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Guide to the New-York Historical Society Museum Department Records
1765, 1830-2018
 NYHS-RG 20

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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Margaret Kaczorowski, Katherine Palm and Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 21, 2021 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series II. Exhibitions, 1941-2018. 82.58 Linear feet

Scope and Contents Note

The Exhibitions series includes files related to the planning and presentation of exhibitions at N-YHS, especially for the 1980s and later, though there are a few files for the 1970s and earlier. The bulk of the files include documentation compiled from various sources within the Museum Department of specific exhibitions. Although the specific content varies widely by exhibition, documents can include checklists, images, loan documentation, publicity material, research files, comment books, wall texts and labels, design elements, budgets and funding requests, and other like matter. Not all exhibitions are represented in the series and some are very lightly documented. On the other hand, several are more extensively documented, such as the traveling exhibition of the Audubon watercolors in the 1990s. The bulk of the files relate to installed exhibitions, but some proposed exhibitions are also included, perhaps most notably the files for the planning of a 1990s exhibition concerning the Tenth Street Studio Building.

Files related to exhibitions were transferred to the archives over time by various members of the museum staff. Consequently, important exhibition files can be found in other Museum series, especially the Curatorial and the Collections Management series.

Arrangement Note

The series is organized in the following subseries:

Subseries II.A. General Files

Subseries II.B. Audubon Traveling Exhibition

Subseries II.C. Jack Rutland and Margaret Tamulonis Files

Subseries II.D. Kimberly Orcutt Files

Generally, the General Files are the records of individual exhibitions that appear to have been compiled from various sources and were organized together by the processing archivist. The Rutland/Tamulonis and Orcutt subseries include the files of particular individuals that include records of various exhibitions.

Subseries II.A. General Files, 1941-2018. 69.75 Linear feet

Scope and Contents Note

The subseries includes files that appear to have been compiled over time for the purpose of documenting various aspects of particular exhibitions presented at N-YHS. The subseries includes only a few folders of material from before 1970. An increased number of files appear for the 1970s and early 1980s, and these appear to be largely from the files of the curator at that time, Mary Black. The bulk of the files date from after 1982 and seem to have come from various sources within the Museum Department (which included the Department of Prints, Photographs and Architecture collections in the 1990s), including curators, collections management/registrar, researchers, and others. In addition to installed exhibitions, the files also include some proposed exhibitions that never took place.

The type of documentation present for each exhibition is highly uneven, ranging from one folder with a document or two to extensive documentation of various aspects of an exhibition. Typical documentation found for many of the exhibitions includes checklists or other object lists, loan agreements and receipts, and publicity material. Other textual documents that can be found for many exhibitions are installation and design descriptions, wall and label text, conservation notes, budgets, grant or other funding proposals, correspondence/printed emails, and other planning documents. There are a few public comment books and the container list notes when these are in an exhibition's files. Some exhibitions include the sometimes extensive research files of the curator, public historian, or other exhibition developer. For traveling exhibitions, there is some documentation concerning arrangements and logistics.

In terms of images, there is a noticeable contrast between the files before and after circa 2003. Some exhibition files from the 1970s-1990s have object photographs and several have color slides of the installed galleries. The gallery slides are exceptional enough that an attempt was made by the archivist to identify them and note them in the container list. In the early 2000s, with the emergence of workplace digital technology, images become more common in the files. Many files from this later period have object lists with "thumbnail" sized color images. The press/publicity materials commonly include a professionally-produced CD with the paper material. Informally-created CDs from curators, researchers, conservators, and others are in the files, though not all are well-labeled as to content. Similarly, some of the later exhibitions have CDs of audio tours and other exhibition-related matter. Some of these CDs (and DVDs) are noted in the container list, but most are not because of their increasingly common presence (and often unclear content).

Arrangement Note

The subseries is arranged in chronological order, based on the opening year of the exhibition. Generally only that year is shown in the container list although there are likely to be earlier or later documents in the file.

Note on labels: Many of the folders in the boxes are labeled with shorthand or working titles, not the full final exhibition title. Some of the folder labels in a set even refer to different titles, and planning documents commonly refer to various titles. The container list below attempts to smooth these differences by referring as often as possible to the full final name of the exhibition and by providing any alternative titles in a note. Nonetheless, researchers should be alert to the possibility of disconnects between the title as shown in the container list and the exhibition's actual title as they know it, as well as disconnects between the title in the container list and that on the physical folders.

Processing Information Note

Until 2016, the content of the subseries was held in various boxes that were generally well-arranged by exhibition within each box, but with no overarching organization or description across the whole. Across this fragmented whole, some files had been transferred to archival folders and received some processing, though most files remained in original files. In September 2016, archivists Margaret Kaczorowski and Larry Weimer compiled and organized the whole, and created the description for the subseries in this finding aid. Little additional physical processing was done so the bulk of the files remain in their original folders, though occasionally mixed with previously processed material.

7 additional boxes of exhibition files, from the late 1990s-2003 were transferred to the archives in 2018-19 and added to the finding aid in April 2021.

Access Restrictions

Most or all of these files are expected to be stored off-site and so require advance notice in order to access them.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 195 Folder : 1 Former Governors and Mayors; 19th Century Hotels

Scope and Contents Note

Includes summary description of two exhibitions, date unknown.

Undated
Offsite-Box: 195 Folder : 2 American Scenes & Events on Textiles

Scope and Contents Note

Includes only a photocopy of the catalogue.

1941
Offsite-Box: 195 Folder : 3 250th Anniversary of Trinity Church
1947
Offsite-Box: 195 Folder : 4 American Presentation Silver

Scope and Contents Note

Includes curatorial object notes. Document was transferred to the record group in November 2017 from the Miscellaneous Manuscripts/American Historical Manuscripts Collection where it had been filed under S for silver.

1947
Offsite-Box: 195 Folder : 5 Country Houses on Manhattan Island
1952
Offsite-Box: 195 Folder : 6 The New York "El"
1955
Offsite-Box: 195 Folder : 7-8 Rediscovered Painters of Upstate New York (2 folders)
1959
Offsite-Box: 195 Folder : 9 Various

Scope and Contents Note

Includes label text for Incas of Peru and other unidentified exhibitions.

1960s
Offsite-Box: 195 Folder : 10 Eye on the City: The Photographer in New York
1970
Offsite-Box: 195 Folder : 11 City of Promise: Aspects of Jewish Life in New York
1971
Offsite-Box: 195 Folder : 12 Sculpture Show
1972?
Offsite-Box: 195 Folder : 13 New York to the Eve of Revolution
1973
Offsite-Box: 195 Folder : 14 New York, The New Empire: John Pintard and His Society
1974
Offsite-Box: 195 Folder : 15-16 American Silhouette (2 folders)
1974
Offsite-Box: 195 Folder : 17-28 Manhattan Now: 14 Photographers Look at the Form of the Old City (12 folders)
1974
Offsite-Box: 195 Folder : 29-31 Moving: 300 Hundred Years of Transportation in New York (3 folders)
1976
Offsite-Box: 195 Folder : 32-34 Shakers in New York State (3 folders)
1975
Offsite-Box: 195 Folder : 35-41 New York Cabinetmaker and His Use of Space (7 folders)
1976
Offsite-Box: 195 Folder : 42-47 Op Sail (6 folders)
1976
Offsite-Box: 195 Folder : 48 Remember the Ladies
1977
Offsite-Box: 195 Folder : 49-50 200 Years of American Illustration
1976
Offsite-Box: 196 Folder : 1 Fashions and Facades: Photographs by William Cunningham
1976
Offsite-Box: 196 Folder : 2 The Dutch Republic in the Days of John Adams
1976
Offsite-Box: 196 Folder : 3 New York Then and Now: Photographs of New York in the Past and Present
1977
Offsite-Box: 196 Folder : 4-5 Think Small (2 folders)
1978
Offsite-Box: 196 Folder : 6-7 The Art of the Conservator: New Life for Old Objects (2 folders)
1978
Offsite-Box: 196 Folder : 8-10 Street Kids (Children's Aid Society) (3 folders)
1978
Offsite-Box: 196 Folder : 11-12 Artists and Architects of the New York Subway (2 folders)
1979
Box: 274 Folder : 10 Artists and Architects of the New York Subway. Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a decal for the #6 New York City subway line.

