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Guide to the New-York Historical Society Building Renovations and Maintenance Records
1938-2017
 NYHS-RG 4

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

Descriptive Summary

Creator: New-York Historical Society
Title: New-York Historical Society building renovations and maintenance records
Dates [inclusive]: 1938-2017
Abstract: The New-York Historical Society building renovations and maintenance records include files concerning the Central Park West physical plant from the late 1940s and forward. One major initiative that is especially well-documented in the record group is the extensive renovation work that began in planning about 1989 and concluded in 2000 with the opening of the Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture. Various other large and small construction and maintenance projects are documented to some extent. The record group will continue to accrue new material over time.
Quantity: 37.96 Linear feet in 27 document boxes, 2 flat boxes, and 5 drawers of oversize folders
Location: Boxes 28 and 29 are oversize (24x20) flat boxes. Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact manuscripts@nyhistory.org 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.
Language: The documents in the record group are in English.
Call Phrase: NYHS-RG 4
Sponsor: This record group was processed as part of the 2015-2016 N-YHS Institutional Archives project, made possible by a generous grant from the Leon Levy Foundation.

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Scope and Contents Note

The New-York Historical Society building renovations and maintenance records include files concerning the Central Park West physical plant from the late 1940s and forward to the present. (For records related to the early 1940s and prior, including the construction of the Central Park West building, see the New-York Historical Society original buildings planning & construction records [NYHS-RG 3]). The record group was compiled from various sources and does not necessarily document, or document completely, all renovation work done over the decades.

One major initiative that is especially well-documented in the record group is the extensive renovation work that began about 1989 and concluded in 2000 with the opening of the Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture (Luce Center). These records include planning documents, such as feasibility studies, proposals, and surveys, and implementation documents, such as contracts, change orders, construction meeting summaries, and payment requisitions. There is extensive correspondence with the architects, engineers, and city agencies that funded the project phases of the late 1990s. There are many architectural drawings, though these are related principally to the early planning work of 1989-1990 done by the firm of Allan Greenberg, Architect. In addition to the Luce Center, these records of projects from the 1990s include work related to the renovation of the Luman Reed Gallery, roof, façade, heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, and other areas.

Aside from the capital improvement projects of the 1990s, several other projects, large and small, are documented to at least some extent, such as the initial installation of air-conditioning in the mid-1960s, the application to the Landmarks Preservation Commission to place a railing at the front entrance in the mid-1970s, and the development of the DiMenna Children's Museum in the late 2000s, as well as various unrealized proposals.

Arrangement Note

The record group is organized such that projects with extensive records are described within their own series while projects documented in a more limited way are arranged together chronologically in a general series. The record group currently includes the following series:

Series I. General Subject Files

Series II. 1990s Capital Improvement Projects

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Greenberg, Allan
  • Skolnick, Lee

Document Type

  • Architectural records.
  • Contracts.
  • Invoices.
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Photographs.
  • Requisitions.

Subject Organizations

  • Beyer Blinder Belle, Architects & Planners
  • Bovis Lend Lease Consulting
  • New-York Historical Society -- Archives
  • New-York Historical Society -- Buildings

Subject Topics

  • Learned institutions and societies -- New York (State) -- New York -- Designs and plans.
  • Learned institutions and societies -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drawings.
  • Libraries and institutions -- New York (State) -- New York -- Designs and plans.
  • Libraries and institutions -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drawings.
  • Museum buildings -- New York (State) -- New York -- Designs and plans.
  • Museum buildings --  New York (State) --  New York --  Drawings.

Subject Places

  • Central Park West (New York, N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
  • New York (N.Y.) -- History -- Societies, etc.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers.

Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact manuscripts@nyhistory.org 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, rightsandrepro@nyhistory.org. 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: https://www.nyhistory.org/about/rights-reproductions

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.

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Container List

Series I. General Subject Files, 1938-2017. 21.58 Linear feet in one document box, two flat boxes, and several drawers of oversize folders

Scope and Contents Note

The General Subject Files series includes records of various building projects dating from the 1940s and forward. The distinguishing feature of this series is that each project documented in it includes a relatively small number of records for each project. These projects range from small, highly focused work, such as the installation of railings at the front entrance in the mid-1970s, to large scale work such as the installation of air-conditioning in the mid-1960s.

The content of the series appears to have been compiled from a variety of sources. Accordingly, the content is uneven and incomplete as to any particular project. Most documents lack fuller context including whether the work described was completed or not. Nonetheless, many documents provide important information about key projects. These include, among others, the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) Photographic Documentation taken in 2008 and 2010 in advance of interior and exterior renovation work done at that time, including in the auditorium; the early concept documents from Lee H. Skolnick for the DiMenna Children's Museum (2008-2010); and concept documents from Donna Lawrence Productions for the Orientation Theater (2008-2011).

Arrangement Note

The series is arranged in rough chronological order.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 1 Water Main Break

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photographs of water main and sidewalk excavation (1948). Includes two blueprints of gauges (1938).

1938, 1948
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 2 Drawings for Glass Case
1952
Drawer: 12A-B7 Folder : 1 Proposed New Mezzanine Floor, East Gallery

Scope and Contents Note

Includes one drawing on tissue paper with elevations, lighting plan, and various details. Drawn by architects R.B. O'Connor & W.H. Kilham, Jr.

1951 June
Drawer: 12A-B7 Folder : 2 15 West 76th Street. Proposed Alterations

Scope and Contents Note

Drawing by Garrett H. Winter (N-YHS Superintendent).

1950s?
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 3 Air Conditioning Estimates

Scope and Contents Note

Includes report and correspondence from consulting engineers Meyer, Strong & Jones (1960s). See also folder below: Third Floor Office Proposal [Air Conditioning] for related 1965 blueprint.

1953, 1961, 1965
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 4 Insurance Map for N-YHS

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a map drawn by Marsh & McLennan highlighting the N-YHS building and its property at 15 West 76th Street.

1955 February
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 5 Floor Space Square Footage Calculations (1 of 2)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes room by room dimensions and square foot calculations taken by N-YHS Superintendent Garret H. Winter. A set of oversize schematic floor plans were separated to the following folder.

1956 September
Offsite-Box: 28 Folder : 8 Floor Space Square Footage Calculations (2 of 2). Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes oversize schematic of floor plans identifying the purpose of each space in the building. The document is undated but likely relevant in 1956 as it was included in folder with Winter's space calculations of that year.

1956?
Drawer: 12A-B7 Folder : 3 Third Floor Office Proposal [Air Conditioning]

Scope and Contents Note

Includes one blueprint of a plan for air conditioning on the 3rd floor by engineers Meyer, Strong and Jones (drawing #HV-4). The blueprint is annotated with proposed changes of office locations, possibly also from 1965.

1965 May 20
Drawer: 9B-B5 Folder : 4 Meyer, Strong & Jones

Scope and Contents Note

Includes blueprints and some bluelines of plans of lighting layouts and air conditioning for the basement through the 4th floor.

