Found 40 collections related to Memoirs

Broadbent, Alice S., 1885-1979
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3840
1 folder
Alice S. Broadbent (née Cole) was a librarian. Recollections (8 p.), written in 1977, of her employment in the cataloging department of the Astor Library, ca. 1909-1910, and of her life in New York City as a single young working woman; also, a... more
Cowell, Olive Thompson, 1887-1984
Music Division | JPB 99-3
1 item (44 leaves), 28 cm; 1 item (44 leaves), 28 cm
Includes material on the career of composer Henry Cowell; encounters with many musicians and other artists, the founding of New Music and the New Music Society; an extended trip to Ireland, Russia, and points between in 1929 with Henry; various... more
Holcroft, Thomas, 1745-1809
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1416
2 boxes
English dramatist. Typescript, galley and plate proofs.
Colden, Alice Wadsworth
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3194
1 v
Manuscript transcript of a history of the Colden, Murray and other New York families.
Dyer, William Holmes
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
.2 linear feet (1 volume)
The memoirs are written in a narrative form, and begin at the point that Dyer decided to enlist in the Army, through the Armistice, his return to the States and discharge from the Army. Dyer briefly discusses the period spent at Ft. Des Moines and... more
Hill, Samuel, 1777-1825
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1397
3 v., 1 oversize folder
The Samuel Hill papers consist of his autobiography, his journal of a voyage of the brig Ulysses, unidentified poetry, and writings by F. Stanhope Hill about Samuel Hill, all bound in one volume; a bound copy of the autobiography in negative... more
Lawrence, Samuel, 1801-1880
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1701
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Prominent Massachusetts merchant Samuel Lawrence wrote these reminiscences of his childhood and early life in Groton and Boston while in Stockbridge in March 1875. The reminiscences cover the years 1803-1844 and mention James Madison, Noah... more
Yarmolinsky, Avrahm, 1890-1975
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3366
.1 linear feet (1 volume)
Typescript of portions of Count Sergei Witte's memoirs, translated and edited by Abraham Yarmolinsky. Included are notes used in connection with the work of translation. The translation was published in 1921 by Doubleday, Page & Co. as "The... more
Williams,Tennessee, 1911-1983
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1983-006
3 volumes
Playwright. The collection consists of a typescript, "Seven Card Stud: A Life Story" (1974), a 440 p. autobiography of Williams that was edited and published as MEMOIRS (1975), and two short stories: "The Inventory at Fontana Bella" (1972, 11 p.)... more
Moore, Mary de Camp Banks
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18044
1.67 linear feet (4 boxes)
Mary de Camp Banks Moore (b.1878) was the daughter of Gen. Robert Lenox Banks, Secretary and Assistant Treasurer of the New York Central Railroad, and Mary de Camp Corning, widow of Edwin Weld Corning, who was the nephew of Erastus Corning,... more
Padula, Edward, 1916-2001
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1995-032
.1 linear feet (1 portfolio)
Edward Padula is a producer, director and writer for the American theater. He produced BYE BYE BIRDIE on Broadway at the Martin Beck Theatre in 1960. Collection consists of the typescript of his memoirs on producing the show and a souvenir program... more
McCarter, William, -1911
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1936
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Revised and improved manuscript of William McCarter's Life in the American Army. Originally published as My Life in the Army in 1862, this version dates from 1875
Walbrook, H. M. (Henry Mackinnon), 1865-1941
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3199
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Undated reminiscences of English playwright, drama critic, and author Henry Mackinnon Walbrook, describing the English stage and social customs during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including sketches of drama critics Clement Scott and... more
Tucker, Sophie, 1884-1966
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3042
.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Sophie Tucker (1884-1966) was a Russian-born popular American entertainer. She gained fame as a performer in vaudeville and burlesque in the World War I era, and continued her career for many years in nightclubs, films, radio and television. The... more
Maule, Quentin, 1919-2000
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 6208
.42 linear feet (2 boxes)
A typescript memoir written by Quentin Maule. Maule (1919-2000) was an art historian who received his PhD from University of California, Berkeley. He taught at Berkeley as well as the University of Chicago, where he focused on Etruscan art. His... more
Preston, Noble D.
