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


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

Descriptive Summary

Creator: New-York Historical Society
Title: New-York Historical Society pictorial archive
Dates [inclusive]: 1804-2009 (bulk 1900s-1970s)
Abstract: The New-York Historical Society Pictorial Archive (NYHS-RG 5) primarily includes photographs of N-YHS's buildings, galleries and other interior spaces, exhibitions, collection objects, programs, and people, such as trustees, officers, and staff. Portions of the record group have been digitized and can be viewed on flickr.
Quantity: 30.63 Linear feet  in 29 document boxes and 41 boxes of negatives, and oversize folders
Language: Documents in the collection are is in English.
Call Phrase: NYHS-RG 5
Sponsor: Updates to this record group were processed as part of the 2015-2016 N-YHS Archives project, funded by a generous grant from the Leon Levy Foundation.

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Historical Note

Timeline of Homes of N-YHS
1804-1809 The City Hall, Northside of Wall Street at the head of Broad Street
1809-1816 The Government House, Facing Bowling Green
1816-1832 New York Institution, in City Hall Park
1832-1837 Remsen Building, Southwest corner of Broadway at Chambers Street
1837-1841 Stuyvesant Institute, 639 Broadway opposite Bond Street
1841-1857 New York University, East Side of Washington Square
1857-1908 170 Second Avenue, Southeast corner of 11th Street
1908-present 170 Central Park West at 77th Street

History of N-YHS:

"For without the aid of historic records and authentic documents, history would be nothing more than a well-combined series of ingenious conjectures and amusing fables." From an 1805 address of the New-York Historical Society

The New-York Historical Society is New York's oldest museum. At the time of the Society's founding in 1804, only 75,000 people lived in New York City, Alexander Hamilton had just been killed in a duel with Aaron Burr, and New York still spelled its name with a hyphen (thus the hyphen in the museum's name). On November 20, 1804, merchant John Pintard met with ten other New Yorkers to create an organization that would, according to its Constitution, "collect and preserve whatever may relate to the natural, civil, or ecclesiastical History of the United States in general and of this State in particular." This was a broad mission statement but since there were very few museums at the time, and only one other historical society in the nation, the founders decided it was imperative to collect an inclusive range of materials before they were lost.

The first meetings of the Society were held rent free in City Hall because New York City's mayor, DeWitt Clinton, was a founding member. The Society's library grew significantly in 1809 when Pintard sold his own book and manuscript collection to the New-York Historical Society. As the library and museum continued to grow, its members soon realized that it needed a home. Unable to find a permanent space, the Society moved five times between 1809 and 1857, until it was able to construct its own building on Second Avenue and Eleventh Street.

In the mid-19th century, the Society's membership increased along with its library and art collections. Between 1858-1867, the Society acquired the collection of the New York Gallery of Fine Arts, the Abbott collection of Egyptian Artifacts (now at the Brooklyn Museum), and 433 watercolor paintings of John James Audubon. Soon the art and the library were competing for space and it became apparent that the Society had once again outgrown its home. In 1908, N-YHS moved into a newly constructed building at its present location at 77th Street and Central Park West. Renovations in the 1930's added two new wings and a fifteen-story stack area to the building. Today, the museum and library continue to provide access to collections relating to the political, legal, cultural, mercantile, and social history of the United States and New York in particular.

For more detailed history see: Vail, R.W.G. Knickerbocker birthday : a sesqui-centennial history of the New York Historical Society, 1804-1954. New York : New York Historical Society, 1954.

Administrative History of the Pictorial Archive

The specific source of the pictorial archive is uncertain, but the bulk of it appears to have been compiled from various sources, mostly N-YHS in-house photographers, but also outside sources. The archive was likely compiled by the staff of N-YHS's Department of Prints, Photographs and Architectural Collections, known as the Print Room. The pictorial archive as it existed in 1998 was documented in Helena Zinkham A Guide to Print, Photograph, Architecture & Ephemera Collections; it is recorded as PR 46 at page 114.

Since 1998, the Pictorial Archive was transferred into N-YHS's institutional archive, and assigned a new call number (NYHS-RG 5). Although the core content of the Pictorial Archive appears to have remained consistent over recent decades, the arrangement and description of the content has changed somewhat over time. Also, additional material has continued to be integrated into the Pictorial Archive, while some material, especially architectural plans and Field Exploration Committee negatives, have been moved to other record groups within N-YHS's institutional archive. Going forward from 2015, the Pictorial Archive is expected to continue to accrue additional images, but not in a centralized manner as in the past. Most images collected in the future are expected to be archived with their department or other such contextual records.

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Scope and Content Note

The New-York Historical Society Pictorial Archive (NYHS-RG 5) primarily includes images of N-YHS's buildings, galleries and other interior spaces, exhibitions, collection objects, programs, and people, such as trustees, officers, and staff. The bulk of the images date roughly from the early 1900s into the 1970s, though there are images from earlier and later periods. Most of the record group includes black and white photographic prints, but there are also negatives, color slides, and some color prints. There are also a relatively small number of non-photographic formats, including drawings, posters, and architectural plans for building renovations after 1965.

Many of the photographic prints found in the record group have a control number noted on the back; this number corresponds to negatives, many of which are still extant and found in Series XI. The envelopes holding the negatives often include descriptive information that goes beyond that found with the print.

There are many highlights in the record group. The Buildings series includes rich sets of photographs documenting the construction of the Central Park West building in the early 1900s and the major expansion of 1937-1938. There are many photographs of galleries, the library, and other spaces in both the Central Park West building and N-YHS's earlier home on 2nd Avenue and 11th Street. The Exhibitions series includes installation and related object and publicity photographs. Photographs for exhibitions and programs also include the opening receptions and other events held at N-YHS, such as the annual Strawberry and St. Nicholas festivals, Eleanor Roosevelt attending the 1952 Votes for Women exhibition, and noted clown Emmett Kelly attending the 1968 exhibition  Circus Posters from the Days of the Big Top. The Staff Events and Trustees, Officers and Staff series provide glimpses of some of the people from N-YHS over the years.

Arrangement Note

The New-York Historical Society Pictorial Archive is organized in the following series:

Series I: Buildings

Series II: Exhibitions

Series III: School Programs

Series IV: Public Programs

Series V: Events & Publicity

Series VI: Staff Events

Series VII: Trustees, Officers & Staff

Series VIII: (Series not used)

Series IX: Object Images

Series X: Architectural Plans and Drawings

Series XI: Negatives

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Access Points

Document Type

  • negatives (photographs)
  • Photographic prints.
  • Portraits.
  • Posters.

Subject Organizations

  • New-York Historical Society -- Archives.
  • New-York Historical Society -- Buildings.
  • New-York Historical Society -- Employees.
  • New-York Historical Society -- Photographs.
  • Walker & Gillette
  • York & Sawyer

Subject Topics

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

Subject Places

  • New York (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Pictorial works.
  • New York (N.Y.) -- History -- Societies, etc.
  • New York (N.Y.) --  Social life and customs  --  Photographs.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers.

Use Restrictions

Permission to quote from this collection in a publication must be requested and granted in writing. Send permission requests, citing the name of the collection from which you wish to quote to: Manuscript Curator, The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024.

Preferred Citation Note

This record group should be cited as the New-York Historical Society pictorial archive (NYHS-RG 5), The New-York Historical Society.

Related Material

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).

Existence and Location of Copies Note

Some of the images in the Pictorial Archive have been digitized and can be viewed on flickr. The user should be aware that the box and folder numbers associated with certain images on flickr may no longer be precisely accurate because of additional processing done in 2015 with the photographs.

A large number of deteriorating negatives documenting the 1937-1938 expansion and renovation of Central Park West were digitized in 2015 by Eleanor Gillers. Information about the digital versions can be found in the Series I (Buildings) description, specifically at the folders concerning the expansion. Other than the digital versions, Series I (Buildings) holds prints of many, though not all, of the original negatives.

Processing Information Note

Until the early 2000s, the Pictorial Archive was maintained as a Print Room collection (PR). In the early 2000s, it was transferred to the institutional archive. Many of the photographic prints were processed by Maurita Baldock in 2005. In 2007, Project Archivist Celia Hartmann integrated a substantial amount of additional prints and made some changes and additions to the organization of the material. In 2015, Project Archivist Larry Weimer added a new series for the related negatives from the Print Room files, removed architectural plans into two new record groups (NYHS-RG 3 and NYHS-RG 4), integrated additional prints, and made other, minor changes to the arrangement and description.

Accruals Note

The Pictorial Archive will occasionally receive accruals of new material, although most photographs and other images are expected to be retained in the future with their contextual documents within a record group associated with the department creating the images.

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Container List

Series I: Buildings, 1804-2009. 5.16 Linear feet

Scope and Content

This series primarily includes photographs of N-YHS's building on Central Park West (1909-present) and, to a lesser extent, its earlier home on 2nd Avenue (1857-1909). There are photographs of the Central Park West building from both before and after the major expansion and renovation of the building in 1937-1938. Both the early twentieth century and 1930s construction projects at Central Park West are documented. The series includes both interior and exterior views.

The series also includes a small number of images of N-YHS's various homes from 1804 to 1857. And the series includes images of Richard Morris Hunt's proposals of the 1860s for a building in Central Park for N-YHS and of the summer museum N-YHS maintained at the Thompson homestead on Long Island from 1942-1946.

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically. This translates roughly into an arrangement by building, then topically within building.

Related Archival Materials Note

Textual documents and architectural plans and drawings related to the construction of the 2nd Avenue and Central Park West buildings are found in the New-York Historical Society original buildings planning & construction records (NYHS-RG 3). A small number of photographs are also found in that record group.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Early N-YHS Homes

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photographs of prints and drawings of N-YHS's first several homes and of Richard M. Hunt's drawings for a building in Central Park for N-YHS (1860s).

[1804-1866]
Drawer: 12A-B10 Folder : 2 New York University, Washington Square

Scope and Contents Note

Includes an oversize photograph of NYU's building, demolished in 1894, that was N-YHS's home from 1841-1857.

circa 1890?
Drawer: 12A-B10 Folder : 9 Richard Morris Hunt. Three Designs for Proposed Historical Museum

Scope and Contents Note

Includes three photoreproductions of Hunt's proposals to the N-YHS Building Committee for the design of a building in Central Park.

circa 1866
Box: 1 Folder : 2 170 Second Ave. Exterior
1862-1908
Box: 1 Folder : 3 170 Second Ave. Interior (1 of 2)
Late 1800s?-1908
Box: 1 Folder : 4 170 Second Ave. Interior (2 of 2)
Late 1800s?-1908
Drawer: 12A-B10 Folder : 12 170 Second Avenue. Exterior & Interior, Oversize
Late 1800s?-circa 1908?
Box: 1 Folder : 5 170 Central Park West. View of Future N-YHS Site
1887?
Drawer: 12A-B10 Folder : 5 170 Central Park West. York and Sawyer, architects, at future site
1902 September 10
Box: 1 Folder : 6 170 Central Park West. Construction. Central Portion (1 of 5)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes cornerstone ceremony (1903) and photograph of Robert Kelby, Henry Dexter, and Samuel Hoffman (1905).

1903-1906
Box: 1 Folder : 7 170 Central Park West. Construction. Central Portion (2 of 5)
1903-1905
Box: 1 Folder : 8 170 Central Park West. Construction. Central Portion (3 of 5)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photographs taken on a monthly basis from March 1905 to November 1906 showing construction progress on the exterior. These correspond to the photos in the following scrapbook.

1905-1906
Box: 1 Folder : 9 170 Central Park West. Construction. Central Portion (4 of 5). Scrapbook
1905-1906
Box: 2 Folder : 1 170 Central Park West. Construction. Central Portion (5 of 5)
1905-1906
Drawer: 12A-B10 Folder : 11 170 Central Park West. Construction. Central Portion. Cornerstone Laying

Scope and Contents Note

Includes oversize photographs of event.

1903
Box: 2 Folder : 2 170 Central Park West. Exterior
ca. 1908-1937
Drawer: 12A-B10 Folder : 10 170 Central Park West. Exterior, Oversize
circa 1910-1936
Box: 2 Folder : 3 170 Central Park West. Interior
ca. 1908-1937
Box: 71 Folder : 1 170 Central Park West. Interior. Mounted Oversize Prints of Reading Room and Galleries
circa 1910-1936
Box: 2 Folder : 4 170 Central Park West. Annexes 1 and 2 (Townhouses)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes exterior photographs of the townhouses at 5 West 76th Street (former Oscar Strauss residence) and 4 West 77th Street (former Louis Fleischmann residence), known as Annex 1 and Annex 2 respectively, and the Marine History gallery in Annex 2. See also the folders of pre-1937 Central Park West exterior and 1937 wing construction photographs as they also include some views of the townhouses. The folder also includes photos of #7, 9, 11, 13 W. 76th street, which were purchased during construction, and some views of their demolition for the garden.

1932-1938
Box: 2 Folder : 5 170 Central Park West. Construction. New Wings (1 of 6)

Scope and Contents Note

This folder and the following three include photographic prints documenting the 1937-38 expansion. The photographs are sequentially numbered, in chronological order, beginning with a prefix of "BU." This first folder holds the prints of negatives BU1 to BU48, with some gaps.

1937 January-March
Box: 2 Folder : 6 170 Central Park West. Construction. New Wings (2 of 6)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes prints of negatives BU49 to BU95.

1937 April-June
Box: 2 Folder : 7 170 Central Park West. Construction. New Wings (3 of 6)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes prints of negatives BU96 to BU134, with gaps.