1965-1966
Drawer: 9B-B5 Folder : 6 Moore & Hutchins, Architects

Scope and Contents Note

Includes blueline drawings, principally those drawn with the mechanical & electrical engineers Meyer, Strong & Jones for basement ductwork, piping and mechanical equipment spaces; ductwork ventilation plans for the 1st through 4th floors; and schedules and details. Also includes Moore & Hutchins's roof & skylight plan.

1965-1966
Drawer: 9B-B5 Folder : 5 Moore & Hutchins, Architects

Scope and Contents Note

Includes blueline drawings, principally those drawn with the mechanical & electrical engineers Meyer, Strong & Jones for lighting in the Reading Room and 4th Floor and for gallery wireway. Also one plan drawn by Gotham Lighting Corporation and approved by Moore & Hutchins. Also includes a voided architectural and structural roof plan.

1966
Drawer: 9B-B5 Folder : 7 Moore & Hutchins, Architects

Scope and Contents Note

Includes blueline drawings drawn with the mechanical & electrical engineers Meyer, Strong & Jones for lighting in the basement, roof, and 4th floor; light and power riser diagram; and wiring schedules.

1966
Drawer: 9B-B5 Folder : 8 Robertshaw-Fulton Controls Company

Scope and Contents Note

Includes drawings of valve schedules (1961) and plans for heating controls, drawn for architects Moore and Hutchins and engineers Meyer, Strong & Jones (1966).

1961, 1966
Drawer: 9B-B5 Folder : 3 W-M Metal Works

Scope and Contents Note

Includes bluelines of plans of ductwork in basement and of fan room (#1-B, 3-B, 4-B, 5-B, 6-B, 7-B (final), 8-FRB, 9-FRB, 10-FRB, 11-FRB Architects: Moore & Hutchings. Engineer: Meyer, Strong & Jones.

1966
Drawer: 12A-B7 Folder : 4 Basement Ducts. Field Check

Scope and Contents Note

Includes two blueline drawings by an unidentified drafter.

Undated (1960s?)
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 6 Landmarks Preservation Committee

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a copy of the Commission's designation of the N-YHS building as a Landmark (1966) and an incomplete copy of the "Historic District Designation Report" for Central Park West, 76th Street (1973).

1966, 1973
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 7 Landmarks Permit for Minor [Lighting] Work
1973-1974
Drawer: 9B-B5 Folder : 9 Castro-Blanco Piscioneri and Feder, Architects

Scope and Contents Note

Includes bluelines of floor plans for the cellar through 4th floor (drawings #1-5). Drawn in 1970 with revisions in 1972.

1970, 1972
Drawer: 9B-B5 Folder : 10 Castro-Blanco Piscioneri and Feder, Architects

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photocopies and one blueline of floor plans for the cellar through roof (drawings #1-6). Drawn in July 1971 with one revision in September 1971.

1971
Drawer: 9B-B5 Folder : 11 Castro-Blanco Piscioneri and Feder, Architects

Scope and Contents Note

Includes two floor plans on Mylar: a 1st floor plan (1970) and a 4th floor plan (M-4, 1972), with consulting engineer Richard Hill.

1970, 1972
Drawer: 9B-B5 Folder : 12 Castro-Blanco Piscioneri and Feder, Architects

Scope and Contents Note

Includes bluelines of floor plans (#1 to 6), stamped as inspector's official copy. Plan #6 (roof) has the original 1971 plan and the revised 1973 plan, with related amendment application filed with the Department of Buildings.

1971, 1973
Drawer: 12A-B8 Folder : 1 Safety First Products Corp.

Scope and Contents Note

Includes bluelines of plans for the fire protection system.

1973
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 8 Certificate of Occupancy (#73963)
1973 November 12
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 9 Front Steps Railing (1 of 2)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes proposals and drawings by P.A. Fiebiger, Inc. for iron railings for the main entrance stairs and vestibule stair. Includes approval and permit card from the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The two drawings by Fiebiger were moved to the following oversize drawer.

1974-1975
Drawer: 12A-B7 Folder : 5 Front Steps Railing (2 of 2). Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes two whiteprints of drawings by P.A. Fiebiger, Inc. for proposed iron railings for main entrance stair and vestibule stair.

1974-1975
Drawer: 12A-B8 Folder : 2 Meyer, Strong & Jones

Scope and Contents Note

Includes plans and progress prints drawn by the mechanical & electrical engineers of riser diagrams, halon system, storage rooms, book stacks, wiring, and schedules. Also includes one plan drawn by Fire Controls Inc. related to halon release.

1974-1975
Drawer: 12A-B8 Folder : 3 Fire Controls, Inc.

Scope and Contents Note

Includes floor layouts, riser diagrams, and smoke detection system wiring diagram.

1975
Drawer: 12A-B8 Folder : 4 J & J Fire Safety Corp.

Scope and Contents Note

Includes one blueline plan of control system with sequence of operation.

1975
Drawer: 12A-B8 Folder : 5 Morse & Harvey, Architects

Scope and Contents Note

Includes two sheets of a blueline plan for a museum staff lounge.

1980 November
Drawer: 12A-B7 Folder : 6 Library Conservation Studio

Scope and Contents Note

Includes two bluelines of plans, electrical and elevations, by an unidentified drafter.

Undated (1980s?)
Drawer: 12A-B8 Folder : 6 [Exhibition Spaces in Corridors and Library?]

Scope and Contents Note

Includes two untitled drawings by an unidentified drafter.

1983
Drawer: 12A-B8 Folder : 8 Charles E. Broudy & Associates, Architects

Scope and Contents Note

Includes bluelines of plans for the Museum Store, including 4 sheets issued for bid, a floor plan, and a rendering of the view from the door.

1985
Drawer: 12A-B8 Folder : 9 Welton Becket Associates, Architects & Engineers

Scope and Contents Note

Includes eight sheets of plans for the basement level Tiffany Center, including plans of location, demolition, construction, reflected ceiling, details, electrical, finishes, and furniture.

1986
Drawer: 12A-B8 Folder : 10 Welton Becket Associates, Architects & Engineers

Scope and Contents Note

Includes bluelines and photocopies of plans for a painting storage room. See also the storage room plans below in the folder attributed to Skidmore Owens.

1986
Drawer: 12A-B8 Folder : 11 [Skidmore Owings Merrill (SOM)?]

Scope and Contents Note

Includes drawings for storage rooms for objects, painting, and paper. See also the Welton Becket Associates folder above.

1988-1989
Drawer: 12A-B8 Folder : 12 D.M.C. Hopping

Scope and Contents Note

Includes blueline plans for the Luman Reed Gallery, including elevations of the gallery and doorways, details, floor plans, and windows.

1987-1989
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 10 Paintings Conservation Lab Construction Photographs
1988-1989
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 11 Schematic for Auditorium Audiovisual System
1989
Drawer: 12A-B8 Folder : 13 Luman Reed Gallery. Door Panel Templates
[1989]
Drawer: 12A-B8 Folder : 14 "Safety First" Poster

Scope and Contents Note

Includes three construction site posters used by Clayton Wilson Construction, Inc. to post site-specific emergency information.