1979
Offsite-Box: 196 Folder : 13 By a Child's Hand Wrought
1979
Offsite-Box: 196 Folder : 14 Proposed Exhibition. Magna Carta
1979
Offsite-Box: 196 Folder : 15-23 55 Wall Street: A Working Landmark (Citibank) (9 folders)
1980
Offsite-Box: 196 Folder : 24-29 Tiffany Silver (6 folders)
1980
Offsite-Box: 196 Folder : 30-31 Small Folk: A Celebration of Childhood in America (2 folders)
1980
Offsite-Box: 197 Folder : 1-3 That Belmont Look (3 folders)
1980
Offsite-Box: 197 Folder : 4-5 The Phrenology of the Land: How to Read the Topography of New York Province and State (2 folders)
1980
Offsite-Box: 197 Folder : 6-7 The Mayor's House: Gracie Mansion (2 folders)
1981
Offsite-Box: 197 Folder : 8 Collaboration: Artists & Architects
1981
Offsite-Box: 197 Folder : 9 Exhibition Proposal. 200th Anniversary of Episcopal Diocese of New York
Offsite-Box: 197 Folder : 10-11 Cast With Style: 19th Century Cast Iron Stoves from the Albany Area (2 folders)
1982
Offsite-Box: 197 Folder : 12 Cancelled Exhibition. Gustav Stickley and the American Arts & Crafts Ideal
1982
Offsite-Box: 197 Folder : 13 Sailing Ships in Dutch Prints: Four Centuries of Naval Art from the Rijksmuseum
1982
Offsite-Box: 197 Folder : 14 Breaking Ground: Open Spaces Temporary & Accidental
1982
Offsite-Box: 197 Folder : 15 Exhibition Proposal. Britain Salutes New York / British Travelers in New York
1982
Offsite-Box: 197 Folder : 16-28 The Birth of New York: Nieuw Amsterdam (13 folders)
1982
Offsite-Box: 197 Folder : 29-31 Manhattan Observed: 14 Photographers Look at New York (3 folders)
1982
Offsite-Box: 198 Folder : 1-12 Oom-Pah-Pah: The Great American Brass Band (12 folders)
1982
Drawer: 12A-B10 Folder : 17 Oom-Pah-Pah: The Great American Brass Band. Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a poster.

1982
Offsite-Box: 198 Folder : 13-14 Grand Central Terminal: City Within the City (2 folders)
1982
Offsite-Box: 198 Folder : 15 Proposed Exhibition. Iroquois in New York State
1982
Offsite-Box: 198 Folder : 16-17 A Celebration: American Landscape Painting, Genre Art, & Drawing (2 folders)
1983
Offsite-Box: 198 Folder : 18-19 Struggle for a Continent: Francis Parkman's "France & England in North America" (2 folders)
1983
Offsite-Box: 198 Folder : 20 Firefighting on Parade
1983
Offsite-Box: 198 Folder : 21-25 New York Themes: Paintings & Etchings by William Meyerowitz & Theresa Bernstein (5 folders)
1983
Offsite-Box: 198 Folder : 26 Lights, Camera, Action: New York's Silent Film Studios
1983
Drawer: 12A-B10 Folder : 16 The Egon and Hildegard Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass. Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes six blueline drawings of the gallery lay-out and design elements.

1983
Offsite-Box: 198 Folder : 27 The Adirondacks: A Wilderness Preserved
1984
Offsite-Box: 198 Folder : 28-29 Five New York Families (2 folders)
1984
Offsite-Box: 198 Folder : 30-32 Visions of Liberty (3 folders)
1984
Offsite-Box: 198 Folder : 33 Lost in a Shuffle: Playing Cards & Board Games
1984
Offsite-Box: 198 Folder : 34 The City Comes of Age

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of installation.

1984
Offsite-Box: 198 Folder : 35 Baroness Hyde de Neuville: Sketches of America

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of installation.

1984
Offsite-Box: 198 Folder : 36 Karol Kowalski

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of installation.

1985
Offsite-Box: 199 Folder : 1-3 Metropolis in Mourning: Ulysses S. Grant (3 folders)
1985
Offsite-Box: 199 Folder : 4-6 Centuries of Childhood (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of the installation.

1985
Offsite-Box: 199 Folder : 7-9 Audubon's Birds of North America: The Original Watercolors (3 folders)
1985
Offsite-Box: 199 Folder : 10 Statue of Liberty Centennial Celebration

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of the installation.

1985
Offsite-Box: 199 Folder : 11-14 Chicago and New York: Architectural Interaction (4 folders)
1985
Offsite-Box: 199 Folder : 15 Artist in Residence: The North Country Art of Frederic Remington
1985
Offsite-Box: 199 Folder : 16-25 Niagara: Two Centuries of Changing Attitude (10 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of the installation.

1986
Offsite-Box: 199 Folder : 26-33 Prized Prints (8 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of the installation.

1986
Offsite-Box: 199 Folder : 34-39 P.T. Barnum (6 folders)
1986
Offsite-Box: 199 Folder : 40-47 Liberty's Legacy: Photographs of New York's Ethnic Festivals (8 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of the installation.

1986
Offsite-Box: 199 Folder : 48 James Henry Cafferty

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of the installation.

1986
Offsite-Box: 199 Folder : 49-54 Treasures of Botanical Illustrations (6 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of the installation.

1986
Offsite-Box: 199 Folder : 55-58 Storied Shores: Lake George in Legend & History (4 folders)
1986
Offsite-Box: 200 Folder : 1 Proposed Exhibition. Robert Fulton
1986
Offsite-Box: 200 Folder : 2-8 Portraits of Power: Paintings from the Collection of the New York Chamber of Commerce & Industry (7 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of the installation.

1986
Offsite-Box: 200 Folder : 9-18 Made for New York: Antique Toys from the Lawrence Scripps Wilkinson Collection (10 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of the installation.

1986
Drawer: 12A-B10 Folder : 16 Made for New York: Antique Toys from the Lawrence Scripps Wilkinson Collection. Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes one blueline drawing of design elements.

1986
Offsite-Box: 200 Folder : 19-27 A Portrait of Livingston Manor (9 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of the installation.

1986
Offsite-Box: 200 Folder : 28-29 The Pleasure of Your Company: Parties & Balls in New York City (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of the installation.

1986
Offsite-Box: 200 Folder : 30-38 Jackie Robinson: An American Journey (9 folders)
1987
Offsite-Box: 200 Folder : 39 Audubon: Selected Breeding Birds of New York State
1987
Offsite-Box: 201 Folder : 1-5 Strong on Music: The New York Music Scene (5 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of the installation.

1987
Offsite-Box: 201 Folder : 6-7 Ex Libris Rufus King (2 folders)
1987
Offsite-Box: 201 Folder : 8-27 Government by Choice: Inventing the United States Constitution (20 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of the installation. Several of the folders are labeled as Are We To Be a Nation? The Making of the Federal Constitution, which was the exhibition held at New York Public Library to which N-YHS loaned objects. These folders include some of the related loan documents, but principally include more  Government by Choice documents.

1987
Box: 274 Folder : 6 Government by Choice: Inventing the United States Constitution. Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes design plans by Leone Design Group and sponsor (Country Home Magazine) poster for the lecture series.

1987
Drawer: 12A-B10 Folder : 16 Government by Choice: Inventing the United States Constitution. Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes two blueline drawings of the gallery lay-out.

1987
Offsite-Box: 201 Folder : 28-37 Jasper Cropsey: Artist & Architect (10 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of the installation.

1987
Drawer: 12A-B10 Folder : 16 Jasper Cropsey: Artist & Architect. Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes four blueline drawings of design elements.

1987
Offsite-Box: 202 Folder : 1-5 New York Bestiary: Pets & Pests of Metropolis (5 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of the installation.

1987
Offsite-Box: 202 Folder : 6-15 The Wagstaff Collection of American Silver (10 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of the installation.

1987
Drawer: 12A-B10 Folder : 16 The Wagstaff Collection of American Silver. Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes two blueline drawings of design elements.

1987
Offsite-Box: 202 Folder : 16-23 Hudson River and the Highlands: Photographs by Robert Glenn Ketchum (8 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of the installation.

1987
Offsite-Box: 202 Folder : 24-25 The Blizzard of '88 (2 folders)
1988
Offsite-Box: 202 Folder : 26-32 Bellows, Bobbins, & Butterchurns: Keeping House in 19th Century America (7 folders)
1988
Offsite-Box: 202 Folder : 33-43 Francis W. Edmonds: American Master in the Dutch Tradition (11 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of the installation.

1988
Offsite-Box: 202 Folder : 44-48 Artistic Houses: Lavish Interiors of 19th Century New York (5 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of the installation.

1988
Offsite-Box: 202 Folder : 49-57 The Rise & Fall of New York: Building & Unbuilding Manhattan (9 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of the installation.

1988
Offsite-Box: 203 Folder : 1-4 The Invisible Surface: Paper & the Printing Arts in Early America (4 folders)
1988
Offsite-Box: 203 Folder : 5-11 Arnold Newman (7 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of the installation.