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2492
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Noble D. Preston was a Captain in the 10th New York Cavalry. This manuscript volume includes reminiscences of his service in the Civil War, biographical sketches of Lieutenant Philip D. Mason and others, military medals, cavalry bugle calls, war... more
Warren, Samuel, 1807-1877
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3227
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Manuscript copy of Samuel Warren's An old contributor at the sea side
Pinto, Francis Effingham
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2430
1.36 linear feet (7 volumes)
The Francis Effingham Pinto recollections cover the period from 1823 to 1856, with discussion of Pinto's early life in New Haven, Connecticut and New York City; service as Lieutenant, 1st N.Y. Volunteers during the 1846 campaign in Mexico; travel... more
Bond, Fred G., 1852-
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 331
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Written in January 1924. Reminiscences of transporting the Nez Perce Indians from Fort Keogh, Montana, down the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers to Bismark, South Dakota, en route to Indian territory
Ayer, Gertrude E. (Gertrude Elise), 1884-1971
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 277
.2 linear feet; 1 microfilm reel
Gertrude Elise (née Johnson) McDougal Ayer, 1884-?, was born in New York City, attended City and Hunter Colleges and Columbia University. She began teaching in New York City public elementary schools in 1905, and was the first vocational guidance... more
MacDonald, Gordon Gallie
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1825
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Gordon Gallie MacDonald, a Lieutenant in the British Navy, wrote this memoir about the years 1745-1831. The memoir includes information about his ancestry; an account of the battle at Culloden; his father's service with General John Burgoyne at... more
Sturtevant, John J
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2915
.06 linear feet (1 volume)
Recollections of a resident of New York City from 1835-1905, describing stage lines, oil lamps and lamplighters, markets, theatres, museums, eating places, hotels, parks, yachting, steamships, fire companies, church-going, shops, residences of... more
Epstein, Pierre
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 17932
.21 linear feet (1 box)
The Abingdon Square Collection contains information about the development of Abingdon Square, reminiscences of area residents regarding the square, and correspondence and flyers regarding proposed alterations to traffic flow in the area. An early... more
Thorburn, Grant, 1773-1863
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2985
.2 linear feet (2 folders)
Grant Thorburn was a Scottish-born New York City nurseryman and author. The collection consists mainly of letters and letter fragments from his friend William Carver, a mutual acquaintance of Thomas Paine, with a loose poem by Carver on Nature and... more
Spies, Adam W. (Adam William), 1800-1891
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 22287
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Adam W. Spies (1800-1891), the son of Mary Bergh and John Spies, was a hardware and military goods merchant in New York City. He was employed by the firm of C. & J. D. Wolfe, and was their agent in England in the 1820s. In 1834 he established A.... more
Hyslop, John, 1827-1911
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1472
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
John Hyslop was a Scottish baker who emigrated to New York in 1793. The John Hyslop diary, dated 1793, records his journey from New York City to Springfield, Massachusetts, and his sojourn there, during the months of June and July. Hyslop traveled... more
Dillingham, C. B. (Charles Bancroft), 1868-1934
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 813
Collection consists of correspondence, stage managers'reports, receipt books, roster and salary records, and some personal papers of Dillingham. Correspondence, 1903-1927, of Dillingham and his associates Bruce Edwards and Fred G. Latham with... more
Liebman, Marvin
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4823
.66 linear feet (2 boxes)
Marvin Liebman was a conservative strategist and fundraiser for the Republican Party who came out as gay in 1990. His papers consist chiefly of drafts of his memoir, Coming out Conservative, but also include some... more
Allworth, Edward
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3621
8.3 linear feet (21 boxes); 679 kb (11 computer files); 19 audio files
Edward A. Allworth is professor emeritus of Turco-Soviet Studies in the Middle Eastern and Asian Languages and Cultures Department of Columbia University. He began his career at Columbia in 1961, dedicating his writings and teaching to the study... more
Cooper, Madge Huntington
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18248
2.35 linear feet (8 boxes)
The Ford, Roelker, and Turle families were united by intermarriage and resided in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. The members of these families include the descendants of Gordon Lester Ford (1823-1891), a prominent businessman and lawyer,... more
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