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Guide to the George B. Post Architectural Records
circa 1860–1997 (bulk, 1880–1980)
 PR 53

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Joseph Ditta

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on October 06, 2021
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Post, George Browne, 1837-1913.
Creator: George B. Post & Sons.
Title: George B. Post architectural records
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1860–1997 (bulk, 1880–1980)
Abstract: Records of the architectural firms of George B. Post and George B. Post & Sons. Among their best-known commissions are the Long Island Historical Society (1878–1879) [now Center for Brooklyn History], New York Stock Exchange (1901–1904) and the Wisconsin State Capitol (1904–1907). The collection consists of circa 8,600 architectural drawings, ink on linen and blueprints; circa 200 watercolor renderings, ink drawings, and pencil sketches; 75 packages of specifications; 5 albums of photographs; 1,000 separate photographs; 2 clipping scrapbooks (1882-1903); 5 letterpress books (1867-1884); circa 1,700 incoming letters (1872-1875); 1 ledger and 1 journal of Gambrill & Post (1864-1867); circa 60 financial ledgers and journals (1868-1951); 2 volumes of personnel employment records (1881-1918); 1 package of publications by firm members.
Quantity: approximately 1,014 Linear feet in 356 boxes of various size and 21 flat file drawers.
Location: Portions of the collection are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact printroom@nyhistory.org prior to your research visit to coordinate access. Keep in mind that it will take between two (2) and five (5) business days for collections to arrive, and you should plan your research accordingly. The drawings in Subseries VI.F require one month to flatten and conserve before use.
Language: The documents in the collection are in English.
Call Phrase: PR 53