1988
Offsite-Box: 203 Folder : 12-16 Hard Cider & Hot Air (5 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of the installation.

1988
Offsite-Box: 203 Folder : 17-25 Celebrating the Holidays in New York (9 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of the installation.

1988
Drawer: 12A-B10 Folder : 16 Celebrating the Holidays in New York. Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes two blueline drawings of the gallery lay-out.

1988
Offsite-Box: 203 Folder : 26-31 The Belknap Collection of Silver & Portraits (6 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of the installation.

1988
Offsite-Box: 203 Folder : 32-36 Burr McIntosh: Polite Society (5 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of the installation.

1989
Offsite-Box: 203 Folder : 37-43 Flag Paintings of Childe Hassam (Hurry for Old Glory)
1989
Offsite-Box: 203 Folder : 44-52 George Washington in New York (9 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of the installation.

1989
Offsite-Box: 203 Folder : 53-54 Irving Browning (2 folders)
1989
Offsite-Box: 203 Folder : 55-57 Posters by Edward Penfield (3 folders)
1989
Offsite-Box: 203 Folder : 58-59 Cased Images: The 150th Anniversary of Photography (2 folders)
1989
Offsite-Box: 203 Folder : 60-68 An American Sampler: Folk Art from the Shelburne Museum (9 folders)
1989
Drawer: 12A-B10 Folder : 16 An American Sampler: Folk Art from the Shelburne Museum. Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes one blueline drawing of the gallery lay-out.

1989
Offsite-Box: 203 Folder : 69-71 Beth Israel Hospital Centennial (3 folders)
1989
Offsite-Box: 204 Folder : 1-7 Calyo (7 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of the installation.

1990
Offsite-Box: 204 Folder : 8-14 Below the Line: Living Poor in America (7 folders)
1990
Offsite-Box: 204 Folder : 15-22 Paris 1889: American Artists at the Universal Exposition (8 folders)
1990
Offsite-Box: 204 Folder : 23 World War II Posters
1990
Offsite-Box: 204 Folder : 24-27 Thomas Jefferson Bryan: Changing Attributions (3 folders)
1990
Offsite-Box: 204 Folder : 28-29 Manhattan Contrasts: 20th Century Paintings of New York (2 folders)
1990
Offsite-Box: 204 Folder : 30-32 Charles Gilbert Hine: Impressions of a City (3 folders)
1990
Offsite-Box: 204 Folder : 33-45 Luman Reed Gallery (13 folders)
1990
Offsite-Box: 204 Folder : 46-48 Imagining the New World: Columbian Iconography (3 folders)
1991
Offsite-Box: 205 Folder : 1-12 Imagining the New World: Columbian Iconography (12 folders)
1991
Drawer: 12A-B10 Folder : 16 Imagining the New World: Columbian Iconography. Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes two blueline drawings of the gallery lay-out.

1991
Offsite-Box: 206 Folder : 1-2 While They Fought: The Home Front in New York City (2 folders)
1991
Offsite-Box: 206 Folder : 3-15 Dreams & Shadows: Thomas H. Hotchkiss in 19th Century Italy (13 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of objects.

1991
Offsite-Box: 206 Folder : 16-20 Native Americans in American Art & Culture (5 folders
1991
Offsite-Box: 206 Folder : 21 Views & Visionaries in 19th Century America: Paintings from the Collection of The Century Association
1992
Offsite-Box: 206 Folder : 22-23 Ansel Adams (2 folders)
1992
Offsite-Box: 206 Folder : 24-29 Victorian Pleasures: 19th Century Board & Table Games (6 folders)
1992
Offsite-Box: 207 Folder : 1-4 Building City Hall: Competition, Construction, & Context (John McComb) (4 folders)
1992
Offsite-Box: 207 Folder : 5-9 Party Time: Presidential Campaigns Since 1832 (5 folders)
1992
Offsite-Box: 207 Folder : 10-16 Stonewall History Project (7 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes early planning documents from 1992 for a targeted 1994 series of commemorations.

1992
Offsite-Box: 207 Folder : 17-24 The Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt (8 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes comments book.

1992
Offsite-Box: 207 Folder : 25-35 A Forest Forever: Art & the Adirondacks (11 folders)
1992
Offsite-Box: 208 Folder : 1-5 Mother Goose in New York: McLoughlin Books & the Art of Woodcut Illustration (5 folders)
1992
Offsite-Box: 208 Folder : 6-10 Rembrandt Peale: Career of an American Artist (5 folders)
1993
Offsite-Box: 208 Folder : 11-15 Exhibition at Sony Corporation (5 folders)
1993
Offsite-Box: 208 Folder : 16-25 Proposed Reinstallation of the Permanent Collection (10 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes material concerning a reinstallation that did not occur at this time. A working title for the reinstallation appears to have been Preserving History: Patronage and Collecting at the New-York Historical Society. This working title was similar to the working title  Painting and Patronage for the proposed, but never installed, exhibition concerning the Tenth Street Studio (see below). Consequently, the files for each seem to have been confused with documents for both matters in one or the other's files. During processing in 2016, the archivist attempted to sort these out, but some mixture likely remains. Accordingly, researchers interested in the permanent installation (  Patronage and Collecting) should also refer to the Tenth Street files (  Painting and Patronage), and vice versa.

1993
Offsite-Box: 208 Folder : 26-36 Painting and Patronage: The Tenth Street Studios (11 of 19 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes working files, likely those principally of curator Annette Blaugrund, for a proposed exhibition that was initially targeted for 1993 or 1994, but was postponed to 1996 or 1997. It appears to have never been installed at N-YHS, though N-YHS loaned objects to an exhibition of this title curated by Blaugrund in 1997 at the Parrish Museum of Art and the National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts. An alternative working title was Show and Sell: The Marketing of Art in the Tenth Street Studio Building. The principal working title of  Painting and Patronage for exhibition was similar enough to the working title of N-YHS's planned reinstallation of the permanent collection that the files for each seem to have been confused with documents for both matters in one or the other's files. During processing in 2016, the archivist attempted to sort these out, but some mixture likely remains. Accordingly, researchers interested in the Tenth Street files (  Painting and Patronage) should also refer to the permanent installation files (  Patronage and Collecting), and vice versa.

1993
Offsite-Box: 209 Folder : 1-8 Painting and Patronage: The Tenth Street Studios (8 of 19 folders)
1993
Offsite-Box: 209 Folder : 9-15 19th Century American Masterworks from N-YHS / Exhibition at The Equitable Gallery (7 folders)
1994
Offsite-Box: 209 Folder : 16-24 The Grand American Avenue / On the Avenue, Fifth Avenue (9 folders)
1995
Offsite-Box: 209 Folder : 25-35 Thomas Cole: Landscape into History (11 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Originally planned for installation at N-YHS, but because of building renovations at the time, the exhibition was installed at the Brooklyn Museum in partnership with N-YHS.

1995
Offsite-Box: 279 Wrought in Common Clay: New York Stoneware from N-YHS Collections (2 folders)
1995
Offsite-Box: 210 Folder : 1-12 Treasury of the Past (12 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes files related to the exhibition of N-YHS collection highlights that was installed to mark the re-opening of the N-YHS galleries. "Treasures," "Treasury," and "Treasures of the Past" are common shorthand names for the exhibition used in these and other files. Includes color slides of the installation.

1995
Offsite-Box: 210 Folder : 13-14 Inventory / Christian Boltanski (2 folders)
1995
Offsite-Box: 210 Folder : 15 Who Was Pocahontas?

Scope and Contents Note

Includes only color slides of the installation.

1995
Offsite-Box: 210 Folder : 16-24 You Are Here: Perspectives on New York From the Map Collection of N-YHS (9 folders)
1995
Offsite-Box: 210 Folder : 25-26 Clement Clark Moore and A Visit From St. Nicholas (2 folders)
1995
Offsite-Box: 279 Clement Clark Moore and A Visit From St. Nicholas (2 folders)
1995
Offsite-Box: 210 Folder : 27 Creating Fame
1995
Offsite-Box: 279 Becoming Eleanor Roosevelt: The Early New York Years (10 folders)
1996
Offsite-Box: 273 Volume : 1 Becoming Eleanor Roosevelt: The Early New York Years

Scope and Contents Note

Includes comments book only.

1996
Offsite-Box: 279 Metropolitan Lives: The Ashcan Artists and Their New York (9 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes color slides of the installation.

1996
Offsite-Box: 279 Scaasi: The Joy of Dressing Up (2 folders)
1996
Offsite-Box: 210 Folder : 28-33 Tiffany Glass (6 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

This set of folders includes various documents, principally from the 1980s-1990s, related to Tiffany lamps and glass, apparently in connection with the 1996 installation. One folder includes education material for in-gallery use with grade school childen.