1990s?
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 12 Objects Conservation Lab
1993-1995
Drawer: 12A-B8 Folder : 15 Library Office & Reading Room Renovations

Scope and Contents Note

Includes various documents related to the renovation, including a compact storage survey, plans for compact storage by architects Beyer Blinder Belle, and a schedule by Westerman Construction Company.

2001-2002
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 13 Reading Room Floor Plan
2006 November
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 14 Comtec Comprehensive Fire Technologies. Fire Suppression System Training and Maintenance Manual for Print Room
[2006]
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 15 Platt Byard Dovell White, Architects. Architecture for the Strategic Plan

Scope and Contents Note

Includes hard-copy proposal and a CD.

2006 November 9
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 16 Platt Byard Dovell White, Architects. Phase V Capital Program-Cellar Plan
2007 March 2
Drawer: 9B-B6 Folder : 1 Platt Byard Dovell White, Architects. Proposed East Elevation

Scope and Contents Note

One mounted drawing of the front (Central Park West) of the building.

2007 March 20
Offsite-Box: 28 Folder : 5 Floor Plans

Scope and Contents Note

Includes plans of existing and proposed layouts by floor, by an unidentified drafter.

2007 June, September
Offsite-Box: 28 Folder : 3 Miscellaneous Design Images and Plans
2007-2008
Offsite-Box: 28 Folder : 4 Richard Meier & Partners, Architects. Design Proposal
2007 November 15
Offsite-Box: 28 Folder : 1 Platt Byard Dovell White, Architects. Phase V, Stages1A, 1B, 2A, 2B: Construction Documents
2008 April 1
Offsite-Box: 28 Folder : 2 Platt Byard Dovell White, Architects. Logistic Plans & Schedule
2008 May 21
Offsite-Box: 29 Folder : 7 Lee H. Skolnick. Design Renderings
2007 November 26
Offsite-Box: 29 Folder : 6 Lee H. Skolnick. Design Renderings
2008 January 8
Offsite-Box: 29 Folder : 5 Lee H. Skolnick. Identification/Signage Kick-Off Meeting
2008 July 17
Drawer: 9B-B6 Folder : 2 Lee H. Skolnick. Identity Study

Scope and Contents Note

Includes one mounted rendering of the front entrance (Option 1, Draft 1).

2009 July 2
Offsite-Box: 29 Folder : 1-4 Lee H. Skolnick. DiMenna Children's Museum (4 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes renderings, concept designs (2009), schematic design (2009), and fabrication documents (2010).

2008 July-2010 August
Drawer: 9B-B6 Folder : 3 Lee H. Skolnick. DiMenna Children's Museum.

Scope and Contents Note

Includes one mounted "vision rendering" of the gallery.

2009?
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 17 Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) Photographic Documentation

Scope and Contents Note

Includes 17 interior and exterior photographs taken in connection with proposed renovations and in conformance with a Letter of Resolution among N-YHS, the Empire State Development Corporation, and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

2008-2009
Offsite-Box: 29 Folder : 8-12 Donna Lawrence Productions. Orientation Theater Experience (5 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes booklets on preliminary treatment (2008), final approved treatment with key storyboard frames (2009), revisions and new design and approved final (2010), preliminary script with key storyboards (2010), and revised script with key storyboard frames (2011).

2008-2011
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 18-19 Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) Photographic Documentation. Auditorium (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes 3 sets of 9 photographs each.

2010
Drawer: 12A-B7 Folder : 19 Auditorium Plans by Platt Byard Dovell White

Scope and Contents

Package 2: Primary Scope. With architectural, structural and mechanical plans.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transfered to Archives, 2020.

2010 August
Drawer: 12A-B8 Folder : 16 Reading Room Renovation

Scope and Contents Note

Includes two proposals with drawings of plans for bookcases, cabinets, and display cases, by Craz Woodworking Associates, Inc. and by Bunny Williams, Inc. (Architect G.P. Schafer).

2011
Offsite-Box: 29 Folder : 13 4th Floor Glass [Tiffany] Gallery & Education Media Center

Scope and Contents

Booklet for Capital Projects, Fiscal Years 2013 & 2014, specifically plans and images covering the 4th floor gallery (by Eva Jiricna, architects) and the education media center (Platt Byard Dovell White, architects).

2012 February
Offsite-Box: 29 Folder : 14 Poulin + Morris Designs for 4th Floor

Scope and Contents

4 sheets: East Corridor/Roy J. Zuckerberg Hall of American Silver (elevation, plan view); East Corridor/Women's History Center (elevation, plan view); John L. & Sue Ann Weinberg Mezzanine (elevation, plan view); and Norman S. Benzaquen Grand Staircase (elevation, plan view).

2017 January

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Series II. 1990s Capital Improvement Projects, circa 1984-2001 (bulk 1989-2000). 16.38 Linear feet in 26 document boxes and two drawers of oversize folders

Scope and Contents Note

The series includes records related to the major building renovation initiatives N-YHS pursued in the 1990s. These included both infrastructure upgrades, such as to the HVAC system and roofing, and to gallery space, notably the Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture (Luce Center), an open storage facility on the 4th floor that opened in 2000. The series includes files of Chief Operating Officer Ed Norris as they related to the three phase construction project that ran from 1994 to 2000. The series also includes earlier planning and project documents beginning in 1989, some of which were accomplished, such as the renovation and re-installation of the Luman Reed Gallery, and others that could not be fully pursued until later in the decade. These earlier files appear to have been compiled at some point from various departments and offices, likely including from President and Chief Executive Officer Barbara Debs (BKD) and from Museum Director Holly Hotchner (HH).

The series includes studies and assessments, contracts, status reports, meeting notes, correspondence with architects and with principal contractors, payment requisitions and supporting documentation, permits, budgets, schedules, and other documents concerning the planning and implementation of the renovation projects. The series includes many architectural drawings, principally those from 1989-1990 from the firm of Allan Greenberg, Architect (AGA). The series has a few architectural plans related to the the more extensive project work conducted in the second half of the 1990s.

Arrangement Note

The series is organized in three subseries:

Subseries II.A. Initial Planning & Projects

Subseries II.B. Construction Phases I-III

Subseries II.C. Architectural Plans

Subseries II.A. Initial Planning & Projects, circa 1984-1994 (bulk, 1989-1993). 5.02 Linear feet

Scope and Contents Note

The Initial Planning & Projects subseries includes documents primarily related to the range of projects targeted for work beginning in 1989, but for various reasons, principally financial, were not all completed. The series centers on the work from 1989-1990 of the architectural firm Allan Greenberg, Architect (AGA), and their specialized consultants including H.B. Fishman (roof repairs); Facade Maintenance Design (façade conservation); Ambrosino, DePinto and Schmieder (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), and electrical); Ambient Labs (asbestos remediation); Severud Associates (structural engineering); George Sexton (lighting); and Clayton-Wilson (construction manager). Among the specific areas impacted by these renovations were the Luman Reed Gallery and the Print Room. Some of the contracted work extended to assessments of the townhouse owned by N-YHS at 15 West 76th Street. Additional projects, including those designed by architect Richard Jansen in the early-mid 1990s are also documented.

