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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
Free Circulating Libraries
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc RG4 4858
NYPL Archives Record Group 4 consists of the records of the various independent circulating libraries that consolidated with The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. These records cover the period prior to each library's... 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
New York Public Library.
New York Public Library Archives
In 1895, the Astor Library and the Lenox Library were consolidated with the Tilden Trust to form the New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations. The Astor Library was a public reference library begun in 1839 and incorporated ten... more
New York Public Library. Bloomingdale Branch
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc 5786
.5 linear feet linear feet (1 box)
Reports, brochures and program information from the Bloomingdale Branch of The New York Public Library.
New York Public Library. Board of Trustees
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc 4931
Records of three founding members of The New York Public Library Board of Trustees: John L. Cadwalader, Lewis Cass Ledyard and George Lockhart Rives. Records document the founding and early years of The Library.
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
New York Public Library. Board of Trustees. Executive Committee
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc 4908
23.25 cubic feet
The Executive Committee, one of the original standing committees of the Board of Trustees, takes general charge of the administration of the affairs of the N.Y.P.L. Corporation. It is empowered to act on behalf of the Board of Trustees in between... more
New York Public Library. Board of Trustees. Finance Committee
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc 4912
9 cubic feet
The Finance Committee, one of the original standing committees of the Board of Trustees, has general direction of the N.Y.P.L. Corporation's finances, particularly the investment of funds. It consists of no fewer than three trustees, the Treasurer... more
New York Public Library. Board of Trustees. Secretary
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc 4883
Records of the Secretary of the Board of Trustees of The New York Public Library. The Secretary is a member and officer of the Board and is responsible for the keeping of the records of The New York Public Library Corporation and the minutes of... more
New York Public Library. Board of Trustees. Treasurer
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc 4894
12.75 cubic feet
The Treasurer of the Board of Trustees is a member and officer of the Board, responsible for the financial matters of the N.Y.P.L. Corporation. Those who have served as Treasurer for the period of the records here described are: Edward King... more
New York Public Library. Bond Street Branch.
New York Public Library Archives
.25 linear feet (1 box)
The Bond Street Branch of The New York Public Library originated in 1880 as part of the New York Free Circulating Library, which merged with NYPL in 1901. The branch was closed in 1918. Accession book and statistical reports of the Bond Street... 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. Central Administration. Business Superintendent
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc 5022
Ferris Lockwood was appointed Business Superintendent of The New York Public Library shortly after the institution's founding in 1895. Correspondence pertaining to the physical plant of various NYPL branch libraries and the Central Building.
New York Public Library. Central Administration. Central Administrative Office
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc 4969
16 cubic feet
Certain routine activities of the New York Public Library are handled by the staff of the Central Administration and are referred to as originating in the Central Administrative Office. Records consist of reports and other materials concerning... 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
New York Public Library. Chatham Square Branch
New York Public Library Archives
6 linear feet (11 boxes)
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... more
New York Public Library. Picture Collection
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc 5850
6 linear feet (10 boxes)
Reports, correspondence, news clippings and administrative files documenting operation of the Picture Collection of The New York Public Library.
New York Public Library. Seward Park Branch
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc 5867
3 linear feet (7 boxes)
Reports, memoranda, correspondence, brochures, clippings and administrative files documenting the operation of the Seward Park Branch of The New York Public Library.
New York Public Library. United States History, Local History and Genealogy Division.
New York Public Library Archives
3 linear feet (7 boxes)
The United States History, Local History and Genealogy Division Records document the administration and operation of this division of the New York Public Library's Humanities and Social Sciences Library. The United States History, Local History... more
Tilden Trust
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc RG3 4857
1.36 linear feet (3 boxes)
NYPL Archives Record Group 3, Tilden Trust Records, consists of architectural drawings, correspondence, inventories, legal documents, memoranda, news clippings, notes, property maps, publications, and statistical tables that document the legal... more