Search results: 357 Finding Aids

Guide to the Papers of Herbert J. Adickes 1943-1945, 1970 (Bulk 1943-1945)MS 672.1

The Adickes Papers are a collection of approximately 300 letters from Herbert J. Adickes to his girlfriend, later his wife, Virginia Miller, from January 1943 to April 1945.

<em>Adickes</em> <em>wrote</em> to <em>his</em> <em>wife</em> <em>Virginia</em> <em>almost</em> <em>daily</em>, <em>sometimes</em> <em>twice</em> <em>a</em> <em>day</em>, <em>about</em> <em>adjusting</em> to <em>military</em>
<em>Herbert</em> <em>J</em>. <em>Adickes</em> and <em>Virginia</em> <em>Miller</em> <em>met</em> <em>when</em> <em>Miller</em> was <em>a</em> <em>member</em> of the <em>Jack</em> <em>Cole</em> <em>Dancers</em>

Guide to the New-York African Free-School Records 1817-1832MS 747

This collection covers the latter portion of the existence of the African Free-Schools, founded by the New-York Manumission Society, to help prepare black children for lives as free men and women. The records end two years before oversight of the schools was transferred to the Public School Society. They relate to classroom observation, student performance, behavior and promotions, as well as examples of lessons and student work. Note that the African Free School Records have been digitized and can be found here.

). Of <em>particular</em> <em>interest</em> are <em>copies</em> of the <em>speech</em> <em>given</em> by <em>James</em> <em>McCune</em> <em>Smith</em> on the <em>occasion</em> of the <em>Marquis</em> <em>de</em> <em>La</em>
<em>Guignon</em>, <em>Iris</em> <em>Aldridge</em>, <em>James</em> <em>McCune</em> <em>Smith</em>, <em>Samuel</em> <em>Ringgold</em> <em>Ward</em>, <em>Peter</em> <em>Williams</em> and <em>Patrick</em> <em>Reason</em>.

Guide to the John Albok Photograph Collection 1928 - 1997 (Bulk: 1930 - 1980)PR 1

Photographs of New York City street scenes and events

the <em>collection</em> <em>spans</em> <em>1928-2006</em>, but the <em>primary</em> <em>years</em> are <em>1930-1980</em>, <em>when</em> <em>virtually</em> <em>all</em> the <em>photographs</em> <em>were</em>
in <em>1921</em>. <em>Soon</em> <em>after</em> <em>he</em> <em>arrived</em> in <em>New</em> <em>York</em> <em>City</em> <em>he</em> <em>opened</em> <em>a</em> <em>tailor</em> <em>shop</em> at <em>1392</em> <em>Madison</em> <em>Avenue</em>, at <em>96</em><em>th</em>

Guide to the Album File [ca. 1880-ca. 1980](Bulk 1860-1920)PR 2

The Album File consists of published and unpublished volumes and scrapbooks acquired from various sources. Styles of albums vary from manufactured carte-de-visite albums to scrapbooks made by pasting images and clippings into accounting ledgers, and fine presentation albums with leather or velvet covers and ornate metal clasps. Albums were created to document families, places, or events, or to honor a person's career. Some volumes included in the file are published works documenting well know locations or persons. The materials comprising the albums are primarily photographic including tintypes, albumen prints, silver gelatin prints, platinum prints and cyanotypes, but also include clippings, engravings and etchings, drawings and other materials. Various photographers, printmakers, and artists are included in the collection.

of the <em>19</em><em>th</em> <em>century</em>. <em>Some</em> <em>albums</em> <em>come</em> <em>from</em> <em>well-known</em> <em>people</em>, <em>including</em> the <em>artists</em> <em>J.Q.A</em>. <em>Ward</em> and <em>Joseph</em>

Guide to the Alexander Alland Photograph Collection 1885-1905, 1940PR 110

The collection primarily contains photographs of New York City and its inhabitants. Two series focus on Gypsies in the Lower East Side and African American Jews in Harlem. Other photographs detail New York City life at the turn of the 20th century.

<em>years</em> <em>ago</em> <em>reveals</em> that there are <em>about</em> <em>10,000</em> <em>Black</em> <em>Jews</em> in <em>New</em> <em>York</em> <em>City</em>, <em>out</em> of <em>a</em> <em>possible</em> <em>quarter-million</em>
for the <em>National</em> <em>Youth</em> <em>Administration</em> <em>photo-mural</em> at the <em>1939</em> <em>World</em>'s <em>Fair</em>, <em>a</em> <em>massive</em> <em>work</em> of <em>16</em> by <em>56</em> <em>feet</em>. <em>Alland</em>

Guide to the Records of the American Art-Union 1838-1860MS 12

The collection consists of 109 volumes and 1 box of records from 1838 to 1860 of the American Art-Union. Online version available to users affiliated with subscribing institutions via Gale Cengage Learning.

of <em>subscriptions</em>; <em>letters</em> <em>from</em> <em>artists</em> to the <em>American</em> <em>Art-Union</em> with <em>index</em>; <em>letterpress</em> <em>books</em> <em>containing</em> <em>copies</em>
The <em>American</em> <em>Art-Union</em> was <em>known</em> as the <em>Apollo</em> <em>Association</em> for the <em>Promotion</em> of the <em>Fine</em> <em>Arts</em>

Guide to the Records of the American Defense Society 1915-1942 (bulk 1918-1920; 1935-1939) MS 14

This collection documents the views, aims, and internal workings of the American Defense Society, an early twentieth-century nationalist organization, based in New York City. The material dates from 1915 to 1942, and concerns many of the political, ideological, religious, and social debates and events of the time period. Nearly half of the American Defense Society Records consists of correspondence, including incoming and copies of outgoing letters, as well as internal communications among board members, officers, and members. In addition, the collection contains much printed material, some of which were published by the society. Also included is material that documents the society's internal organization, and newspaper clippings collected by ADS.

