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Guide to the Decorative Envelopes (Philatelic Covers) Collection
1861-1989
 PR 301

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


New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Susan Kriete (2013); Larry Weimer (2018)

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on December 17, 2018
Finding aid is written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Administrative Information

Access restrictions

Available by advance appointment only. To schedule an appointment, contact the Print Room Librarian at printroom@nyhistory.org. 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
rightsandrepro@nyhistory.org
212-485-9228

Permission to reproduce or quote text from this collection in a publication must be requested from and granted in writing by the Library Director, 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The copyright law of the United States governs the making of photocopies and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials. Unpublished materials created before January 1, 1978 cannot be quoted in publication without permission of the copyright holder.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: Decorative Envelopes (Philatelic Covers) Collection, PR 301, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, The New-York Historical Society.

Related materials at the New-York Historical Society

Additional envelopes from the Civil War and Spanish-American War can be found in the Patriotic Envelopes Collection, PR 117. Additional advertising ephemera can be found in the Bella C. Landaur Collection of Business and Advertising Ephemera, PR 31, and the Ephemera File, PR 264.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection is comprised of various donations: Gift of Pam Schafler, 2009; Gift of Leo Shear, 2010; Gift of Leslie Eimer Medeiros, 2018.

Processing Information

The collection was initially processed in 2013 by archivist Susan Kriete. Material (folder 6) was added to the collection by archivist Larry Weimer in 2018.