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Guide to the Editta Sherman Photographs
1940-1995 (bulk, undated)
 PR 322

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

New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Larry Weimer and Anne Boissonnault

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 03, 2022 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

Taking images of documents from the library collections for reference purposes by using hand-held cameras and in accordance with the library's photography guidelines is encouraged. As an alternative, patrons may request up to 20 images per day from staff.

Application to use images from this collection for publication should be made in writing to: Department of Rights and Reproductions, The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024-5194, Phone: (212) 873-3400 ext. 282.

Copyrights and other proprietary rights may subsist in individuals and entities other than the New-York Historical Society, in which case the patron is responsible for securing permission from those parties. For fuller information about rights and reproductions from N-YHS visit:

Preferred Citation

The collection should be cited as: Editta Sherman photographs, PR 322, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, The New-York Historical Society.

Credit lines on labels for particular photographs used in exhibitions should reflect the specific donor of that photograph as indicated in the finding aid below.

Related Materials

Other collections at N-YHS relevant to Editta Sherman include:

Photographs from Editta Sherman's collaboration with fellow photographer and Carnegie Hall resident Bill Cunningham can be found in the Bill Cunningham Facades Photograph Collection (PR 307).

Photographs of Sherman and the Carnegie Hall apartments and residents can be found in the Melanie Tinnelly collection of photographs of or by Bill Cunningham and Toni "Suzette" Cimino (PR 329).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was formed from donations made in July 2016 by members of Editta Sherman's family. Although the family members collaborated to form one overall donation, the donation of each photograph is attributable to a particular donor, based on the individual depicted in the photograph. Accordingly, the collection is organized to connect the Sherman donors with their related photographs.

Processing Information

The collection was processed in 2017 by archivist Larry Weimer and archival intern Anne Boissonnault.


The collection also includes photographic negatives. As of February 2018, these have not yet been inventoried, but will be added to the finding aid in the future.


Following are the exhibitions, beginning in 2017 with N-YHS's exhibition of Editta Sherman photographs, in which selections from N-YHS's Editta Sherman collection were used.

The Duchess of Carnegie Hall: Photographs by Editta Sherman. Held at New-York Historical Society, 18 August to 15 October 2017.