- New York Public Library. Research Libraries. Director's Office
- Call number
- MssArc 5117
- Physical description
- .2 cubic foot
- Preferred Citation
- Edward Geier Freehafer records, New York Public Library Archives, The New York Public Library
- New York Public Library Archives
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Edward Geier Freehafer (1909-1985) was Director of the New York Public Library from 1954 to 1971. Except for a brief tenure in 1944-1945 as Assistant Librarian of the Brown University Library, he spent his entire career at the New York Public Library. Between 1932 and 1954, he was Chief of the American History and Genealogy Division, Chief of the Personnel Office and Chief of the Reference Department. He also served as Acting Director before assuming the directorship of the Library in 1954. Records include correspondence, memoranda and statistics relating to student use of the Library. Other Freehafter records are with the Central Administration collections and some materials are included in the records of James W. Henderson.
Using the collection
LocationNew York Public Library Archives
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788
Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328
Access to materialsAdvance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Conditions Governing Use
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