, an <em>early</em> <em>twentieth-century</em> <em>nationalist</em> <em>organization</em>, <em>based</em> in <em>New</em> <em>York</em> <em>City</em>. The <em>material</em> <em>dates</em> <em>from</em> <em>1915</em>
<em>Addresses</em> in <em>New</em> <em>York</em>:

Guide to the Records of the American Iron Company 1744-1806 (bulk 1764-1806)MS 18

The collection contains documents pertaining to the establishment and dissolution of American Iron Company in New York and New Jersey, including deeds for the purchase and sale of land, articles of agreement, bills from vendors, letters demanding payment of overdue accounts, paid checks, minutes of Trustees' meetings, and the company's ledger and checkbook.

and <em>business</em> <em>practices</em> of <em>post-Revolutionary</em> <em>New</em> <em>York</em>. The <em>collection</em>'s <em>early</em> <em>documents</em> (<em>1767-1773</em>) <em>show</em> <em>some</em>
<em>venture</em> (<em>1764-1767</em>) <em>whose</em> <em>original</em> <em>backers</em> <em>went</em> <em>bankrupt</em>. The <em>trustees</em> for the <em>new</em> <em>enterprise</em> <em>were</em>

Guide to the Alexander Anderson Print Collection 1791-1907PR 216

Most of the collection consists of works by Anderson, 1791-1864; there are also some scrapbooks kept by members of Anderson's family with examples of his wood engravings pasted in, engravings by his daughter, Ann Anderson Maverick, and some miscellaneous documentation. Apart from the scrapbooks, the bulk of the collection is wood engravings after scenes by European artists, trade cards, book illustrations, vignette engravings, and medical engravings.

with <em>examples</em> of <em>his</em> <em>wood</em> <em>engravings</em> <em>pasted</em> <em>in</em>. <em>Some</em> <em>material</em> is <em>quite</em> <em>small</em>, <em>so</em> the <em>engravings</em> <em>have</em> <em>generally</em>
. For <em>a</em> <em>short</em> <em>time</em> <em>he</em> <em>ran</em> <em>a</em> <em>store</em> in <em>which</em> <em>only</em> <em>children</em>'s <em>books</em> <em>were</em> <em>sold</em>, the <em>first</em> such <em>specialized</em>

Guide to the Eugene L. Armbruster Photograph Collection 1894-1939PR 81

New York photographer and local historian born in Baden-Baden, Germany; emigrated to the United States 1882 and lived in Brooklyn, New York. Armbruster photographed historic houses, churches, streetscapes, and buildings throughout New York City, and some of the images he created served to illustrate pamphlets he wrote on the local history of the area. A portion of the Eugene L. Armbruster Photograph Collection has been digitized and can be viewed here.

, <em>Johannes</em> <em>Lott</em>, <em>Judge</em> <em>Ganet</em> <em>L</em>. <em>Martense</em>, <em>Henry</em> <em>Evelyn</em> <em>Pierrepont</em> (<em>1808-1888</em>), <em>W</em>. <em>A</em>. <em>Putnam</em>, <em>Derick</em> <em>Remsen</em>
in <em>1882</em>. <em>His</em> <em>first</em> <em>job</em> was with <em>H</em>. <em>Henkel</em> <em>Cigar</em> <em>Box</em> <em>Manufacturing</em> <em>Company</em>, <em>where</em> <em>he</em> <em>continued</em> to <em>work</em>

Guide to the Artists' Fund Society Records 1859-1937 MS 23

The collection documents the history of the Artists' Fund Society, a New York based organization founded in 1859 to assist members and their families in cases of illness, old age and death; and to provide aid to non-member artists in distress. It includes meeting minutes, reports, membership materials, financial records, and correspondence.

of the <em>Society</em> <em>who</em> <em>served</em> as <em>president</em> <em>from</em> <em>1910</em> <em>through</em> <em>1933</em>. <em>Series</em> <em>II</em> <em>through</em> <em>X</em> are <em>made</em> <em>up</em> of <em>Society</em> <em>records</em>
by <em>profession</em>.” <em>However</em>, by the <em>1930</em><em>s</em> <em>amendments</em> <em>stipulated</em> that <em>members</em> <em>must</em> <em>live</em> in <em>New</em> <em>York</em> <em>City</em> or <em>close</em>

Guide to the Art Poster File ca. 1890-1910 (bulk 1895-1896)PR 55-1

The Art Posters include advertisements for books, magazines, and newspapers

, and <em>newspapers</em>. <em>Art</em> <em>Posters</em> <em>make</em> <em>up</em> <em>series</em> <em>I</em> of the <em>Poster</em> <em>File</em> (<em>PR</em> <em>055</em>). The <em>series</em> is <em>divided</em> into <em>three</em>
<em>New</em> <em>York</em> <em>publishers</em> <em>hired</em> <em>illustrators</em> <em>Aubrey</em> <em>Beardsley</em>, <em>Elisha</em> <em>Brown</em> <em>Bird</em>, <em>William</em> <em>H</em>. <em>Bradley</em>, <em>George</em>

Guide to the American Art-Union Print Collection 1840-1851PR 159

Collection of prints issued by the American Art-Union, a subscription-based art organization.

