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Guide to the New-York Historical Society Collection of Certificates
1700-1991
 PR 014

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


New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Kelly McAnnaney (2008). Revised by Marybeth Kavanagh (2018).

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 03, 2021 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series X: Historical, 1823-1980

Scope Note

This series is comprised mainly of certificates of membership and acknowledgements of financial contributions to organizations focused on commemorating various aspects of American history.

Membership certificates include those to the American Antiquarian Society, the American Historical Association, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the New-York Historical Society. New-York Historical Society membership certificates are illustrated with an image of the arrival of Henry Hudson, engraved by Asher B. Durand. Blank New-York Historical Society fellow and patron certificates include an original drawing of the certificate by its designer, E. D. French. Also included are certificates from the New Hampshire Historical Society, the American Flag House and Betsy Ross Memorial Association, and a number of presidential societies. The American Bank Note Company printed the certificates of membership for the Roosevelt Memorial Association and the Alexander Hamilton National Memorial Association.

Acknowledgements of contributions include those to the Washington National Monument, the Bunker Hill Monument Association, and the National Lincoln Monument in Illinois, as well as a certificate acknowledging a donation to provide a pedestal for the Statue of Liberty.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Folder: FF39 American Antiquarian Society
1940
Folder: FF34 American Committee on the Statue of Liberty
1883
Box: 5 Folder : 1 American Flag House and Betsy Ross Memorial Association
1889-1913
Folder: FF41 American Historical Association
1930
Folder: FF41 American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society
1912
Folder: FF42 Alexander Hamilton National Memorial Association
1903
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Bunker Hill Monument Association
circa 1823
Folder: FF34 Ulysses S. Grant Monument Association
1897
Folder: FF34 Hoboken Soldiers Monument Association
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Abraham Lincoln Societies
1869-1928
Folder: FF35-FF38 New-York Historical Society

Scope and Contents

Additional membership certificates from N-YHS can be found in the institutional archive: New-York Historical Society membership records (NYHS-RG 9).

1846-1974, undated
Folder: FF34 Roosevelt Memorial Association
circa 1920
Folder: FF39 Society for the Preservation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America
1980
Folder: FF34 Soldier's Monument Park Association of Schuylkill County
circa 1887
Box: 5 Folder : 4 George Washington Societies
1923-1938, undated
Folder: FF34 Roger Williams Monument Association
circa 1860
Folder: FF34 Woodrow Wilson Foundation
circa 1922

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