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Guide to the Andrew Alpern Papers
circa 1920-2015
 PR 324

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Marybeth Kavanagh

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on November 11, 2020
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Scope and Contents Note

This collection is made up of the reference files maintained by Andrew Alpern.

Series I is focused on specific New York City buildings and neighborhoods. These files primarily include photographs, articles, and newspaper clippings.

Series II contains the reference files maintained by Andrew Alpern for the book The New York Apartments of Rosario Candela and James Carpenter. The files include images, articles, newspaper clippings, promotional materials and correspondence related to the book.

Series III consists of copy negatives. They are mainly images of the NYC buildings featured in the reference files, identified on their outer envelopes.

Series IV consists of 62 slides of New York City buildings featured in Alpern's 1975 book Apartments for the Affluent.

Series V consists of reports related to New York City landmark designation cases. The reports were prepared by Andrew Alpern between 1987-2008.

Series VI contains reference files focused on specific New York City buildings and neighborhoods, donated in 2018. These files primarily include photographs, articles, and newspaper clippings.

Series VII consists of research and reports completed by Christopher Gray (1950-2017).

Series VIII contains the reference files maintained by Andrew Alpern for the 2015 book The Dakota: A History of the World's Best Known Apartment Building . The files include images, articles, newspaper clippings, promotional materials and correspondence related to the book.

This finding aid is based on the inventory written by Andrew Alpern. All descriptions and identifications were provided by Mr. Alpern. The bulk of the collection consists of reproductions (photocopies of articles, contemporary copy negatives of historical photographs, etc.). The dates of the collection reference the dates of the original material from which the copies were made.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 8 series by subject and/or format.

Series I: Building and Neighborhood Reference Files 1920-2001

Series II: Series II: Reference Files for The New York Apartments of Rosario Candela and James Carpenter

Series III: Copy Negatives

Series IV: Slides

Series V: Reports related to NYC landmark designation cases, 1987-2008

Series VI: 2018 Accrual - Reports/Research Files 1920-2015

Series VII: 2018 Accrual - Reports by Christopher Gray 1977-2009

Series VIII: 2018 Accrual - Reference Files for The Dakota: A History of the World's Best Known Apartment Building