by <em>American</em> <em>artists</em> <em>issued</em> by the <em>Art-Union</em> to <em>its</em> <em>members</em>. The <em>collection</em> <em>also</em> <em>contains</em> <em>a</em> <em>few</em> <em>prints</em>
<em>Association</em> <em>renamed</em> <em>itself</em> the <em>American</em> <em>Art-Union</em> (<em>AAU</em>) in <em>1840</em> (<em>a</em> <em>change</em> <em>which</em> <em>became</em> <em>official</em> in <em>1844</em>

Guide to the Papers of the Association for the Relief of Respectable, Aged and Indigent Females in New York City 1813-1883 MS 801

Eight volumes of records of the Association for the Relief of Respectable Aged and Indigent Females in New York City which was formally established in February of 1814. From its beginning until 1838 the women of the Association met regularly and visited the dependent pensioners with gifts of clothing, groceries and cash. In 1838 they expanded their scope by establishing an asylum for the pensioners at 20th Street near 3rd Avenue. The NYC telephone directories reveal that they continued operating at an Amsterdam Avenue address until 1968.

<em>City</em>. <em>Though</em> <em>some</em> <em>gaps</em> in <em>years</em> <em>do</em> <em>appear</em> <em>between</em> the <em>volumes</em>, there are <em>included</em> <em>meeting</em> <em>minutes</em>
the <em>Board</em> <em>oversaw</em> <em>4</em> <em>other</em> <em>committees</em> in <em>addition</em> to an <em>Asylum</em> <em>built</em> on <em>20</em><em>th</em> <em>Street</em> <em>near</em> <em>3</em><em>rd</em> <em>Avenue</em> to <em>house</em>

Guide to the Astor Family Papers 1719-1943 MS 25

A collection of documents and bound volumes belonging to the Astor family and its dependents, primarily concerned with their vast real estate holdings in New York City. Includes deeds, leases, mortgages, releases, agreements, receipts, repair orders, surveys, property maps, abstract of titles, ledgers, daybooks, letterbooks, estate statements, and rent rolls.

that <em>should</em> <em>war</em> <em>break</em> <em>out</em>, <em>America</em> <em>would</em> <em>most</em> <em>likely</em> <em>remain</em> <em>a</em> <em>neutral</em> <em>party</em> as it was in <em>its</em> <em>best</em> <em>interest</em>
<em>Coode-Adams</em>, <em>his</em> <em>London</em> <em>agent</em>, and <em>C.W</em>. <em>Baldwin</em>, <em>his</em> <em>agent</em> in <em>New</em> <em>York</em>. <em>Many</em> of their <em>letters</em> <em>concerning</em>

Guide to the John James Audubon Print Collection [1820] - 1860, 1985PR 162

The Audubon print collection contains hand-colored aquatints, lithographs, chromolithographs, and items of ephemera of or pertaining to the work of John James Audubon, including both original prints from his famous color-plate books of natural history, and later, derivative prints of the same.

The <em>John</em> <em>James</em> <em>Audubon</em> <em>Print</em> <em>Collection</em> <em>spans</em> the <em>period</em> <em>from</em> <em>ca</em>. <em>1827-1860</em>, and <em>1977</em> to <em>1986</em>

Guide to the Papers of Shelby and Eleanor Baker 1862-1915MS 34

Correspondence, certificates, photographs, diaries, and clippings relating to Shelby Baker and his daughter, Eleanor Baker. The Bakers hailed from South Livonia, New York. The papers include several documents pertaining to Shelby's service in the Civil War, as well as several letters to Eleanor from her husband, George Gletty.

. The <em>papers</em> <em>also</em> <em>contain</em> <em>documents</em> <em>created</em> <em>after</em> <em>his</em> <em>service</em>, <em>including</em> <em>a</em> <em>pension</em> <em>certificate</em> <em>issued</em> <em>after</em> <em>his</em>

Guide to the Records of B. Altman & Co. 1876-1955 (Bulk 1881-1933)MS 31

Employee records, financial records, legal papers, estate material, correspondence, and miscellaneous items of B. Altman & Co. The collection also includes material relating to B. Altman & Co. president Michael Friedsam (president 1931-1931).

<em>correspondence</em>, <em>1915-1918</em>; <em>also</em> <em>news</em> <em>clippings</em> and <em>stock</em> and <em>bond</em> <em>receipts</em>. <em>Other</em> <em>significant</em> <em>series</em> <em>include</em>
(<em>Sources</em>: ; (<em>1914</em>); <em>Joseph</em> <em>Devorkin</em>, ; <em>Robert</em>

Guide to the Bannerman Family Papers 1788 - 2001 (bulk 1890-1968) MS 2906

Francis (Frank) Bannerman VI was born in Dundee, Scotland on March 24, 1851. Following the Civil War, Bannerman founded a company, Francis Bannerman Co., specializing in military surplus and scrap. In 1900 Bannerman puchased Polopel Island, a small island located in the Hudson River just north of West Point, NY, with the aim to turn it into a safe storage location for his large stores of military surplus that had now outgrown his warehouse space in Brooklyn. Patriotic to his heritage, Bannerman designed plans to have a unique, Scottish-style estate be constructed on the island to serve both his business and personal needs. The family owned both the business and the island until the late 1960s.

<em>correspondence</em>, <em>notes</em>, <em>time</em> <em>books</em>, <em>scrapbooks</em>, <em>clippings</em>, <em>monographs</em>, <em>serials</em>, <em>photographs</em>, <em>glass</em> <em>plate</em> <em>negatives</em>
<em>began</em> <em>a</em> <em>business</em> of <em>re-selling</em> <em>items</em> <em>purchased</em> at <em>Naval</em> <em>auctions</em>. <em>When</em> <em>his</em> <em>father</em> <em>joined</em> the <em>Union</em> <em>Army</em>

Guide to the Jessie Tarbox Beals Photograph Collection [1900-1940](Bulk 1904-1920)PR 4

Jessie Tarbox Beals, the first female photojournalist, lived in New York City for many years and documented the Greenwich Village bohemian scene, city scenes, and backyard gardens.

