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Guide to the Ronald R. Spadafora Papers
1911-2018 (bulk, 1970s-2010s)
 MS 3134

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

New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on August 25, 2020
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers.

With the exception of a few oversize boxes and flat files, the collection is stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Keep in mind that it will take between two (2) and five (5) business days for collections to arrive, and you should plan your research accordingly. Also, given the size of the collection, there are limitations on how many boxes from the collection can be requested at one time. Please contact manuscripts well in advance of your research visit to coordinate access.

Use Restrictions

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to 20 exposures of stable, unbound material per day. 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, Phone: (212) 873-3400 ext. 282.

Copyrights and other proprietary rights may subsist in individuals and entities other than the New-York Historical Society, in which case the patron is responsible for securing permission from those parties. For fuller information about rights and reproductions from N-YHS visit:

The collection holds some videotapes. These are restricted because of their fragility and because N-YHS has no equipment on which to play them. Digital media is currently restricted from access in order to ensure that the digital files are not accidentally corrupted. Please contact the curator of manuscripts at for further information.

Preferred Citation

The collection should be cited as: Ronald R. Spadafora Papers, MS 3134, New-York Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Rhonda Shearer, Ron Spadafora's domestic partner, October 2018.

Processing Information

The collection has not been processed. The content remains in the original binders, files, and loose piles of documents as boxed by the donor and by N-YHS staff at time of acquisition in November 2018. An exception to this are several oversize items that were originally rolled, but humidified for flat file storage. In early 2019, archivist Larry Weimer surveyed and documented the contents of all boxes in a summary manner; that survey is the basis for this finding aid with its box level content description.