The source of the documents is uncertain, but appear to have been compiled at some point from various departments and offices, likely including from President and Chief Executive Officer Barbara Debs (BKD) and from Museum Director Holly Hotchner (HH). Documents include assessments, condition reports, images, correspondence, proposals, budgets and estimates, landmark alteration applications, permits, and contracts. The subseries includes some architectural plans, but see subseries II.C for the bulk of the drawings by Allan Greenberg, Architect.

Arrangement Note

The series is arranged in two sets. The first is in rough chronological order and by topic. The second set consists of "additional files" found after the first set of documents was processed; this second set is appended to the container list in alphabetical order by subject.

The material was originally found in three record cartons and appeared to have been previously compiled from a few N-YHS departments or offices. The processing archivist re-arranged the folders to bring like matter together, but left the contents of each folder to remain as found, even where there was overlap in subjects or documents. Documents were re-housed to archival folders; the labels in the container list were transcribed from the original labels. Label titles created or modified by the processing archivist are those in [brackets].

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 1 Allan Greenberg, Architect (1 of 4 folders)
1989 May-September
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 2 Allan Greenberg, Architect (2 of 4 folders)
1989 September-October
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 3 Allan Greenberg, Architect (3 of 4 folders)
1989 November-December
Drawer: 12A-B7 Folder : 7 Allan Greenberg, Architect (4 of 4 folders). Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes blueline copies of the preliminary schedule for roof and facade repairs and schedule as of October 23, 1989, with the project plan ranging from October 1989 to October 1991. Also includes plans for renovations of the toilet rooms and entry area (September-October 1989).

1989 September-October
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 4 Allan Greenberg, Architect. Minutes & Agendas
1989 July-1990 July
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 5 Allan Greenberg, Architect (1 of 3 folders)
1990 January
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 6 Allan Greenberg, Architect (2 of 3 folders)
1990 January
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 7 Allan Greenberg, Architect (3 of 3 folders)
1990 March-August
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 8 Allan Greenberg, Architect. Project & Maintenance Manuals

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the Maintenance Manual for Roof and Facade Renovation (masonry portion prepared by Facade Maintenance Design) and the Project Manual for Roof Repairs (H.B. Fishman & Co.).

1990 September
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 9 Allan Greenberg, Architect. Interim Status Report
1990 September-October
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 1 BKD [Barbara Knowles Debs]. Allan Greenberg, Architect.
1989 April-1991 January
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 2 BKD [Barbara Knowles Debs] Notes
1990
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 3 Capital Projects Bills & Notes
1989-1991
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 4 [Certificate of No Effect]
1989
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 5 Air Quality & Environmental Control Survey
1989 November-December
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 6 H.B. Fishman & Co., Inc. Initial Roof Survey
1989 May, August
Drawer: 12A-B7 Folder : 8 H.B. Fishman & Co., Inc. Roof Repair Plan

Scope and Contents Note

Includes drawing # R-5.

1989 [August?]
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 7 H.B. Fishman & Co., Inc. (1 of 4 folders)
1989 May-December
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 8 H.B. Fishman & Co., Inc. (2 of 4 folders)
1990 August-1991 June
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 9 H.B. Fishman & Co., Inc. (3 of 4 folders)
1992
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 10 H.B. Fishman & Co., Inc. (4 of 4 folders)
1993 January-February
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 11 Temporary Roof Repairs
1989 October, 1990 July
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 12 Renovations. Roof Bids
1990 November-December
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 13 Roof Repair Permit
1990 December
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 14 Renovations Contracts. Roof
1990 June-1991 May
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 15 Roof Renovations. Minutes
1991 February-March
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 16 William Higgins & Company, Inc.
1989 September-1991 January
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 17 [Facade Rehabilitation Proposal]
1989 July 7
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 18 Facade Assessment Report [Facade Maintenance Design]

Scope and Contents Note

Report dated September 18, 1989, for the 15 West 76th Street townhouse, includes color images. Also includes a report dated September 19, 1989, from Severud Associates concerning their structural review of the townhouse.

1989 September
Drawer: 12A-B7 Folder : 9 Facade Maintenance Design. Drawings

Scope and Contents Note

Includes two blueline plans by Facade Maintenance Design: 76th Street wall elevations and details (drawings #A1 and A2); stamped by the Department of Buildings on June 18, 1990.

1990 June
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 19 Shiffer, Litchfield Associates Architects [Facade Maintenance Design] (1 of 2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

An oversize blueline of plans for masonry repairs was moved to the following folder.

1989 December-1991 March
Drawer: 12A-B7 Folder : 10 Shiffer, Litchfield Associates Architects [Facade Maintenance Design] (2 of 2 folders). Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes an oversize blueline for masonry repairs (sheet #A-1), marked as approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission on April 8, 1991.

1991 March 8
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 1 Arco Consultants, Inc. (1 of 2)

Scope and Contents Note

Two oversize blueline plans were moved to the following folder.

1990 June-1991 March
Drawer: 12A-B7 Folder : 11 Arco Consultants, Inc. (2 of 2). Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes two oversize blueline plans by Facade Maintenance Design: 76th Street wall elevations and details (drawings #A1 and A2); stamped by the Department of Buildings on June 18, 1990.

1990 June
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 2 Renovations Contracts. Luman Reed Gallery (1 of 4 folders)
1990 May-August
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 3 Renovations Contracts. Luman Reed Gallery (2 of 4 folders)
1990 August
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 4 Renovations Contracts. Luman Reed Gallery (3 of 4 folders)
1990 September
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 5 Renovations Contracts. Luman Reed Gallery (4 of 4 folders)
1990 October
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 6 George Sexton Associates. [Luman Reed Lighting]
1990 October-1991 January
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 7 2nd Floor Lighting [George Sexton Associates]
1990 June-July
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 8 2nd Floor North Renovation. General (1 of 2)

Scope and Contents Note

3 oversize blueline plans were moved to the following folder.

1990 July-September
Drawer: 12A-B7 Folder : 12 2nd Floor North Renovation. General (2 of 2). Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes three oversize bluelines: two of the 2nd Floor existing plan, one with the lighting plan by George Sexton Associates, and one of the proposed plan for the 2nd Floor North Gallery, also with the lighting plan.

1990 June
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 9 2nd Floor North Renovation. Asbestos Removal [Ambient Labs]
1989 November-1990 July
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 10 2nd Floor North Gallery. Record of Expenses
1990 July-November
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 11 2nd Floor. Library Doors
1990 May-June
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 12 2nd Floor Renovations (1 of 2)

Scope and Contents Note

An oversize blueline plan was moved to the following folder.

1991 February
Drawer: 12A-B7 Folder : 13 2nd Floor Renovations (2 of 2). Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a blueline of the 2nd Floor existing plan by Allan Greenberg, Architect, with the lighting plan by George Sexton Associates.

