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

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Collection processed by Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on December 30, 2018
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series VIII. Department of Prints, Photographs and Architecture (PPAC, a/k/a Print Room), 1940-2018 (bulk, 1970s-2013). 31.96 Linear Feet

Arrangement Note

The Department of Prints, Photographs and Architecture series is organized in the following subseries:

Subseries VIII.A. Curatorial & Administrative Files (1950s-2015)

Subseries VIII.B. Exhibition Files (1940-2014)

Subseries VIII.C. Loans (1984-2015)

The exhibition files in subseries VIII.B are those that were maintained as standalone sets of files, or at least were found in that way during archival processing in 2016. Exhibition files found integrated with a curator's general files remain there and so can be found in subseries VIII.A.

Scope and Contents Note

The Department of Prints, Photographs and Architecture (PPAC) series includes files maintained by the curators and directors of the department, commonly referred to in the records as the Print Room. These records principally concern exhibitions, both those curated by PPAC staff and those mounted by the museum and other library units to which PPAC contributed. The series also includes records of loans from the Print Room to other institutions. Also included are files concerning the collections (e.g., acquisitions, conservation, surveys, inventories, cataloging projects) and administrative matters (e.g., budgets, reports, memos, statistics).

Processing Information Note

The Mary Beth Betts files were arranged and placed in archival folders at some point, perhaps circa 2004. Most of the other documents remain in their original files, with their arrangement refined by project archivist Larry Weimer in 2016. Many of the documents associated here with Dale Neighbors, especially those concerning the Zinkham guide, were found loose in 2016, and were arranged and foldered by Larry Weimer.

Additional exhibition files were transferred to the archives in 2017 and 2018 by curator Marilyn Kushner and were processed into the record group by Larry Weimer.

Related Archival Materials Note

From 1989 to 1998 the Department of Prints, Photographs and Architecture (PPAC) was a unit of N-YHS's Museum Department, rather than the Library Department. Accordingly, records related to PPAC (also known as the Print Room) can be found in New-York Historical Society Museum Department records (NYHS-RG 20).

Biographical/Historical Note

Although prints, photographs and architectural plans have been collected at N-YHS since the nineteenth century, the institutional history of what is now known as the Department of Prints, Photographs and Architecture (PPAC) begins more recently, in 1939. In that year, N-YHS opened its newly expanded and renovated building on Central Park West. Within the larger space, a new room was designated the "Map and Print Room" to house the collection (which included photographs even though the word was absent from the "M&P" Room's title). More importantly, staff was hired and assigned to the care of these collections. At the same time, as the professional staff expanded throughout N-YHS, an organizational division developed between the Library and the Museum, each gaining its own head who reported to the chief executive officer, then called the Director. Prior to 1938, both branches of N-YHS's cultural resources reported to the Librarian. The Map and Print Room did not form a third branch, remaining within Library management.

Over the following decades, the scope of the collections of the Map and Print Room evolved with institutional changes. Responsibility for architecture was added from the Manuscript Department while maps were transferred to the Reading Room. Drawings were transferred to the Museum while the Bella Landauer collection was added. Landauer's collection of business and advertising ephemera came to N-YHS in 1926. It too was housed in a separate room at Central Park West where Landauer continued to add to the collection and work on it as honorary curator until her death in 1960. By 1973, Wilson Duprey was no longer Curator of Maps and Prints, but simply Curator of Prints. Similarly, the Map and Print Room became known as the Print Room, a name that, although referring to a physical location, has stuck informally over time to refer to the print, photograph and architecture collections and staff more generally. Certainly, in the records of this series and the institutional records overall, reference to Print Room will be commonly found, as in the title of the 1983 Print Room Collection Guide, an unpublished in-house finding aid.

