitions, Donations, Acknowledgements (2 folders)
1991
Box: 53 Folder : 3 Alpern, Andrew
1976-1991
Box: 53 Folder : 4 Brooklyn Bureau of Community Service
1990-1991
Box: 53 Folder : 5 Wyle, D. (Ensko Collection)
1991
Box: 53 Folder : 6-7 Acquisitions, Donations, Acknowledgements (2 folders)
1991-1992
Box: 53 Folder : 8 Whitlock, Bache McE.
1987-1992
Box: 53 Folder : 9 Wheeler, Charles B.
1986-1992
Box: 53 Folder : 10 Donors. Miscellaneous
1988-1992
Box: 54 Folder : 1-3 Acquisition Records (Print-outs, from Binder) (3 folders)
1991-1992
Box: 54 Folder : 4-7 Acquisition Records (Print-outs, from Binder) (4 folders)
1992
Box: 54 Folder : 8-9 New Acquisitions (2 folders)
1991 July-1992 March
Box: 54 Folder : 10 Miscellaneous Acquisitions-Related Notes
1988-1992
Box: 55 Folder : 1 Donations FY1993
1992-1993
Box: 55 Folder : 2 Donations Accepted & Rejected FY1994
1993-1994
Box: 55 Folder : 3 Donations Pending FY1994

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a medallion with religious imagery and Cyrillic (?) characters.

1987, 1994, 1998
Box: 55 Folder : 4-7 Donation Files FY1995 (4 folders)
1994-1995
Box: 55 Folder : 8 Donation Files FY1996 (1 of 4 folders)
1996
Box: 56 Folder : 1-3 Donation Files FY1996 (3 of 4 folders)
1995-1996
Box: 56 Folder : 4-11 Donation Files FY1997 (8 folders)
1996-1997
Box: 56 Folder : 12 Donation Files FY1998 (1 of 8 folders)
1998
Box: 57 Folder : 1-7 Donation Files FY1998 (7 of 8 folders)
1997-1998
Box: 57 Folder : 8-13 Donation Files FY1999 (6 of 11 folders)
1998-1999
Box: 58 Folder : 1-5 Donation Files FY1999 (5 of 11 folders)
1998-1999
Box: 58 Folder : 6 Unsolicited Donations
1995-1999
Box: 58 Folder : 7-8 Donation Files FY2000 (2 of 7 folders)
1999-2000
Box: 59 Folder : 1-5 Donation Files FY2000 (5 of 7 folders)
1999-2000
Box: 59 Folder : 6 Donation Files FY2001 (1 of 6 folders)
1999-2001
Box: 60 Folder : 1-6 Donation Files FY2001 (6 of 7 folders)
2000-2001
Box: 60 Folder : 7-10 Donation Files FY2001. Print Room (4 folders)
2000-2001
Box: 61 Cards : - Donor Slips. A-K
1960s-1979
Box: 62 Cards : - Donor Slips. L-Z
1960s-1979
Box: 63 Cards : - Donor Slips
1978, 1980
Box: 63 Cards : - Donor Slips. A-M
1980-1989
Box: 64 Cards : - Donor Slips. N-Z
1980-1989
Box: 64 Cards : unknown container Donor Slips. A-Z
1990-1993
Box: 65 Folder : 1-11 Library Purchases (11 folders)
1979-1982

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