1990 June
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 13 Severud Associates
1989 July-1990 December, 1993 March
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 14 Print Room Renovation. Severud Associates (Structural Engineers)
1990 July-October
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 15 Print Room Renovation. Ambrosino, DePinto & Schmieder (Consulting Engineers)
1990 July-1991 February
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 16 3rd Floor Hall. Collections Hall East
1989 July
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 17 3rd Floor. Office Renovations
1989 August-1990 October
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 18 Renovations Contracts. Jewish Museum
1990 July
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 1-2 Jewish Museum Reimbursables (2 folders)
1990-1991
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 3 Renovations Permits (1 of 2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Oversize plans were moved to the following folder.

1989 October-1991 April
Drawer: 12A-B7 Folder : 14 Renovations Permits (2 of 2 folders). Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a blueline plan by Facade Maintenance Design for masonry repairs (sheet #A-1), as of March 8, 1991, and stamped by Department of Buildings on April 12, 1991. Includes two blueline plans by Facade Maintenance Design: 76th Street wall elevations and details (drawings #A1 and A2); stamped by the Department of Buildings on June 18, 1990.

1990-1991
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 4-6 4th Floor. Asbestos Abatement Considerations and Specifications for Removal [Ambient Labs] (3 folders)
1990 January-September
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 7 Basement Clean-Up
1989 May-December
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 8 Basement Decoration
1990 November-December
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 9 Basement Renovations
1990 May-December
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 10 Society Store Renovations
1990 February-1991 April
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 11 Miscellaneous Proposals & Estimates
1989 May-August
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 12 Real Estate [Clippings]
1988-1991
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 13 Shade Systems

Scope and Contents Note

Includes samples of SOL-R-VEIL brand fabric for window shading.

circa 1990
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 1-4 Architects (4 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes introductory and marketing material from various architectural and construction firms, including F&V/DeMilo; Hanscomb Associates Inc.; Nicholson & Galloway, Inc.; Kapell and Kostow; Butler Rogers Baskett; Einhorn Yaffee Prescott; William A. Hall Partnership; and Kracauer Froom Weintraub and Cameron.

1990 November-1992 January
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 5 Unsolicited Architecture Materials

Scope and Contents Note

Includes marketing brochure from May Whitelaw Pinska and Kupiec Koutsomitis.

1992-1993
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 6 Richard Jansen, Architects
1990 September-1991 January
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 7 Richard Jansen, Architects
1990 April-November, 1992 April
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 8 BKD [Barbara Knowles Debs]. Richard Jansen, Architects. Projects (1 of 2)

Scope and Contents Note

Twelve oversize blueline plans were moved to the following folder.

1990 November-December
Drawer: 12A-B7 Folder : 15 BKD [Barbara Knowles Debs]. Richard Jansen, Architects. Projects (2 of 2). Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes 12 blueline plans for a temporary admissions and information desk, a proposed ladder and stair to the auditorium control loft, proposed lobby lay-outs, and a proposed library lay-out.

1990-1991
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 9 1st Floor South. Lighting.
1991 October
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 10 Library Stacks
1991 July
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 11 Citibank Building Study

Scope and Contents Note

Includes reports by engineers concerning the condition of 170 Central Park West and of 15 West 76th Street.

1991 October-December
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 12 Building Reports (1 of 2)

Scope and Contents Note

One oversize blueline plan was moved to the following folder.

1990-1993
Drawer: 12A-B7 Folder : 16 Building Reports (2 of 2). Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes two blueline drawings (#1) by H.B. Fishman & Co. of a roof plan (progress print).

1989 September 22
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 13 [Project Administration]

Scope and Contents Note

Includes minutes of construction meeting #4 of June 14, 1990, and a project schedule for May-September, likely 1990.

1990
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 14 4th Floor South & East Renovations
1992
Offsite-Box: 28 Folder : 7 N-YHS Building Schematics

Scope and Contents Note

Includes plans of "existing conditions" by floor and schematics, by an unidentified drafter.

1992 April 16
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 15 Floor Plans
1991-1992?
Offsite-Box: 28 Folder : circa 1992 [Floor Plans to Clayton-Wilson Associates]
circa 1992
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 16 Telephone for Building

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a proposal from MCI Telecommunications Corporation for an outbound phone service plan named MCI Vision.

1992
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 17 Emergency Roof Repairs
1992 November-December
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 18 Capital Project. Miscellaneous
1993 June-September
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 19 Capital Project. Cost Estimates
1993?
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 1 Engineering Services Proposal. Ambrosino DePinto & Schmieder.

Scope and Contents Note

Includes, as an enclosure to the 1993 proposal, a copy of the firm's December 1989 proposal for the "Master Plan" work specified at that time.

1993 July
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 2 Engineering Services Proposal. Cosentini Associates
1993 July
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 3 Engineering Services Proposal. Landmark Facilities Group
1993 July
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 4 Feasibility Report

Scope and Contents Note

Two copies of report prepared by Beyer Blinder Belle (architects), Ambrosino DePinto Schmieder (mechanical engineers), and Lehrer McGovern Bovis (construction managers).

1993 September 13
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 5 Capital Improvement Plan. Meeting Agenda
1994 July 13
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 6 4th Floor Study Storage Area
1994 December
Box: - Folder : - Additional Files

Scope and Contents Note

Following are additional files that relate to the above, but were found subsequent to processing and so were simply appended here.

circa 1984-1994
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 1 [Allan Greenberg] Roof/Facade

Scope and Contents Note

Includes documents prepared for the architects by Facade Maintenance Design (some of which are likely duplicates of documents found in the above folders), including a deficiency report (May 30, 1989), facade rehabilitation proposal (July 7, 1989), additional survey report (September 26, 1989), presentation to the Board of Trustees (December 13, 1989), and other documents.

1989-1990
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 2 [Allan Greenberg] Roof/Facade. Bid Specifications
1990 September 20
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 3 Allan Greenberg. Current Issues

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the original, signed agreement with Greenberg concerning N-YHS's use of his firm's drawings after they were no longer involved with the renovation project.

1993
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 4-7 Ambient Labs [Asbestos Reports] (4 folders)
1989-1991
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 8 Ambient Lab Proposal & Contract
1994
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 9-11 Ambrosino DePinto & Schmieder (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes drafts and final of Ambrosino DePinto & Schmieder's "Master Plan" of December 12, 1989, for the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and life safety systems.

1989-1992
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 1-2 Ambrosino DePinto & Schmieder (2 folders)
1989-1990, 1993
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 3 Art Preservation Systems. Environmental Conditions
1992-1993
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 4 Auditorium

Scope and Contents Note

Includes documents from Richard Jansen (architect), Eldon Elder Associates (lighting), and the Electric Connection, Inc. See the folder for Richard Jansen in Subseries II.C. Architectural Plans for his drawings related to the auditorium and other projects.