The 1980s and 1990s, the years that are most extensively documented at present in this series, saw significant developments in the management of these collections. In terms of overall responsibility, in the early 1980s executive management considered transferring the Print Room collections from the Library to the Museum, but with no appetite for this within either department, the move did not take place. But this proved to be just a postponement as the transfer eventually did occur, in 1989. As part of a reorganization of N-YHS at that time, a number of functions were consolidated under the leadership of the new Museum Director, Holly Hotchner. With their transfer to the Museum, the Print Room collections and staff took on a new name, which remains today: the Department of Prints, Photographs and Architecture (PPAC).

PPAC remained with the Museum only eight years, transferring back to the Library in 1998, where it remains today. Yet during that brief time, several important initiatives were implemented. In 1992, Helena Zinkham, a former curator of prints in PPAC, completed her work on a preliminary guide to the print, photograph and architecture collection. Initially only an in-house guide, funds were eventually raised for the publication of the Guide in 1997. Wendy Shadwell, who had been Curator of Prints since 1974, was joined by two additional experts, Mary Beth Betts as Curator of Architectural Collections (1990-1999) and Dale Neighbors as Curator of Photography (1987-1998). The extent of surveying and cataloging of the collections increased, as did exhibitions drawing on them, including  McKim, Mead & White's New York (1991) and  Building City Hall: Competition, Construction and Context (1992). With the shift of PPAC back to the Library in 1998, PPAC continued both in its traditional role of providing material in support of exhibitions mounted by the Museum and Library, as well as installing exhibitions based on its collections. And under the leadership of Marilyn Kushner, PPAC's Curator and Head since 2006, the department has moved beyond these boundaries, perhaps most notably in Dr. Kushner's curatorship of the landmark  Armory Show at 100 exhibition and its related Internet-based resources.

Subseries VIII.A. Curatorial & Administrative Files, 1950s-2015. 18 Linear Feet in 40 boxes and two oversize folders

Scope and Contents Note

This subseries includes files of the late twentieth and early twenty-first century curators and directors of the Department of Prints, Photographs and Architecture (PPAC), referred to commonly in the records and in the institution as the Print Room. Specifically, the subseries includes files of Curator of Prints Wendy Shadwell (1974-2002), Curator of Architecture Mary Beth Betts (1990-1999), Curators of Photographs Dale Neighbors (1987-1998) and Holly Hinman (1998-2004?), and Directors Pamela Dewey (1998-2000?) and Valerie Komor (2000-2003). The date ranges indicate the time the individual held the position, not necessarily the date range of the records held in their files. The records, although associated here with particular individuals, commonly hold documents from their predecessors and likely also include files of other individuals that mixed in over time.

The files hold a range of materials concerning exhibitions, collections, conservation, and administrative matters. The container list provides summary descriptions for the principal subject content that is held within each box. The content can be further summarized as follows:

Wendy Shadwell's files include the broadest range of materials over the longest period of time. These files include internal memos, statistics, monthly reports, planning documents, budgets, consultant reports, collection inventories, acquisition documentation, reference inquiries, presentations to school groups, and conservation matters. The acquisition documents include index cards maintained by Shadwell's predecessor with notes on donations from 1969-1974.

Mary Beth Betts's files center on the architectural collections and primarily include her working files for several exhibitions, especially McKim, Mead & White's New York and  Building City Hall: Competition, Construction and Context, which drew on the John McComb collection. Betts's files also include correspondence related to the architectural collections and grants, particularly for Cass Gilbert-related projects. Associated with Betts, though not directly attributed to her files in the container list, are cataloging worksheets for the McComb, Pollard, Davis and Cass Gilbert collections.

Dale Neighbors's files also include exhibition-related material, especially related to the 1995 gallery re-opening Treasury of the Past. Various exhibition possibilities are documented here, including some material for the planning in the late 1990s of a rotation of core New York City history-themed exhibitions. Likely in connection with one of these possibilities is a set of mounted newspaper photograph clippings apparently from the 1950s-1970s and at least in part from a series "New York's Changing Scene." Some administrative files relevant to the photograph collections are found here, including grants, acquisition possibilities, planning, and facilities. In connection with this last subject, there are three oversize plans from architect Richard Jansen for the existing and planned lay-out of the Print Room (1990).