1937 July-September 15
Box: 2 Folder : 8 170 Central Park West. Construction. New Wings (4 of 6)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes prints of negatives BU135 to BU173, with gaps.

1937 September 22-1938 March
Box: 2 Folder : 9 170 Central Park West. Construction. New Wings (5 of 6)

Scope and Contents Note

This folder includes photographic prints documenting the 1937-38 expansion as it impacted the existing interior spaces in mid-1937. The photographs are sequentially numbered, in chronological order, beginning with a prefix of "IN." The prints are numbered BU1 to BU48, with some gaps.

1937-1939
Box: 4 Folder : 7 170 Central Park West. Construction. New Wings (6 of 6)

Scope and Contents Note

The bulk of the acetate negatives for the photographs in the above five folders were in a deteriorated condition and all but about 24 were discarded in 2016. Prior to discard, all the negatives were scanned. This folder includes the inventory of the digitized negatives and the related filename for the images. There were negatives for which there is no print in the above folders and only the digital image remains. Some of the negatives having a prefix of BU were enclosed in envelopes that had descriptive captions recorded on them; this folder also includes those envelopes. Envelopes with no captions or other information were discarded.

1937-1938
Box: 2 Folder : 10 170 Central Park West. Construction. Lighting

Scope and Contents Note

Includes mostly snapshots of published images of museum and library spaces (not N-YHS) with captions on reverse referring to the lighting. A few snapshots of an N-YHS gallery under construction, and a photograph of George Zabriskie in England dated August 1937, suggest that these might be images compiled by Alexander Wall and Zabriskie during their summer 1937 inquiry into state of the art lighting practices for museums.

1937
Box: 3 Folder : 1 170 Central Park West. Construction. New York Building Congress

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a photograph of the award ceremony honoring the craftsmen who worked on the expansion.

1938 April 19
Box: 3 Folder : 2 170 Central Park West. World War II Response

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photographs of the Red Cross staff and surgical dressings unit at N-YHS, and the top floor gallery with precautions taken against incendiary bombs.

1942-1944
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Thompson Homestead Memorial, East Hampton, Long Island

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photographs of the summer museum maintained by N-YHS from 1942-1945, including images of the 1942 dedication and reception, exterior views, and interior exhibitions.

1942-1945
Box: 3 Folder : 4 170 Central Park West. Exterior (1 of 2)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photographs of the full-length exterior of the building, some taken from within Central Park. Photographs from 1999 include a contact sheet with related negatives.

circa 1939-1999
Box: 3 Folder : 5 170 Central Park West. Exterior (2 of 2)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes exterior details, including the garden, doors, bus stop, skylights, and views of Central Park from the roof. The folder includes a contact sheet with related negatives.

circa 1939-1999
Box: 3 Folder : 6 170 Central Park West. Exterior. Water Main Repair

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photographs of the repair work beneath the sidewalk at N-YHS's front entrance. See also Series II. Exhibitions: New York, The New Empire: John Pintard and his Society; that folder includes contact sheets and negatives that hold images for both the water main break and the exhibition.

1975 February
Box: 3 Folder : 7 170 Central Park West. Interior/Exterior Photographed by Anne Day
1984-1986
Box: 3 Folder : 8 170 Central Park West. Interior. Library (1 of 2)
ca. 1930s-1982
Box: 3 Folder : 9 170 Central Park West. Interior. Library (2 of 2)
circa 2000s
Box: 3 Folder : 10 170 Central Park West. Interior. Galleries and Installations (1 of 3)
1930s-1980s?
Box: 3 Folder : 11 170 Central Park West. Interior. Galleries and Installations (2 of 3)
1930s-1980s?
Box: 3 Folder : 12 170 Central Park West. Interior. Galleries and Installations (3 of 3)
1930s-1980s?
Box: 4 Folder : 1 170 Central Park West. Interior. Beekman Rooms
1940-1947, 1964
Box: 4 Folder : 2 170 Central Park West. Interior. Port of New York Gallery (1 of 2)
circa 1957
Box: 70 Folder : 4 170 Central Park West. Interior. Port of New York Gallery (2 of 2). Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes pencil drawings of the gallery by Edward Caswell.

1948
Box: 4 Folder : 3 170 Central Park West. Interior. Auditorium
1937-circa 2000?
Box: 4 Folder : 4 170 Central Park West. Interior. Work Areas

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photographs of the bindery, conservation, Print Room (one with Bella Landauer), object storage areas, book stacks, carpentry shop, and other work areas, some with staff.

1930s-1989
Box: 4 Folder : 5 170 Central Park West. Interior. Construction of Period Rooms
1950 December
Box: 4 Folder : 6 170 Central Park West. Interior. General
1986-1988, 2009
Box: 70 Folder : 2 170 Central Park West. Drawings and Etchings

Scope and Contents Note

Includes copies of an etching by E. Roth (1940) and a ink drawing by Roxie Munro (1980s?) of the building exterior.

circa 1940, circa 1980s?
Drawer: 12A-B10 Folder : 15 170 Central Park West. Drawing by Paul Chiasson

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a drawing by Chiasson of the building's front elevation

1983
Box: 70 Folder : 3 170 Central Park West. Interior. Floor and Room Plans

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a drawing of floor plans for visitors to the building, comparative 1860 and 1942 schematic floor plans, and drawings by F&H of furniture and furniture placement for the Trustee's Room.

Undated

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Series II: Exhibitions, 1932-2000. 8.23 Linear feet

Scope and Content

This series includes images related to various exhibitions that N-YHS held, mostly from the 1940s until the early 1990s. The images primarily include specific objects used in the exhibitions and installation views. There are some images of opening receptions and other events tied to the exhibition. The content is uneven across the series as some exhibitions are heavily represented with images, while others, especially in the earliest years, include fewer images, sometimes only signage. Most of the images are undated and unidentified and so are associated with particular exhibitions often only through their folder labeling, which has been retained as found.

The bulk of the images in the series are black and white photographic prints. Some of the files also include other formats, especially negatives and color slides, which are noted at the folder level. Some of the files also include press releases, captions, and other such textual matter. The series includes some non-photographic pictorial matter, including exhibition publicity posters.

Arrangement

The Exhibitions series is arranged chronologically and by title of the exhibition. References to months in the date range are to the exhibition opening. Some folders include material from more than one exhibition. A few folders of material related to exhibitions installed in venues other than the N-YHS building are at the end of the series, as are folders of oversize posters.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Annex 2 (4 West 77th St.) Exhibitions: Ships & Steamboats; Old New York
1932-1933
Box: 5 Folder : 2 N-YHS 135th Anniversary
1939
Box: 5 Folder : 3 John Paul Jones; Presidential Campaigns; Emma Thursby Memorial
1940-1941
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Allied Artists of America; The New York Stage from the 1880s
1942 October-November
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Latin Americana
1944 January
Box: 5 Folder : 6 World of Washington Irving

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a publicity flier for the exhibition.

1944 October
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Army Air Forces: Wings Over the Central Pacific
1945 January
Box: 5 Folder : 8 The Swedish Nightingale: The Jenny Lind Collection

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the program and press release for the opening.

1945 October
Box: 5 Folder : 9 The Birds of America: Audubon's Original Watercolors
1946 January
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Historic Hudson; American Presentation Silver
1946-1947
Box: 5 Folder : 11 News Artists to the American People: The Harry T. Peters Collection

Scope and Contents Note

See also the oversize folders of exhibition posters.

1947 February
Box: 5 Folder : 12 Big Snows; Doctors of Old New York: Centennial of the New York Academy of Medicine
1947 March
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Trinity Church 250th Anniversary; Recent Accessions; Frederic Remington
1947
Box: 5 Folder : 14 American Quilts; Gold Fever; Up From the Cradle: American Portraits of Children
1948
Box: 5 Folder : 15 Bookplates (Oliver Clement Sheean Collection); Our City Hall in History
1949 October
Box: 5 Folder : 16 Gramercy Park
1949 December
Box: 5 Folder : 17 Sketches of 20th Century New York by Vernon Howe Bailey; Erie Canal, "Mother of Cities"; Fire Department Exhibition

Scope and Contents Note

Includes publicity shots for Fire Prevention Week taken at the Fire Department exhibition.

1950
Box: 5 Folder : 18 Steamboat and Railroad Prints; Albert Gallatin
1951
Box: 5 Folder : 19 The Prentis Rooms
1951 May
Box: 5 Folder : 20 History in Manuscripts; Survivors of a Century: New York City Newspapers
1951
Box: 5 Folder : 21 Recent Accessions; 19th Century Children's Books; Early New York Gallery
1951
Box: 5 Folder : 22 Early American Toys (Prentis Murphy and Hortense Carney collections)
1951 December
Box: 5 Folder : 23 Country Houses on Manhattan Built Before 1860
1952 January
Box: 5 Folder : 24 150th Anniversary of U.S. Military Academy (West Point)
1952 March
Box: 5 Folder : 25 Sculptured Portraits of Distinguished Citizens by Malvina Hoffman
1952 April
Box: 5 Folder : 26 Hats in the Ring
1952 June
Box: 5 Folder : 27 Votes for Women

Scope and Contents Note

Includes three photographs of Eleanor Roosevelt at the exhibition and speaking at the podium.

1952 October
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Golden Anniversary of Greater New York
1953 February
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Circus Time

Scope and Contents Note

Some of the photographs in this folder appear to be misfiled as they likely relate to a 1968 circus poster exhibition instead. On the other hand, the 1968 exhibition folder includes photographs from this 1953 exhibition. See the folder "Circus Posters from the Days of the Big Top" below at March 1968.

1953 April
Box: 6 Folder : 3 The Healing Art of Old New York
1953 May
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Old-Fashioned Winters; William Sidney Mount
1953
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Early American Arts and Crafts

Scope and Contents Note

See also photographs in Series IX: Objects, folder Lighting Devices.

1954 February
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Tom Thumb; Lathrop C. Harper Spanish-American War Collection
1954 March
Box: 6 Folder : 7 History of N-YHS; The Society's Treasures
1954
Box: 6 Folder : 8 150th Anniversary Hamilton-Burr Duel
1954 July
Box: 6 Folder : 9 IRT Subway 50th Anniversary
1954 October
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Livingston Family; 300th Anniversary Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue; American Glass

Scope and Contents Note

Includes contact sheets and related negatives from the synagogue exhibition.

1955
Box: 6 Folder : 11 Bicentennial of Fort Ticonderoga
1955 April
Box: 6 Folder : 12 Arnold Shircliffe Menu Collection
1955 October
Box: 6 Folder : 13 New York: The Empire State
1956 February
Box: 6 Folder : 14 Eat, Drink, and Be Wary
1956 May
Box: 6 Folder : 15 Presidential Campaign Cartoons
1956 September
Box: 7 Folder : 1 New York: City of Authors; Three New York City Architects; Mayors of New York
1957
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Stuyvesant Family Portraits; Cartoons by C.D. Batchelor

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a checklist of the objects from the Stuyvesant exhibition.

1958 April-May
Box: 7 Folder : 3 America in Daguerreotypes; American Feminine Costumes
1958 October
Box: 71 Folder : 4 America in Daguerreotypes. Oversize
1958
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Rediscovered Painters of Upstate New York
1959 February
Box: 7 Folder : 5 The Hudson: River of History from Lake Champlain to the Sea

Scope and Contents Note

In addition to photographic prints of objects, the folder includes negatives of photographs taken at the opening reception.

1959 April
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Niagara Falls: Artists Delight, Industry's Power; Presidential Campaign of 1860
1960
Box: 7 Folder : 7 It Paid to Advertise; A Nation Divided, 1861-1864; New York: Host to the World
1961
Box: 7 Folder : 8 American Silhouette Portraits; Passenger Transportation on Manhattan Island; Rare Books
1962
Box: 7 Folder : 9 Audubon: Birds of America
1963 October
Box: 7 Folder : 10 Colorful New Yorkiana; The New York Crystal Palace: America's First World's Fair
1964
Box: 7 Folder : 11 Treasures of the New-York Historical Society
1964 May
Box: 7 Folder : 12 New York City Views, 1800-1900
1965 April
Box: 7 Folder : 13 American Military Weapons; Historic Hudson
1965
Box: 7 Folder : 14 Glass Paperweights
1966 April
Box: 7 Folder : 15 Merchants and Planters of the Upper Hudson Valley, 1700-1750

Scope and Contents Note

Includes prints, contact sheets and negatives of the opening reception.

1967 May
Box: 7 Folder : 16 Theatrical Posters of Bygone Days; A Visit from St. Nick

Scope and Contents Note

Includes contact sheet and related negatives for poster exhibition.

1967
Box: 7 Folder : 17-18 Circus Posters from the Days of the Big Top (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Some of the photographs in this folder appear to be misfiled as they likely relate to a 1953 circus exhibition instead. On the other hand, the 1953 exhibition folder likely includes photographs from this 1968 exhibition. See the folder "Circus Time" above at April 1953.

1968 March
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Advertising Posters from the 19th Century
1968 June
Box: 8 Folder : 2 A Decade of Collecting, 1959-1969; Scrimshaw
1969
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Glass Paperweights
1970 February
Box: 8 Folder : 4 A Visitor Looks at America: Baroness Hyde de Neuville
1970 March
Box: 8 Folder : 5 New York: Maritime City; Eye on the City: The Photographer in New York 1840-1900
1970
Box: 8 Folder : 6 City of Promise: Aspects of Jewish Life in New York, 1654-1970

Scope and Contents Note

Includes negatives.

