Archives and Manuscripts at The New York Public Library


The New York Public Library holds nearly 10,000 archival and manuscript collections comprising over 50,000 linear feet of material in nearly every format imaginable. They preserve evidence (often unique and unpublished) of human activity and achievement that forms a basis for the study of political, social, economic, and cultural history. Each year, these collections inform and inspire the work of scholars, writers, artists, filmmakers, family historians, and other advanced researchers who seek and then share the new knowledge and perspectives revealed to them through these resources.

Archives and manuscripts are also exploited by the Library and other institutions to exhibit, teach, and build educational tools —all of which provide the general public and students of all ages the opportunity to learn about the human experience through primary sources.


Archives and Manuscripts Divisions

Photography Collection


8
1
Collections
q
255
Described Components
Address:
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building , Room 308
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788

Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division


8
1
Collections
q
72
Described Components
D
81
Digitized Objects
Address:
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building , 1st floor, Room 117
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788

Manuscripts and Archives Division


8
5,762
Collections
q
472,406
Described Components
z
31,725+
Feet of Documents
0
80,921
Names
D
567,586
Digitized Objects
@
3
Collections Added this Year
Address:
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building , Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788

Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature


8
294
Collections
q
50,326
Described Components
z
1,474+
Feet of Documents
0
7,084
Names
D
65,849
Digitized Objects
@
1
Collections Added this Year
Address:
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building , Third Floor, Room 320
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788

Billy Rose Theatre Division


8
1,273
Collections
q
221,622
Described Components
z
11,270+
Feet of Documents
0
38,210
Names
D
8,504
Digitized Objects
@
2
Collections Added this Year
Address:
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center , Third Floor
40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023-7498

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division


8
766
Collections
q
75,143
Described Components
z
6,034+
Feet of Documents
0
1,448
Names
D
6,563
Digitized Objects
@
4
Collections Added this Year
Address:
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture , Second Floor
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037-1801

Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle


8
1,303
Collections
q
1,711
Described Components
z
8+
Feet of Documents
0
220
Names
D
1,186
Digitized Objects
Address:
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building , Third Floor, Room 319
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788

Jerome Robbins Dance Division


8
532
Collections
q
123,424
Described Components
z
3,952+
Feet of Documents
0
9,384
Names
D
1,545
Digitized Objects
@
2
Collections Added this Year
Address:
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center , Third Floor
40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023-7498

Music Division


8
693
Collections
q
205,868
Described Components
z
7,147+
Feet of Documents
0
19,964
Names
D
1,032
Digitized Objects
Address:
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center , Third Floor
40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023-7498

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound


8
104
Collections
q
14,634
Described Components
z
46+
Feet of Documents
0
39,767
Names
D
2
Digitized Objects
Address:
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center , Third Floor
40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023-7498

Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy


8
26
Collections
q
6,952
Described Components
z
196+
Feet of Documents
Address:
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building , First Floor, Room 121
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788

Dorot Jewish Division


8
3
Collections
q
293
Described Components
z
40+
Feet of Documents
Address:
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building , First Floor, Room 111
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788

General Research Division


8
15
Collections
q
19,881
Described Components
z
2,813+
Feet of Documents
Address:
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building , Third Floor, Room 315
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division


8
2
Collections
q
79
Described Components
D
12
Digitized Objects
Address:
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture , Third Floor
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037-1801

Rare Book Division


8
4
Collections
q
3,330
Described Components
z
270+
Feet of Documents
Address:
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building , Third Floor, Room 328
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788

Science, Industry and Business Library


8
1
Collections
Address:
Science, Industry and Business Library ,
188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016-4314

New York Public Library Archives


8
159
Collections
q
9,961
Described Components
z
452+
Feet of Documents
D
2
Digitized Objects
Address:
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building , Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788