1992
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 5 Beyer Blinder Belle
1993
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 6 Capital Projects
1990
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 7 Capital Projects. Architects & Mechanical Engineers. Questionnaires & Interview
1993
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 8 Capital Project 1994. Preliminary Budget Estimates
1994
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 9 [Capital Project] Pass-Through Contract. State of New York
1993
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 10 Capital Project. Current City $5 Mil
1994
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 11 Clayton-Wilson
1989-1991
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 12 Dick Jansen. First Floor Lobby Renovations
1990
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 13-15 Floor Plans and Square Footage (3 folders)
circa 1984-1992
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 16 History of the N-YHS Building

Scope and Contents Note

Includes documents related to the building's landmark status and the process for making various alterations.

circa 1988-1990
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 17-19 Landmark Application (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the application materials to the Landmarks Preservation Commission for repairing the damaged garden wall. The files include color photographs of the wall facing West 76th Street.

1990
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 1-8 Lehrer McGovern Bovis (8 folders)
1990-1993
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 9 Lighting. 76th Street
1989-1991
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 10 Lighting Systems Report (M. Prudhom)
1991
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 11 Lighting. Survey of Power Requirements (George Sexton)
1989-1991
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 12 Master Planning
1989
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 13 Morse Diesel Report
1988
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 14 Remco Maintenance Corp.
1989-1992
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 15 Staff Space Needs
1988-1989
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 16-17 Townhouse (2 folders)
1989-1993

Subseries II.B. Construction Phases I-III, 1990-2001. 7.35 Linear feet

Scope and Contents Note

The subseries includes documents that appear to be the files of Chief Operating Officer Ed Norris as they related to the implementation of construction work in three phases over the course of the late 1990s. Phase I involved installing a new roof, waterproofing the facade, upgrading the HVAC system, and overhauling the electrical system. Phase 2 included new modular chilling units and various interior renovations, such as lighting, smoke detection, handicap accessible toilet, altering certain rooms on the 2nd floor, etc. The third phase saw the development of the Luce Center on the 4th floor.

The subseries includes extensive correspondence with N-YHS's architect for the project, Beyer Blinder Belle; the construction manager, Lehrer McGovern Bovis (also referred to by its later name, Bovis Lend Lease); and the New York City agencies funding the projects, the Department of Cultural Affairs and the Department of Design & Construction. The subseries also includes contracts, status reports and meeting notes, photographs (found in the monthly reports), and change orders. The series includes several of the periodic applications/requisitions from N-YHS for payment from New York City under the project's pass-through contract. These applications include the extensive support documentation of costs provided by Lehrer McGovern Bovis to N-YHS. Not all applications are in the files and in some instances only the requisition to N-YHS from Lehrer McGovern Bovis are in the files.

The subseries includes the 1993 feasibility study underlying the project work and concept documents for what became the Luce Center. There are only a few architectural drawings for the work done in these phases.

Arrangement Note

The bulk of the series is arranged in its original order: alphabetical by topic within the three project phases. After processing, a box of related files were found and added to the end of the container under the heading "Additional Files." These latter files were not labeled by project phase but generally appear to apply to Phase I and perhaps Phase II.

Documents were re-housed to archival folders; the labels in the container list were transcribed from the original labels. Label titles modified in any substantive way by the processing archivist are those in [brackets].

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 1 Phase I: Ambient Labs
1994
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 2 Phase I: Ambrosino DePinto & Schmieder. Correspondence to:
1999
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 3 Phase I: Ambrosino DePinto & Schmieder. Correspondence from:
1994-1996
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 4 Phase I: Banner Plans
1997-1998
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 5 Phase I: Beyer Blinder Belle Contract
1994
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 6 Phase I: Beyer Blinder Belle. Correspondence to:
1994-1996
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 7 Phase I: Beyer Blinder Belle. Correspondence from:
1994-1999
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 8 Phase I: Bidders List
1994
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 9-11 Phase I: Bovis Lend Lease [Lehrer McGovern Bovis/LMB]. Correspondence to: (3 folders)
1994-1999
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 12-13 Phase I: Bovis Lend Lease [Lehrer McGovern Bovis/LMB]. Correspondence from: (2 of 8 folders)
1994 January-June
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 1-6 Phase I: Bovis Lend Lease [Lehrer McGovern Bovis/LMB]. Correspondence from: (6 of 8 folders)
1994 July-2000
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 7 Phase I: Capital Contracts
1993-1997
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 8 Phase I: Capital Issues
1994 November-December
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 9 Phase I: Capital Items
1993-1994
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 10 Phase I: Change Orders

Scope and Contents Note

An additional file concerning change orders was found after processing. See below under the Additional Files section of the container list.

1994-2001
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 1-3 Phase I: Construction Contract (3 folders)
1993-1995
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 4-5 Phase I: Construction Meeting Minutes (2 folders)
1994-1997
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 6 Phase I: Department of Cultural Affairs. Correspondence
1993-1996
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 7 Phase I: Department of Design & Construction. Correspondence to:
1996-2000
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 8-9 Phase I: Department of Design & Construction. Correspondence from: (2 folders)
1995-2001
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 1 Phase I: Department of General Services. Correspondence to:
1994
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 2-3 Phase I: Department of General Services. Correspondence from: (2 folders)
1994-1998
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 4-5 Phase I: Feasibility Study (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes 4 copies of the study by Beyer Blinder Belle, Ambrosino DePinto Schmieder, and Lehrer McGovern Bovis, some lightly annotated.

1993 September 13
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 6 Phase I: Greenberg, Architect
1993
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 7 Phase I: Handicap Ramp (1 of 2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

An oversize set of blueline plans were moved to the following folder.

1990, 1994-1997
Drawer: 12A-B7 Folder : 17 Phase I: Handicap Ramp (2 of 2 folders). Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a set of blueline plans by architect Beyer Blinder Belle for a new ramp.

1994 October
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 8-10 Phase I: Monthly Reports (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Additional monthly reports for 1996-1997 were found after processing. See below under the Additional Files section of the container list.

1995-1996
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 1 Phase I: PECO, Inc. Contract
1994, 1996
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 2 Phase I: Permits/Landmark Commission
1994-1999
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 3-4 Phase I: Requisition for Payment No. 19 (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Additional files of applications/requisitions for payments were found after processing. See below under the Additional Files section of the container list.

2000 April
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 5 Phase I: Requisition for Payment No. 20
2000 May
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 6 Phase I: Requisition for Payment No. 22
2000 June
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 1 Phase I: Supplementary Report. Roof Restoration

Scope and Contents Note

Includes roof consultant H.B. Fishman & Co., Inc's report, which includes color photographs of the roof and details.