1971 March
Box: 8 Folder : 7 American Sculpture in Plaster, Wood, Metal, Stone; John Rogers: Household Gods

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of the Rogers exhibition.

1971
Box: 8 Folder : 8 Two Hundred Years of Toys in America; The American Revolution
1972
Box: 8 Folder : 9 The Road to the White House
1972 July
Box: 8 Folder : 10 John James Audubon: American Artist and Naturalist: Original Drawings for "Birds of America"

Scope and Contents Note

See also the oversize folders of exhibition posters.

1972 October
Box: 8 Folder : 11 Miniatures and Medals; New York Nostalgia
1973 January
Box: 8 Folder : 12 The Duyckincks: Merchants, Chiefs and Painters
1973 October
Box: 8 Folder : 13 River, Bowery, Mill, and Beaver: New York to 1765
1973 October
Box: 8 Folder : 14 Old New York in Early Photographs
1974
Box: 8 Folder : 15 Be My Valentine
1974 February
Box: 9 Folder : 1-5 Manhattan Now: 14 Photographers Look at the Form of the City (5 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Photographers: Robert Campbell, Adelaide de Menil, Sam Falk, Andreas Feininger, Mark Feldstein, Peter Fink, Evelyn Hofer, Edmund Gillon, Peter Kaplan, Sidney Kerner, Andre Kertesz, Martin Leifer, Dmitri Kessel, Peter Marks, and Rodman Rockefeller. Includes some negatives. Includes color slides of Kaplan's work.

1974 April
Box: 10 Folder : 1-7 Manhattan Now: 14 Photographers Look at the Form of the City (7 folders)
1974 April
Box: 11 Folder : 1 Americans in Silhouette
1974 May
Box: 11 Folder : 2-4 New York, The New Empire: John Pintard and his Society (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Also includes some contact sheets and negatives for multiple exhibitions; besides "Pintard," these include "City Views," "Ain't I a Woman," and "Shaker Objects."

1974 October
Box: 11 Folder : 5 The Sword of Rebellion is Drawn: New York in the Revolution; Ain't I a Woman?
1975
Box: 11 Folder : 6 America A La Carte: Bills of Fare of the 19th and 20th Century
1975 July
Box: 11 Folder : 7-8 Shaker Objects from the Collection of Edward Derning and Faith Andrews (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

This folder and the next also include many Shaker-related photographs (a few with copy negatives) taken by William Winter.

1975
Box: 11 Folder : 9 John Trumbull: Patriot Artist of the Revolution; American Genre Paintings of the 19th Century
1975 October
Box: 11 Folder : 10 Glass Paperweights (reinstallation); Mount Pleasant (Beekman House) Scale Miniatures
1975
Box: 12 Folder : 1-2 The New York Cabinetmaker and His Use of Space (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes negatives.

1976 January
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Words and Music: Sheet Music of Not So Long Ago; History at Home: Decorative Arts of the 18th and 19th Century

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of History at Home exhibition.

1976
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Campaigns, Conventions and Candidates; Operation-Sail '76 (Op-Sail)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes negatives of Op-Sail.

1976 June
Box: 12 Folder : 5 Selling New York: Advertising from the Landauer Collection; The Face of New York: Photographs of Andreas Feininger
1976
Box: 12 Folder : 6 The Dutch Republic in the Days of John Adams, 1775-1795

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color transparencies.

1976 December
Box: 12 Folder : 7-8 Moving in the City: Three Centuries of Transportation (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

See also the oversize folders of exhibition posters.

1976 December
Box: 12 Folder : 9 Remember the Ladies: Women in America 1750-1815; Jenny Lind in New York; New York Then & Now
1977
Box: 12 Folder : 10 New York Stock Exchange; New York Fashions and Facades: Photographs by Bill Cunningham
1977
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Think Small; Give Me That Old Time Religion
1978
Box: 13 Folder : 2 Street Kids
1978 February
Box: 13 Folder : 3 The Art of the Conservator; Wish You Were Here; The American Magazine
1978
Box: 13 Folder : 4 Over Here: World War I Posters
1978 November
Box: 13 Folder : 5 New York in the Forties: Photographs by Andreas Feininger

Scope and Contents Note

Includes negatives.

1978 December
Box: 13 Folder : 6 Collecting for the Future: 25 Years of Acquisitions; Yesterday's View of the Future: Revisiting the World's Fair of 1939; Artists and Architects of the New York Subway

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides for the Revisiting the World's Fair of 1939 exhibition, however it is not clear whether the slides relate to this 1979 exhibition or the 1989 exhibition of the same name. Includes negatives for the subway exhibition.

1979
Box: 13 Folder : 7 Knickerbocker Birthday; Murder! Murder Most Foul
1979
Box: 13 Folder : 8 55 Wall Street: A Working Landmark (Citibank Building); Tiffany Silver

Scope and Contents Note

Includes contact sheets and related negatives for the silver exhibition.

1980
Box: 14 Folder : 1 That Belmont Look

Scope and Contents Note

Includes contact sheets and negatives.

1980 January
Box: 14 Folder : 2 Panorama of Presidential Elections; A Remnant in the Wilderness: New York Dutch Scripture Paintings; Phrenology of the Land
1980
Box: 14 Folder : 3 Drypoints of Mortimer Borne; New York Art on the Road; Small Folk: A Celebration of Childhood in America; The White Mountains: Place and Perception

Scope and Contents Note

Includes negatives for Small Folks exhibition. See also the oversize folders for posters of the Small Folks and White Mountains exhibitions.

1980
Box: 14 Folder : 4 Society of Illustrators: 20 Years of Award Winners; Collaboration: Artists and Architects

Scope and Contents Note

See also the oversize folders of exhibition posters.

1981
Box: 14 Folder : 5 Of the Land's Bounty: Gardens Woods and Meadows; 200 Years of Freemasonry; The Mayor's House: Gracie Mansion and Other Dwellings

Scope and Contents Note

Includes contact sheet and negatives for the Bounty exhibition.

1981
Box: 14 Folder : 6 Tales of Christmas Past; New York in Aerial Views
1981
Box: 14 Folder : 7 George Washington in New York State; Sailing Ships in Dutch Prints; FDR: A Centennial Celebration
1982
Box: 14 Folder : 8 Manhattan Observed: 14 Photographers Look at New York

Scope and Contents Note

Photographers represented in the folder include Jeff Perkell, Jan Staller, Ruth Orkin, Michael George, Harry Wilks, Serge Hambourg, Rhoda Galyn, and Leon Supraner. Includes negatives as well as prints. Includes subway-related color slides by Hambourg.

1982 May
Box: 14 Folder : 9 Grand Central Terminal; The Female Touch: The Ladies' Periodical as a Reflection of an Age
1982
Box: 14 Folder : 10-11 Oom Pah Pah: The Great American Band (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes contact sheets and related negatives, and other negatives.

1982 July
Box: 15 Folder : 1 A Collector's Sampler: Library Accessions 1980-1982; Greetings of the Year; Sampler of American Advertising From the Landauer Collection; [Indian Exhibition]

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides from the Landauer exhibition.

1982
Box: 15 Folder : 2 A Heritage to Remember: The Black Experience in New York
1983 January
Box: 15 Folder : 3 A Celebration: American Landscape Painting, Genre Art & Drawing

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides.

1983 February
Box: 15 Folder : 4 The Sage of Sunnyside: Washington Irving Bicentennial; A Child's World

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides for Child's World.

1983 March
Box: 15 Folder : 5 The World of Tiffany: The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Lamps
1983 May
Box: 15 Folder : 6 A Bridge Opens to Brooklyn; Artists' Views of Central Park; A Celebration of Opera

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of the Central Park exhibition.

1983
Box: 15 Folder : 7 Struggle for a Continent: Francis Parkman's "France and England in North America"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides and a negative.

1983 October
Box: 15 Folder : 8 Firefighting on Parade

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides.

1983 October
Box: 15 Folder : 9 New York Themes: Paintings & Prints by William Meyerowitz and Theresa Bernstein; Lights, Camera, Action: New York's Silent Film Studios

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides and negatives.

1983
Box: 15 Folder : 10 The Library of John Pintard: Book Collecting in the New Republic; Shanties to Skyscrapers: Robert L. Bracklow's Photographs of Early New York

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides and negatives for the Bracklow exhibition.

1983
Box: 16 Folder : 1-2 New York and the China Trade (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

This folder and the next includes negatives and color slides.

1984 February
Box: 16 Folder : 3 Sons of St. Patrick: Irish and Irish Organizations in New York; The Adirondacks: A Wilderness Preserved; Centennial Tribute to the Grolier Club

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides for the Adirondacks exhibition.

1984
Box: 16 Folder : 4 Five New York Families; Treasures of Manuscript Americana

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of the Families exhibition.

1984 May
Box: 16 Folder : 5 Visions of Liberty

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides.

1984 June
Box: 16 Folder : 6 Lost in the Shuffle: Playing Cards and Board Games; Her Voice Was Heard: Women and Politics in America; Lurid Literature
1984
Box: 16 Folder : 7 A Pageant of Heraldry in Britain and America; Baroness Hyde de Neuville: Sketches of America

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides and negatives for the heraldry exhibition.

1984
Box: 16 Folder : 8 Centuries of Childhood in New York; Karol Kozlowski

Scope and Contents Note

See also the oversize folders for an exhibition poster for Centuries of Childhood.

1985
Box: 16 Folder : 9-10 Audubon's Birds of North America: The Original Watercolors (2 folders)
1985 April
Box: 17 Folder : 1 Chicago and New York: Architectural Interaction; Metropolis in Mourning: Ulysses S. Grant, 1822-1885
1985
Box: 17 Folder : 2 To the Publick: New York in Broadsides; Statue of Liberty Centennial Celebration
1985 September
Box: 17 Folder : 3 Artist in Residence: North Country Art of Frederic Remington; The Great Fire of 1835: Sesquicentennial Anniversary
1985
Box: 17 Folder : 4 Niagara: Two Centuries of Changing Attitudes, 1697-1901

Scope and Contents Note

Includes negatives.

1986 January
Box: 17 Folder : 5 Prized Prints; P.T. Barnum
1986
Box: 17 Folder : 6 James Henry Cafferty, 1819-1869; Liberty's Legacy: New York's Ethnic Festivals; Storied Shores: Lake George in Legend and History

Scope and Contents Note

Includes negatives for Liberty's Legacy exhibition.

1986
Box: 17 Folder : 7 Made for New York: Antique Toys from the Lawrence Scripps Wilkinson Collection

Scope and Contents Note

Includes negatives.

1986 October
Box: 17 Folder : 8 A Portrait of Livingston Manor, 1686-1850; Pleasure of Your Company: Parties and Balls in New York City

Scope and Contents Note

Includes negatives of Livingston exhibition.

1986 November
Box: 17 Folder : 9 New York Bestiary: Pets and Pests of the Metropolis; Wagstaff Collection of American Silver

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides of the bestiary exhibition.

1987 March
Box: 17 Folder : 10 The Hudson River and the Highlands: Photographs by Robert Glenn Ketchum
1987 April
Box: 17 Folder : 11 Jackie Robinson: An American Journey
1987 April
Box: 17 Folder : 12 Strong on Music: The New York Music Scene, 1836-1850
1987 June
Box: 18 Folder : 1-2 Government by Choice: Inventing the U.S. Constitution (2 folders)
1987 September
Box: 18 Folder : 3 Portraits of Power: Paintings from the Collection of the New York Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Ex Libris Rufus King
1987 September
Box: 18 Folder : 4 Jasper Cropsey: Artist and Architect
1987 October
Box: 18 Folder : 5 Blizzard of '88; Bellows, Bobbins, and Butter Churns: Keeping House in 19th Century America
1988
Box: 18 Folder : 6 Francis William Edmonds: American Master in the Dutch Tradition; Artistic Houses: Lavish Interiors of 19th Century New York
1988 April
Box: 18 Folder : 7 The Rise and Fall of New York: Building and Unbuilding Manhattan; The Invisible Surface: Paper and the Printing Arts In Early America

Scope and Contents Note

Includes negatives from the printing arts exhibition.

1988
Box: 18 Folder : 8 Arnold Newman: Five Decades

Scope and Contents Note

Includes negatives.

1988 September
Box: 18 Folder : 9 Hard Cider and Hot Air: The Selling of the President; Celebrating the Holidays in Old New York
1988
Box: 18 Folder : 10 Putting New York on the Map; The Belknap Collection of Silver and Portraits
1988
Box: 18 Folder : 11 Burr McIntosh: Polite Society, 1900-1910; Revisiting the World's Fair of 1939

Scope and Contents Note

Includes negatives for the McIntosh exhibition. See also the 1979 folder above for an earlier Revisiting the World's Fair of 1939 exhibition; that folder includes color slides that possibly relate to this 1989 exhibition instead.

1989
Box: 19 Folder : 1 George Washington in New York
1989 April
Box: 19 Folder : 2 Irving Browning: City of Contrasts
1989 June
Box: 19 Folder : 3 Cased Images: The 150th Anniversary of Photography; An American Sampler: Folk Art from the Shelburne Museum
1989
Box: 19 Folder : 4 Nicolino Calyo: 19th Century Views of New York; Below the Line: Living Poor in America
1990
Box: 19 Folder : 5 Paris 1889: American Artists at the Universal Exposition

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides and negatives.