Neighbors's files also hold documentation of two projects: Helena Zinkham's A Guide to Print, Photograph, Architectural and Ephemera Collections at N-YHS and consideration of creating a "daybook"/calendar with photographs and other images from the collections. The Zinkham records include correspondence, inventories, drafts, and other materials concerning the development of her unpublished preliminary Guide (1992) and the final published edition (1998).

Files from Neighbors's successor, Holly Hinman, primarily include information on various then-active photographers, likely in connection with potential acquisitions or exhibition. Many of the files have color slides, photographic prints, or digital media of the photographers' works; the container list entry includes the names of those photographers with such media in the files. Also included in the subseries are files concerning various surveys of the collections of negatives.

The Pamela Dewey and Valerie Komor files include grant proposals for conservation, digitization, and other matters; processing and project plans for cataloging and other description initiatives, including the monthly status reports for the Mellon-funded visual materials cataloging project; general correspondence and internal memos; collection descriptions, such as inventories, lists, surveys, counts, and acquisitions/donations; and administrative issues, such as the move of the Print Room to the 2nd floor. These files also include reports from the Mellon-funded studies on contemporary/contemporaneous collecting and information about the Landauer collection, such as the transfer of objects to the museum and a folder of clippings and original magazines with articles dating from the 1940s-70s, among other documents.

The subseries also holds files concerning the "Here is New York" collection and, to a lesser extent, the 2007 exhibition of the same name.

Arrangement Note

The subseries is arranged by curator/director files in roughly chronological order. Integrated into the arrangement at an appropriate spot based on chronology and subject are three subject files (architectural collection cataloging worksheets, negative collections surveys, and "Here is New York" collection).

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 213 Folder : 1-13 Wendy Shadwell Files (1 of 6 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes files principally concerning statistics, monthly reports, goals, planning, and reports from advisers.

1964-1995
Box: 214 Folder : 1-11 Wendy Shadwell Files (2 of 6 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes files principally concerning collections, including inventories, collection management, and reports from advisers.

1967-1996
Box: 215 Folder : 1-16 Wendy Shadwell Files (3 of 6 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes files concerning specific collections, including Bracklow, Long Island Fishermen, photographs, and the MTA collection (including documents related to the MTA's claims on the collection), and conservation matters.

1978-1994
Box: 216 Folder : 1-8 Wendy Shadwell Files (4 of 6 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes files on acquisitions and correspondence with dealers (purchases, offers), including index cards with entries for acquisitions 1969-74. Also includes budget data (1989-1994) and a compiled list of Print Room staff (1917-80).

1969-1997
Box: 217 Folder : 1-11 Wendy Shadwell Files (5 of 6 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes staff memos, both to general staff and to specific individuals, including the heads of the Library (Larry Sullivan, James Mooney) and the Museum (Holly Hotchner), and some correspondence.

1976-1993
Box: 218 Folder : 1-16 Wendy Shadwell Files (6 of 6 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes correspondence regarding reference inquiries and various subject files (volunteer hour summary for fiscal year 1995, blank forms, "show & tell" presentations to school groups, and emergency/safety procedures).

1984-1995
Box: 220 Folder : 1-8 Mary Beth Betts Files (1 of 16 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes correspondence concerning research requests, reproductions, and other architectural collections use.

1989-1994
Box: 221 Folder : 1-6 Mary Beth Betts Files (2 of 16 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes correspondence concerning research requests, reproductions, and other architectural collections use.

1994-1998
Box: 222 Folder : 1-10 Mary Beth Betts Files (3 of 16 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes files concerning grants, particularly for Cass Gilbert-related projects.