1989 September 22
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 2-8 Phase I: Trade Contracts (7 folders)
1994-1997
Offsite-Box: 14 Folder : 1 Phase II: Ambrosino DePinto Schmieder
1996-1998, 2001
Offsite-Box: 14 Folder : 2 Phase II: Beyer Blinder Belle
1995-1999
Offsite-Box: 14 Folder : 3-4 Phase II: Bovis Lend Lease [Lehrer McGovern Bovis]. Correspondence to: (2 folders)
1994, 1997-1999
Offsite-Box: 14 Folder : 5-7 Phase II: Bovis Lend Lease [Lehrer McGovern Bovis]. Correspondence from: (3 folders)
1994-2001
Offsite-Box: 14 Folder : 8 Phase II: Certificate of Substantial Completion
2000
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 1 Phase II: Change Orders
1999-2001
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 2-3 Phase II: Construction Contract (2 folders)
1998
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 4-5 Phase II: Construction Meeting Minutes (2 folders)
1998-2000
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 6 Phase II: Department of Cultural Affairs. Correspondence
1994-1997
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 7 Phase II: Department of Design & Construction. Correspondence to:
1997-2000
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 8-10 Phase II: Department of Design & Construction. Correspondence from: (3 folders)
1997-2001
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 1 Phase II: Department of General Services. Construction Contract
1995, 1999
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 2 Phase II: Domingo Gonzalez Design [Architectural Lighting Design]
1994, 1997, 1999
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 3 Phase II: Landair Project Resources [Owner's Representative]
1998-1999
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 4-7 Phase II: Monthly Reports (4 folders)
1998 December-1999 November
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 8 Phase II: Permits
1999-2000
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 9 Phase II: Requisition for Payment No. 1

Scope and Contents Note

Additional files of applications/requisitions for payments were found after processing. See below under the Additional Files section of the container list.

1998 December
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 1 Phase II: Requisition for Payment No. 4
1999 May
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 2 Phase II: Requisition for Payment No. 7
2000 February
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 3 Phase II: Requisition for Payment No. 8
2000 April
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 4 Phase II: Requisition for Payment No. 9
2000 May
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 1 Phase II: Requisition for Payment No. 10
2000 October
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 2 Phase II: Trade Contracts
1997-2000
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 3 Phase III: Acoustiguide
2000 August
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 4 Phase III: American Airlines
1997 October
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 5 Phase III: American Express
1997-1999
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 6-7 Phase III: American History Workshop (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Concerns the development and early evaluation of the interpretative installations for the Luce Center.

1997-2001
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 8 Phase III: Beyer Blinder Belle. Correspondence to:
1994, 2000
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 9 Phase III: Beyer Blinder Belle. Correspondence from:
1997-2000
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 10 Phase III: Board of Trustees Resolutions
1995-1999
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 11-12 Phase III: Bovis Lend Lease [Lehrer McGovern Bovis]. Correspondence to: (2 folders)
1994-2000
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 1-2 Phase III: Bovis Lend Lease [Lehrer McGovern Bovis]. Correspondence from: (2 folders)
1997-2001
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 3-5 Phase III: Budget Information (3 folders)
1994-2001
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 6 Phase III: Capital Budget [New York City]
1998-2000
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 7-8 Phase III: Change Orders (2 folders)
1999-2001
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 9 Phase III: Chermayeff & Geismar, Inc.
1997
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 10 Phase III: City Council Funds
1995-1999
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 11 Phase III: Collections [for Luce Center]
1992, 1997-2000
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 12 Phase III: Computers [Collections Management Software]
1997-1998
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 1 Phase III: Conservation

Scope and Contents Note

Includes an undated statement of the "function and purpose of the Conservation Department."

circa 1997?
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 2 Phase III: Construction Contract [with Department of Design & Construction]
1999
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 3 Phase III: Construction Management Agreement [with Lehrer McGovern Bovis]
1998-1999
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 4 Phase III: CRN Log
2000 March
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 5-6 Phase III: Crozier Fine Arts [Storage] (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes documents concerning the legal matter Chemical Bank v. LCM-FSW Partnership, et al.

1990-1993, 1999
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 7 Phase III: Department of Business Services
1999 June
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 8-9 Phase III: Department of Cultural Affairs (2 folders)
1995-1999
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 10-11 Phase III: Department of Design & Construction. Correspondence to: (2 folders)
1999-2001
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 12-13 Phase III: Department of Design & Construction. (2 folders)
1998-2001
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 1-2 Phase III: Design (2 folders)
1994, 1997-2000
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 3 Phase III: Exhibits
2000-2001
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 4 Phase III: Henry Luce Study Foundation. Correspondence to:
1995, 1998-2001
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 5 Phase III: Henry Luce Study Foundation. Correspondence from:
1995, 1997-2001
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 6 Phase III: John Hilberry Museum Consulting
1997, 1999-2000
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 7 Phase III: Insurance Certificates
2000 March
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 8 Phase III: Interim Reports
1997-1998
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 9-10 Phase III: Landair Project Resources (2 folders)
1998-2000
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 11-12 Phase III: Meeting Minutes (2 folders)
1998-2000
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 13-14 Phase III: Monthly Reports (2 folders)
1999 December, 2000 April
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 1-4 Phase III: Proposal. Luce Study Center (4 folders)
1995, 1997-1999
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 5 Phase III: Punchlist
2000
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 6 Phase III: Purchase Orders
2000-2001
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 7 Phase III: Reed Foundation
2000 May
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 8 Phase III: Requisition for Payment No. 3
2000 March
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 9 Phase III: Requisition for Payment No. 4
2000 May
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 10 Phase III: Requisition for Payment No. 5
2000 May
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 11 Phase III: Requisition for Payment No. 6
2001 April
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 12 Phase III: Rockefeller Foundation
1997
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 13 Phase III: Schedule
1998-2000
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 14 Phase III: Substantial Completion Certificate
2000 June
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 15 Phase III: Trade Contracts
1999-2000
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 16 Phase III: Woo, John [Catalogue Kiosk and Website]
2000
Box: - Folder : - Additional Files

Scope and Contents Note

Following are additional files that relate to the above, but were found subsequent to processing and so were simply appended here.

1994-1998
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 18-20 [Phase I] Monthly Reports (3 folders)
1996-1997
Offsite-Box: 26 Folder : 1 Change Orders
1996-1997
Offsite-Box: 26 Folder : 2 Application for Payment #2
1996 June
Offsite-Box: 26 Folder : 3 Application for Payment #3
1996 July
Offsite-Box: 26 Folder : 4 Application for Payment #4
1996 August
Offsite-Box: 26 Folder : 5 Application for Payment #5
1996 September
Offsite-Box: 26 Folder : 6-7 Application for Payment #6 (2 folders)
1996 October
Offsite-Box: 26 Folder : 8-9 Application for Payment #7 (2 folders)
1996 November-December
Offsite-Box: 27 Folder : 1 Application for Payment #8
1997 January
Offsite-Box: 27 Folder : 2 Application for Payment #9
1997 April
Offsite-Box: 27 Folder : 3 Application for Payment #10
1997 June
Offsite-Box: 27 Folder : 4 Application for Payment #11
1997 August
Offsite-Box: 27 Folder : 5-6 Application for Payment #12 (2 folders)
1997 September
Offsite-Box: 27 Folder : 7 Application for Payment #13
1997 December
Offsite-Box: 27 Folder : 8 Requisition for Payment #7 from Lehrer McGovern Bovis (Project 1973)
1994 November
Offsite-Box: 27 Folder : 9 Requisition for Payment #25 from Lehrer McGovern Bovis (Project 1973)
1996 September
Offsite-Box: 27 Folder : 10 Requisition for Payment #1 from Lehrer McGovern Bovis (Project 1973.02)
1997 October
Offsite-Box: 27 Folder : 11 Requisition for Payment #2 from Lehrer McGovern Bovis (Project 1973.02)
1997-1998
Offsite-Box: 27 Folder : 12 Requisition for Payment #5 from Lehrer McGovern Bovis (Project 1973.02)
1997-1998
Offsite-Box: 27 Folder : 13 Requisition for Payment #11
1997
Offsite-Box: 27 Folder : 14 Requisition for Payment #15 from Lehrer McGovern Bovis (Project 1973.02)
1998 May
Offsite-Box: 27 Folder : 15 Requisition for Payment #Final from Lehrer McGovern Bovis (Project 1973.02)
1998
Offsite-Box: 27 Folder : 16 Service Billings
1998
Offsite-Box: 27 Folder : 17 Payments. Miscellaneous
1996-1997