1990 September
Box: 19 Folder : 6 The Thomas Jefferson Bryan Gallery: Changing Attributions
1990 September
Box: 19 Folder : 7 Charles Gilbert Hine: Impressions of a City
1990 October
Box: 19 Folder : 8 The Luman Reed Gallery Opening
1990 November
Box: 19 Folder : 9 ART what thou EAT: Images of Food in American Art
1990 December
Box: 19 Folder : 10 The Taste of Andrew Carnegie
1991 May
Box: 20 Folder : 1 New York Architecture: 1991 NYC/AIA Design Awards; McKim, Mead, & White's New York
1991 June
Box: 20 Folder : 2 New York in Watercolor: The Landscapes of William Rickarby Miller (1818-1893)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a preliminary exhibition list.

1991 September
Box: 20 Folder : 3-4 Imagining the World: Columbian Iconography (2 folders)
1991 November
Box: 20 Folder : 5 While They Fought: The Home Front in New York City
1991 October
Box: 20 Folder : 6 Forever Wild: The Adirondack Experience; Louis XIV Chair Rediscovery

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color contact sheets and related negatives for the Adirondacks exhibition. Includes color slides and negatives concerning the Louis XIV chair.

1992
Box: 20 Folder : 8 Egon Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Lamps

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides and negatives.

1994 April
Box: 20 Folder : 10 Thomas Cole: Landscape into History; Treasury of the Past
1995
Box: 20 Folder : 11 Elvis + Marilyn: 2 X Immortal

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color slides.

1995 October
Box: 20 Folder : 10 Wrought from Common Clay: A Century of New York Stoneware; Unconventional Currier & Ives; Inventing the Skyline: The Architecture of Cass Gilbert
1996 January, 1998 April, 2000 September
Box: 20 Folder : 11 Unidentified Exhibition Installations

Scope and Contents Note

Includes negatives of "Carlson putting in an exhibition with Joe Rapport"; color photo of gallery of Audubon works (1988?) and of gallery of George Washington-related objects (circa 1990?); and various other exhibition photos.

1950s-1990s?
Box: 21 Folder : 1 Exhibitions at Other Venues. Brooklyn Museum (Egyptian and Assyrian Collection)
circa 1940
Box: 21 Folder : 2 Exhibitions at Other Venues. Grolier Club (War of 1812); Chicago Historical Society  (American Photography); New York Academy of Medicine (Beekman Collection)
1943?, 1954, circa 1960
Box: 21 Folder : 3 Exhibitions at Other Venues. Schools. Julia Richmond High School; When Old New York Was New; Other
1939, 1950s?
Box: 21 Folder : 4 Exhibitions at Other Venues. Businesses. Oppenheim Collins; B. Altman; Union Dime Savings Bank; Franklin Society Federal Savings & Loan; Abraham and Strauss
1945?, 1948, 1955, undated
Box: 21 Folder : 5 Exhibitions at Other Venues. National Democratic Club (A Century and a Quarter of Democratic Political History)
1958 February
Box: 21 Folder : 6 Exhibitions at Other Venues. New York World's Fair (1 of 2)
1964-1965
Drawer: 12A-B10 Folder : 13 Exhibitions at Other Venues. New York World's Fair (2 of 2)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes oversize color transparencies and color prints of a Prentis Murply Period Room. See also Series XI. Negatives, folder Negative #43313-44577. Film, 5x7 for related color negatives.

1964-1965
Box: 21 Folder : 7 Exhibitions at Other Venues. PaineWebber Art Gallery (On with the Show! Circus and Theater Posters from the Collection of the New-York Historical Society)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes negatives.

1991 September
Box: 21 Folder : 8 Exhibitions at Other Venues. Equitable Gallery (19th Century Masterworks from the New-York Historical Society)
1994 June
Box: 21 Folder : 9 Exhibitions at Other Venues. Middlebury College of Art (European Paintings from the New-York Historical Society)
1996
Drawer: 12A-B10 Folder : 3 Oversize Exhibition Posters

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Knickerbocker Holiday (Peter Stuyvesant exhibition);  Men and Ships of the American Navy;  Washingtoniana and Lincolniana;  Harry T. Peters Collection of Wood Engravings from American Weeklies, 1851-1900.

1940s?
Drawer: 12A-B10 Folder : 4 Oversize Exhibition Posters

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Audubon and His World: The Birds of America (1972) (poster size background information sheet);  Moving in the City: Three Centuries of Transportation in New York (1976?);  The White Mountains: Place and Perceptions (1981);  Small Folk: A Celebration of Childhood in America (1981) (2 versions);  Twenty Years of Society of Illustrators Award Winners (1981);  Firefighting on Parade, 1700-1865 (1983);  Centuries of Childhood in New York: A Celebration on the Occasion of the 275th Anniversary of Trinity School (1985).

1972, 1976?, 1981, 1983, 1985

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Series III: School Programs, 1927-1990s?. 0.1 Linear feet

Scope and Content

The photographs in this series show various school groups taking tours, visiting exhibits, and watching plays and listening to lectures in the auditorium and the garden. Most of the photographs are unidentified and undated, but appear to be of grade school children, with some high school and college age students.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 21 Folder : 10 Groups at N-YHS
1927-1990s?
Box: 21 Folder : 11 Groups from P.S. 44
Undated

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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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Series V: Events & Publicity, 1854, 1939-2000s?. 1.2 Linear feet

Arrangement Note

The Strawberry Festival and St. Nicholas Festival photographs, ranging from the 1950s into the 1980s appear first. These are followed by other events in chronological order. A few miscellaneous oversize items are found at the end of the container list.

Scope and Content

This series includes photographs of events held by N-YHS that involved public audiences, though sometimes only to a limited or invited extent, or were of a publicity nature. These events included N-YHS's Strawberry Festival, an annual springtime affair for members, and the St. Nicholas Festival, a longtime tradition of jointly celebrating the December holiday from a Netherlands and New Netherlands perspective and N-YHS's anniversary. Other events include presentations of donated objects, N-YHS's sesquicentennial anniversary dinner and reception; commercial photo shoots using N-YHS galleries and objects as backdrop; medal awards; and the History Maker's Gala fundraisers of the 1980s, among others. The series also holds a small number of posters, signage, and other such graphic materials related to N-YHS sponsored events.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Drawer: 12A-B10 Folder : 2 Print of and identification key to Distinguished Americans at a Meeting of N-YHS in the Chapel of the New York University Building at Washington Square

Scope and Contents Note

See also: two copies of "Meeting of the New-York Historical Society in the Chapel of New York University," a print by To. Doney after a painting by J. Gollman, 1854, located in the Print Room's Portrait File, PR 52, Series II, Groups, Oversize, Clubs and Organizations, NYHS Meetings.

1854
Drawer: 12A-B10 Folder : 6 Semicenntenial (50th) Anniversary Dinner

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the original seating chart for the dinner at the Astor House.

1854
Box: 22 Folder : 1 Strawberry Festival
1939, 1941
Box: 22 Folder : 2 Strawberry Festival
1942
Box: 22 Folder : 3 Strawberry Festival

Scope and Contents Note

Includes 17 photographs and one negative from 1946(?), one photograph from 1949.

1946?, 1949
Box: 22 Folder : 4 Strawberry Festival
1950
Box: 22 Folder : 5 Strawberry Festival
1951
Box: 22 Folder : 6 Strawberry Festival
1952
Box: 22 Folder : 7 Strawberry Festival
1953
Box: 22 Folder : 8 Strawberry Festival
1954
Box: 22 Folder : 9 Strawberry Festival
1955
Box: 22 Folder : 10 Strawberry Festival
1956
Box: 22 Folder : 11 Strawberry Festival (1 of 2)
1957
Box: 71 Folder : 5 Strawberry Festival (2 of 2). Oversize
1957
Box: 22 Folder : 12 Strawberry Festival
1958
Box: 22 Folder : 13 Strawberry Festival
1959
Box: 22 Folder : 14 Strawberry Festival
1950s?
Box: 22 Folder : 15 Strawberry Festival
1960
Box: 22 Folder : 16 Strawberry Festival
1961
Box: 22 Folder : 17 Strawberry Festival

Scope and Contents Note

Includes negatives for the 1971 event.

1971, 1973, 1986
Box: 22 Folder : 18 Strawberry Festival
1990
Box: 22 Folder : 19 St. Nicholas Day Party
1952
Box: 22 Folder : 20 St. Nicholas Day Party
1953
Box: 22 Folder : 21 St. Nicholas Day Party
1954
Box: 22 Folder : 22 St. Nicholas Day Party
1955
Box: 22 Folder : 23 St. Nicholas Day Party
1957
Box: 22 Folder : 24 St. Nicholas Day Party
1958
Box: 22 Folder : 25 St. Nicholas Day Party
1959
Box: 23 Folder : 1 St. Nicholas Day Party
1960-1962
Box: 23 Folder : 2 St. Nicholas Day Party
1950s-1960s?
Box: 23 Folder : 3 St. Nicholas Day Party
1980-1988
Box: 23 Folder : 4 Battle of Harlem Heights Centennial

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photographs of a woodcut depicting the celebration.

1876
Box: 23 Folder : 5 Gold Medal for Achievement in History

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photographs of presentations to Wilberforce Eames (1931) and to George C.D. Odell (1942).

1931, 1942
Box: 23 Folder : 6 Cruise on the 330th Anniversary of the Discovery of the River by Henry Hudson

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photographs of the Hudson Day Line cruise for members sponsored by President George Zabriskie.

1939
Box: 23 Folder : 7 Laurance Hart (as George Washington?)
1940 February 22
Box: 23 Folder : 8 Unidentified Events & Signage

Scope and Contents Note

Includes publicity photograph for the Song Spinners and a U.S. Army Signal Corps photograph of a conference of generals. Includes a N-YHS billboard also advertising war bonds.

circa 1944
Box: 23 Folder : 9 80th Birthday Card to the New York Fire Department
1945
Box: 23 Folder : 10 Presentation of the Bell from the "Elizabeth"
1947 October 14
Box: 23 Folder : 11 Loan by N-YHS of Federal Hall Railing for Washington Inauguration Re-enactment
1949
Box: 23 Folder : 12 Treasure Chest Contest Photo Shoot

Scope and Contents Note

Includes pirate-themed publicity shots taken at N-YHS's Port of New York Gallery for Colgate-Palmolive Company's Treasure Chest Contest. Shots feature Corky Crowley and Dennis Day.

1948
Box: 23 Folder : 13 Cruise Aboard Liberte
1952 May 6
Box: 23 Folder : 14 Presentation of Tapestry Commemorating Belgian Settlers of New York
1953 September 22
Box: 23 Folder : 15 Presentation of Model of Tanker SS Socony
1954 April 14
Box: 23 Folder : 16 Telecast of NBC-TV "Home" Show
1954 May 13
Box: 23 Folder : 17 Sesquicentennial Celebrations (1 of 2). (Dinner at Union Club; Reception at N-YHS)
1954 May, November
Drawer: 12A-B10 Folder : 6 Sesquicentennial Celebrations (2 of 2). Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes an oversize seating chart and two oversize photographs of the dinner at the Union Club. 8x10 versions of these are in the above folder.

1954
Box: 23 Folder : 18 Chips and Twigs Clothing Photo Shoot
circa 1955
Box: 23 Folder : 19 National Dairy Council Egg Nog Season Press Event
1956 December
Box: 23 Folder : 20 Gold Medal Presentation for Distinguished Service to Thomas Streeter
1957 November 27
Box: 23 Folder : 21 John Paul Jones Movie Publicity; Photo for  Mademoiselle Guest Editor Feature

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photographs of actors Robert Stack and Erin O'Brien with a John Paul Jones bust at N-YHS.

1958
Box: 23 Folder : 22 Lincolniana Exhibition Publicity

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photographs of actor Richard Boone, then playing Lincoln on Broadway, in publicity shots for the exhibition opening.

1959
Box: 23 Folder : 23 Presentation of the Bell from the "Mary Powell"
circa 1959
Box: 23 Folder : 24 Unidentified Reception
1950s
Box: 23 Folder : 25 Community Opera Concert at N-YHS
1968 or 1969
Box: 23 Folder : 25 West 76th Street Block Party

Scope and Contents Note

Includes contact sheets and negatives.

1970 June
Box: 23 Folder : 26 American Museum of Natural History Outdoor Community Project

Scope and Contents Note

Includes contact sheets and negatives.

1970 September
Box: 23 Folder : 27 New York Convention and Visitors Bureau Publicity

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photograph of New York's Summer Festival Ambassador and Bureau representative Christine Busini with the Beekman carriage.

1975
Box: 23 Folder : 28 N-YHS 180th Birthday Gala
1984 November
Box: 23 Folder : 30 James Flexner Reception?
1986 September
Box: 23 Folder : 29 Palm Beach Party
1987 February
Box: 23 Folder : 30 History Makers Gala (Honoring Paul Volcker)
1988 October 31
Box: 24 Folder : 1-3 History Makers Gala (Honoring Malcolm Forbes) (3 folders)
1989 October 30
Box: 24 Folder : 4 Wine Tasting
1989 November 16
Box: 24 Folder : 5 N-YHS Signage at Subway Station and at American Museum of Natural History
1980s?, 1993
Box: 24 Folder : 6 Reunion Luncheon of Mayor John V. Lindsay and Staffers, Miscellaneous Events
1995, undated
Box: 24 Folder : 7 Unidentified Events (1 of 2)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a photograph possibly of Allan Nevins receiving his medal for achievement in history in 1954.

1950s-1970s?
Box: 24 Folder : 8 Unidentified Events (2 of 2)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photographs of Kenneth Scott with James Thomas Flexner (1989), Tom Wolfe, and others.

