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Guide to the Victor H. Paltsits Papers
(bulk, circa 1890–1952)
 MS 477.1

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

New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Joseph Ditta (November-December 2020)

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on December 16, 2020
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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers.

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:

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as the Victor H. Paltsits Papers, MS 477.1, New-York Historical Society.

Related Materials

In addition to a number of published works and some smaller, related archival collections, which may be found through BobCat, the library's online catalog, the New-York Historical Society holds two larger collections assembled by Paltsits:

1) Paltsits Collection--Ulster County, New York, 1643-1829, MS 477.

2) Victor H. Paltsits manuscript collection, ca. 1703 - ca. 1928, MS 478.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Estate of Dr. Victor H. Paltsits, 14 March 1953.

Processing Information

The material in "Series I. Correspondence" (boxes 1–22) and the material in "Subseries II.A. Research and subject files sorted circa 1953" (boxes 23–57), was placed in labeled document boxes sometime after its arrival at the New-York Historical Society in 1953. In preparing the collection for shipment to offsite storage in November-December 2020, archivist Joseph Ditta replaced any deteriorated boxes in Series I and Subseries II.A with stable containers, and also divided into multiple boxes any that had simply been overfilled. The collection remains largely unprocessed, with many boxes containing loose, unfoldered correspondence, tied packets of letters, and bundled research notes.