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Guide to the Printmaker File
[1730]-2014, undated (bulk 1800-1860)
 PR 58

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

New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Jenny Gotwals.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on January 31, 2020
Description is in English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Available by advance appointment only. To schedule an appointment, contact the Print Room Librarian at Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to twenty exposures of stable, unbound material per day. (Researchers may not accrue unused copy amounts from previous days.)

Use Restrictions

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

The copyright law of the United States governs the making of photocopies and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials. Unpublished materials created before January 1, 1978 cannot be quoted in publication without permission of the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as Printmaker File, PR 058, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, The New-York Historical Society.

Related Material at the Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections

Additional fine art prints with a subject of New York City can be found in the James Boyd Collection of New York City Etchings (PR 007).

Separated Materials Note

Over time several groups of prints have been removed from this collection and established as discrete collections. These were:
PR 162 Audubon Print Collection
PR 216 Alexander Anderson Print Collection
PR 217 John Hill Print Collection
PR 220 William James Bennett Print Collection
PR 221 Asher B. Durand Print Collection
PR 224 Peter Maverick Print File
PR 225 Anthony Imbert Print Collection
PR 226 James King Print Collection
PR 227 Saint-Memin Print Collection
PR 230 Currier and Ives Print File
PR 388 Print Club of New York Presentation Prints
PR 409 Marco Luccio Drypoint Etchings

In December 2017, a new collection was formed: New-York Historical Society Collection of Prints from the Works Progress Administration, Federal Art Project (PR 345). Several works were removed from the Printmaker's File at that time and transfered to PR 345. WPA-related prints by the following artists were moved: Lou Barlow, Sarah Berman, Hugh Botts, David Burke, Mabel Dwight (Buried Treasure), Eli Jacoby (  Tattoo Artist), and Ann Nooney.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection is comprised of gifts from multiple donors, and several purchases.

Processing Information Note

Additions made by archivist Marybeth Kavanagh in 2016 and 2017 and archivist Larry Weimer in 2020.


The collection is open to additions, which is expected to occur from time to time. The most recent addition to the finding aid was made in January 2020.