<em>houses</em>, <em>a</em> <em>group</em> of <em>row</em> <em>houses</em> with <em>wrought</em> <em>iron</em> <em>balconies</em> on <em>West</em> <em>11</em><em>th</em> <em>Street</em>, <em>where</em> <em>Beals</em> <em>herself</em> <em>lived</em>
The <em>free</em> <em>camera</em> <em>used</em> <em>a</em> <em>2.5</em> <em>x</em> <em>4</em> <em>inch</em> <em>plate</em> and <em>did</em> not <em>have</em> <em>a</em> <em>manual</em> <em>focus</em>, <em>much</em> <em>like</em> <em>a</em> <em>glorified</em>

Guide to the Ben Brown World War II Drawings Collection 1943-1945PR 274

The collection contains 131 loose drawing and two sketchbooks of drawings and paintings in graphite, colored pencil, pen and ink, pastel, and watercolor. The drawing are of soldiers and their daily lives during World War II as well as landscapes of Italy and North Africa.

The <em>Ben</em> <em>Brown</em> <em>World</em> <em>War</em> <em>II</em> <em>Drawings</em> <em>Collection</em> <em>spans</em> the <em>period</em> <em>from</em> <em>1943</em> to <em>1945</em> and <em>contains</em> <em>131</em>
with <em>Brown</em>'s <em>comments</em>, <em>can</em> be <em>found</em> <em>online</em> on the <em>History</em> <em>Matters</em> <em>website</em>: <em></em>

Guide to the William James Bennett Print Collection [1826]-1844PR 220

Early engravings and aquatints of New York City and other east coast port cities.

The <em>William</em> <em>James</em> <em>Bennett</em> <em>Print</em> <em>Collection</em> <em>spans</em> the <em>period</em> <em>from</em> <em>ca</em>. <em>1826</em> to <em>1844</em> and <em>contains</em> <em>46</em>
, and <em>from</em> <em>1830</em> to <em>1840</em> <em>he</em> was <em>named</em> <em>Keeper</em>, <em>a</em> <em>teaching</em> and <em>administrative</em> <em>post</em> <em>which</em> <em>allowed</em> <em>him</em> to <em>live</em>

Guide to the Robert L. Benney Research Collection 1933-1978, undated(Bulk 1942-1944)PR 250

Robert Benney, a successful commercial artist and illustrator gained recognition as a war artist-correspondent during World War II.

The <em>Robert</em> <em>L</em>. <em>Benney</em> <em>Research</em> <em>Collection</em> <em>spans</em> the <em>period</em> <em>from</em> <em>1940-1978</em> and <em>includes</em>
to <em>1932</em>. At the <em>age</em> of <em>nineteen</em>, <em>while</em> <em>still</em> in <em>art</em> <em>school</em>, <em>Benney</em> <em>opened</em> <em>his</em> <em>own</em> <em>studio</em> <em>creating</em>

Guide to the Papers of Mabel Newton Betticher 1903-1948 MS 937

Diaries and poetry written by Mabel Newton Betticher.

. The <em>three</em> <em>diaries</em> <em>were</em> <em>kept</em> <em>contemporaneously</em>, and <em>entries</em> are <em>frequently</em> <em>cross-referenced</em>. <em>Mabel</em> <em>kept</em> <em>track</em>
<em>Mabel</em> <em>Newton</em> <em>Betticher</em> was <em>born</em> on <em>June</em> <em>3</em>, <em>1878</em>, and <em>worked</em> as <em>a</em> <em>public</em> <em>school</em> <em>teacher</em> in <em>East</em>

Bible and Fruit Mission to the Public Hospitals of New York City Records 1877-1978 MS 59

The Bible and Fruit Mission to the Public Hospitals of New York City was founded in 1874 by a group of Protestant women to visit patients in New York City Hospitals. The purpose was to bring sweets, bibles, necessities, and the gospel to patients. The collection consists mostly of bills, receipts, bank statements, donation journals, custodian accounts and fiscal records of the organization.

of the <em>financial</em> <em>records</em> of the <em>charity</em> <em>from</em> <em>1907-1978</em> (<em>bulk</em> <em>dates</em> <em>1960-1970</em>’<em>s</em>). The <em>collection</em> is <em>made</em> <em>up</em> <em>mostly</em>
<em>women</em> <em>representing</em> <em>various</em> <em>Protestant</em> <em>Churches</em> <em>organized</em> into this <em>charity</em> that <em>would</em> <em>serve</em> <em>between</em> <em>1,500-2,000</em>

Guide to the Billboard Photograph Collection ca. 1918 -1934(Bulk 1920-1934) PR 5

The photographs appear to have been taken to record which advertisers bought billboard space at 13 sites in Manhattan and two sites in the Bronx, New York City. The views focus on signs but also show surrounding buildings, elevated railroads, and street activity at such heavily traveled intersections as Broadway and Seventh Avenue (Times Square), Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, Sixth Avenue at 27th Street, Eight Avenue at 110th Street, 125th Street in Harlem, and Third Avenue at 166th Street in the Bronx. The same sites appear repeatedly, sometimes monthly, during the 1920s and into the Great Depression. The photographs reveal changes in both the neighborhoods and in the advertising for many products, among them Chesterfield cigarettes, Wrigley's chewing gum, and Pepsodent toothpaste. The Billboard Collection has been digitized and can be viewed here.