1991-1998
Box: 223 Folder : 1-17 Mary Beth Betts Files (4 of 16 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes 14 folders concerning grants, primarily for conservation and general information. Also includes 2 plastic containers and a folder of 3" and 5" floppy disks; the labeling indicates these include various general work memos and exhibition matter.

1990-1996
Box: 224 Folder : 1-16 Mary Beth Betts Files (5 of 16 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes files concerning the exhibition McKim, Mead & White's New York.

1991
Box: 225 Folder : 1-19 Mary Beth Betts Files (6 of 16 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes files concerning the exhibition McKim, Mead & White's New York.

1991
Box: 226 Folder : 1-15 Mary Beth Betts Files (7 of 16 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes files concerning the exhibition McKim, Mead & White's New York.

1991
Box: 227 Folder : 1-3 Mary Beth Betts Files (8 of 16 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes files concerning the exhibition McKim, Mead & White's New York.

1991
Box: 228 Folder : 1-12 Mary Beth Betts Files (9 of 16 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes files concerning the exhibition Building City Hall: Competition, Construction and Context [McComb].

1992
Box: 229 Folder : 1-22 Mary Beth Betts Files (10 of 16 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes files concerning the exhibition Building City Hall: Competition, Construction and Context [McComb].

1992
Box: 230 Folder : 1-25 Mary Beth Betts Files (11 of 16 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes files concerning the exhibition Building City Hall: Competition, Construction and Context [McComb]. Includes the pamphlet "The Rehabilitation of City Hall" by Frederick H. Zurmuhlen (1956) with a ticket to the Rededication Ceremony of July 12, 1956.

1956, 1991-1992
Box: 231 Folder : 1-15 Mary Beth Betts Files (12 of 16 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes files concerning the exhibition The Grand American Avenue [Fifth Ave].

1994
Box: 232 Folder : 1-7 Mary Beth Betts Files (13 of 16 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes files concerning the exhibition In Cold Blood: Five Murders that Shocked New York.

1995-1996
Box: 233 Folder : 1-14 Mary Beth Betts Files (14 of 16 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes files concerning the exhibition Signs and Wonders: The Spectacular Lights of Times Square.

1997
Box: 234 Folder : 1-8 Mary Beth Betts Files (15 of 16 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes files concerning the exhibition Signs and Wonders: The Spectacular Lights of Times Square. Includes a pre-publication version of the book  Signs and Wonders by Tama Starr & Edward Hayman.

1996-1997
Box: 235 Folder : 1-12 Mary Beth Betts Files (16 of 16 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes files for exhibitions concerning food (proposed), Landmarks of New York,  Kid City, George B. Post, and notes and other documents related to other exhibitions or proposed exhibitions.

1995-1998
Box: 249 Folder : 1-4 Cataloging Worksheets (1 of 2 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes worksheets for the McComb and Pollard architectural collections.

circa 1990
Box: 250 Folder : 1-46 Cataloging Worksheets (2 of 2 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes worksheets for the Davis and Cass Gilbert architectural collections.

circa 1990
Box: 236 Folder : 1-7 Dale Neighbors Files (1 of 5 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes files concerning the 1995 Treasury of the Past ("Treasures") exhibition and plans for developing a "daybook"/calendar with photographs and other images from the collections.

1994-1997
Box: 237 Folder : 1-5 Dale Neighbors Files (2 of 5 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes files on the planning for a rotation of core New York City history-themed exhibitions, exhibition New York:Then and Now, and a set of clippings apparently from the 1950s-1970s and at least in part from a newspapers series "New York's Changing Scene."

1950s-1970s, 1994-1996
Box: 238 Folder : 1-15 Dale Neighbors Files (3 of 5 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes files on various exhibition proposals or possibilities (Bowery, Summer, Spanish-American War collection-based theme), as well as general exhibition matters; general correspondence (research inquiries, reproduction requests, loan requests, etc.); acquisition possibilities, including the Long Island Fisherman collection; administrative matters, including priorities, goals, activities, procedures; and facilities. Three oversize architectural plans from Richard Jansen were moved to a drawer.