1996?
Offsite-Box: 279 In Search of Light: Tiffany Lamps (3 folders)
1996
Offsite-Box: 210 Folder : 34 New York: Then & Now, Upper West Side

Scope and Contents Note

Includes only the comments book.

1996
Offsite-Box: 279 New York: Then & Now, Upper West Side (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes circa 1991 proposal for series of exhibitions "New York Then & Now" and color slides of the 1996 Upper West Side installation.

1991, 1996
Offsite-Box: 279 In Cold Blood: Five Murders that Shocked New York (8 folders)
1996
Offsite-Box: 210 Folder : 35-36 Child Rearing in New York (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Appears to be only a proposed exhibition.

1996
Offsite-Box: 279 Victoria Woodhull (4 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes color slides of the installation.

1996
Offsite-Box: 279 Privy to History (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes color slides of the installation.

1996
Offsite-Box: 279 An Unquenchable Thirst: Springs and Wells of New York City (2 folders)
1997
Offsite-Box: 279 Feathers! (2 folders)
1997
Offsite-Box: 279 From New York to Salt Lake: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (2 folders)
1997
Offsite-Box: 279 To Hell With Reform: The Race to Become Mayor of Greater New York (8 folders)
1997
Offsite-Box: 279 John Albok (1 folder)
1997?
Offsite-Box: 279 On the Nose: Spectacles and Other Optical Fashions (3 folders)
1997
Offsite-Box: 279 Signs and Wonders: The Spectacular Lights of Times Square (6 folders)
1997
Offsite-Box: 282 Refuge: The Newest New Yorkers [Mel Rosenthal photographs] (5 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes slides of the exhibition images.

1997
Offsite-Box: 210 Folder : 37 Militant Metropolis: New York City and the Spanish-American War
1998
Offsite-Box: 280 Militant Metropolis: New York City and the Spanish-American War (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Also referred to as "Imperial Ambition."

1998
Offsite-Box: 210 Folder : 38 Treasures from Mount Vernon: George Washington Revealed
1998
Offsite-Box: 280 Treasures from Mount Vernon: George Washington Revealed (6 folders)
1998
Offsite-Box: 280 From Pushcarts to Restaurants DeLuxe: Dining in New York at the Turn-of-the-Century (1 folder)
1998
Offsite-Box: 280 Landmarks of New York (1 folder)
1998
Offsite-Box: 282 Unconventional Currier & Ives (7 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes color slides of the installation.

1998
Offsite-Box: 280 Uniting Neighbors (2 folders)
1998
Offsite-Box: 282 Kid City (6 folders)
1998
Offsite-Box: 280 Fading Ad Campaign [Photographs by Frank Jump] (3 folders)
1998
Offsite-Box: 280 William Sidney Mount: Painter of American Life (7 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes photos of installation.

1998
Offsite-Box: 280 Nineteenth Century Etchings from the Collection of Dave and Reba Williams (5 folders)
1998
Offsite-Box: 280 George B. Post: Great American Architect (4 folders)
1998
Offsite-Box: 280 New York's Finest: A History of the New York City Police Department (6 folders)
1998
Offsite-Box: 281 New York's Finest: A History of the New York City Police Department (16 folders)
1998
Offsite-Box: 283 Paul Robeson: Bearer of a Culture (9 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes color slides of the installation.

1998
Offsite-Box: 211 Folder : 1-8 The Italians of New York: Five Centuries of Struggle & Achievement (8 of 16 folders)
1999
Offsite-Box: 212 Folder : 1-8 The Italians of New York: Five Centuries of Struggle & Achievement (8 of 16 folders)
1999
Offsite-Box: 212 Folder : 9 Winter in New York
1999
Offsite-Box: 282 Yadda Yadda Yadda: New York in Quotes (1 folder)
1999
Offsite-Box: 282 Secrets of a Beautiful Face: Beauty Product Advertisements from te Collection of the New-York Historical Society (4 folders)
1999
Offsite-Box: 282 John N. Genin: Celebrated Hatter (3 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes color slides of the installation

1999
Offsite-Box: 282 Building History: History Building (4 folders)
1999
Offsite-Box: 282 Dance for a City: Fifty Years of the New York City Ballet (15 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes color slides of the installation, and a cassette tape of music.

1999
Offsite-Box: 282 Uncle Sam: The Face of a Nation (6 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes color slides of the installation.

1999
Offsite-Box: 282 Glimmers of the Past: Presentation Silver from the Collection of the New-York Historical Society (3 folders)
1999
Offsite-Box: 282 Putting it on Paper: Two Centuries of American Drawings & Watercolors from the Collection of New-York Historical Society (5 folders)
1999
Offsite-Box: 283 $24: The Legendary Deal for Manhattan (4 folders)
1999
Offsite-Box: 283 Masterworks of 19th Century American Painting (8 folders)
1999
Offsite-Box: 212 Folder : 10-14 Times Square: A Century in Photographs (5 folders)
2000
Offsite-Box: 212 Folder : 15-21 Jenny Lind: The Swedish Nightingale in America (7 folders)
2000
Offsite-Box: 212 Folder : 22-27 Audubon: The Birds of Winter (6 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Some of the documents refer to a different title, which might be a different exhibition, Audubon in Charleston.

2000
Offsite-Box: 212 Folder : 28-33 Jesse Tarbox Beals: On Assignment (6 folders)
2000
Offsite-Box: 212 Folder : 34-40 Fit for a King / Conservation of the Louis XVI Chair (7 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of the installation and color contact sheets and negatives of the conservation work.

2000
Offsite-Box: 213 Folder : 1-7 New York on the Brink: The City's Fiscal Crisis of the 1970s (7 folders)
2000
Offsite-Box: 213 Folder : 8-17 Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America (10 folders)
2000
Offsite-Box: 273 Volume : 2 Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America. Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the comments book.

2000
Offsite-Box: 213 Folder : 18-28 Magnum: Our Turning World: Photographs (11 folders)
2000
Offsite-Box: 213 Folder : 29-38 Stork Club (10 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the comments book.

2000
Offsite-Box: 214 Folder : 1-13 New York Inside Out (13 folders)
2000
Offsite-Box: 214 Folder : 14-16 Manhattan Contrasts: 20th Century Paintings of New York from the Collection of N-YHS (3 folders)
2000
Offsite-Box: 214 Folder : 17-25 Inventing the Skyline: The Architecture of Cass Gilbert (9 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of the installation and two comment books.

2000
Offsite-Box: 279 Inventing the Skyline: The Architecture of Cass Gilbert (3 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes early (mid 1990s) proposal documents.

2000
Offsite-Box: 214 Folder : 26-32 American Art Posters of the 1890s (7 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes documents related to the exhibition of N-YHS's posters at the Cincinnati Art Museum (1999), including color slides, and later (2000) exhibition at N-YHS. Some documents specifically refer to the Strobridge Lithographing Company Poster Collection, which may or may not be a different exhibition.

1999-2000
Offsite-Box: 214 Folder : 33-35 Looking at History
2000
Offsite-Box: 215 Folder : 1-8 Intimate Friends: Thomas Cole, Asher Durand and William Cullen Bryant (8 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of objects and installation. Also includes color slides of Recent Acquisitions: Juan Pliego, Craft Silversmith and of the hallway, stairs and galleries found with the  Intimate Friends slides.

2000
Offsite-Box: 215 Folder : 9-18 Eye of the Storm: The Civil War Sketches of Robert K. Sneden (10 folders)
2000
Offsite-Box: 215 Folder : 19-22 Pray For Me: Letters & Diaries from American Wars (4 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes comments book.

2000
Offsite-Box: 215 Folder : 23-28 Remedies for Old Age / Exhibitions at Pfizer, Inc. (6 folders)
1998-2000
Offsite-Box: 215 Folder : 29-40 Elder Grace: The Nobility of Aging / Chester Higgins, Jr. (12 folders)
2000
Offsite-Box: 216 Folder : 1-7 The Changing Face of Liberty: Female Allegories of America (7 folders)
2000
Offsite-Box: 216 Folder : 8 Advertising Drama

Scope and Contents Note

Includes only the comments book.

2001
Offsite-Box: 216 Folder : 9 New Eyes: Art by N-YHS High School Students
2001
Offsite-Box: 216 Folder : 10-16 The Sight of Music: Prints from the Collection of Reba and Dave Williams (7 folders)
2001
Offsite-Box: 216 Folder : 17-23 Choosing to Participate: Facing History & Ourselves (7 folders)
2001
Offsite-Box: 216 Folder : 24-31 Walk About: Past & Present Views of New York (8 folders)
2001
Offsite-Box: 216 Folder : 32-35 Nightwalks: Irwin Silver (4 folders)
2001
Offsite-Box: 216 Folder : 36-41 Out of Time: Designs for the 20th Century Future (6 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes comments book.