1980s-2000s
Box: 24 Folder : 9 Unidentified Library Event
1991
Box: 24 Folder : 10A Rental Publicity Photographs

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color photographs and slides publicizing various N-YHS spaces as rental events.

circa 2000
Box: 24 Folder : 10B Luce Center Opening Reception
2000
Drawer: 12A-B10 Folder : 7 Oversize Materials

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a flier for the Strawberry Festival (1944), advertising poster for Mary Black's book Old New York in Early Photographs (1973); subway publicity signage (1940s?); and two posters from the "Remember and Rebuild" event held on July 20, 2002, at the Jacob Javits Center (2002).

1940s, 1973

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Series VI: Staff Events, 1951-circa 1997. 0.37 Linear feet

Arrangement Note

The series is arranged by type of event and chronologically within the type.

Scope and Content

This series includes photographs of events held by and for N-YHS staff members. These primarily include the staff Christmas parties of the 195s and some retirement parties.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 24 Folder : 11 Christmas Party
1951
Box: 24 Folder : 12 Christmas Party
1952
Box: 24 Folder : 13 Christmas Party
1953
Box: 24 Folder : 14 Christmas Party
1954
Box: 24 Folder : 15 Christmas Party
1955
Box: 24 Folder : 16 Christmas Party
1956
Box: 24 Folder : 17 Christmas Party
1957
Box: 24 Folder : 18 Christmas Party
1958
Box: 24 Folder : 19 Christmas Party
1959
Box: 24 Folder : 20 Christmas Party, Maintenance Staff
1960
Box: 24 Folder : 21 Christmas Party
1950s
Box: 24 Folder : 22 Retirements: R.W.G. Vail; Garrett Winter
1960
Box: 71 Folder : 3 Retirements: Garrett Winter. Oversize
1960
Box: 24 Folder : 23 Retirements: Edith Slattery & James Nebbergall; Sally Ryan; Michael Sayles
1961-1965
Box: 24 Folder : 24 Retirements: Joe Rapport; Bill Bailey & Eddie Santrucek
1971, 1973
Box: 24 Folder : 25 Softball Game: N-YHS vs. Metropolitan Museum of Art
1988 May
Box: 24 Folder : 26 Fire Alarm & Drill
1989
Box: 24 Folder : 27 Unidentified Staff Events and Gatherings
1940s-circa 1997

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Series VII: Trustees, Officers, and Staff, 1918-1990s. 0.6 Linear feet

Arrangement Note

Images of trustee are followed by officers, then by various staff, though there is some overlap in group shots. A small number of pre-1939 images begins the series and unidentified individuals close the series.

Scope and Content

This series includes portrait, posed and casual photographs of N-YHS trustees, officers and staff members.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 25 Folder : 1 Early Officers and Board

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photographs of portrait paintings of Robert Kelby (1918) and Alexander J. Wall (1934). Includes photograph of 1939 Board of Trustees.

1918, 1934, 1939
Box: 25 Folder : 2-3 Board of Trustees. Group Photographs (2 folders)
1950s, 1980s
Box: 25 Folder : 4-5 Board of Trustees. Other Photographs (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes portraits of Beekman, Bilodean, Butterfield, Kimball, Middendorf, Olds, Pearlstine, Prentis, Streeter, and Van Alstyne, and some informal snapshots of gatherings.

1950s-1990s
Box: 71 Folder : 2 Board of Trustees. Other Photographs. Oversize
1925, 1959, Undated
Box: 25 Folder : 6-7 Directors/Chief Executive Officers (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes R.W.G. Vail, James Heslin, James Bell, and Barbara Debs.

1950s-1990s
Box: 25 Folder : 8 Various Staff

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photographs of Dorothy Barck, Jean Ashton, Mary Black, Holly Hotchner, and James Mooney, among others.

1939-1990s
Box: 25 Folder : 9 Unidentified Individuals
1940s?-1960s?

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Series VIII: (Not Used)

Processing Information Note

This series formerly included photographs of N-YHS directors and trustees. In 2015, the material was merged with similar material in Series VII, which is now called: Trustees, Officers, and Staff.

Series IX: Object Images, 1899-1995. 1.96 Linear feet

Scope and Content

The Object Images series includes photographs of objects, primarily from N-YHS's museum collection, though items from the prints and manuscript collections are also included. The bulk of the photographs include only one particular object, but some photographs include multiple objects or N-YHS staff and others displaying, demonstrating or otherwise interacting with an object. Many of the objects are unidentified and the photographs undated.

Many of the photographs are of objects not from N-YHS's collections, and these were likely used in exhibition or other research, such as found in the set of folders with New York City views. Also along these lines are a number of photographs taken in 1949 of the Prentis Murphy home in Connecticut that show the New England furnishings that would be installed at N-YHS in 1951.

Arrangement Note

The series is arranged in alphabetical order by subject matter of the photographs. Most of these subjects were presumably taken from original folders. Additional photographs integrated in 2015 were given subject titles by the processing archivist. A small number of miscellaneous oversize items are found at the end of the container list.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 26 Folder : 1 Advertising
Undated
Box: 26 Folder : 2 Alland, Alexander

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photographic prints and contact sheets made by Alexander Alland of photographs from the Bracklow collection (and perhaps others).

1949
Box: 26 Folder : 3 American Revolution
Undated
Box: 26 Folder : 4 American School Paintings
Undated
Box: 26 Folder : 5 Ames, Ezra

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a photograph, among others, of a gallery of works by Ames.

Undated
Box: 26 Folder : 6 Audubon
1960s-1980s
Box: 26 Folder : 7 Audubon Writing Desk, Change Purse, Death Mask
1950s, Undated
Box: 26 Folder : 8 Bowling Green (Object 1910.8)
Undated
Box: 26 Folder : 9 Bowls, Pots, Spoons, Cups
Undated
Box: 26 Folder : 10 Catlin Drawings
1969
Box: 26 Folder : 11 Chairs, Couches, Tables, Stove

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a photograph, likely taken in N-YHS's Second Avenue building, of the "Marie Antoinette" chair before reupholstering.

Undated
Box: 26 Folder : 12 Cherry Valley, NY, circa 1880-1890 (Mrs. Arther Taft Collection)
Undated
Box: 26 Folder : 13 Chests & Trunks

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photographs of a hair trunk.

Undated
Box: 26 Folder : 14 Coaches
1986, Undated
Box: 26 Folder : 15 Cole, Thomas
Undated
Box: 26 Folder : 16 Copley, John Singleton (Self-Portrait)
Undated
Box: 26 Folder : 17 Crawford, Thomas (The Indian sculpture, Object 1875.4)
Undated
Box: 26 Folder : 18 Currency
Undated
Box: 26 Folder : 19 Dolls
1995, Undated
Box: 26 Folder : 20 Draper, Ruth
Undated
Box: 26 Folder : 21 Drawings
Undated
Box: 26 Folder : 22 Durand, Asher B.
Undated
Box: 26 Folder : 23 Duyckinck, Gerardus
Undated
Box: 26 Folder : 24 Eagles (Sculptures, Textiles, Pottery, Plates)
Undated
Box: 26 Folder : 25 Earl, Ralph
undated
Box: 26 Folder : 26 European Collection
Undated
Box: 26 Folder : 27 Fire Department
Undated
Box: 26 Folder : 28 Flags, American
Undated
Box: 26 Folder : 29 Flag (Banner), Pewterer's (Object 1903.12)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photographs of banner carried by Society of Pewterer's of New York City in procession of July 23, 1788, celebrating New York's ratification of the Constitution. Photographs are before and after 1974 restoration by conservator Katherine Scott.

1974
Box: 26 Folder : 30 Fourth of July (July 4)
Undated
Box: 26 Folder : 31 Gavels
Undated
Box: 26 Folder : 32 Glass
1992?
Box: 26 Folder : 33 Globes
Undated
Box: 26 Folder : 34 Groups of People (1 of 2)
1899-circa 1930s
Box: 70 Folder : 5 Groups of People (2 of 2). Oversize
1899-circa 1930s
Box: 26 Folder : 35 Hill, John W.
Undated
Box: 26 Folder : 36 Hill, Thomas (Yosemite Valley)
Undated
Box: 26 Folder : 37 Hooglandt, Anna. Account Book

Scope and Contents Note

Includes negatives of various pages of the manuscript (1729-1753).

Undated
Box: 26 Folder : 38 Hudson River School
Undated
Box: 26 Folder : 39 In Brief

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a color transparency of George W. Flagg's Lady Jane Grey Preparing for Execution and a slide of a print concerning the purchase of Manhattan Island.

Undated
Box: 27 Folder : 1 Jarvis, John Wesley
Undated
Box: 27 Folder : 2 Johnson, Eastman (Old Kentucky Home)
Undated
Box: 27 Folder : 3A Lafayette
Undated
Box: 27 Folder : 3B Leadbeater Drugstore
1987?
Box: 27 Folder : 4 Lighting Devices

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photographs from exhibitions Early American Arts and Crafts and  Early American Lighting Devices.

[1954], Undated
Box: 27 Folder : 5 Lincoln, Abraham
Undated
Box: 27 Folder : 6 Manuscript Material
Undated
Box: 27 Folder : 7 Maps

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a color transparency of A Description of the Towne of Mannados or New Amsterdam and three other color slides.

Undated
Box: 27 Folder : 8 Maritime

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Robert Fulton and Clermont-related objects, as well as ships, bells, astrolabe.

Undated
Box: 27 Folder : 9 Mary Powell (Ship & Bell)
Undated
Box: 27 Folder : 10 Medals, Seals, Jewelry, Rings, Watches, Buckles, Arm Bands, Gorgets
Undated
Box: 27 Folder : 11 Miniature on Ivory of Mrs. Robert Lenox (Object 1950.244)
Undated
Box: 27 Folder : 12 Mummified Bull
Undated
Box: 27 Folder : 13 Needlework

Scope and Contents Note

Includes objects from the Mrs. J. Insley Blair collection.

1943, Undated
Box: 27 Folder : 14 New York City (1 of 3). Views to Circa 1860

Scope and Contents Note

This set of folders includes photographs of landscapes, buildings, street scenes, trolleys, elevated railways and their construction, wharves, rivers, Central Park, and other New York scenes. The first folder of early views includes photographs of paintings, prints, and other formats depicting subjects from the colonial period to the mid-nineteenth century.

Undated
Box: 27 Folder : 15 New York City (2 of 3). Views from Circa 1860 to Circa 1930
Undated
Box: 27 Folder : 16 New York City (3 of 3). Views from Circa 1930 and Later
Undated
Box: 27 Folder : 17 New-York Historical Society. General

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photographs of membership certificates, images, correspondence, and other items, mostly 19th century, from the N-YHS archives.

Undated
Box: 27 Folder : 18 New-York Historical Society. Medals, Seals, Tablets (1 of 2)
Undated
Box: 70 Folder : 1 New-York Historical Society. Medals, Seals, Tablets (2 of 2). Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes oversize renderings of N-YHS anniversary medals, a sketch of a memorial tablet for Andrew Warner (1915), and a sketch of a tablet to be placed by N-YHS at the site of Audubon's home (1917).

1915, 1917, Undated
Box: 27 Folder : 19 New-York Historical Society. Images from the Quarterly
Undated
Box: 28 Folder : 1 Peale, Charles Wilson
Undated
Box: 28 Folder : 2 Peale, Rembrandt
Undate
Box: 28 Folder : 3 Pennsylvania Dutch (Bird Sculptures)
Undated
Box: 28 Folder : 4 Perry, Matthew C.
Undated
Box: 28 Folder : 5 Pewter

Scope and Contents Note

Includes early twentieth century photographs of the Nash Collection of pewter presented by Samuel V. Hoffman.

circa 1920s?, Undated
Box: 28 Folder : 6 Political Campaigns
Undated
Box: 28 Folder : 7 Portraits
Undated
Box: 28 Folder : 8 Pottery
Undated
Box: 28 Folder : 9 Poughkeepsie, NY
Undated
Box: 28 Folder : 10 Prentis Murphy, Katherine

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photographs of the home of Mrs. Katherine Prentis Murphy in Westbrook, Connecticut, including her collection of 17th and 18th century New England furnishings.

1949
Box: 28 Folder : 11 Print Matter
Undated
Box: 28 Folder : 12 Printed Textiles
Undated
Box: 28 Folder : 13 Quilts
Undated
Box: 28 Folder : 14 Revolver & Powder Horns
Undated
Box: 28 Folder : 15 Sculpture
Undated
Box: 28 Folder : 16 Shakespeare in New York (Exhibition?)
1981?
Box: 28 Folder : 17 Silver
Undated
Box: 28 Folder : 18 Spinning Wheels & Looms (Colonial)
Undated
Box: 28 Folder : 19 Stieffel, Herman
Undated
Box: 28 Folder : 20 Stuart, Gilbert
Undated
Box: 28 Folder : 21 Subway

Scope and Contents Note

See also the New York City object folders above.

Undated
Box: 28 Folder : 22 Tiffany Lamps

Scope and Contents Note

Includes color contact sheets and negatives.

Undated
Box: 28 Folder : 23 Tools, Chains, Hardware
Undated
Box: 28 Folder : 24 Trinity Church
Undated
Box: 28 Folder : 25 Truant Sculpture by Ives (1945.494)
1988
Box: 28 Folder : 26 Unidentified
Undated
Box: 28 Folder : 27 Uniform, Clothing

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photograph of the full dress uniform of Commodore Thomas Tingey (1750-1829).

