- New York Public Library. Fordham Library Center.
- Physical description
- 4 linear feet (8 boxes)
- Preferred Citation
Fordham Library Center 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 Fordham Library Center of The New York Public Library opened in 1923. Because of the need for expanded reference services for the borough, the Bronx Reference Center was added to the branch in 1931. By the 1950s the library had become overcrowded due to population growth in the area and the success of the Bronx Reference Center. The original building was renovated, and the new and expanded Fordham reopened in 1956. Today, the Fordham Library Center is the largest public library in the Bronx, with extensive collections of print and non-print materials for adults, young adults, and children. Reports, administrative records and publicity material documenting the operations of the Fordham Library Center of The New York Public Library.
Source of acquisition
Transferred from Fordham Library Center.
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 4, 5, 6 closed to research.