. (<em>Cathedral</em> <em>Parkway</em>); <em>Fifth</em> <em>Ave</em>. & <em>42</em><em>nd</em> <em>St</em>.; <em>Sixth</em> <em>Ave</em>. <em>between</em> <em>42</em><em>nd</em> & <em>43</em><em>rd</em> <em>Sts</em>.; <em>Sixth</em> <em>Ave</em>. & <em>44</em><em>th</em> <em>St</em>.; <em>Sixth</em>
, the <em>largest</em> <em>billboards</em> <em>were</em> <em>seen</em> in <em>busy</em> <em>intersections</em> such as <em>Times</em> <em>Square</em> and <em>42</em><em>nd</em> <em>St</em>. at <em>6</em><em>th</em> <em>Avenue</em>

Guide to the Papers of Edwin Howland Blashfield 1870-1956 (bulk 1889-1936)MS 61

The Edwin Howland Blashfield Papers describe the artistic career of New Yorker Edwin Howland Blashfield. They consist of correspondence, drawings, writings, and ephemera.

<em>Edwin</em> <em>Howland</em> <em>Blashfield</em> <em>accumulated</em> <em>his</em> <em>personal</em> <em>papers</em> <em>over</em> <em>a</em> <em>period</em> of <em>more</em> <em>than</em> <em>60</em> <em>years</em>
<em>under</em> <em>Leon</em> <em>Bonnat</em>. <em>He</em> <em>spent</em> the <em>next</em> <em>thirteen</em> <em>years</em> <em>abroad</em>, <em>participating</em> in <em>salon</em> <em>exhibitions</em> <em>from</em> <em>1874</em>

Guide to the Papers of Sara Hoexter Blumenthal 1907-1971MS 963

The diaries in the Sara Hoexter Blumenthal collection detail the daily life of a woman living in Long Island and New York City in the twentieth century. Her dairies mainly reflect her relationships with her husband and children and social events with friends and family. There is almost no mention of current events in her diaries.

<em>Sara</em> <em>Hoexter</em> <em>Blumenthal</em>'s (<em>SHB</em>) <em>diaries</em> <em>detail</em> the <em>life</em> of <em>a</em> <em>woman</em> of <em>Long</em> <em>Island</em> and <em>New</em> <em>York</em> <em>City</em>

Guide to the Papers of Bernard Botein 1929-1975 (bulk 1968-1973) MS 68

The Papers consist of originals and copies of primary and secondary materials that document the service and activities of Judge Bernard Botein, a prominent Supreme Court Justice of the State of New York (1941-1968) and active court reformist, primarily in the years after his resignation from the Supreme Court. The collection largely presents materials relating to his participation in various legal, civic, philanthropic and political organizations and on committees and taskforces, significantly on the causes of court reform and reform of criminal justice administration. The collection also includes a significant number of manuscripts and drafts of his orations and legal writings; correspondence, including letters from prominent members of the legal and political communities; as well as photographs and other visual materials relating his legal career. The collection also contains published materials including a number of legal publications and official legislative documents.

<em>McGovern</em>, <em>John</em> <em>V</em>. <em>Lindsay</em> and <em>Manhattan</em> <em>District</em> <em>Attorney</em> <em>Frank</em> <em>Hogan</em> <em>can</em> be <em>found</em> <em>here</em>.
<em>Bernard</em> <em>Botein</em> (<em>1900-1974</em>) was <em>a</em> <em>principal</em> <em>leader</em> in <em>New</em> <em>York</em> <em>City’s</em> <em>legal</em> <em>establishment</em>. <em>A</em> <em>Supreme</em>

Guide to the William Oland Bourne Papers 1837-1881 MS 69

This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, newspaper clippings and lectures related to the career of William Oland Bourne (1819-1901), a social reformer, editor and author in New York City. Of particular note are materials related to his publication, Soldier's Friend, a newsletter for Civil War Veterans through which Bourne organized a Left-handed Penmanship Contest for veterans who had lost their right arm. The collection contains photographic portraits of four of the contest participants, left-handed writing samples and a sample written with a prosthetic arm.

<em>contains</em> <em>several</em> <em>unique</em> <em>items</em> <em>which</em> <em>include</em> <em>four</em> <em>photographic</em> <em>portraits</em> of <em>disabled</em> <em>civil</em> <em>war</em> <em>veterans</em> <em>who</em>
<em>life</em> as <em>a</em> <em>journalist</em>, <em>editor</em> and <em>author</em> in <em>New</em> <em>York</em> <em>City</em>, <em>William</em> <em>Oland</em> <em>Bourne</em> <em>embraced</em> <em>social</em> <em>reform</em>

Guide to the James Boyd Collection of New York City Etchings 1861-1940, undated(Bulk 1910-1939) PR 7

Collection of etchings by New York City artists depicting the city. Subjects include major skyscrapers and other buildings, street scenes, neighborhoods, harbors, bridges, and views from high vantage points.

); and <em>Edith</em> <em>Nankivell</em> (<em>31</em>). <em>Artists</em> with <em>more</em> <em>than</em> <em>one</em> <em>print</em> <em>include</em> <em>John</em> <em>Taylor</em> <em>Arms</em>, <em>G</em>. <em>L</em>. <em>Briem</em>, <em>Kerr</em> <em>Eby</em>
<em>died</em> at <em>age</em> <em>83</em> on <em>February</em> <em>13</em>, <em>1947</em>. <em>Agnes</em> <em>Gray</em> <em>Boyd</em>, <em>his</em> <em>wife</em>, <em>died</em> on <em>January</em> <em>16</em>, <em>1935</em>.