Undated
Box: 28 Folder : 28 Vanderlyn, John
Undated
Box: 28 Folder : 29 Victorius Volunteer (Painting)
Undated
Box: 28 Folder : 30 World War I Posters
Undated
Box: 72 Folder : 1 Slides for Talks
1990s?
Drawer: 12A-B10 Folder : 8 Oversize Images

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a mounted photograph of an artwork The Spirit of America [?], presented by the artist (1928); Audubon prints; reproductions of a 1782 map; and labels for Ottin's  Triumphal March of the Republic, a George Washington desk, and furniture from Federal Hall.

1928, Undated

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Series X. (Not Used)

Scope and Contents Note

This series formerly included architectural plans concerning N-YHS buildings. These plans were moved to different record groups in 2015-16. Architectural plans from prior to the 1960s are now found with other buildings-related matter in New-York Historical Society Original Building Planning & Construction Records (NYHS-RG 3). Plans related to proposed and actual renovations from the 1960s to the 1990s are in the New-York Historical Society building renovations and maintenance records (NYHS-RG 4).

Series XI. Negatives, circa 1900-1990s. 11.38 Linear feet

Scope and Contents Note

The Negatives series includes the negatives for many of the photographic prints found in the other series of the Pictorial Archive record group. It also likely includes some images for which there are not prints. Images include those of exhibitions, buildings (interior and exterior), programs and events, objects, and staff. Formats are both glass and film of various sizes (8x10, 5x7, 4x5, and 35 mm strips). Further information on the subject matter of negatives and the approximate number of related negatives for each subject is included in the container list below. Each negative is individually enclosed in an envelope that often includes descriptive information that is not always noted on the prints , such as date, event, and names of people in the image.

Negatives included in this series are only those that were held in the N-YHS Print Room's negative files. Other negatives were found in some of the folders of prints and were left in those folders; see the above series descriptions for those negatives.

Arrangement Note

For conservation purposes, the negatives were arranged and housed in boxes by format and by size. Glass slides are boxed separately from film. Within each format, 8x10, 5x7, and 4x5 size envelopes are boxed separately. Generally, the envelope size corresponds with the size of the negative, but some envelopes hold smaller negatives. Most notably, the small 35 mm strips are held in 8x10 sheets/envelopes.

Each negative (or 35 mm roll) has a unique control number, which is noted on the envelope housing the negative. Within each box, the negatives are arranged in control number order. This number was often written on the back of a related print thereby linking the print and negative. Accordingly, to facilitate finding a particular negative regardless of format or size, the container list is arranged in control number order. Each entry in the container list indicates a range of control numbers, the format and size of the negatives common to the range (which also indicates the size of the box they are in), and the box number in which the negative will be found.

There is not necessarily a negative for every control number in the ranges shown in the container list. Gaps are very common because of the designation of a control number to a negative other than one in the institutional archive, lost or destroyed negatives, or other reason. Because of the gaps, there is often a sharp discrepancy between the actual number of negatives and the number implied by the range. To correct for this, each entry in the container list includes a note concerning the subject matter of the negatives in the range with a parenthetical indicator of the approximate number of actual negatives, for example: "Exhibitions: Early American Toys (4)."

Processing Information Note

The negatives were arranged and housed in boxes by conservation intern Sara Belasco in 2015.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 29 Envelope : - Negative #14. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings: Microfilm storage stacks

1944
Box: 41 Envelope : - Negative #106-109. Glass, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings: Central Park West exterior (1), interior (1).

Undated
Box: 29 Envelope : - Negative #175-178. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Golden Anniversary of Greater New York (1); Gold Fever: California Gold Rush (1)

1947-1948
Box: 41 Envelope : - Negative #197-209. Glass, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings: 2nd Avenue exterior (1), interior (12).

Undated
Box: 49 Envelope : - Negative #198. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Building: Copy of 2nd Avenue interior glass negative #198.

Undated
Box: 29 Envelope : - Negative #237-269. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Gold Fever: California Gold Rush (1); Recent Accessions (1); Up From the Cradle (1)

1947-1948
Box: 41 Envelope : - Negative #402-408. Glass, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings: Central Park West interior (3).

1917
Box: 29 Envelope : - Negative #561-562. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Engraving: Distinguished Americans at N-YHS (2)

Undated
Box: 41 Envelope : - Negative #585-599. Glass, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings: 2nd Avenue exterior (1); Lithograph of Remsen Building (1); Woodcut of Stuyvesant Institute Building (1).

1919, Undated
Box: 29 Envelope : - Negative #617-631. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Gold Fever: California Gold Rush (2); U.S. Navy (1)

1948, Undated
Box: 43 Envelope : - Negative #646-647. Glass, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings: Central Park West exterior (2).

Before 1937
Box: 29 Envelope : - Negative #652-670. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Gold Fever: California Gold Rush (7)

1948
Box: 41 Envelope : - Negative #674. Glass, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings: Central Park West exterior (1).

circa 1920
Box: 29 Envelope : - Negative #675-684. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Gold Fever: California Gold Rush (3); Audubon Room (1)

1948, Undated
Box: 49 Envelope : - Negative #900. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibition: Presidential Campaigns of 19th Century (1).

Undated
Box: 41 Envelope : - Negative #909-910. Glass, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibition: Nash-Hoffman American household collection (2).

1933
Box: 29 Envelope : - Negative #932-2056. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions and Objects: Prentis Collection (9); Poster for autograph manuscripts (1); Benjamin Franklin: American Patriot (2); Tiffany Whistle (1); Erie Canal (5); Belknap genealogy (2); Newspapers (3); Galleries (8); Early American Children's Books (1)

1941-1951, Undated
Box: 49 Envelope : - Negative #2180-2199. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Memorial to S.H.P. Pell (1). Object/Staff: Publicity photo of Fire Department object.

1950, Undated
Box: 41 Envelope : - Negative #2338-2344. Glass, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings: 4 West 77th Street / Annex 2, exterior (1), ship exhibition (1).

circa 1933
Box: 29 Envelope : - Negative #2406-2514. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Outside signage (2); Poster for exhibition Country Houses on Manhattan Island (1).

1951-1952
Box: 41 Envelope : - Negative #2515-2517. Glass, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings: Central Park West interior (3), basement exhibition hall with Nash-Hoffman American households and Fire Department objects.

1933
Box: 29 Envelope : - Negative #2710-3341. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Albert Gallatin (5); Prentis (7); Recent Accessions (4); St. Nicholas Came to New York (1); Visit from St. Nicholas (1); Military Academy (3); Newspapers (5); Country Houses (6); Meet Mr. Lincoln (1); Valentines (1); GI's in 7 Wars (4); Early American Toys (5); New York views in 4 West 77th St. Annex (1). Galleries & Rooms (5). Staff (2).

1933-1952
Box: 49 Envelope : - Negative #3482-3692. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Galleries (4), including Period Rooms.

1951, Undated
Box: 30 Envelope : - Negative #3810-3828. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Gallery (1). Annex 1/#5 West 76th St. (1) and Annex 2/#4 West 77th St. (1). Lots at Central Park West and West 76th and 77th streets (2).

1934-1936
Box: 49 Envelope : - Negative #4112. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings: 2nd Avenue, exterior (1).

circa 1900?
Box: 42 Envelope : - Negative #4113-4151. Glass, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings: Central Park West cornerstone laying (6); construction of building's "central portion" (33).

[1903], 1905-1906
Box: 49 Envelope : - Negative #4247. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: N-YHS Centennial medal (1).

1904
Box: 30 Envelope : - Negative #4432-4445. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Galleries (1). Object (1). Exhibition: Period Rooms/Prentis? (8).

1936-1951
Box: 49 Envelope : - Negative #4469. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings: 1887 view of future N-YHS Central Park West site (1).

Undated
Box: 30 Envelope : - Negative #4478. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibition: Meet Mr. Lincoln (1).

1942
Box: 49 Envelope : - Negative #4583-4586. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Early American Toys (4).

1950
Box: 30 Envelope : - Negative #4626. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Port of New York Room (1)

1941
Box: 49 Envelope : - Negative #4800-5103. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Belknap Collection (1); N-YHS Sesquicentennial Medal (3). Programs & Events: Pianist Lonny Epstein (3).

1950, 1954
Box: 30 Envelope : - Negative #5326-5420. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Nadelman Museum gallery prior to removal (1). Country Houses signage (1). Buildings construction (3)

1937, 1952
Box: 49 Envelope : - Negative #5421. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings: Townhouses on West 76th Sreet (1).

1938
Box: 30 Envelope : - Negative #6113-6288. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Hat in the Ring (4); Great Lake Steamboats (2). Galleries (5).

1938, 1952-1953
Box: 49 Envelope : - Negative #6441. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Staff: Bella Landauer at N-YHS desk.

1955
Box: 30 Envelope : - Negative #6482-6877. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Galleries and Rooms (36). Exhibitions: St. Nicholas Came to New York (1); Taylor collection of glass (1); Fire Department (1); Wings Over the Pacific: Army Air Forces (3); Circus Time signage (1). Events (2). Building views (2).

1938-1953, Undated
Box: 31 Envelope : - Negative #7113-8019. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Galleries and Rooms (45). Building exteriors (4). Exhibitions: Miniatures (9); Meet Mr. Lincoln (1); Story of Photography in America (4); Wings Over the Pacific: Army Air Forces (2); 135th Anniversary (9); Dolls & Toys of Yesterday (1). Events & Programs (14). Egyptian collection at Brooklyn Museum (9). Staff (1).

1939-1953, Undated
Box: 49 Envelope : - Negative #8026-8029. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Egyptian Collection displayed at Brooklyn Museum (4).

circa 1940?
Box: 31 Envelope : - Negative #8030-8109. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Programs and Events (5). Exhibitions: Dolls & Toys of Yesterday (11). Galleries and Rooms (1).

1940, 1953, Undated
Box: 32 Envelope : - Negative #8117-8330. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Colt Revolver (2). Building/2nd Ave (1). Exhibitions: Dolls & Toys of Yesterday (6); John Wesley Jarvis (2); Costume Collection (1). Galleries and Rooms (9).

1940, 1953, Undated
Box: 49 Envelope : - Negative #8389-8394. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Staff Christmas Parties (6).

1950
Box: 32 Envelope : - Negative #8426-8451. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Peter Stuyvesant (1); John Paul Jones (1).

1940
Box: 49 Envelope : - Negative #8703-8849. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Presidential Campaigns of the 19th Century (1). Buildings: 2nd Avenue, exterior (1), interior (9). Staff: Board of Trustees, 1939 (1).

1939, Undated
Box: 32 Envelope : - Negative #8928-8933. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Presidential Campaigns (3); Military Drafts (2); Christmas Greetings (1).

1940
Box: 49 Envelope : - Negative #8978-8984. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Emma Thursby Memorial (7).

1940
Box: 32 Envelope : - Negative #8988-16100. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Military Drafts (1); Emma Thursby (2); Confederate States of America (4); New York in Watercolor (1); Recent Accessions (1); Bookplates (7). Building exterior (6). Galleries and Rooms (4). Programs & Events (2). High School Loan Exhibition: New York from Meadow to Metropolis (8). Home Industry Series (8). Signage (7).

1940, 1949-1950, Undated
Box: 49 Envelope : - Negative #16264-16606. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Staff, staff events, trustees (9). Events: Presentation of Smith medical papyrus to New York Academy of Medicine (1).

1948-1949
Box: 32 Envelope : - Negative #18501-18507. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Winter scenes of Central Park taken from N-YHS roof (7).

1939-1940
Box: 49 Envelope : - Negative #18812. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Unidentified artwork (1).

Undated
Box: 32 Envelope : - Negative #18839-18981. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Gerardus Boyce (1); Horace Greeley (2); How Early America Lived (2); American Scenes & Events on Textiles (5).

1941
Box: 43 Envelope : - Negative #20494. Glass, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Object: Portrait of John Abeel (2).

Undated
Box: 47 Envelope : - Negative #20495-20496. Glass, 4x5

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Engraving of John Quincy Adams (1); The Arsenal in Central Park (1).

1904
Box: 43 Envelope : - Negative #20497. Glass, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Object: Portrait of Henry Abbott (object 1863.10) (2).

1904
Box: 47 Envelope : - Negative #20498. Glass, 4x5

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: N-YHS Bushnell Medal (2).

1904
Box: 43 Envelope : - Negative #20499. Glass, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Object: Portrait of Anthony Bleecker (2).

1904
Box: 47 Envelope : - Negative #20500. Glass, 4x5

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Egyptian Mummified Bull (2).

1904
Box: 43 Envelope : - Negative #20501. Glass, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Portrait of Luther Bradish (2); Portrait of Egbert Benson (2); Tombstone of William Bradford (2).

1904
Box: 47 Envelope : - Negative #20504. Glass, 4x5

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: William Bradford tablets (1).

1904
Box: 43 Envelope : - Negative #20506-20507. Glass, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings: 2nd Avenue interior (2). Object: Portrait of Samuel Bayard (1).

1904
Box: 47 Envelope : - Negative #20508-20509. Glass, 4x5

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Engraving of George Bancroft (1); Engraving of the Church of the Messiah (1).

1904
Box: 44 Envelope : - Negative #20510-20511. Glass, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Andrea Mantegna Crucifixion (object 1867.45) (2); Rembrandt  Combat of Cavalry (object 1882.103) (2).