1987-1998
Drawer: 12A-B7 Folder : 18 Dale Neighbors Files. Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes three plans from Richard Jansen, architect: Existing Furniture Layout, Third Floor; Third Floor Print Room: Proposed Furnishings; and Third Floor Print Room: Proposed Construction.

1990
Box: 239 Folder : 1-10 Dale Neighbors Files (4 of 5 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

This box and the next includes Helena Zinkham's working files for her 1992 A Guide to Print, Photograph, Architectural and Ephemera Collections at N-YHS, a 1991 draft and the 1992 "Preliminary Edition" of the  Guide, the working files for the 1998 publication of the  Guide, mounted examples of publication format possibilities, and related correspondence. Three oversize images of the book's proposed covers were moved to an oversize box.

1988-1998
Box: OS-1 Folder : 21 Dale Neighbors Files. Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes three oversize images of the proposed covers for Helena Zinkham's 1997 guide to the Print Room collections.

1997
Box: 240 Folder : 1-4 Dale Neighbors Files (5 of 5 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes one folder of page proofs for Zinkham's 1998 Guide, an NEH grant request for preservation of negatives, and Durr collection photographs.

1994-1998
Box: 241 Folder : 1-31 Pamela Dewey/Valerie Komor Files (1 of 4 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes files on exhibitions (principally small working files for Jesse Tarbox Beals and  The Changing Face of Liberty); loan requests and returns; an agreement with Lehman Brothers concerning rights for material supplied by N-YHS for use on Morgan Stanley's HoloPro System; and acquisitions/donations and collection development policies.

1999-2003
Box: 242 Folder : 1-26 Pamela Dewey/Valerie Komor Files (2 of 4 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes collection descriptions, such as inventories, lists, surveys, counts, etc. The Landauer collection includes information about the transfer of objects to the museum and a folder of clippings and original magazines with articles dating from the 1940s-70s, among other documents. Also includes processing and project plans for cataloging and other description initiatives, including the monthly status reports for the Mellon-funded visual materials cataloging project.

1940s-2003
Box: 243 Folder : 1-33 Pamela Dewey/Valerie Komor Files (3 of 4 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Continues with files on collection description, including reports from the Mellon-funded studies on contemporary/contemporaneous collecting. Includes files concerning conservation, move of the Print Room to the 2nd floor, statistics, administrative matters (copyright, organization charts, and job descriptions), and a file related to Mary Beth Betts' presentation at a food/culinary historian program (1998).

1997-2003
Box: 244 Folder : 1-34 Pamela Dewey/Valerie Komor Files (4 of 4 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes files on grant proposals (conservation, digitization, institutional archives, etc.), general correspondence, internal memos, a research folder on the history of the Dakota, and four color slides of abstract artworks by Pamela Lawton related to the World Trade Center (1998).

1992-2004
Box: 245 Folder : 1-53 Holly Hinman Files. Photographers

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Hinman's files (A-Z) on photographers, likely in connection with potential acquisitions or exhibition. Many of the files have color slides, photographic prints, or digital media of the works; photographers with such original media include: Walter Chandoha, Jerry Dantzic, Stephanie Diamond, Morris, Engel, Gina Fuentes-Walker, Anders Goldfarb, Stephen Hoffman, Sheila Kove, G. David Marshall, Barbara Mensch, Elaine Norman, Christine Osinski, Gerald Panter, Orville Robertson, and Lynn Saville (other artists not named here commonly have print or other reproduction forms of their work). The box also holds a file of Hinman's notes for a presentation at N-YHS to an NYU class.

