Found 39 collections related to New York Public Library

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
New York public library
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 192
.1 linear feet (2 folders)
The New York Pubic Library purchased Arthur A. Schomburg's collection of books, pamphlets, prints and photographs in 1926 with funds from the Carnegie Corporation and housed at the 135th Street Branch Library of The New York Public Library. L.... more
Busch, Wilhelm, b. 1874
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 440
1 linear foot (1 box, 1 package)
Wilhelm Busch (b. 1874) was a librarian at the New York Public Library from 1923 to 1939. Busch's diaries, largely in German, date both before and after his emigration to the United States from Germany. Entries record his daily life and career in... more
Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4372
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Correspondence, largely between American author James T. Farrell and the New York Public Library, regarding his desire to replace a lost book, his interest in donating his papers and manuscripts to the Library, and an apartment fire which... more
Johnston, Esther
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4470
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Letters, photographs,an interview transcript, and other material by or about Esther Johnston, a librarian who began her career with the New York Public Library in 1916, and who retired as Chief of the Circulation Department in 1951. Letters are... more
New York Public Library. Board of Trustees. Art Committee
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc RG5 4923
.1 cubic foot
The Art Committee of the Board of Trustees, established in the Library's early years, has general supervision over pictures, paintings, statuary, and other objects of art belonging to the N.Y.P.L. Corporation. Records of the Art Committee consist... more
Pearson, Edmund Lester, 1880-1937
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 6251
9 items
Edmund Lester Pearson (1880-1937) was an American librarian and writer best known for his book Studies in Murder (1924) and other essays in the true crime genre. He was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts and graduated from Harvard in 1902 and the... more
Peterson, Frank A
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2392
1.6 linear feet (4 boxes)
Frank A. Peterson, a librarian on the staff of the New York Public Library, was a collector and cataloger of printed materials and manuscripts pertaining to the Church of Seventh-Day Adventists. Collection consists mainly of correspondence,... more
Allen, Frederick Lewis, 1890-1954
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3734
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
A speech delivered at the annual meeting of the staff of the New York Public Library at Hunter College, October 1951. Published in the Bulletin of the New York Public Library, November 1951
Sorge, Friedrich A. (Friedrich Adolf), 1828-1906
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2819
.64 linear feet (1 box, 2 volumes)
Letters to Friedrich Adolph Sorge and others from Friedrich Engels, Karl Marx, Johann Philip Becker, Joseph Dietzgen, and others, 1867-1895. Letters from Sorge to The New York Public Library, 1898-1906 Most of these letters have been published in... more
Chapman, Gilbert W.
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 89-36
17 sound discs, analog; 17 sound discs, analog; 11, analog aluminum and glass-based acetate, 10 in.; 11, analog aluminum and glass-based acetate, 10 in.; 6, analog aluminum-based acetate, 12 in.; 6, analog aluminum-based acetate, 12 in.