Guide to the Robert L. Bracklow Photograph Collection 1882-1918(Bulk 1896-1905)PR 8

Bracklow photographed New York City and surrounding areas around the turn of the century. He focused on architectural views, as well as areas or buildings that were being torn down to reshape the city environment.

<em>prints</em>; <em>99</em> <em>7</em> <em>x</em> <em>9</em>" <em>prints</em>; <em>1510</em> <em>5</em> <em>x</em> <em>7</em>" <em>prints</em>; <em>90</em> <em>4</em> <em>x</em> <em>5</em>" <em>prints</em>; <em>29</em> <em>albums</em> <em>including</em> <em>24</em> <em>6</em> <em>x</em> <em>8</em>" <em>prints</em>, <em>12</em>
<em>Robert</em> <em>Louis</em> <em>Bracklow</em> was <em>born</em> in <em>Germany</em> on <em>December</em> <em>3</em>, <em>1849</em>. <em>He</em> <em>arrived</em> in <em>New</em> <em>York</em> <em>City</em> at <em>age</em> <em>4</em>

Guide to the Colonel George W. Bradley Collection of Civil War Photographs 1864-1865, undatedPR 218

The Colonel George W. Bradley Collection of Civil War Photographs holds forty-nine albumen photographs that document military installations in Virginia. Photographs primarily depict the Army of the Potomac supply depot at City Point and the nearby Army of the James hospital at Point of Rocks, though the collection contains other military scenes in Virginia.

. <em>Series</em> <em>I</em> <em>through</em> <em>III</em> are in the <em>same</em> <em>format</em>, <em>prints</em> of <em>approximately</em> <em>8.5</em> by <em>11</em> <em>inches</em> <em>fixed</em> to <em>heavy</em>
in <em>less</em> <em>than</em> <em>a</em> <em>month</em> <em>after</em> <em>General</em> <em>Ulysses</em> <em>S</em>. <em>Grant</em> <em>issued</em> <em>his</em> <em>June</em> <em>18</em>, <em>1864</em>, <em>order</em> to <em>create</em> <em>a</em> <em>local</em> <em>base</em>

Guide to the Martha Bradstreet Papers 1774-1868MS 72

The Martha Bradstreet Papers describe Martha Bradstreet's fight for land she believed rightfully hers located in Utica, N.Y. as part of Cosby Manor. Note that the Martha Bradstreet Papers have been digitized and can be found here.

<em>Bradstreet</em> <em>received</em> <em>pertain</em> to <em>Martha</em>'s <em>situation</em> and <em>case</em>. <em>He</em> <em>did</em>, <em>however</em>, <em>seem</em> to <em>have</em> <em>his</em> <em>own</em> <em>concerns</em>

Guide to the Mathew B. Brady Studio Portrait Photograph Collection 1856-1869 (Bulk 1861-1869)PR 85

Studio proofs of Imperial format and carte-de-visite format portraits taken by the Mathew B. Brady Studio in New York City.

<em>portraits</em> of <em>men</em>, <em>women</em>, and <em>children</em> <em>who</em> <em>were</em> <em>photographed</em> in <em>Brady</em>'s <em>New</em> <em>York</em> <em>studios</em> <em>between</em> the <em>mid</em>-<em>1850</em>
in <em>New</em> <em>York</em> <em>from</em> <em>1844</em> to <em>1875</em>. <em>Brady</em> <em>began</em> <em>his</em> <em>career</em> as <em>a</em> <em>daguerreotypist</em>. <em>He</em> was <em>located</em> at <em>205-207</em>

Guide to the Broadway Tabernacle Church and Society Papers 1835-1980 (Bulk 1840-1970)MS 74

Containing materials dating from approximately 1835, this collection includes the organizational records of the Broadway Tabernacle Congregational Church starting in 1836 and traces the institution's evolution through 1980, focusing on the institution's internal machinations as well as its many community outreach programs that ranged from abolitionism to temperance to women's suffrage. A wide range of material is contained in the collection's 110 boxes, from Trustee meeting materials to architectural sketches to newspaper clippings to sermons.

<em>labels</em> <em>alike</em> <em>reflect</em> <em>changes</em> of <em>name</em> and of <em>location</em> <em>over</em> the <em>145</em> <em>years</em> <em>covered</em> by these <em>materials</em>. <em>While</em>
<em>Charles</em> <em>Granderson</em> <em>Finney</em> as <em>its</em> <em>first</em> <em>pastor</em> (<em>he</em> <em>also</em> <em>played</em> <em>a</em> <em>key</em> <em>role</em> in <em>designing</em> the <em>building</em> <em>itself</em>

Guide to the Herman R. Brown Papers 1946-1985 (Bulk 1946-1951)MS 80

Correspondence involving Herman R. Brown, an African- American solider and Mary K. Groom, married name Cox. Brown and Groom sent love letters to each other, which continued even after each was married to other people. The majority of the letters are from Brown to Groom from 1946-1951. Included are some letters from friends and others.

. There are <em>approximately</em> <em>145</em> <em>letters</em> (<em>Folders</em> <em>1-13</em>). The <em>letters</em> are <em>primarily</em> of <em>a</em> <em>personal</em> <em>nature</em> <em>between</em> <em>Herman</em> <em>Brown</em>

Guide to the Browning Photograph Collection 1918-1952(bulk 1920-1938)PR 9

The Browning Collection consists primarily of photographs of interiors and exteriors of 1920s and 1930s New York buildings, including art deco theaters, hotels, skyscrapers, suburban residences, shops, and institutions. Also captured are Manhattan shoppers and window displays, Lower East Side peddlers, advertising sandwich boards, roof tops, Great Depression shanty towns and street life, dramatic skylines, night views, weather, sports, many types of transportation, and photomontages. Documents and ephemera in the collection relate to Irving Browning's professional career as a photographer and cinematographer.