1993-1995, 2000-2004
Box: 284 Folder : 1-16 Negative Collections Surveys

Scope and Contents Note

Includes files on various surveys of negative collections in the Print Room in the 1990s and early-mid 2000s. A small number of inventories, notes, correspondence, and other documents dating as early as 1948 related to negatives are in the files. Among this early material is a 1948 list of the Thomas H. Franklin Collection (Steamship Historical Society of America) glass plates deposited with N-YHS and notations concerning railroad photos in the George T. Bagoe collection.

1948-2006
Box: 275 Folder : 1-30 Here is New York (30 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes files primarily on the collection, with one folder regarding the 2007-2008 exhibition.

2003-2012

Subseries VIII.B. Exhibition Files, 1940-2018. 12.29 Linear Feet in 28 boxes and 1 oversize folder

Related Archival Materials Note

The subseries does not include the object and other research files underlying the exhibition and related Armory Show resource website. These research files were not accessioned into the institutional archive, but they are available to researchers directly from N-YHS's Department of Prints, Photographs and Architecture. Contact printroom@nyhistory.org or use the on-line request form at https://www.nyhistory.org/library/reference-assistance. The website resource developed during the exhibition project can be accessed at https://www.nyhistory.org/exhibitions/armory-show-100.

Arrangement Note

The subseries is arranged in chronological order by the year of an exhibition's opening year.

Scope and Contents Note

The subseries includes sets of exhibition files that were maintained as standalone sets of files, or at least were found in that way during archival processing in 2016. The earliest files, from the 1940s and 1950s, appear to have been compiled at a later date by Wendy Shadwell and often include photographs of objects and the exhibition galleries. Later files often include photocopies of images of objects, but not of the galleries. Generally, the records are working files recording selections from the Department of Prints, Photographs and Architecture (i.e., PPAC, or sometimes referred to as the Print Room) for museum and library exhibitions and the return of the items to the Print Room. Later files have the call slips for the selected documents. Many of the files have checklists, text, some research files, etc. The container list includes notes indicating those exhibitions that appear to have folders with more substantive or extensive documentation; the exhibition names used in the container list generally come from the original folder labels and likely do not match the actual exhibition titles precisely.

A particularly rich set of documents in this subseries relates to the 2013 exhibition The Armory Show at 100. The subseries holds the files of exhibition curator Marilyn Kushner, which include checklists, loan documentation, design plans, publicity, and other documents.

Subsequent to the major processing project in 2016, additional files of exhibitions curated or organized by the Department of Prints, Photographs and Architecture from 2016 and later were transferred to the archives and these are included in the subseries as well.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 251 Folder : 1-7 Exhibitions. 1940s (7 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photographs for Emma Thursby Memorial, Allied Artists, Jenny Lind, Our GIs in Seven Wars, American Presentation Silver, Audubon, Historic Hudson in Prints, News Artists to the American People, American & European Bookplates, American Quilts, and California Gold Rush.

1940-1949
Box: 251 Folder : 8-9 Exhibitions. 1950s (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Erie Canal and America in Daguerreotypes.

1950, 1958
Box: 251 Folder : 10-24 Exhibitions. 1960s (15 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes, among others, Niagara Falls, New York's Crystal Palace, Transportation in New York, America in Allegory, Maps/Prints, Central Park, Advertising Posters, Summer in New York, Theatrical Posters.

1960-1969
Box: 252 Folder : 1-12 Exhibitions. 1970s (12 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes, among others, Eye on the City and Old New York in Early Photographs.

1970-1974
Box: 253 Folder : 1-12 Exhibitions. 1970s (12 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Manhattan Now, Americans in Silhouette, Ain't I A Woman?, Landauer, Fashions & Facades, Feininger, Views of New York State, and 1939 World's Fair.

1974-1979
Box: 254 Folder : 1-24 Exhibitions. 1980s (24 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes, among others, Silhouettes by Edouart, George Washington in New York State, Birth of New York, A Bridge Opens to Brooklyn, Postcards, Her Voice Was Heard.

1981-1984
Box: 255 Folder : 1-11 Exhibitions. 1980s (11 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Chicago & New York: Architectural Interactions and Prized Portraits.