2001
Offsite-Box: 216 Folder : 42-45 Against the Storm: Images of Lighthouses from the Collections of N-YHS (4 folders)
2001
Offsite-Box: 216 Folder : 46-51 Independence and Its Enemies in New York (6 folders)
2001
Offsite-Box: 216 Folder : 52-58 Up on the Roof: The Culture of New York City Rooftops (7 of 18)
2001
Offsite-Box: 217 Folder : 1-11 Up on the Roof: The Culture of New York City Rooftops (11 of 18)

Scope and Contents Note

Most of the files for this exhibition in this box are the working research files of Kathleen Hulser.

2001
Box: 274 Folder : 8 Up on the Roof: The Culture of New York City Rooftops. Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes oversize photographs; the folder is labeled as "unclear if used in exhibit."

2001
Offsite-Box: 217 Folder : 12 In Memoriam (9/11 Memorial)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes only the comments book.

2001
Offsite-Box: 285 In Memoriam

Scope and Contents

Includes two comment books.

2001
Offsite-Box: 217 Folder : 13 New York September 11 by Magnum Photographers
2001
Offsite-Box: 217 Folder : 14 Luman Reed Gallery

Scope and Contents Note

Includes various documents related to the use or possible use of the Luman Reed Gallery for exhibitions.

2000-2001
Offsite-Box: 218 Folder : 1-6 Flophouse: Life on the Bowery (6 folders)
2001
Offsite-Box: 285 Flophouse: Life on the Bowery (9 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes comments book.

2001
Offsite-Box: 218 Folder : 7 Exhibition Proposals (Unrealized)
circa 2001-2004
Offsite-Box: 218 Folder : 8-11 The Rosenbergs Reconsidered: The Death Penalty in the Cold War Era (4 folders)
2001
Offsite-Box: 285 The Rosenbergs Reconsidered: The Death Penalty in the Cold War Era (8 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes color slides of the installation.

2001
Offsite-Box: 218 Folder : 12 Manhattan Unfurled
2001
Offsite-Box: 285 Manhattan Unfurled [Matteo Pericoli] (7 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes color slides of the installation.

2001
Offsite-Box: 285 Ralph Fasanella's America (9 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes one DVD (4.7 GB) of uncertain digital content, labeled Fasanella and dated Feb 26, 2002 (several months after exhibition closed).

2001
Offsite-Box: 218 Folder : 13 The British in New York Since 1770
2001
Offsite-Box: 285 Missing: Streetscape of a City in Mourning (4 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes comments book.

2002
Offsite-Box: 285 Twin Towers Remembered [Camilo Jose Vergara] (5 folders)
2002
Offsite-Box: 218 Folder : 14-22 Family Matters: Century-Old New York City Businesses (9 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of the installation. Includes 7 CDs labelled overall as "Master CDs," with logos, blow-ups, scrapbook, and other unclear matter.

2002
Offsite-Box: 218 Folder : 23 September 11: One Year Later
2002
Offsite-Box: 218 Folder : 24 World Trade Center Monument (Research File)
circa 2002
Offsite-Box: 218 Folder : 25-28 Reading Uncle Tom's Image: A Reconsideration of Harriet Beecher Stowe's 150 Year-Old Character & His Legacy (4 of 13 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

The bulk of the Reading Uncle Tom files appear to be those of public historian/researcher Kathleen Hulser.

2002
Offsite-Box: 219 Folder : 1-9 Reading Uncle Tom's Image (9 of 13 folders)
2002
Offsite-Box: 284 Reading Uncle Tom's Image (7 folders)
2002
Offsite-Box: 219 Folder : 10 Me, Myself & Infrastructure: Private Lives & Public Works in America
2002
Offsite-Box: 285 Me, Myself & Infrastructure: Private Lives & Public Works in America (7 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes color slides of the installation.

2002
Offsite-Box: 219 Folder : 11 Building on the Flatiron: The Centenary of a New York Icon
2002
Offsite-Box: 285 Building on the Flatiron: The Centenary of a New York Icon (5 folders)
2002
Offsite-Box: 285 The Tumultuous Fifties: A View from the New York Times Photo Archives (7 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes slides of the photos.

2002
Offsite-Box: 285 The Angry Dove: 20th Anniversary of the June 12, 1982 Nuclear Disarmament Demonstration (3 folders)
2002
Offsite-Box: 219 Folder : 12 Presidential Manuscript Treasures Revolving Exhibition
2002
Offsite-Box: 219 Folder : 13 Degrees of Latitude: Mapping Colonial America
2002
Offsite-Box: 283 Degrees of Latitude: Mapping Colonial America (4 folders)
2002
Offsite-Box: 219 Folder : 14 Life on the Lapel
2002
Offsite-Box: 283 Life on the Lapel (6 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes color slides of the installation. Includes comments book.

2002
Offsite-Box: 219 Folder : 15 Freedom: A History of US
2002
Offsite-Box: 283 Freedom: A History of US (4 folders)
2002
Offsite-Box: 283 Gouverneur Morris Treasures (4 folders)
2002
Offsite-Box: 283 Home of the Free: A Student Photojournalism Project (2 folders)
2002
Offsite-Box: 283 New York Diary: The Collages of John Evans (6 folders)
2002
Offsite-Box: 284 Portrait of the Art World: A Century of ARTnews Photographs (8 folders)
2002
Offsite-Box: 284 The Games We Played: American Board & Table Games from the Liman Collection (8 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes transparencies of games, 5 CDs of digital images of exhibition content, and color slides of the installation.

2002
Offsite-Box: 219 Folder : 16 Seat of Empire: Napoleon's Armchair from Malmaison to Manhattan
2002
Offsite-Box: 284 Seat of Empire: Napoleon's Armchair from Malmaison to Manhattan (13 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes color slides of the installation. Includes 5 CD-Rs with digital images of "virtual restoration" and perhaps other images.

2002
Offsite-Box: 219 Folder : 17-20 Course of Empire: Thomas Cole and the Hudson River School Tradition of Landscape Painting (4 folders)
2003
Offsite-Box: 220 Folder : 1 Enterprising Women: 250 Years of American Business
2003
Offsite-Box: 220 Folder : 2 Three Women Photographers [Beals, Hervey, Hewitt]

Scope and Contents Note

Includes only a services agreement with a consulting curator.

2003
Offsite-Box: 283 Three Women Photographers [Beals, Hervey, Hewitt] (2 folders)
2003
Offsite-Box: 220 Folder : 3 African American Masters: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of objects.

2003
Offsite-Box: 220 Folder : 4 Telling Lives Kiosk

Scope and Contents Note

Also referred to as the LifeTimes project. The file also has a seemingly unrelated draft budget for the Madison Square Garden 125th Anniversary exhibition (planned for 2004).

2003
Offsite-Box: 220 Folder : 5 Remembering the Forgotten Ones: Selections from the Milton Rogovin Collection
2003
Offsite-Box: 283 Julz Rulz: Inside the Mind of Jules Feiffer and Feiffer's Family Tree (10 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes color slides of the intallation. Includes 3 CD-Rs of digital images and text panels.

2003
Offsite-Box: 220 Folder : 6 Bella Landauer: Collector of Enterprise
2003
Offsite-Box: 283 Bella Landauer: Collector of Enterprise (5 folders)
2003
Offsite-Box: 220 Folder : 7 Children at Risk: Protecting New York City's Youths
2003
Offsite-Box: 220 Folder : 8 Recovery: The World Trade Center Recovery Operation at Fresh Kills
2003
Offsite-Box: 220 Folder : 9 Home Sewn / Pins & Needles: Sewing Crafts & Trades in New York
2003
Offsite-Box: 220 Folder : 10 Ann Zane Shanks: Behind the Lens
2003
Offsite-Box: 220 Folder : 11-17 Petropolis: A Social History of Urban Animal Companions (7 of 10 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the research files.

2003
Offsite-Box: 221 Folder : 1-3 Petropolis: A Social History of Urban Animal Companions (3 of 10 folders)
2003
Offsite-Box: 221 Folder : 4 If Elected: Campaigning for the Presidency / Campaigns on Cotton

Scope and Contents Note

Some documents for these election-themed exhibitions appear to have been carried forward to the files of a 2009 exhibition If Elected: the Game of American Politics; see those folders below.

