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Guide to the Maritime History Collection PR 100

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© 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Kelly McAnnaney; finding aid updated and expanded by Eva Gretta, 2015

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on March 01, 2016
Description is in English

Scope and Contents note

The Maritime History File spans the period from ca. 1700 – ca. 1960 and primarily contains prints and photographs relating to both naval and civilian maritime history. Not strictly a visual image collection, there are newspaper clippings, correspondence and various ephemera that add to the collection’s research value. The collection is divided into four series by size: Boxed Files holds material smaller than 9 x 14 inches; Medium Format Flat Files holds items between 9 x 14 and 24 x 40 inches; Large Format Flat Files holds material between 24 x 40 and 30 x 40 inches; and Oversize Format Flat Files holds material larger than 30 x 40 inches.

More detailed information about the contents is provided in the Scope and Contents notes for individual series and folders.

Arrangement note

The materials have been arranged by size into four series. Within each series, materials are arranged by subject.