1984, 1986
Box: 256 Folder : 1-16 Exhibitions. 1980s (16 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes, among others, Strong on Music, New York Bestiary, Government by Choice, Artistic Houses, George Washington, 1939 World's Fair.

1984-1989
Box: 257 Folder : 1-6 Exhibitions. 1980s (6 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Treasures, Patronage (proposed; also known as Patrons, Collectors and Collections), Irving Browning, Burr McIntosh: Polite Society.

1989
Box: 257 Folder : 7-15 Exhibitions. 1990s (9 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes, among others, Thomas Jefferson Bryan Prints, Archives Week, While They Fought: New York City Homefront During World War II.

1990-1991
Box: 258 Folder : 1-18 Exhibitions. 1990s (18 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes, among others, Strobridge Circus and Theater Posters (at Paine-Webber Gallery), Board Games, proposed gallery reinstallation of the permanent collections, Jefferson, Exhibition Lab.

1992-1994
Box: 259 Folder : 1-12 Exhibitions. 1990s (12 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes, among others, Treasury of the Past, Creating Fame, Age of Innocence, Audubon, World War II, Etchings from James Boyd Collection, Portraits of a New Yorker, Prints from the Reba and Dave Williams Collection.

1995-1997
Box: 260 Folder : 1-10 Exhibitions. 1990s (10 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes, among others, Signs & Wonders, Audubon, Feathers, Currier & Ives, George B. Post, Spanish-American War, Yadda Yadda Yadda.

1997-1999
Box: 261 Folder : 1-10 Exhibitions. 1990s (10 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes, among others, Building History, Her Beautiful Face, Future Works, Genin the Hatter, Beals on Assignment

1999
Box: 262 Folder : 1-18 Exhibitions. 2000s (18 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Italians of New York, Strobridge Circus & Theater Posters, Jenny Lind, Up on the Roof, Against the Storm/Lighthouse Collection. See also Series VIII.C. Loans subseries; some exhibition folders appear to have been misfiled there including "Walkabout" and "Lady Liberty."

2000-2001
Box: 263 Folder : 1-20 Exhibitions. 2000s (20 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes, among others, Irwin Silver: Nightwalks, Flophouses, The British in New York Since 1770, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Flatiron, Jules Feiffer, Before Central Park.

2001-2003
Box: 264 Folder : 1-15 Exhibitions. 2000s (15 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes, among others, Magnum, Three Women Photographers, Petropolis, Home Sewn, Impressions of New York: Prints from N-YHS.

2002-2004
Box: 265 Folder : 1-15 Exhibitions. 2000s (15 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes, among others, From Abyssinian to Zion, If Elected, Tunnel Visions, Hamilton, Children at Risk, Beekman Coach, First Ladies, Hudson River.

2004-2005
Box: 266 Folder : 1-19 Exhibitions. 2000s (19 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes, among others, Slavery, Group Dynamics, Great Hall installation, John B. Snook, Sugar, and various mini-exhibitions.

2005-2007
Box: 267 Folder : 1-19 Exhibitions. 2000s (19 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes, among others, Carry Me Home, Tiffany/Clara Driscoll, Civil War Zouaves, Lafayette.

2007-2008
Box: 268 Folder : 1-17 Exhibitions. 2000s (17 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes, among others, Life's Pleasures/Ashcan Artists and Advertising/Ashcan, Grant & Lee, John Rogers, Landmarks of New York City.

2007-2009
Box: 269 Folder : 1-8 Exhibitions. 2000s (8 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes only Nation at the Crossroads: New York Debates the Constitution (also referred to for short as Ratification).

2009
Box: 270 Folder : 1-10 Exhibitions. 2000s (10 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Lincoln in New York and Harlem: Photographs by Camilo Jose Vergara.

