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Guide to the New-York Historical Society Pictorial Archive
1804-2009 (bulk 1900s-1970s)
 NYHS-RG 5

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Maurita Baldock (2005), with revisions and additions by Celia Hartmann (2007) and Larry Weimer (2015)

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on October 27, 2020
Finding aid is written in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series IV: Public Programs, 1864, 1941-1990s. 1.62 Linear feet

Arrangement Note

The series is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content

This series includes images related to programs held at N-YHS that were generally open to the public, such as concerts, lectures, theatrical works, film series, etc. (Programs limited to particular audiences are found in other series, especially the School Programs and Events & Publicity series.) Images include photographs of the program itself, a reception or related event, and stock publicity photographs of performers, though the specific content for any particular program varies. The series also includes copies of posters and signage for the 1864 public "Lectures on Egypt" sponsored by N-YHS.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Drawer: 12A-B10 Folder : 1 Lectures on Egypt

Scope and Contents Note

Oversize poster (3 copies) for the lecture by Prof. Henry J. Anderson at Cooper Institute, the concluding lecture of a series, followed by an unrolling of the mummy. Signage (2 copies) for ticket sales.

1864
Box: 71 Folder : 6 Emma Thursby Memorial and Book Launch. Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes one photograph of the principals at the event: Alexander Wall, author Richard Gipson, opera singer Jean Dickinson, and Walter Damrosch.

1941
Box: 21 Folder : 12 Constitution Lecture Series; New York Film Series
1987
Box: 21 Folder : 13 A House Divided: Civil War Film Screening and Discussion;  Why History Matters Speakers
1990
Box: 21 Folder : 14 Musical Performances

Scope and Contents Note

Includes performance and/or publicity photographs from various musical groups, including Cherish the Ladies, The Virtuosi Quintet, the Garifuna Ensemble, Duo Lumon-Marquez, Maria Theresa Rodriguez, Los Pleneros de la 21, Sister Sadie and the Famous Biblettes, New York-Buenos Aires Connection, Brave Old World, Shashmaqam, and Music from China.

circa 1990-1992
Box: 71 Folder : 7 Hillary Clinton at N-YHS
1990s?
Box: 21 Folder : 15 Unidentified Public Events
1960s?-1990s

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