Gilbert W. Chapman was a business executive in New York City who served as Director of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The New York Public Library. The collection consists of noncommercial sound... more
New York public library
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2179
.17 linear feet (1 volume)
This collection consists of autograph letters of state and federal judges of New York State. The bulk of the letters are dated between 1854 and 1911, except for the letters of Judges Esek Cowen and J.R. Whiting, which are dated 1828 and 1838... more
Millener, Jessie Scott
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1995
.42 linear feet (1 box)
Jessie Scott Millener was a librarian at the New York Public Library. Her papers include correspondence, a diary, and ephemera relating to her work with the New York Public Library and the Young Men's Christian Association
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle | Pforz Ms
1 vol. (80 leaves), 29 cm; 1 vol. (80 leaves), 29 cm
From 3 May to 13 September of 1997 the New York Public Library's Humanities and Social Sciences building held an exhibition titled Visionary Daughters of Albion, which focused on the English writers Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley. Chiefly... more
United States. Works Progress Administration
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3108
.3 linear feet (1 box)
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) of the U.S. government was the major relief agency of Franklin D. Roosevelt's "New Deal". Supplanting the Civil Works Administration (an emergency temporary work relief program, 1933-1934), the WPA employed... more
Helbig, Richard E. (Richard Ernest), 1870-1941
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 22943
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Richard E. Helbig was a New York Public Library employee who worked with the German-American collection. His papers (1896-1938) are comprised of articles authored by Helbig; correspondence; bibliographic reports; and notes on the library's German... more
Astor Library
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 23354
.08 linear feet (1 volume)
One scrapbook depicting the nearly empty interior of the Astor Library and two dozen loose photographs of library staff members. The library building appears to have been photographed when the Astor Library ceased operations at 425 Lafayette... more
Victory Book Campaign
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3164
5 linear feet (5 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
The Victory Book Campaign (VBC), originally named the National Defense Book Campaign, was established in 1941 by the American Library Association, the American Red Cross, and United Service Organizations (USO). The Campaign's purpose was to... 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
Eames, Wilberforce, 1855-1937
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 878
90.5 linear feet (113 boxes)
Collection consists of materials reflecting Eames's interests and scholarly achievements in the fields of bibliography and librarianship. Correspondence, 1866-1937, includes both business and personal correspondence, mostly incoming, with... more
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 44
24 linear feet
The records of the Schomburg Center document the activities of the six individuals who managed the library, dating to its establishment by Ernestine Rose. The records are divided into the following series: General Correspondence, Reference... more
Billings, John S. (John Shaw), 1838-1913
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 304
48 linear feet (109 boxes); 53 microfilm reels
John Shaw Billings (1838-1913) was an American surgeon, hospital planner and librarian. He served as a U.S. Army surgeon and was responsible for creating the nation's foremost medical library, now the National Library of Medicine. He served as... more
Skeel, Emily Ellsworth Ford, 1867-1958
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2766
106 linear feet (150 boxes and 2 v.)
Emily Ford Skeel (1867-1958) was a bibliographer, editor and philanthropist. Her parents were Gordon Lester Ford (1823-1891), a railroad and real-estate magnate and collector of Americana, and Emily Fowler Ford (1826-1893), a poet. Like her older... more
Weitenkampf, Frank, 1866-1962
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3270
6 linear feet (10 boxes, 10 v., 1 package)
Frank Weitenkampf (1866-1962) worked for the New York Public Library for 61 years. He started as a page at the Astor Library in 1881, became head of the NYPL Art Department, and served as Curator of Prints from 1921 until his retirement in 1942.... more
Juilliard School of Music
Music Division | JPB 89-66
7 boxes + 2 map case drawers
The collection includes photographs, original drawings for set and costume designs, and blueprints; as well as miscellaneous exhibition materials such as catalogs, labels, display case notes, programs, and periodicals containing material about the... more
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 475
.21 linear feet (1 box)
The Carnegie Corporation was founded in 1911 by Andrew Carnegie to continue his philanthropic work after his death. In 1901 Carnegie offered the City of New York 5.2 million dollars to establish a branch library system. The collection consists of... more
Del Mar, Walter, 1862-1944
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 761
2.7 linear feet (6 boxes and 4 v.)
Walter Del Mar (1862-1944) was a banker, broker, journalist, and author. After establishing a banking firm in London which represented American interests, he returned to the United States in 1914 and wrote books on his extensive travels.... more
New York Public Library
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssArc RG10 5928
NYPL Archives Record Group 10 consists of visual materials that document New York Public Library buildings, programs, staff and predecessor institutions from 1875 to the present. Formats include photoprints, negatives, transparencies, albums,... more
Lenox Library
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc RG2 4856
NYPL Archives Record Group 2 consists of the records of the Lenox Library, a non-circulating research library founded by James Lenox (1800-1880) in New York City in 1870. In 1895 the Lenox Library was consolidated with the Astor Library and the... more
Dain, Phyllis
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18397
5.86 linear feet (13 boxes)
Phyllis Dain is a Professor Emerita of Library Service at Columbia University. The Phyllis Dain papers consist of documents relating to her work as a library educator and historian, including the campaign to save the Columbia University Library... more
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