<em>life</em>. <em>Also</em> <em>included</em> is <em>a</em> <em>disbound</em> <em>scrapbook</em> <em>created</em> by <em>Irving</em> <em>Browning</em> <em>containing</em> <em>career-related</em>
<em>City</em>. <em>Browning</em> <em>opened</em> <em>a</em> <em>commercial</em> <em>photograph</em> <em>studio</em> at <em>110</em> <em>West</em> <em>40</em><em>th</em> <em>Street</em> in <em>1922</em> or <em>1923</em>; <em>his</em>

Guide to the Burling Family Papers 1666-2001 (bulk 1789-1860)MS 89

This collection outlines the religious, economic, and genealogical aspects of an old prominent New York family. The papers contain bonds, Burling family genealogy papers, real estate documents, certificates, illustrations, personal letters, newspaper clippings, Quaker documents, receipts, slave transactions, and wills. Bound volumes include Burling genealogies and business transactions.

(<em>1752-1840</em>), and <em>his</em> <em>son</em> <em>John</em> <em>Burling</em> (<em>1807-1870</em>). There are <em>also</em> <em>receipts</em> for <em>stock</em> <em>purchases</em> by <em>George</em>
(<em>1741-1820</em>), <em>both</em> <em>sons</em> of <em>John</em> <em>Burling</em> (<em>1703-1785</em>), <em>were</em> <em>especially</em> <em>involved</em> in <em>real</em> <em>estate</em> <em>deals</em>

Guide to the Butler-Laing Family Papers 1804-1892 (Bulk 1865-1871) MS 94

The Butler-Laing Family Papers come from three generations of an American family from the northeast. These Papers chiefly shed light on the daily lives of women of the Butler Family. The Papers extend from 1818 to 1892. The bulk, from 1865 through 1871, encompasses Mrs. Laing's detailed diaries and letters from Rome and all of her grown daughter Mary's letters to her. Also included in the collection are a shipboard diary of Mrs. Laing's voyage to and from China in 1836-1837 and a diary of her husband on one of his many voyages, 1846-1847.

are <em>almost</em> <em>all</em> to <em>her</em> <em>husband</em>, <em>away</em> on <em>long-term</em> <em>business</em> in <em>New</em> <em>York</em> <em>City</em>. They <em>tell</em> <em>him</em> of <em>his</em> <em>family</em>
to and <em>from</em> <em>China</em>'s <em>port</em> of <em>Macao</em> was <em>one</em> of <em>almost</em> <em>eight</em> <em>months</em>. <em>Mrs</em>. <em>Butler</em> <em>kept</em> <em>a</em> <em>diary</em> on the <em>voyage</em>. <em>Less</em>

New York Caledonian Club 1856-2007 MS 2923

The Records of the New York Caledonian Club document the work, activities, and membership of this society dedicated to the preservation of Scottish heritage, from its founding in 1856 through 2007. The collection contains administrative records, award citations, monographs, newsletters, photographs, Scottish Studies Program documents, scrapbooks, and ephemera.

of the <em>79</em><em>th</em> <em>New</em> <em>York</em> <em>Highland</em> <em>Regiment</em> (<em>volume</em> <em>20</em>). <em>Twenty-two</em> <em>silver</em> <em>gelatin</em> and <em>albumen</em> <em>photographs</em> (<em>many</em>
on <em>Central</em> <em>Park’s</em> “<em>literary</em> <em>walk</em>.” <em>A</em> <em>Scottish</em> <em>sculptor</em>, <em>Mr</em>. <em>John</em> <em>Steell</em>, <em>R.S.A</em>., was <em>commissioned</em> to <em>create</em>

Guide to the William Louis Calver Papers 1894-1940 (Bulk 1900-1940)MS 96

Correspondence and papers, 1894-1940, including material concerning the N-YHS Field Exploration Committee (formed in 1918) and correspondence with eminent American, English, and French military experts, antiquarians, and military artists.

and <em>other</em> <em>relevant</em> <em>material</em>. <em>Though</em> the <em>work</em> of the <em>Field</em> <em>Exploration</em> <em>Committee</em> <em>did</em> not <em>begin</em> <em>until</em> <em>its</em>
<em>William</em> <em>Louis</em> <em>Calver</em> (<em>1859-1940</em>) was <em>a</em> <em>military</em> <em>antiquarian</em> and <em>chairman</em> of the <em>New-York</em> <em>Historical</em>

Guide to the Campbell-Mumford Papers 1719-1980 (Bulk 1793-1892)MS 98

Most of the material in the Campbell-Mumford Papers focuses on William W. Campbell, his son, Douglas Campbell 1st, or Benjamin M. Mumford. Key topics include Mumford's business as an insurance broker, William Campbell's work as a judge and historian, and Douglas Campbell 1st's work as an historian. Much material focuses discretely on the Campbell family or discretely on the Mumford family; only with the marriage of Harriet Bowers Mumford Paige and Douglas Campbell 1st in 1865 were the two families intimately linked.

of <em>Harriet</em> <em>Bowers</em> <em>Mumford</em> <em>Paige</em> and <em>Douglas</em> <em>Campbell</em> <em>1</em><em>st</em>. <em>Types</em> of <em>material</em> <em>include</em> <em>court</em> <em>minutes</em>
<em>Maverick</em> <em>Mumford</em> (<em>1772-1843</em>), was an <em>insurance</em> <em>broker</em> <em>working</em> in <em>New</em> <em>York</em> <em>who</em> <em>married</em> <em>Harriet</em> <em>Bowers</em> (<em>1782-1868</em>