2004
Offsite-Box: 221 Folder : 5 From the Classroom to the World: Hine, Ulmann, Strand, Arbus, and the Ethical Culture Fieldston School
2004
Offsite-Box: 221 Folder : 6 Times Square Centennial
2004
Offsite-Box: 221 Folder : 7 Radical Hospitality
2004
Offsite-Box: 221 Folder : 8 Treasures (Rotations)
circa 2004
Offsite-Box: 221 Folder : 9 Around Town Underground: The NYC Subway in Prints From the Collection of Reba & Dave Williams
2004
Offsite-Box: 221 Folder : 10 Birds of Central Park: Audubon's Watercolors
2003
Offsite-Box: 221 Folder : 11-20 The General Slocum and Little Germany (10 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the research files of public historian Kathleen Hulser.

2004
Box: 274 Folder : 2 Tiffany Window Installation. Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes material from designer Stephen Saitas concerning installation of The Good Shepherd window panels.

2004
Offsite-Box: 222 Folder : 1-11 Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America (11 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the Acoustiguide scripts and audio CDs for the both the adult and children's tours.

2004
Offsite-Box: 298 Alexander Hamilton

Scope and Contents

Includes several loan files for the exhibition.

2004
Offsite-Box: 222 Folder : 12-14 Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River (3 folders)
2005
Offsite-Box: 222 Folder : 15 Hudson River Travel
2005
Offsite-Box: 222 Folder : 16 Hudson River Rotations
2006
Offsite-Box: 222 Folder : 17-18 Audubon's Aviary (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the press kit for the exhibition, the second of a planned five part annual Audubon exhibition. The kit includes a CD of images.

2006
Offsite-Box: 223 Folder : 1-11 Slavery in New York (11 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes comment books and CD of "selected media presentations."

2005
Box: 274 Folder : 9 Slavery in New York. Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the guide to the exhibition, in the form of a copy of the Amsterdam News.

2005
Offsite-Box: 224 Folder : 1-8 New York Divided: Slavery & The Civil War (8 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Many of the records refer to this exhibition as Slavery 2 or Slavery II. Includes publicity material with a CD and a comments book.

2006
Box: 274 Folder : 9 New York Divided: Slavery & The Civil War. Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the guide to the exhibition, in the form of a copy of the New York Post.

2006
Offsite-Box: 224 Folder : 9-15 Legacies: Contemporary Artists Reflect on Slavery (7 of 16 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes comments book and a 10 minute DVD of the installation.

2006
Offsite-Box: 225 Folder : 1-9 Legacies: Contemporary Artists Reflect on Slavery (9 of 16 folders)
2006
Offsite-Box: 225 Folder : 10-15 Finding Priscilla's Children: The Roots and Branches of Slavery (5 folders)
2006
Offsite-Box: 225 Folder : 16-19 Historical Fictions: Edward Lamson Henry's Paintings of the Past and Present (4 folders)
2006
Offsite-Box: 225 Folder : 20 Viktor Schreckengost's 100th Birthday
2006
Offsite-Box: 225 Folder : 21 Gilded Age Sculptures (Lower Level)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes CD of installation images.

2006
Offsite-Box: 225 Folder : 22 Cafe Corridor, Lower Level, Checklist
2006
Offsite-Box: 225 Folder : 23 Winter Wonderland (Lower Level)
2006
Offsite-Box: 225 Folder : 24 Suspicious Truths: Politics & the Press in American History
2006
Offsite-Box: 226 Folder : 1-4 Group Dynamics: Family Portraits & Scenes of Everyday Life at N-YHS (4 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes CDs of images

2006
Offsite-Box: 226 Folder : 5-10 Elegy in the Dust: September 11th and the Chelsea Jeans Memorial (6 folders)
2006
Offsite-Box: 226 Folder : 11-16 Here Is New York: Remembering 9/11 (6 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes comments book.

2007
Offsite-Box: 226 Folder : 17 Zouaves (in Print Room Corridor)
2007
Offsite-Box: 226 Folder : 18 Carry Me Home: Dispatches from the Civil War
2007
Offsite-Box: 226 Folder : 19 The Confectionary States of America

Scope and Contents Note

Also referred to simply as "Sugar," this was a self-guided tour through the Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture.

2007
Offsite-Box: 227 Folder : 1-5 Kindred Spirits: Asher B. Durand and the American Landscape (5 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

These files appear to relate to outgoing loans for an exhibition at other institutions. Nonetheless, there may be documents here related to the Durand exhibition held at N-YHS around the same time (see next entry).

2007
Offsite-Box: 227 Folder : 6-8 The World of Asher B. Durand: The Artist in Antebellum New York (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

See also the previous entry for the Kindred Spirits exhibition.

2007
Offsite-Box: 227 Folder : 9-15 Life's Pleasures: The Ashcan Artists' Brush with Leisure (7 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the press kit with CDs of images.

2007
Offsite-Box: 227 Folder : 16 Audubon's Aviary: Natural Selection

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the press kit for the third of a five part annual Audubon exhibition.

2007
Offsite-Box: 227 Folder : 17 John B. Snook: Architect of New York's Downtown Streetscape
2007
Offsite-Box: 228 Folder : 1-23 A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll & the Tiffany Girls (23 of 52 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes CDs of images and audio soundtracks, and comment books. Includes extensive files on the traveling aspect of the exhibition, especially in the following two boxes.

2007
Offsite-Box: 229 Folder : 1-22 A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll & the Tiffany Girls (22 of 52 folders)
2007
Offsite-Box: 230 Folder : 1-7 A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll & the Tiffany Girls (7 of 52 folders)
2007
Offsite-Box: 230 Folder : 8-18 French Founding Father: Lafayette's Return to America (11 of 71 folders)
2007
Offsite-Box: 231 Folder : 1-21 French Founding Father: Lafayette's Return to America (21 of 71 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a DVD of Lafayette: The Lost Hero. Dated May 21, 2009, with a TRT of 1:24:00,this is a "rough cut," presumably of the PBS show of the same name released in 2010.

2007
Offsite-Box: 232 Folder : 1-39 French Founding Father: Lafayette's Return to America (39 of 71 folders)
2007
Offsite-Box: 227 Folder : 18-20 Nation at the Crossroads: New York Debates the Constitution (3 folders)
2008
Offsite-Box: 233 Folder : 1-13 Drawn by New York: Six Centuries of Watercolors & Drawings at N-YHS (13 folders)
2008
Offsite-Box: 233 Folder : 14-17 If Elected: The Game of American Politics (4 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

The files also include documents from an earlier (2004) election-themed exhibition Campaigns on Cotton.

2004, 2008
Offsite-Box: 234 Folder : 1-10 Woven Splendor from Timbuktu to Tibet: Exotic Rugs and Textiles from New York Collectors (10 folders)
2008
Offsite-Box: 234 Folder : 11-13 Allure of the East: Orientalism in New York (3 folders)
2008
Offsite-Box: 234 Folder : 14 Victor Prevost: Early Photographer of New York
2008
Offsite-Box: 234 Folder : 15 Plague in Gotham / Cholera 1832
2008
Offsite-Box: 234 Folder : 16 Audubon's Aviary: Portraits of Endangered Species

Scope and Contents Note

Includes publicity material with a CD.

2008
Offsite-Box: 234 Folder : 17-19 A New President Takes Command: FDR's First Hundred Days (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes CDs with object images.

2008
Offsite-Box: 235 Folder : 1-18 Grant and Lee in War and Peace (18 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes CDs of publicity material and a teen audio tour.

2008
Offsite-Box: 234 Folder : 20 FDR's Brain Trust and the Beginning of the New Deal
2009
Offsite-Box: 234 Folder : 21-22 Landmarks of New York (2 folders)
2009
Offsite-Box: 234 Folder : 23 Colonial Portraits
2009
Offsite-Box: 234 Folder : 24-25 John Brown: The Abolitionist and His Legacy (2 folders)
2009
Offsite-Box: 234 Folder : 26 Ariadne: The Great American Nude
2009
Offsite-Box: 234 Folder : 27 Luce Rotations (Audubon)
2009
Offsite-Box: 234 Folder : 28 Taking the Oath: The First Presidential Inauguration
2009
Offsite-Box: 234 Folder : 29 Intimate Lincoln / Low Light Lincoln
2009
Offsite-Box: 235 Folder : 19-21 Dutch New York Between East & West: The World of Margrieta van Varick (3 folders)
2009
Offsite-Box: 236 Folder : 1-17 Lincoln and New York (17 of 29 folders)
2009
Offsite-Box: 237 Folder : 1-12 Lincoln and New York (12 of 29 folders)
2009
Box: 274 Folder : 1 Lincoln and New York. Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes two mounted posters and two mounted photographs of publicity signage.

2009
Offsite-Box: 238 Folder : 1-15 Breakthrough: The Dramatic Story of the Discovery of Insulin (15 folders)
2010
Box: 274 Folder : 5 Breakthrough: The Dramatic Story of the Discovery of Insulin. Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the exhibition poster, signed by N-YHS staff.

