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Guide to the New-York Historical Society Building Renovations and Maintenance Records

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 September 23, 2021
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers.

Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact prior to your research visit to coordinate access. 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.

Use Restrictions

Taking images of documents from the library collections for reference purposes by using hand-held cameras and in accordance with the library's photography guidelines is encouraged. As an alternative, patrons may request up to 20 images per day from staff.

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 Note

This collection should be cited as the New-York Historical Society building renovations and maintenance records (NYHS-RG 4), The New-York Historical Society.

Related Archival Materials Note

This finding aid relates to just one record group of the New-York Historical Society archives. For information about the other record groups and for overall information about the archives, please see the Guide to the New-York Historical Society Archives (NYHS-RG Archives). Other record groups that are processed and available to researchers and are especially related to the New-York Historical Society building renovations and maintenance records (NYHS-RG 4) are as follows:

The New-York Historical Society original buildings planning & construction records (NYHS-RG 3) include the files concerning buildings matters from the early 1940s and prior. Those records include the construction of N-YHS's building on 2nd Avenue (1850s), the central portion of the Central Park West building (1900s), and the expansion of Central Park West (1930s).

Processing Information Note

This record group was initially processed by project archivist Larry Weimer in 2016.

Prior to 2016, many of the architectural plans in the record group were previously included in a different record group, the New-York Historical Society pictorial archive (NYHS-RG 5). In 2016, these drawings were transfered to this record group, NYHS-RG 4, in order to consolidate them with other buildings records.

A few documents were added to Series I in September 2021 by archivist Larry Weimer.

Accruals Note

The record group is open for accruals of additional material.