Guide to the Playing Card and Game Collection 1549-present(Bulk 1800-1899)PR 115

The collection includes American and European playing cards and card games, primarily from the 19th century. Includes one of the oldest dated cards in existence.

into an <em>unrelated</em> <em>design</em>) and <em>translucent</em> (<em>which</em> <em>reveal</em> <em>hidden</em> <em>scenes</em> <em>when</em> <em>held</em> to the <em>light</em>.) <em>Fortune-telling</em>
<em>appeared</em> in <em>American</em> <em>decks</em> of <em>euchre</em> <em>around</em> <em>1865</em>. <em>Most</em> <em>playing</em> <em>cards</em> <em>had</em> <em>plain</em> <em>backs</em> <em>until</em> the <em>19</em><em>th</em> <em>century</em>

Guide to the Lucius H. Cathan Photograph Collection [1880-1890], undatedPR 132

Collection of negatives and photographs taken by Lucius H. Cathan consisting of studio portraits of unidentified individuals, portraits of the Cathan family, and views of the Brattleboro & Whitehall Railroad in Vermont.

<em>print</em> are <em>also</em> <em>present</em>. <em>During</em> <em>processing</em>, <em>image</em> <em>descriptions</em> <em>were</em> <em>written</em> on <em>negative</em> <em>sleeves</em>; <em>those</em>
, <em>Massachusetts</em> <em>where</em> <em>he</em> <em>would</em> <em>work</em> <em>until</em> <em>1851</em>. <em>From</em> <em>1848-1849</em>, <em>he</em> <em>worked</em> in <em>partnership</em> with <em>photographer</em> <em>Joseph</em>

Guide to the Causeries du Lundi Records 1880-1996 (bulk 1880-1974)MS 104

This collection includes member and meeting information of the women's writing group, Causeries du Lundi, founded in 1880 and still active today. Members of this group write and present their essays at meetings, gathering the first Monday of every month in the winter.

and <em>maintaining</em> <em>membership</em> in the <em>Causeries</em> <em>du</em> <em>Lundi.The</em> <em>President</em>'s <em>Books</em> <em>detail</em> <em>membership</em> <em>listings</em>, <em>addresses</em>
The <em>Causeries</em> <em>du</em> <em>Lundi</em> is <em>one</em> the <em>oldest</em> <em>women</em>'s <em>literary</em> <em>societies</em> in the <em>U.S</em>. <em>still</em> <em>active</em> <em>today</em>

Guide to the Records of Chapel Farm 1911-2008 (bulk 2000-2003)MS 108

Chapel Farm is located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The area is a dense forest. This collection mostly contains the records of the efforts to save it from real estate developers from 1991-2003. The types of materials included in this collection are correspondence, maps, reports, appraisals, clippings, books, and legal documents.

in these <em>papers</em> <em>include</em> <em>tree</em> <em>removal</em>, <em>erosion</em> <em>control</em>, <em>access/roads</em>, <em>blasting</em>, and <em>construction</em> <em>progress</em>
<em>started</em> <em>seeking</em> <em>a</em> <em>buyer</em>. <em>Over</em> the <em>next</em> <em>three</em> <em>decades</em> <em>many</em> <em>development</em> <em>plans</em> <em>were</em> <em>put</em> <em>forth</em>, but <em>never</em> <em>went</em>

Guide to the Arthur D. Chapman Photograph Collection 1908-1922, 1953PR 15

Collection of sixty photographs by Arthur D. Chapman featuring compositions of pictorial interest in his everyday surroundings in New York, and particularly in Greenwich Village. Two self-portraits are also included.

by <em>Chapman</em> in the <em>early</em> <em>1950</em><em>s</em> <em>from</em> <em>glass</em> <em>plate</em> <em>negatives</em> <em>he</em> <em>made</em> <em>between</em> <em>1908</em> to <em>1922</em>. <em>One</em> <em>additional</em> <em>image</em>
of the <em>areas</em> in <em>Manhattan</em> <em>he</em> <em>had</em> <em>photographed</em> <em>almost</em> <em>a</em> <em>half-century</em> <em>before</em>, in <em>order</em> to <em>document</em> <em>how</em> <em>time</em> <em>had</em>

Guide to the H.M. Chester Photograph Collection 1892-1910, undatedPR 131

Collection of glass negatives documenting H.M. Chester's extensive travels across the United States and to its borders from 1892-1910. Views of expositions, railroads, prominent residences, national parks, and tourist attractions make up the bulk of the collection which focuses most heavily on California, Colorado, Michigan, New York, Washington, and Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks.

, <em>ships</em>, <em>streetscapes</em>, and <em>two</em> <em>1907</em> <em>flower</em> <em>shows</em>. <em>A</em> <em>few</em> <em>portraits</em> of <em>a</em> <em>man</em> <em>identified</em> as <em>W.E</em>. <em>McCarthy</em>
the <em>family</em> <em>had</em> <em>moved</em> to <em>North</em> <em>Stonington</em>, <em>Connecticut</em>. <em>Little</em> is <em>known</em> <em>about</em> <em>Chester</em>'s <em>life</em> <em>except</em> that <em>he</em>

Guide to the Civil War Photograph File 1861-1865, [1880-1889]PR 164

Photographs taken of and during the United States Civil War. Photographs show battle scenes, camps, soliders, officers, and war-related paraphernalia. Some photographs were taken during the war and published afterward.

<em>involved</em>. <em>Though</em> <em>all</em> of the <em>prints</em> <em>may</em> not <em>have</em> <em>been</em> <em>made</em> <em>during</em> the <em>war</em> <em>period</em>, they are <em>from</em> <em>period</em>

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