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Guide to the New-York Historical Society Field Exploration Committee Photographs
1891-1930s
 NYHS-RG 6

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Collection processed by Margaret Kaczorowski

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Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: New-York Historical Society.
Title: New-York Historical Society Field Exploration Committee photographs
Dates: 1891-1930s
Abstract: The New-York Historical Society Field Exploration Committee photographs record group primarily includes images of materials resulting from the excavations for historical artifacts conducted by members of the Committee, mostly in the early twentieth century. These images are primarily from sites in upper Manhattan and the Bronx and include such materials as buttons from American and British uniforms and coins from the Revolutionary War and War of 1812. Also included are images of Native American materials discovered. These materials informed and illustrated the many articles written by William L. Calver and Reginald P. Bolton and published in N-YHS's Quarterly Bulletin during the Committee’s existence from 1917-1938. The record group also includes a catalogue of objects compiled by Calver, with handwritten descriptions and drawings.
Quantity: 4.33 Linear feet in 17 containers of various sizes
Call Phrase: NYHS-RG 6
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.