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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).

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Scope and Contents Note

The New-York Historical Society Collection of Certificates (formerly known as the Certificate File) spans the period from 1700 to 1991 and contains certificates issued by a wide variey of societies, clubs and organizations. Diplomas, certificates of merit and various financial and legal documents are included as well. The collection contains fine examples of engravings, lithographs, and typography.

The collection is divided into 22 series and arranged alphabetically by subject:

I: Art

II: Business

III: Celebrations and Events

IV: Civic

V: Education

VI: Financial

VII: Foreign Language

VIII: Fraternal

IX: Genealogical

X: Historical

XI: Humanitarian

XII: Legal

XIII: Medical

XIV: Memorial

XV: Military

XVI: Political and Government

XVII: Regional and Ethnic

XVIII: Religious

XIX: Scientific

XX: Sports and Athletics

XXI: Trades

XXII: Transportation