1904
Box: 47 Envelope : - Negative #20512-20515. Glass, 4x5

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Illustration of Middle Dutch Church (1); Illustration of Franklin Square (1); Portrait of DeWitt Clinton (2); Portrait of Thomas De Witt (1).

1904
Box: 44 Envelope : - Negative #20516-20517. Glass, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Bust of Louis Durr (1); Engraving of Frederic DePeyster (2).

1904
Box: 47 Envelope : - Negative #20518-20519. Glass, 4x5

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Egyptian collection jewelry (4).

1904
Box: 44 Envelope : - Negative #20520-20521. Glass, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Engraving of Benjamin A. Fields (2); Iron railing from Federal Hall.

1904
Box: 47 Envelope : - Negative #20526-50528. Glass, 4x5

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Portrait of Hamilton Fish (1); Fort George items (2).

1904
Box: 44 Envelope : - Negative #20529. Glass, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Engraving of Albert Gallatin (2).

1904
Box: 47 Envelope : - Negative #20530. Glass, 4x5

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Lithograph of Government House (1).

1904
Box: 44 Envelope : - Negative #20531. Glass, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Arny de Voys The Happy Burgher (object 1882.92) (2).

1904
Box: 48 Envelope : - Negative #20532. Glass, 4x5

Scope and Contents Note

Object: Portrait of Eugene A. Hoffman (2).

1904
Box: 44 Envelope : - Negative #20533. Glass, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Portrait of Eugene A. Hoffman (object 1902.5) (2).

1904
Box: 48 Envelope : - Negative #20534-20535. Glass, 4x5

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Portrait of David Hosack (1); Portrait of Francis Lister Hawks (1).

1904
Box: 45 Envelope : - Negative #20536-20539. Glass, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Batholome Esteban Murillo Immaculate Conception (object 1882.2) (2); Velazquez  Infanta Margarita of Spain (2); Bust of Peter A. Jay (2); Portrait of John A. King (2).

1904
Box: 48 Envelope : - Negative #20540-20543. Glass, 4x5

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Portrait of John A. King (2); Portrait of James Kent (1); Portrait of Morgan Lewis (1).

1904
Box: 45 Envelope : - Negative #20544-20545. Glass, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Portrait of James Lenox (2); Portrait of William Linn (2).

1904, Undated
Box: 48 Envelope : - Negative #20546. Glass, 4x5

Scope and Contents Note

Object: Broadside for a grand national lottery in 1816 (2).

1904
Box: 45 Envelope : - Negative #20549-20554. Glass, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Engraving of Samuel Miller (1); Engraving of John M. Mason (2); Chair of Marie Antoinette (object 1817.13) (2); Distinguished Americans at a Meeting of N-YHS in the Chapel of New York University (2).

1904
Box: 46 Envelope : - Negative #20555-20557. Glass, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: First page of N-YHS Minutes of 1804 (1); Plans of the rooms at the old Alms House (2); New York Hotel (2).

1904
Box: 48 Envelope : - Negative #20558-20560. Glass, 4x5

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Seal of N-YHS (1). Buildings: 2nd. Avenue, interior (2)

1904
Box: 46 Envelope : - Negative #20561-20566. Glass, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings: 2nd Avenue interior (2); Central Park West exterior (2), architect York & Sawyer's watercolor (1), groundbreaking (2).

1904, Undated
Box: 48 Envelope : - Negative #20572. Glass, 4x5

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Drawing of New York's old town hall (1).

1904
Box: 46 Envelope : - Negative #20574. Glass, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Portrait of John Pintard (2).

1904
Box: 48 Envelope : - Negative #20578. Glass, 4x5

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Illustration of Remsen Building (1).

1904
Box: 46 Envelope : - Negative #20581. Glass, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Isenbrandt Marriage of St. Catherine (2).

1904
Box: 48 Envelope : - Negative #20583-20586. Glass, 4x5

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Portrait of Augustus Schell (1); Portrait of Isiah Thomas (1).

1904
Box: 46 Envelope : - Negative #20587. Glass, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Jean Baptiste Greuze Virginie (object 1867.264) (2).

1904
Box: 48 Envelope : - Negative #20588. Glass, 4x5

Scope and Contents Note

Object: Illustration of inauguration of George Washington (1).

1904
Box: 49 Envelope : - Negative #20589-22690. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Wooden water pipes at South Street (1). Buildings: Storage vault plans (1).

1949, Undated
Box: 32 Envelope : - Negative #22823-22883. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Galleries and Rooms (7), including World War II precautions. Thompson Homestead Memorial (9). Exhibitions: America Calls (2); Croton Water (3); Jenny Lind (2); Home Crafts and Early Industries of America (2).

1942, Undated
Box: 50 Envelope : - Negative #23024-23362. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Programs and Events: Placing wreath at Simon Bolivar statue (2). Staff (17). Signage (1).

circa 1940?, 1950, Undated
Box: 33 Envelope : - Negative #23401-23404. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Galleries (4).

1945
Box: 50 Envelope : - Negative #23678-23731. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Staff (1). Engraved scrolls of appreciation presented by N-YHS (2).

Undated
Box: 33 Envelope : - Negative #25759-26250. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Building exterior (1). Programs & Events (3), including Red Cross during WWII. Exhibitions: New York Stage (3); Washington Irving (4); Portraits of Americans (7); Blair collection (2); Allied Artists of America (5); Christmas Cards for Armed Services (1); Christmas Remembrances (6); Latin Americana (3); Jenny Lind. Galleries and Rooms (2).

1938-1945, Undated
Box: 50 Envelope : - Negative #26913-27894. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Love & Lace Paper/Valentine (6); Men & Ships of the American Navy signage (1); Our GIs in Seven Wars signage (1); News Artists to the American People signage (1); Trinity Church 250th Anniversary (3). Programs and Events: New York Library Club Meeting (3).

1944-1947, Undated
Box: 33 Envelope : - Negative #27918-28000. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Historic Hudson (4); News Artists (7). Staff (2).

1946-1947
Box: 50 Envelope : - Negative #28642. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: News Artists to the American People signage (1).

1947
Box: 33 Envelope : - Negative #28651-28826. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: New York City Under the Dutch (1); Crystal Palace (6); Trinity Church (13); William R. Miller Memorial (6); Frederic Remington (8); Golden Anniversary of Greater New York (9). Galleries and Rooms (13). Programs and Events (1).

1947, 1964, Undated
Box: 50 Envelope : - Negative #28882. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: American Silver signage (1).

1946
Box: 33 Envelope : - Negative #28883. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Engraving of St. Nicholas (1).

Undated
Box: 50 Envelope : - Negative #28927-29415. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Doctors of Old New York signage (1); World of Washington Irving signage (1); Audubon: Birds of America signage (2); Jenny Lind signage (1); Historic Hudson signage (2); American Silver signage (1); Amateur Periodicals (1); Trinity Church 250th Anniversary (8); Recent Accessions, 1947 (1); Golden Anniversary of Greater New York (3). Programs and Events: Stuyvesant tercentenary (4). Staff (1).

1946-1947, Undated
Box: 51 Envelope : - Negative #29435-29899. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Programs and Events: Presentation of Guildhall-oak gavel to N-YHS (3); Presentation of the bell from the "Elizabeth" (3); Presentation of Atlantic Neptune copper plates (2); Strawberry Festival, 1947 (17); Water main break (6). Exhibitions: Frederic Remington signage (2); Golden Anniversary of Greater New York (1). Staff, behind the scenes shots (4).

1947-1948, Undated
Box: 33 Envelope : - Negative #29984-29995. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Big Snow (1); George Harvey (6); American Quilts (4).

1948
Box: 51 Envelope : - Negative #30030. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Engraving of N-YHS Meeting at New York University (1).

Undated
Box: 33 Envelope : - Negative #30157-30290. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: American Quilts (5); Social Life in the 1880s (1) Recent Accessions (1). Views from N-YHS roof (4). Loaned Object: Coach (L 1938.1).

1947-1948, Undated
Box: 51 Envelope : - Negative #30407-30530. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Programs and Events: Powder horn demonstration (5); Educational program about 19th century costume and personal effects (5); Strawberry Festival, 1948 (4).

1948
Box: 34 Envelope : - Negative #30662-30744. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Stuyvesant Fish Collection (1); 18th Century American Powder Horns (1); Lafayette at Castle Garden (1); Recent Accessions, 1948 (4); Recent Accessions, 1950 (3); Enit Kaufman Show (4); American Book-Printing in the Mauve Quindecad (8). Object: Park drag (1938.386).

1948-1950
Box: 51 Envelope : - Negative #30808-30830. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Programs and Events: Strawberry Festival (24).

1949
Box: 52 Envelope : - Negative #30998-31697. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Bell from "Clermont" (object 1949.177) (5); Map prepared by Museum Dept (1); Fort George stone marker (2); etching by Ernest D. Roth (1). Exhibitions: Our City Hall in History (7); Garson collection of menus (1). Programs and Events: Presentation of Gramercy Park artifacts (2); montage concerning educational programs (2); Arthur A. Jones memorial (1); Strawberry Festival (31).

1949-1950, Undated
Box: 34 Envelope : - Negative #32022-32285. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Galleries and Rooms: Folk Arts (12); American Period Rooms (Prentis?) (12); Early New York (10). Exhibitions: Treasures in Glass (3); Scrimshaw (1); Manhattan Island Milestone (1); Toy exhibit (8); Murphy Collection (8); Vote for Women (4); Hats in the Ring (7); Circus Time (4); Healing Art of Old New York (3); Old Fashioned Winters (1).

1950-1966, Undated
Box: 52 Envelope : - Negative #32939-33323. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Simon Bolivar (2); Opening of Prentis Collection (20). Programs & Events: Press reception for F. van Wyck Mason book Proud New Flags (4); Gallatin commemoration at Trinity Church (3). Staff: Farewell party for Alexander Wall, Jr (3).

1951
Box: 53 Envelope : - Negative #33352-33992. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Survivors of a Century/Newspapers (3); Lloyd Morris's Incredible New York manuscripts (4); Early American Toys (13). Programs and Events: Strawberry Festival (21). Staff Christmas parties (27).

1951
Box: 34 Envelope : - Negative #34465-34531. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: William Sidney Mount (1); American Silver (1); The Society's Treasures signage (1); Silver Lustre Collection (1); Presidents and Statesmen (1); Belknap Discoveries (1). Galleries: Early American Arts & Crafts (12). Strawberry Festival, 1955 (3).

1954-1955, 1963
Box: 35 Envelope : - Negative #34532-34656. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Ezra Ames (2); Shircliffe Menu Collection (9); Elevated Railroads (9); New York, Empire State (6); Christmas in New York (6); American Silver (3). Galleries (2). Strawberry Festival (6).

1955-1958, 1963
Box: 53 Envelope : - Negative #34658-34661. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Programs and Events: Strawberry Festival (4).

1958
Box: 35 Envelope : - Negative #34664-34668. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Daguerreotypes (5).

1958
Box: 53 Envelope : - Negative #34669. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Daguerreotypes? (2).

1958?
Box: 35 Envelope : - Negative #34672-34751. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: American Silver (4); The Hudson River (6); Perry Brothers (1); Niagara Falls (15). Staff (1).

1958-1963
Box: 54 Envelope : - Negative #34752. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Memorial for Bella Landauer (3).

1960
Box: 35 Envelope : - Negative #34764-34994. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Early American Household Utensils (4); American Silver (3); Nation Divided (6); Prentis Gallery (2); John Hill (5); Prelude to Civil War (8). Galleries and Rooms (1). Strawberry Festival (2). Signage (1).

1957-1963
Box: 54 Envelope : - Negative #35225-35938. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: 150th Anniversary of U.S. Military Academy at West Point (14); 24 Sculptured Portraits of Distinguished Citizens by Malvina Hoffman (6); Hats in the Ring (21). Staff (5). Programs and Events: Party on the S.S. Liberte (13); Strawberry Festival (20).

1952
Box: 55 Envelope : - Negative #35939-36963. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Hats in the Ring and Votes for Women, including Eleanor Roosevelt speaking at N-YHS (12); Circus Time (19); New York City's 300th Anniversary signage (1); Programs and Events: Strawberry Festival (12); Presentation of Belgian tapestry (8); Visit of Mayor Roger Baudrin (France) (3); Childen's story hour (5); St. Nicholas Festival (13). Staff (2). Memorials (3). N-YHS truck (1).

1952-1953
Box: 56 Envelope : - Negative #36964-37523. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Charles Lennox Wright: Pioneer of Zinc Etching (7); Old-Fashioned Winters (5); Early American Arts & Crafts (3); Spanish-American War Collection (6). Programs and Events: Strawberry Festival, 1953 (15); Children's story hour (8); Publicity appearance by Meryle Evans on Herb Sheldon's WWBT television show (5); St. Nicholas Festival (16). Staff Christmas Party (9). Memorial to George Zabriskie (7).

1952-1954
Box: 57 Envelope : - Negative #37623-37914. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Programs and Events: Sesquicentennial (15); Arlene Francis television show broadcast from Prentis Collection rooms (3); Strawberry Festival (12). Images of various N-YHS historical documents, buildings, medals, etc., possibly for the sesquicentennial exhibition (24). Staff Christmas Party (16). Staff: Dorothy Barck (6).

1953-1954, Undated
Box: 58 Envelope : - Negative #37915-37936. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Tom Thumb (8); Slocum disaster (2); Hamilton-Burr duel (3). Programs and Events: Children's story hour (4); Publicity shot of Meryle Evans with Gouverneur Morris's wooden leg (1). Staff: Farewell party for Dorothy Barck (3).

