Found 10 collections related to Astor 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. Central Administration. Architect
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc 5015
30 cubic feet
The Library has usually had an architect on staff to coordinate construction projects and building renovations. This individual has also had custody of the architectural drawings created by the Library or by outside architectural firms. Records of... more
New York Public Library. Board of Trustees. Committee on the Consolidation of the Astor, Lenox and Tilden Libraries
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc 4902
.2 cubic foot
The Committee on Consoliation of the Astor, Lenox and Tilden Libraries was created in 1895 and reached an agreement to consolidate and establish the N.Y.P.L. on May 23 of that year. Its nine members were: T.M. Markoe, John L. Cadwalader, and... more
Irving, Washington, 1783-1859
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1524
15 linear feet (25 boxes, 10 v.); 7 microfilm reels
Washington Irving (1783-1859), the American author, wrote his first popular work, A History of New York, under the pseudonym Diedrich Knickerbocker. He continued to write stories and essays which made him the outstanding figure in American... 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
Nelson, Charles Alexander, 1839-1933
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2114
5 linear feet (12 boxes)
Charles Alexander Nelson (1839-1933), librarian and bibliographer, was a Reconstruction administrator in New Bern, North Carolina, for a decade following the U.S. Civil War. He returned to the North in 1875 and worked until 1909 in various... more
Cogswell, Joseph Green, 1786-1871
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 586
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Joseph Green Cogswell (1786-1871) was an educator and librarian. He was appointed librarian and professor of mineralogy and geology at Harvard University in 1820, founded the Round Hill School in Northampton, Mass. with George Bancroft in 1823,... 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
Astor Library
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc RG1 5975
NYPL Archives Record Group 1 consists of the records of the Astor Library, a non-circulating reference library established in 1849 by the terms of the will of John Jacob Astor. In 1895 the Astor Library was consolidated with the Lenox Library and... more
New York Public Library. Central Administration. Director's Office
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc 4937
Records of the first Director of The New York Public Library. John Shaw Billings (1838-1913) served as Director of NYPL from its founding in 1895 until 1913. He helped create NYPL by combining the Astor and Lenox Libraries into a public research... more
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