2010
Offsite-Box: 239 Folder : 1-13 Nueva York (13 of 56 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Marci Reaven's research notes, CDs of the gallery, a CD of a film by Steeplechase Films, and more.

2010
Offsite-Box: 240 Folder : 1-14 Nueva York (14 of 56 folders)
2010
Offsite-Box: 241 Folder : 1-16 Nueva York (16 of 56 folders)
2010
Offsite-Box: 242 Folder : 1-13 Nueva York (13 of 56 folders)
2010
Box: 274 Folder : 4 Nueva York. Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the Proclamation from the Council of the City of New York naming April 29, 2010, as New York Historical Society and El Museo del Barrio Appreciation Day.

2010
Offsite-Box: 243 Folder : 1-10 The Grateful Dead: Now Playing at N-YHS (10 folders)
2010
Drawer: 12A-B10 Folder : 17 The Grateful Dead: Now Playing at N-YHS. Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes one poster.

2010
Offsite-Box: 316 Exhibition ephemera

Scope and Contents

The box includes miscellaneous ephemera, mostly related to exhibitions. Includes gallery texts, including large font texts, pamphlets, brochures, publicity packets, etc. There are several CDs with digital images and related material.

circa 2000s-2010s
Offsite-Box: 243 Folder : 11 Great Hall Exhibition / New York Rising: New York and the Founding of the United States
2011
Box: 274 Folder : 7 Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the Design Control Package (May 2011) and the invitation for the re-opening of the N-YHS galleries (November 2011)

2011
Offsite-Box: 243 Folder : 12 Treasures of American Folk Art: Elie Nadelman, Pioneer Collector

Scope and Contents Note

Includes early concept papers for a possible exhibition.

2011
Offsite-Box: 243 Folder : 13 Howard Thain

Scope and Contents Note

Includes only a CD labeled as having 4 selected scenes from "Tite (?) Crowd."

2012
Offsite-Box: 243 Folder : 14 Smallpox, Vaccination & Civil Liberties in New York

Scope and Contents Note

Includes only a DVD of a video, possibly used in the exhibition.

2012
Offsite-Box: 244 Folder : 1-9 Stories in Silver: Four Centuries of Silver in New York (9 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes CD of the audio tour and a "Smithers video," presumably used in the exhibition.

2012
Offsite-Box: 277 Folder : - The Vietnam War: 1945-1975

Scope and Contents

Includes the 15 comment books from the exhibition, a 337 page unedited typescript of the comments, and the edited selections presented on-line at vietnamwar.nyhistory.org. (At present no other records about the exhibition have been transferred to the archives.)

2017-2018

Subseries II.B. Audubon Traveling Exhibition, 1984-1996. 5.17 Linear feet

Scope and Contents Note

The subseries includes the records related to the 1990s traveling exhibition John James Audubon: The Watercolors for The Birds of America. The exhibition included about 100 of N-YHS's Audubon works and was the first time N-YHS had ever allowed the watercolors to travel. The exhibition venues were the National Gallery of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Detroit Institute of Arts, Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Seattle Art Museum, and the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco.

The subseries includes the early planning documents for the exhibition and the files related to specific venues, including contractual agreements, object lists, designs, labels, shipping, publicity, insurance, funding, and other matters. Correspondence with venues that did not show the exhibition are included. Although planning for the exhibition began about 1990, the subseries also includes inquiries and other Audubon-related matter back to 1984 that was filed with the exhibition records. The subseries also includes photocopies of correspondence with American Heritage dating back to the 1960s, but this appears to be redundant of the originals in Series I. Select Collections Correspondence.

A companion volume was also produced: John James Audubon: The Watercolors for The Birds of America, edited by Annette Blaugrund and Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. and published by Villard Books in 1993. The subseries includes various files concerning the arrangements for the publication of this catalogue.

Arrangement Note

The subseries is roughly arranged by topic. Files related to specific venues are first, followed by more general exhibition planning and logistical files, object lists, funding, general correspondence, catalogue arrangements, and other product development.

Processing Information Note

The subseries was processed to a minimal extent by archivist Larry Weimer in October 2016. The material remains in its original folders.

One additional box of documents was transferred to the archives in 2019 and added to the finding aid in April 2021.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 245 Folder : 1-10 Planning Files (10 folders)
1992-1994
Offsite-Box: 246 Folder : 1-9 Planning Files (9 folders)
1992-1994
Offsite-Box: 247 Folder : 1-11 Planning Files (12 folders)
1990-1996
Offsite-Box: 248 Folder : 1-23 Planning Files (23 folders)
1992-1995
Offsite-Box: 249 Folder : 1-13 Planning Files (13 folders)
1986-1995
Offsite-Box: 250 Folder : 1-23 Planning Files (23 folders)
1990-1994
Offsite-Box: 251 Folder : 1-18 Planning Files (18 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

This box includes some 1980s general correspondence and 1980s exhibition material concerning the Audubon watercolors.

1984-1994
Offsite-Box: 252 Folder : 1-10 Planning Files (10 folders)
1990-1994
Offsite-Box: 253 Folder : 1-22 Planning Files (22 folders)
1987-1994
Offsite-Box: 254 Folder : 1-17 Planning Files (17 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Also includes photocopies of correspondence with American Heritage from the 1960s-1980s.

1991-1994
Offsite-Box: 278 Planning Files (17 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes, among other documents, black and white photographs and color slides of the exhibition. This box of material was added to the finding aid in April 2021.

1980s-1990s
Drawer: 12A-B10 Folder : 16 Planning Files. Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes two blueline drawings of gallery lay-outs, for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and for the Detroit Institute of Art.

1994
Drawer: 12A-B10 Folder : 17 Planning Files. Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the publicity poster for the exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago.

1994

Subseries II.C. Jack Rutland and Margaret Tamulonis Files, 1992-1998. 5.17 Linear feet

Scope and Contents Note

The subseries includes files that appear to have come from Jack Rutland and Margaret Tamulonis. Rutland joined N-YHS in 1992 as Associate Registrar for Collections, later advancing to Director of Collections & Exhibitions and, in September 1996, to Director of the Museum. Tamulonis joined N-YHS in late 1993 as Collections Management Assistant, later advancing to Registrar responsibilities as Rutland advanced. Rutland and Tamulonis left N-YHS in the late 1990s. The files principally concern the planning for various exhibitions in the mid-1990s, especially Treasury of the Past (1995),  2 X Immortal: Elvis & Marilyn (1995),  Scaasi: The Joy of Dressing Up (1996), and  Becoming Eleanor Roosevelt: The Early New York Years (1995). The Scaasi fashion exhibition files have detailed dressing records, control records, dismantling records, and color photographs of the exhibited fashions and mannequins, in addition to the usual exhibition documentation. Rutland's files also include proposed exhibitions, general museum matters (e.g., research requests, object donation offers) and administrative files (e.g., budgets).

See also the Subseries of General Exhibition files because those include additional folders for some of the exhibitions found here.

Arrangement Note

The files are arranged in two sets, with Rutland's files first, followed by those of Tamulonis. Within each set, the more substantive exhibition files are presented first.

Processing Information Note

Portions of the Scaasi exhibition files were processed likely in the 2000s. The subseries as a whole was processed to a minimal extent by archivist Larry Weimer in October 2016. Most of the material remains in its original folders.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: - Folder : - Jack Rutland Files
-
Offsite-Box: 255 Folder : 1-6 Exhibition at The Equitable Gallery (6 folders)
1992-1994
Offsite-Box: 255 Folder : 7-10 2 X Immortal: Elvis & Marilyn (4 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Thematic titles to this exhibition also appear in the records as Creating Fame and  Fame and Glory.

1993-1995
Offsite-Box: 256 Folder : 1-17 Treasury of the Past (17 of 21 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes files related to the exhibition of N-YHS collection highlights that was installed to mark the re-opening of the N-YHS galleries. "Treasures," "Treasury," and "N-YHS Treasures" are common shorthand names for the exhibition used in these and other files.

