Found 81 collections related to New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs

Lüchow's Restaurant (N.Y.)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 22991
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Lüchow's Restaurant, founded by August G. Lüchow in 1882, was located at 110 East 14th Street near Union Square in New York City. Lüchow's was popular for serving traditional German food and beer, as well as holding special event banquets and... more
Leslie, Rosette King
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18282
.42 linear feet (1 box)
Rosette King Leslie married George Robert Leslie III. George Leslie attended the Bovee School, a private boys' academy in New York City between 1925-1927. He died in 1968 The papers consist of one folder of material relating to the Bovee School,... more
Poor family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18776
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Henry William Poor (1844-1915) co-founded of the firm which became Standard & Poor's with his father, Henry Varnum Poor. He married Constance Brandon and raised five children in Manhattan and Tuxedo, New York. The Poor family correspondence... more
Yard, Robert Sterling, 1861-1945
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3404
.2 linear feet (1 box)
Robert Sterling Yard (1861-1945) was an American journalist and Sunday editor of the New York Herald Tribune. Diary kept by Yard chronicles his personal life at the turn of the 20th century. Events covered are his engagement and marriage to Mary... more
Francis, John W. (John Wakefield), 1789-1861
Manuscripts and Archives Division
.25 linear feet (1 box)
New York Book Publishers Association (New York, N.Y.)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2191
.3 linear feet (2 v.)
Collection consists of letters from prominent authors acknowledging invitations to attend complimentary Fruit Festival given by the Association at the Crystal Palace in New York City; and issues of the American Publishers Circular and Literary... more
New-York City Temperance Society
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2161
.2 linear feet (1 box)
The New York City Temperance Society was established during the first quarter of the 19th century as an auxiliary society to the New York State Temperance Society. The primary objective of the New York City Temperance Society was to promote total... more
New York Rifle Club (New York, N.Y.)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2193
.3 linear feet (2 v.)
Collection consists of constitution, bylaws, rolls of members with record of attendance, minutes, 1877-1884, and several items pertaining to the club's dissolution in 1894.
New York Naturalists's Club (New York, N.Y.)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2188
.1 linear feet (1 v.)
Collection consists of New York Naturalists's Club records including a prospectus issued by William L. Sherwood, president of the club; announcements of meetings and outings; list of members; reports of the treasurer; and receipted bills.
Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 412
.2 linear feet (1 archival box)
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) is the first African American Greek Sorority. It was founded in 1908, by nine college students on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. AKA currently has members in graduate and... more
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.
Kipp, William H., (William Halstead), 1839-1918
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1652
1 linear foot (3 boxes)
William H. Kipp was a New York City Police Department employee and New York National Guard officer. Collection consists of papers on general administration of the 7th Regiment of the New York National Guard, its armory and the celebration of... more
America's Making (1921 : New York, N.Y.)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 60
ca. 150 items
Corrrespondence, minutes, and other papers relating to the preparatory work of the Scottish Section of a festival held in New York City, October 19 through November, 12, 1921, under the auspices of the New York State and city departments of... more
Allied Loyalty League (New York, N.Y.)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 55
1 linear foot (1 box)
The Allied Loyalty League was founded in 1919, and apparently dissolved in 1922. Its stated purpose was to promote greater international amity among the allied nations after World War I, build up and maintain a greater spirit of Americanism, and... more
Belles Lettres Club (New York, N.Y.)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 255
.4 linear feet (3 v.)
The Belles Lettres Club was a debating society in New York City. Collection consists of minutes of debates, texts of arguments, addresses of members on their election to the presidency of the club, reports of the committee on criticism regarding... more
Contemporary Club (New York, N.Y.)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18183
1 linear foot (3 boxes)
The Contemporary Club was a New York City social club founded in 1913 with the intent of fostering, according to the club's constitution, "the broad and free discussion of ideas and events, and the entertainment of distinguished persons." The... more
Post, Augustus, 1873-
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2461
1 linear foot (4 boxes)
Augustus Post (1873-1952) was a pioneer aviator, editor, author, and lecturer on aeronautics. He started ballooning in 1900 and was one of the first group of heavier-than-air pilots after the Wright brothers. He was a charter member of the Aero... more
Dunstan, Caroline A
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 863
.06 linear feet (1 volume)
Caroline A. Dunstan kept these diaries (14 vols.) at her home in New York City from 1856-1857, 1859-1863, 1864, and 1865-1870. Entries describe household activities, social life, health of members of the family, references to current events,... more
D'Auliffe family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 717
.15 linear feet (1 v.)
Collection consists of letters written by members of the D'Auliffe family from their home "Chevilly" in Bloomingdale, New York City, mostly to their daughters at Adderley's Boarding School, concerning religion, study, manners and conduct, health,... more
Morje, Benjamin
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2059
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Benjamin Morje made entries in this diary in June 1870 and January-February 1871. Entries describe life in Brooklyn and Manhattan, weather, parks, friends visited, theater and opera attended, popular music, Beethoven's centennial, news of Charles... more
Central Turnverein of New York City
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 503
.4 linear feet (1 box)
The Central Turnverein of New York City was a German-American organization devoted to athletics with a membership of approximately 3,000. Collection consists of four bound volumes of records, 1890-1895. Records include financial transactions,... more
Darnley family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 729
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Collection consists of letters, 1857-1863, written by William Darnley, a carpenter, to his wife and family in England while he was working in New York City and Canada. Also, letters from other family members, 1843-1844 and 1884.
Merchant, Elizabeth W
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1967
.58 linear feet (2 boxes)
Elizabeth W. Merchant of New York City was married to Stephen Merchant. She kept these diaries in 1863-1868, 1870-1874, 1876, 1880-1893, and 1895-1909, with the first entry made on January 10, 1863 and the last on December 31, 1909. Entries... more
Goodenow, Ellen Valenia
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1173
.4 linear feet (1 box)
Ellen Valenia Goodenow was the daughter of United States Representative from Maine, Robert Goodenow (1800-1874). Collection consists of letters to Ellen Goodenow at Farmington, Maine, from her suitor Charles Titcomb who was a lawyer in New York... more
Travis, Edward F
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3023
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Edward F. Travis kept this diary from 1844-1847 as a schoolboy in New York City while attending grammar school and Columbia College
Orr, Elizabeth Schuneman
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2304
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Elizabeth Schuneman Orr kept these diaries (2 vols.) from 1871-1872. Entries describe her daily experiences living in New York City, friends, births, weddings, deaths, church activities, and reflections on religious events
Olcott, Euphemia M
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2289
.2 linear feet (1 box)
Euphemia M. Olcott lived in New York City. Collection consists of Olcott's correspondence, 1892-1911; her diary of a trip to Europe, 1902-1903; school notebooks and compositions, 1856-1860; and commonplace books, 1850-1920. Also included are items... more
Gaffney family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1099
.8 linear feet (3 boxes)
Collection consists of correspondence, 1917-1919, of Joseph F. Gaffney while a member of the 29th Engineers, stationed at Camp Devens, Mass., and later with the American Expeditionary Forces in France, describing camp life, duties, recreation,... more
Kunz, George Frederick, 1856-1932
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1666
1 linear foot (6 v.)
George Frederick Kunz (1856-1932) was an authority on gems and the author of books and articles on gems, minerals, folklore and antiquities. He was active in campaigns to save and extend the parks in New York City. Collection consists of... more
Carr, George Kirwan
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 476
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
George Kirwan Carr was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Rifle Brigade of the British Army. He kept this diary from October 10-December 31, 1832. Entries recount his journey with Captain H. Deeds and Lieutenant R. H. Fitzherbert from Halifax to Boston,... more