Found 13 collections related to New York (N.Y.) -- History

Paltsits, Victor Hugo, 1867-1952
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2140
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
This volume is an inventory of records of the city clerk of New York (1647-1906), and surrogate records of the city and county of New York (1665-1914). Also present is a sketch of the material found among the Bureau of Design and Survey. These... more
Andrews, William Loring, 1837-1920
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3774
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Contains "New York City History. Check-List." by William Loring Andrews as well as correspondence with Mr. Leech and Dodd, Mead, and Company and a certificate from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Also included in this folder are letters from his... more
Armbruster, Eugene L., 1865-1943
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 124
1 linear foot (1 carton)
Eugene L. Armbruster was an amateur photographer and historian of New York, especially Brooklyn and Long Island. Historical notes of New York City is an unpublished manuscript in nine parts.
Wuttge, Frank, d. 1985
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3401
50 linear feet (46 boxes)
Frank Wuttge, Jr. was a writer and researcher with interests in the history of New York City, Edgar Allan Poe and poetry. His father, Frank Wuttge, Sr. was a photographer active in German-American organizations. Collection consists of... more
Janvier, Thomas A. (Thomas Allibone), 1849-1913
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1547
1.5 linear feet (3 boxes, 2 v., 1 oversize folder)
Thomas Allibone Janvier (1849-1913) was an American journalist and author; Catherine Ann Drinker Janvier (1841-1922) was a painter and author. They traveled extensively in Mexico, England and France and wrote guidebooks, fictional works and... more
Stokes, I. N. Phelps (Isaac Newton Phelps), 1867-1944
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2892
16 linear feet (35 boxes)
Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes (1867-1944) was an American architect and housing reformer. John Mead Howells and Stokes worked as partners in the architectural firm Howells and Stokes. In addition to his architectural work, Stokes was an organizer of... more
Gray, Ethel Huyler, 1877-
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1204
1.5 linear feet (4 boxes)
Ethel Huyler Gray (1877- ), an American actress, author and editor, worked in the theatre for 12 years, then edited legal documents and advertising copy. She also was a writer and researcher for the New York Theosophical Society. Collection... more
Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement (New York, N.Y.)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1542
Records of a social settlement founded in 1891 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan by The King's Daughters, an organization of Episcopal church women, and Jacob A. Riis. Incorporated in 1898 as The King's Daughters Settlement, the institution was... more
Writers' Program (New York, N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-6544
5.46 linear feet (13 boxes)
Collection consists of 41 studies of the history of blacks in New York City. Included are biographical sketches, studies relating to cultural achievements, history, slavery, economics, sports, theater, churches, as well as other subjects. Authors... more
Mitchell, Joseph, 1908-1996
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 23209
56.58 linear feet (127 boxes, 4 volumes, 2 oversized folders); 419.23 mb (504 computer files)
The Joseph Mitchell papers (1838-2011) primarily relate to Mitchell's career as a journalist and New Yorker writer and his proclivity to document life in New York City. The collection is comprised of correspondence,... more
Westervelt, Harman C.
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3299
.6 linear feet (3 oversize v.)
Harman C. Westervelt was an American historian. Collection consists of Westervelt's essays on various features of New York City, miscellaneous papers and letters, and newsclippings. Essays concern churches, parks, prisons, fire department, the... more
New York Foundation
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18363
97.37 linear feet (231 boxes)
The New York Foundation is a philanthropic foundation, established in New York City in 1909 for the purpose of providing financial support towards "altruistic purposes, charitable, benevolent, educational, or otherwise." For over a century, the... more
James Weldon Johnson Community Centers (New York, N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 589
The records include correspondence, memoranda, minutes, program files, newsclippings, brochures, administrative records, reports, funding proposals, executive director files, and photographs. They document the agency from its founding and provide... more
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