1994-1995
Offsite-Box: 257 Folder : 1-4 Treasury of the Past (4 of 21 folders)
1994-1995
Offsite-Box: 257 Folder : 5-7 Stonewall History Project (3 folders)
1992
Offsite-Box: 257 Folder : 8 Executive Mansion Exhibition
1993
Offsite-Box: 257 Folder : 9 New York Foundling Hospital 125th Anniversary Exhibition (Proposed)
1994
Offsite-Box: 257 Folder : 10 Tiffany Gallery Refurbishing
1994-1995
Offsite-Box: 257 Folder : 11 Negro Burial Ground. Crolius Pottery (Proposed Exhibition)
1994
Offsite-Box: 257 Folder : 12 Schedules of Exhibitions
1994
Offsite-Box: 257 Folder : 13 China Birds Installation
1994-1995
Offsite-Box: 257 Folder : 14-15 On the Avenue, Fifth Avenue (2 folders)
[1995]
Offsite-Box: 257 Folder : 16 Luman Reed Gallery. Reinstallation
1995
Offsite-Box: 258 Folder : 1 Siskind Portrait of Jacqueline Kennedy
1995
Offsite-Box: 258 Folder : 2 Zelda: By Herself (Proposed Exhibition)
1995
Offsite-Box: 258 Folder : 3 Sigmund Freud: Conflict & Culture (Proposed Exhibition)
1995
Offsite-Box: 258 Folder : 4 Shaker Art, Life & Belief (Proposed Exhibition)
1995
Offsite-Box: 258 Folder : 5 Pocahontas
1995
Offsite-Box: 258 Folder : 6 Wharton Costumes
1995
Offsite-Box: 258 Folder : 7 Dexter Hall Renovation
1995
Offsite-Box: 258 Folder : 8 Sony. Across the Sea of Time Benefit
1995
Offsite-Box: 258 Folder : 9 Theater of History
1995
Offsite-Box: 258 Folder : 10 Bard Retrospective (Proposed Exhibition)
1995
Offsite-Box: 258 Folder : 11 Brin Diaries
1995
Offsite-Box: 258 Folder : 12 World War II
1995
Offsite-Box: 258 Folder : 13 Maps
1995
Offsite-Box: 258 Folder : 14 New York Academy of Medicine (Proposed Exhibition)
1995
Offsite-Box: 258 Folder : 15 Tenement Museum/Rabinowitz Material
1995
Offsite-Box: 258 Folder : 16 Miscellaneous Proposed Exhibitions
1995
Offsite-Box: 258 Folder : 17 Mike Wallace Exhibition Write-ups
1995
Offsite-Box: 258 Folder : 18-19 New York: Then and Now: The Upper West Side (2 folders)
1995-1996
Offsite-Box: 258 Folder : 20 Steeplechase Films
1995-1996
Offsite-Box: 258 Folder : 21 Wrought in Common Clay: New York Stoneware from N-YHS Collections
1995-1996
Offsite-Box: 259 Folder : 1 The Legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted. Canadian Centre for Architecture (Proposed Exhibition)
1995
Offsite-Box: 259 Folder : 2 New York Etchings
1996
Offsite-Box: 259 Folder : 3-5 Audubon Exhibition (Taking Flight) (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes some documents related to the Audubon traveling exhibition of the mid-1990s.

1996-1997
Offsite-Box: 259 Folder : 6 Exhibition Summaries & Timeline
1993-1995
Offsite-Box: 259 Folder : 7 Potential Exhibit with Parsons School of Design

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides and associated inventory, presumably of proposed exhibition content.

1995-1996
Offsite-Box: 259 Folder : 8 Pending Exhibitions Status

Scope and Contents Note

Includes exhibition proposals.

1994
Offsite-Box: 259 Folder : 9 The History of New York Exhibition Planning Binder
1995-1996
Offsite-Box: 260 Folder : 1-5 Budgets (5 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes exhibition and general museum budgets.

1994-1998
Offsite-Box: 260 Folder : 6 Proposal from the Department of Visitor Services
1996
Offsite-Box: 260 Folder : 7-8 Incoming Research Requests (2 folders)
1994-1995
Offsite-Box: 260 Folder : 9-11 Purchase or Gift Offers (3 folders)
1995
Offsite-Box: 260 Folder : 12 John Rogers Sculpture Group Survey
1993
Offsite-Box: 260 Folder : 13-15 Conservation Grants (3 folders)
1994-1995
Offsite-Box: 260 Folder : 16-27 Administrative Matters (12 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes general staff memos, calendars, notes on signage and computerization, etc. Some memos concerning exhibitions are in these folders.

1992-1995
Box: - Folder : - Margaret Tamulonis Files
-
Offsite-Box: 261 Folder : 1-15 Scaasi: The Joy of Dressing Up (15 of 42 folders)
1996-1997
Offsite-Box: 262 Folder : 1-15 Scaasi: The Joy of Dressing Up (15 of 42 folders)
1996-1997
Offsite-Box: 264 Folder : 1-3 Scaasi: The Joy of Dressing Up (3 of 42 folders)
1996-1997
Offsite-Box: 263 Folder : 1-9 Scaasi: The Joy of Dressing Up (9 of 42 folders)
1996-1997
Drawer: 12A-B10 Folder : 16 Scaasi: The Joy of Dressing Up. Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes two copies of the plan, elevation, and details.

1996
Offsite-Box: 264 Folder : 4-7 Metropolitan Lives: The Ashcan Artists and Their New York (4 folders)
1996
Offsite-Box: 265 Folder : 1-19 Becoming Eleanor Roosevelt: The Early New York Years (19 folders)
1995-1996
Offsite-Box: 266 Folder : 1 Staffordshire Exhibition
1994
Offsite-Box: 266 Folder : 2 What A Crock! New York State Stoneware
1994-1996
Offsite-Box: 266 Folder : 3 Clement Clarke Moore
1995-1996
Offsite-Box: 266 Folder : 4 Then & Now: Upper West Side
1996
Offsite-Box: 266 Folder : 5 Mormon Exhibition
1997
Offsite-Box: 266 Folder : 6 Meyerowitz
1996
Offsite-Box: 266 Folder : 7 Boltanski: Inventory
1995
Offsite-Box: 266 Folder : 8 Perspectives on New York: Selections from the Map Collection
1995
Offsite-Box: 266 Folder : 9 New York Celebrates the End of the War (WWII)
1995
Offsite-Box: 266 Folder : 10 Chappaqua Library
1996
Offsite-Box: 266 Folder : 11 Hearts(?)
Undated
Offsite-Box: 266 Folder : 12 A Stitch in Time
Undated
Offsite-Box: 266 Folder : 13 Arts & Antiques / 5th Ave. (Artists & Artisans of Early New York)
1996
Offsite-Box: 266 Folder : 14 Robert Fulton
1996
Offsite-Box: 266 Folder : 15 Tiffany
1995
Offsite-Box: 266 Folder : 16 Nieuw Amsterdam
1996
Offsite-Box: 266 Folder : 17 Audubon
1996-1997

Subseries II.D. Kimberly Orcutt Files, 1986-2012. 2.5 Linear feet

Scope and Contents Note

The subseries includes files of Kimberly Orcutt, an Associate Curator of American Art at N-YHS circa 2005-2012. Much of the material in the subseries concerns Orcutt's work for the exhibition and catalogue John Rogers: American Stories (2012). In addition to planning documents and images (many in CD and DVD digital format), the files hold Orcutt's research sources and related photocopies for  Rogers. Three other exhibitions are also represented in the subseries:  Life's Pleasures: The Ashcan Artists' Brush with Leisure (2006),  Swing Time: Reginald Marsh and Thirties New York (2012), and  Young New York (2007), an exhibition at the Park Avenue Bank Gallery. The files also hold offers of objects for purchase or donation and incoming research inquiries.

Arrangement Note

The subseries is arranged in chronological order.

Processing Information Note

The subseries was processed to a minimal extent by archivist Larry Weimer in October 2016. The material remains in the original folders.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 267 Folder : 1-2 Offered for Gift or Purchase (2 folders)
2007-2008
Offsite-Box: 267 Folder : 3 Inquiries
2006-2011
Offsite-Box: 268 Folder : 1 Life's Pleasures: The Ashcan Artists' Brush with Leisure

Scope and Contents Note

Includes 3 CDs of uncertain content.

2005-2007
Offsite-Box: 268 Folder : 2 Ashcan Symposium
2007
Offsite-Box: 268 Folder : 3 Park Avenue Bank Gallery / Young New York
2006-2007
Offsite-Box: 268 Folder : 4-6 Swing Time: Reginald Marsh and Thirties New York (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes 5 CDs of images and 1 CD of the NEA grant application.

2010-2012
Offsite-Box: 269 Folder : 1-9 John Rogers: American Stories (9 of 44 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of John Rogers: Household Gods installation. Includes 9 DVDs of videos and images, including of the installation of the exhibition at Palmer Museum of Art.

2006-2012
Offsite-Box: 270 Folder : 1-17 John Rogers: American Stories (17 of 44 folders)
1986-circa 2010
Offsite-Box: 271 Folder : 1-10 John Rogers: American Stories (10 of 44 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

This box includes only photocopies of Rogers-related research material.

circa 2010
Offsite-Box: 272 Folder : 1-8 John Rogers: American Stories (8 of 44 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

This box includes only photocopies of Rogers-related research material.

circa 2010

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