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 They preserve evidence (often unique and unpublished) of human activity and achievement that forms a basis for the study of political, social, economic, and cultural history.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

Manuscripts and Archives Division


8
5,684
Collections
q
441,697
Described Components
z
29,622+
Feet of Documents
0
80,384
Names
D
242,066
Digitized Objects
@
29
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
277
Collections
q
50,136
Described Components
z
1,471+
Feet of Documents
0
6,818
Names
D
62,473
Digitized Objects
Address:
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building , Third Floor, Room 320
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788

Billy Rose Theatre Division


8
1,268
Collections
q
211,488
Described Components
z
11,226+
Feet of Documents
0
40,153
Names
D
815
Digitized Objects
@
6
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
739
Collections
q
59,552
Described Components
z
5,496+
Feet of Documents
0
1,448
Names
D
6,300
Digitized Objects
@
3
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
1,220
Collections
q
1,304
Described Components
z
8+
Feet of Documents
0
203
Names
Address:
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building , Third Floor, Room 319
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788

Jerome Robbins Dance Division


8
491
Collections
q
117,345
Described Components
z
3,502+
Feet of Documents
0
9,001
Names
D
8
Digitized Objects
@
5
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
671
Collections
q
150,507
Described Components
z
5,544+
Feet of Documents
0
19,790
Names
D
174
Digitized Objects
@
3
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

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound


8
101
Collections
q
14,369
Described Components
z
36+
Feet of Documents
0
40,592
Names
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
25
Collections
q
6,946
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
2
Collections
q
131
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
@
1
Collections Added this Year
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
487+
Feet of Documents
Address:
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building , Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788