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Guide to the Friends of City Hall Park Papers
 MS 1335

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

© 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Christine George with additions by Catherine Newton

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on July 30, 2012
Finding Aid is written in English.
using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Scope and Content Note

The Friends of City Hall Park Papers consist mainly of materials generated by the organization from the 1990's through the 2000's. The bulk of materials are handouts and fliers concerning the organization’s goals and efforts. There is also a large amount of correspondence, both to and from the Friends of City Hall Park. The collection also has similar materials from government and other community organizations that were involved with the campaign to restore City Hall Park. There is a variety of ephemera from these organizations, taking the form of fliers, a t shirt, buttons, and other materials.

There is also information about City Hall Park itself as well as other urban parks within New York City. There are maps of the parks, information on plants and animals, as well as advice on gardening.

The collection contains materials from the start of the Friends of City Hall Park through its successful campaign to reopen the Northern section of the Park after it was closed following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Arrangement Note

The Friends of City Hall Park Papers are arranged into three series. Within those series, the materials are arranged into subseries and chronologically into folders.

  1. Series I: Friends of City Hall Park
  2. Series II: Government, Park, Activist, and Other Organizations
  3. Series III: New York City Parks