2009
Box: 271 Folder : 1-12 Exhibitions. 2010s (12 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes, among others, World of Asher B. Durand, John Rogers, Remembering 9/11.

2010-2011
Box: 272 Folder : 1-8 Exhibitions. 2010s (8 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Freedom Now: Photographs by Platon, New York Buildings, Landmarks, Vergara Traveling Show, Chinese Exclusion Act.

2012-2014
Box: 276 Folder : 1-15 Exhibitions. 2010s. The Armory Show at 100 (1 of 4 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

This set of 4 boxes plus an oversize folder include the files of exhibition curator Marilyn Kushner. The files are arranged alphabetically by subject matter. This first box includes files on, among other topics, budgets, catalogue information, checklists, design (see also the oversize noted below), text, and representative wall text panels.

2013
Box: 277 Folder : 1-11 Exhibitions. 2010s. The Armory Show at 100 (2 of 4 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes files on, among other subjects, development/funding, digital/website, education programs, and labels.

2013
Box: 278 Folder : 1-12 Exhibitions. 2010s. The Armory Show at 100 (3 of 4 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes files on, among other subjects, loans, programs, publicity, and symposia, and a list of unlocated works (as of June 2010).

2013
Box: 279 Folder : 1-15 Exhibitions. 2010s. The Armory Show at 100 (4 of 4 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes files on, among other subjects, travel and miscellaneous.

2013
Box: OS-1 Folder : 22 Exhibitions. 2010s. The Armory Show at 100. Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the floor plan, elevations, and other design plans for the exhibition.

2013
Box: 273 Folder : 1-8 Exhibitions. 2010s (8 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes only Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.

2014
Box: 274 Folder : 1-8 Exhibitions. 2010s (8 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage (2014), Anti-Semitism (2016) and Kalinsky photographs of Muhammad Ali (2016).

2014, 2016
Box: 339 Folder : 1-4 Exhibitions. 2010s (4 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes "Larry Silver Photographs" (1 folder), "American Visionary: John F. Kennedy's Life & Times" (2 folders), and "Rebel Spirits: Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr." (1 folder).

2016-2018

Subseries VIII.C. Loans, 1984-2016. 1.67 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents Note

The subseries includes loan requests, primarily for material outgoing to other institutions, but also includes some records of internal loans for exhibitions.

Arrangement Note

The subseries is arranged chronologically. The material remains in its original folders and original order. Loans through 1995 or so are foldered together. After 1995, loans are foldered individually.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 280 Folder : 1 Loan Requests From Other Institutions
1984-1998
Box: 280 Folder : 2 Loans Out at Other Institutions
1985-1995
Box: 280 Folder : 3 Loans Rejected & Cancelled
1991-1993
Box: 280 Folder : 4 Loans Out to Other N-YHS Departments
1979-1996
Box: 280 Folder : 5 Loans Miscellaneous
1984-1985
Box: 280 Folder : 6-8 Loans Returned (3 folders)
1984-1989
Box: 281 Folder : 1 Loans Returned
1989-1995
Box: 281 Folder : 2-16 Individual Loan Files (15 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes, among others, Parrish Art Museum, Stony Brook Museum, Yale, "Hair" (appears to be a proposed N-YHS exhibition), Brandywine River Museum, Nassau County Museum, Columbia University, MOMA, Baltimore Museum, Fraunces Tavern.

1996-2000
Box: 282 Folder : 1-18 Individual Loan Files (18 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes, among others, South Street Seaport, From Indian Princess to Lady Liberty (likely an N-YHS exhibition of a similar name), Stony Brook, Berry-Hill, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Walkabout (likely an N-YHS exhibition of a similar name), Museum of Sex.

2000-2002
Box: 283 Folder : 1-16 Individual Loan Files (16 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes, among others, Hirschl & Adler, Times Square exhibition, New York Botanical, Yeshiva University, Bard Graduate Center, Bronx Museum, New Orleans Museum of Art, Museum of the City of New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College

2003-2016

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