Subseries II.C. Architectural Plans, 1989-1994. 4 Linear feet

Scope and Contents Note

The subseries includes drawings related to the 1990s capital projects. The bulk includes drawings made by or for Allan Greenberg, Architect, in 1989-1990 in connection with various completed or anticipated projects, including the Luman Reed Gallery renovation and roof and façade repairs. The subseries also includes 1994 plans from Beyer Blinder Belle concerning roof and facade renovations.

Arrangement Note

The subseries is arranged in roughly chronological order and topically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Most of this subseries, through the 1990 documents, were found by the processing archivist in 2016 as standalone documents (i.e., not found in files with other, contextual documents such as correspondence). The Beyer Blinder Belle plans of 1994 were transferred to the archives from the Capital Projects Department in 2019.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Drawer: 12A-B9 Folder : 1 Allan Greenberg, Architect. Project 08905.0

Scope and Contents Note

Includes blueline plans of existing conditions on the 1st and 3rd floors, a proposed basement plan, decorative arts storage on the basement and 3rd floors, and 3rd floor renovations and office plans.

1989 May-June
Drawer: 12A-B9 Folder : 2 Allan Greenberg, Architect. Project 08905.04 (Luman Reed Gallery)

Scope and Contents Note

Also includes the related 2nd floor proposed plan (project 08905.0).

1989 July
Drawer: 12A-B9 Folder : 3 Allan Greenberg, Architect. Project 08905.03

Scope and Contents Note

Includes bluelines of the plans for the proposed 1st and 2nd floors.

1989 September
Drawer: 12A-B9 Folder : 4 Allan Greenberg, Architect. Project 08905.06

Scope and Contents Note

Includes blueline plans of floor plans for the basement through 4th floors.

1989 September
Drawer: 12A-B9 Folder : 5 Allan Greenberg, Architect. Project 08905.02 (Office Renovations)
1989 November
Drawer: 12A-B9 Folder : 6 Allan Greenberg, Architect. Various Projects

Scope and Contents Note

Includes two sets of blueline plans for various projects, including existing plans for the basement through 4th floors (08905.0), proposed plan for the basement coats and offices (08905.10), proposed plan for the 2nd floor North Gallery (08905.14), and Luman Reed gallery plans (08905.04).

1990 May 22
Drawer: 12A-B9 Folder : 7 Allan Greenberg, Architect. Various Projects

Scope and Contents Note

Includes two sets of blueline plans for various projects, including existing plans for the basement through 4th floors and schedules and details (08905.0), proposed plan for the basement coats and offices and 1st floor (08905.10), proposed plan for the 2nd floor North Gallery (08905.14), and Luman Reed gallery plans (08905.04).

1990 June 11
Drawer: 12A-B9 Folder : 8 Allan Greenberg, Architect. Various Projects (Revised)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes blueline plans for various projects, most of which are identical to those found in the above folder, but some of which have revisions (projects 08095.0, 08905.10/11, 08905.04, 08905.14).

1990 June
Drawer: 12A-B9 Folder : 9 Allan Greenberg, Architect. Various Projects (Revised)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes two sets of blueline plans for various projects identical to those found in the above folder (projects 08095.0, 08905.10/11, 08905.04, 08905.14).

1990 June
Drawer: 12A-B9 Folder : 10 Allan Greenberg, Architect. Project 08905.06 (Roof & Facade Renovation)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a set of blueline plans from Allan Greenberg, incorporating plans by Facade Maintenance Design and H.B. Fishman & Co. Includes elevations, roof, gutter, and other details, demolition plan, and schedules.

1990 September
Drawer: 12A-B9 Folder : 11 Allan Greenberg, Architect. Project 08905.06 (Roof & Facade Renovation)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a second set of blueline plans, identical to those in the above folder, from Allan Greenberg, incorporating plans by Facade Maintenance Design and H.B. Fishman & Co. Includes elevations, roof, gutter, and other details, demolition plan, and schedules.

1990 September
Drawer: 12A-B9 Folder : 12 Allan Greenberg, Architect. [Project 08905.06] (Facade Renovation)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes two sets of preliminary drawings by Facade Maintenance Design related to facade and roof renovations; see above folders.

1989 December
Drawer: 12A-B9 Folder : 13 Allan Greenberg, Architect. Project 08905.10 (Gift Store)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes bluelines of plan for the store, including five different schemes and elevations. Also includes photocopy of a design development for library door enframement.

1990 June-July
Drawer: 12A-B9 Folder : 14 Allan Greenberg, Architect. Project 08905.10 (Gift Store)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes bluelines of the design development drawings for the store.

1990 July 24
Drawer: 12A-B9 Folder : 15 Christina Weppner (Designer)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes drawings for the plan and elevations of the accounting offices and gift store stockroom.

1990 June
Drawer: 12A-B9 Folder : 16 Richard Jansen, Architect

Scope and Contents Note

Includes bluelines of plans for proposed layouts for the furniture and Print Room on the 3rd floor (1990), proposed layout for an art storage facility (1990), and proposed stairs and ladder replacements to the auditorium control loft (1991) and a temporary auditorium stage extension (1992).

1990 June-1992 February
Drawer: 12A-B9 Folder : 17 [Richard Jansen, Architect?]

Scope and Contents Note

Includes two Mylar drawings: the Charles Gilbert Hines Gallery and the Main Floor Gallery.

1990 October-November
Drawer: 12A-B9 Folder : 19 Beyer Blinder Belle: Roof Restoration Plans

Scope and Contents

23 sheets: 14 architectural, 2 structural, 4 mechanical/HVAC (3 labeled as "city package" and one noted as the HVAC basement layout plan), 1 plumbing, and two title sheets.

1994 September
Drawer: 12A-B9 Folder : 20 Beyer Blinder Belle:Facade Restoration Plans

Scope and Contents

9 sheets: 7 architectural (roof, 4 elevations, typical masonry details, door schedule) and 2 title sheets.

1994 September

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