1954
Box: 40 Envelope : - Negative #37947. 35mm film strips in 8x10 envelopes

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Shakespeare in New York (3 strips, 17 images).

1981
Box: 58 Envelope : - Negative #38037-38334. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: The Livingston Family Gift (4); 50th Anniversary of IRT Subway (3); 200th Anniversary of Fort Ticonderoga (4). Programs and Events: Sesquicentennial (21); St. Nicholas Festival (14); Presentation of model of S.S. Socony (2); Presentation of James Horan's manuscript of "Confederate Agent" (3). Staff Christmas Party (8).

1954-1955
Box: 59 Envelope : - Negative #38431-39022. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Arnold Shircliffe Menu Collection (20); New York, The Empire State (5). Programs and Events: Strawberry Festival (9); Students in Port of New York Gallery (1); St. Nicholas Festival (10); Presentation of painting The Violinist, Carnegie Hall (6). Staff Christmas parties (12). Staff (9).

1954-1956
Box: 60 Envelope : - Negative #39110-39717. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Presidential Campaign Cartoons (6); Christmas in New York (8); French in New York (2); New York, City of Authors signage (1); America in Daguerreotypes signage (1). Programs and Events: Strawberry Festival (18); Presentation of painting of General Burgoyne (6); Presentation of a 17th century Dutch Bible (6); St. Nicholas Festival (14); Visitors in 17th century costumes (2). Staff Christmas parties (9). Staff (2).

1956-1957
Box: 61 Envelope : - Negative #39719-40595. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Prentis Gallery (2); Second Hardest Job in the World (5); 16th exhibition of painting (1); Stuyvesant Family portraits (3); Cartoons by C.D. Batchelor (2); It Paid to Advertise (Landauer) (14); America in Daguerreotypes (8). Programs and Events: Lafayette meeting (6); N-YHS Gold Medal to Thomas Streeter (7); Students sketching carriages (6); St. Nicholas Festival (8); Presentation of "Mary Powell" bell (3). Staff Christmas Party (8).

1957-1958
Box: 62 Envelope : - Negative #40628-40896. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Programs and Events: St. Nicholas Festivals (20); Unveiling of LeRoy Kimball portrait (8); Strawberry Festival (13); Installation of Beekman Room (1). Staff Christmas Parties (34). Staff (2).

1958-1959
Box: 63 Envelope : - Negative #40897-41334. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Niagara Falls (10). Programs and Events: St. Nicholas Festival (15); N-YHS Gold Medal to R.W.G. Vail (12); Strawberry Festival (19). Staff events: Christmas Party (2); Farewell party for Vail (5). Staff (11).

1959-1961
Box: 64 Envelope : - Negative #41348-41855. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Programs and Events: St. Nicholas Festival (20); Strawberry Festival (19). Staff events: Farewell party for Garrett Winter (9), Edith Slattery & James Nebbergall (7); Christmas card (1); Christmas parties (22). Staff (3). N-YHS signage in subway (1).

1960-1961
Box: 65 Envelope : - Negative #41961-42019. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: New York City Hotels (9). Programs and Events: St. Nicholas Festival (12).

1961-1962
Box: 35 Envelope : - Negative #42609-42653. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Civil War Behind the Lines (6); War of 1812 (8); American Silhouette Portraits (7); Passenger Transportation on Manhattan (5); Rare Books (5). Building exterior (2)

1939, 1962
Box: 36 Envelope : - Negative #42688-43292. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Theatres of the 1880s (3); American Silver (11); Audubon (11); American Military Weapons & Equipment (6); Ezra Ames (2); Merchants & Planters of the Upper Hudson (12); Circus Posters (6); Transportation in Old New York (7); Historic Hudson (6); America in Allegory (1); Theatrical Posters (5); Colorful New Yorkiana (1); Treasures of N-YHS (5); Unidentified (10). Galleries and Rooms (9). N-YHS exhibition at the New York City World's Fair (10).

1955, 1963-1968, Undated
Box: 65 Envelope : - Negative #43313-44577. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Prentis Rooms (13); Prentis Murphy Toy Collection (4); American Silver (1); Presidents and Statesmen (1); Audubon gallery (1); Images (color transparency negative) taken for N-YHS exhibition at World's Fair (12). Programs and Events: St. Nicholas Festival (2); Educational events for children (5). Buildings, interior (2); exterior (2). Staff events: Christmas party (2); Party for Sally Ryan (4). Images of N-YHS historical buildings, documents (5).

1962-1964, Undated
Box: 66 Envelope : - Negative #44747-45191. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Programs and Events: Story Hour (6); Students researching (1); School class in Volunteer Fire Department gallery (4). Staff event: Farewell party for Jack Kennan (6). Staff (1).

1964-1965
Box: 36 Envelope : - Negative #45304. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Eye on the City (1).

1970
Box: 66 Envelope : - Negative #45361-48317. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: New York City Milestone (2); Gallery of Art, 1968 4th floor installation (22). Programs and Events: Story Hour (4); School class in New York Gallery (3). Signage (1), Unidentified (1).

1965, 1967-1968
Box: 36 Envelope : - Negative #48770-48771. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Galleries and Rooms: Books in Librarian's Office (2).

1970
Box: 66 Envelope : - Negative #48891-49831. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Gallery of Art, 1968 4th floor installation (7); Central Park: Oasis in Manhattan (4). Buildings: York & Sawyer rendering (1); South Gallery before 1969 reinstallation (7); Richard Hunt Morris plans for an N-YHS building in Central Park (2).

1968-1969
Box: 67 Envelope : - Negative #50000-50260. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: A Decade of Collecting (16); George Catlin: Artist of the American Indian (3); New York: Maritime City (2). Staff (1).

1968-1970
Box: 36 Envelope : - Negative #50383-50384. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Signage: N-YHS Directory (2).

1970
Box: 67 Envelope : - Negative #50505-50525. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Eye on the City(?) (20).

1970?
Box: 36 Envelope : - Negative #50601-50660. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Eye on the City (6); City of Promise: Aspects of Jewish Life in New York (17).

1970-1971
Box: 67 Envelope : - Negative #50760-50977. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: City of Promise: Aspects of Jewish Life in New York (18); Classics of 17th Century Americana (4); Society's Sculpture (2).

1971
Box: 37 Envelope : - Negative #51470-51698. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: McCullough Hall Park Collection (1); John Rogers' Household Gods (10); Paperweights (10); Audubon (26); Road to the White House (5); Society's Sculpture ( 28). Signage: Directory (1)

1971-1973
Box: 67 Envelope : - Negative #51902-51949. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Miniatures & Medals (4). Certificate of Accreditation from the American Association of Museums (1). Images of historical documents concerning 1860s Audubon acquisition (3).

1972
Box: 68 Envelope : - Negative #51950-52418. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Toy installation (29). Staff events: Farewell party for Ingrid Maerta Held (3), Joseph Rapport (6). Objects: Gold Medal presented to George C.D. Odell in 1942.

1972
Box: 37 Envelope : - Negative #52455-52876. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: New York to 1765 (49); Be My Valentine (10); Old New York in Early Photographs (9).

1973-1974
Box: 38 Envelope : - Negative #52894-53144. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Manhattan Now (28); Deck the Halls (8).

1974-1975
Box: 68 Envelope : - Negative #53256. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings: N-YHS entrance (1).

1974
Box: 38 Envelope : - Negative #53404-53574. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: John Pintard & His Society (8); Ain't I a Woman? (1); Jacques Reich (1); Shaker Photographs & Small Crafts (16); Unidentified (28); Galleries and Rooms (4). Building exterior (1). Programs and Events (1).

1940, 1975, Undated
Box: 68 Envelope : - Negative #53618-53741. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Joseph Raskin: Master Etcher (9). Objects: Fence from Bowling Green (object x.475) (1); Commemorative medal from the Netherlands (object 1977.1) (1). Buildings: Central Park West exterior pre-1937 (1), floor plans (2). Staff events: Retirement parties for Eddie Santrucek & Bill Baillie (4) and A. Calderelli (4).

1973-1976
Box: 38 Envelope : - Negative #54370-54683. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: American Folk Art (1); Sword of Rebellion is Drawn (39); The Cabinetmaker and His Use of Space (16); Words & Music: Sheet Music of Not So Long Ago (4).

1975-1976
Box: 39 Envelope : - Negative #54694-54972. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: History at Home (12); Sword of Rebellion is Drawn (1); Unidentified (11).

1976, Undated
Box: 68 Envelope : - Negative #55048. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Objects: Loan of astrolabe (object 1943.192) to Canada (4).

1961
Box: 39 Envelope : - Negative #55168-55242. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: William Bradford imprints (1); Moving in the City (11); Think Small/Miniatures (1). Galleries and Rooms (2).

1977
Box: 68 Envelope : - Negative #55472-55495. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings, interior (1). Unidentified event (2).

1977
Box: 39 Envelope : - Negative #56037-56883. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: New Life for Old Objects (15); Resorts in 19th Century New York State (10); Street Kids (32); Audubon & His World (6); World War I Posters (17); New York Eats Out: Menus (10); 25 Years of Acquisitions (5); Revisiting the World's Fair of 1939 (8).

1978-1979
Box: 68 Envelope : - Negative #56889-57033. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Catalogue cover for New York and the China Trade (1). Programs and Events: Strawberry Festival, 1939 (3).

1984, Undated
Box: 40 Envelope : - Negative #57150. 35mm film strips in 8x10 envelopes

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibition: Temperance Movements in America (4 strips; 23 images).

1984
Box: 68 Envelope : - Negative #57701-57705. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Valentine...Be Mine (5).

1981
Box: 40 Envelope : - Negative #57735-58056. 35mm film strips in 8x10 envelopes

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Cutting Edge: Silhouetts by Auguste Edouart (5 strips, 28 images); Tales of Christmas Past (5 strips, 29 images); George Washington in New York State (6 strips, 31 images).

1981-1982
Box: 68 Envelope : - Negative #58118. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings: Central Park West, interior (1).

1985
Box: 40 Envelope : - Negative #58551. 35mm film strips in 8x10 envelopes

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Colonial Americana from the Collections of N-YHS (6 strips, 36 images).

1982
Box: 69 Envelope : - Negative #58806-58826. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings: Central Park West, interior (1); 1930s exteriors and floor plan (4).

1982, Undated
Box: 40 Envelope : - Negative #58963. 35mm film strips in 8x10 envelopes

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Struggle for a Continent: Francis Parkman's France and England in North America (7 strips, 42 images).

1984
Box: 69 Envelope : - Negative #59041-59254. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings: Central Park West, interior (13), exterior (2 35mm strips, 6 images).

1982-1983
Box: 40 Envelope : - Negative #59265-59287. 35mm film strips in 8x10 envelopes

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Accessions: 1980-82 (6 strips, 35 images); Library of John Pintard: Book Collecting in the New Republic (4 strips, 24 images); Sons of St. Patrick: The Irish and Irish Organizations in New York City (6 strips, 31 images); Greetings of the Year (6 strips, 35 images); American Landscape Painting, Genre Art and Drawing (4 strips, 16 images); Celebration of Opera in Honor of the Metropolitan Opera's 100th Birthday (6 strips, 31 images).

1982-1984
Box: 69 Envelope : - Negative #59348-59389. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Audubon Birds of America gallery (3). Buildings: Central Park West interior (4), exterior circa 1915 (1).

1982-1983
Box: 40 Envelope : - Negative #59609. 35mm film strips in 8x10 envelopes

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibition: Brooklyn Bridge (14 strips, 81 images).

[1983]
Box: 69 Envelope : - Negative #60636-61661. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: World of Tiffany: Neustadt Collection (14). Buildings: Central Park West 1983 plan (1); interiors (3); montage of 19th century N-YHS buildings. Image of 1866 Brady letter to N-YHS (2).

1982-1984, Undated
Box: 40 Envelope : - Negative #61836-61842. 35mm film strips in 8x10 envelopes

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Treasures of Manuscript Americana (4 strips, 20 images); The Black Experience in New York (6 strips, 36 images); Cultural Pleasures of 18th & 19th Century New York: Centennial Tribute to the Grolier Club (6 strips, 32 images); The Female Touch: Ladies' Periodical as a Reflection of an Age (6 strips, 36 images).

1982-1984
Box: 69 Envelope : - Negative #63419-64109. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Buildings: Central Park West, exterior (4), interior of museum store (4); 2nd Avenue plan by Carstensen & Gildemeister (1).

1986
Box: 39 Envelope : - Negative #64210-64211. Film, 8x10

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibition: Oom Pah Pah: Great American Band (12).

1982
Box: 69 Envelope : - Negative #64259-72894. Film, 5x7

Scope and Contents Note

Exhibitions: Prized Prints (5). Objects: 1810 St. Nicholas Festival description from Pintard papers (1). Buildings: Central Park West, 1906 interior (1); Bus stop (2); Cass Gilbert collection in stacks (3). Programs and Events: Children in auditorium (1).

1965, 1986, 1990s?
Box: 40 Envelope : - 1937-1938 Building Expansion Negatives

Scope and Contents Note

In 2016, over 200 acetate negatives related to the 1937-38 building expansion were removed from the collection because of their severely deteriorated condition. Only 24 negatives were in sufficiently good condition to retain. This folder holds those 24, the report on the disposition of the other negatives, and the list of negatives scanned prior to disposition. See also above at NYHS-RG 5, Series I, folder 170 Central Park West. Construction. New Wings (6 of 6).

1937

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