- New York Public Library. Chatham Square Branch
- Physical description
- 6 linear feet (11 boxes)
- Preferred Citation
Chatham Square Branch Records, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library.
- New York Public Library Archives
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.Restrictions apply
The Chatham Square Branch of The New York Public Library opened in 1903 at 33 East Broadway in Manhattan, replacing a branch of the New York Free Circulating Library that had served the neighborhood for four years. The building was designed by the architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White and was constructed with funds provided by Andrew Carnegie. Since opening, the branch has been an integral part of the Chinese-American neighborhood it serves, and today is home to the Chinese Heritage Collection, a unique repository of books, reports, documents, videos, and other materials in English and Chinese. Reports, publicity material and administrative records documenting the operations of the Chatham Square Branch of The New York Public Library.
Source of acquisition
Transferred from Chatham Square Branch Library.
Compiled Jim Moske; machine readable finding aid created by FAKER.
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.
Boxes 7, 8, 9, 10 closed to research.