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New York Public Library. Research Libraries. Director's Office
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc 5115
.2 cubic foot
Paul North Rice (1888-1967) began working at the New York Public Library in 1914 and held various positions including Chief of the Preparation Division from 1820 to 1927. After serving as Director of the New York University Libraries, he was Chief... more
Anderson, Margaret C.
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc 6662
0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
American editor. Editor of "The Little Review", 1914-1929.This folder contains one letter dated 18 Mar. 1937 to Mr. Lydenberg granting permission to reproduce "The Little Review" on safety film.
Barney, Charles T., 1851 (?)-1907(?)
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc 7008
0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Letter to John Shaw Billings, Director of NYPL (Misspelled as "J.L. Billings"). Letter to John Shaw Billings, Director of NYPL. Reverse side has response of John Shaw Billings to Mr. Barney.
Bartlett, Paul Wayland, 1865-1925
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc 7049
0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
American expatriate sculptor.
Adler, Elmer, 1884-1962
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc 6511
0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
This folder contains one letter written by Elmer Adler to Miss Alice Lerch of the New York Public Library on Pynson Printers Inc. stationary.
Alden, John, 1599-1687
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc 6555
0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
The folder contains a letter to NYPL Librarian informing him of the sale of a rare document with the signature of John Alden, a signer of the Mayflower Compact from Dauber & Pine Bookshops, Inc.
Armes, Ethel, 1876-1945
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc 6731
0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Contains one letter to Mabel Weaks dated 18 Feb. 1937 and an envelope addressed to Miss Mabel Weaks, with "Director of Manuscript Department, New York Public Library" crossed out.
Baxter, Percival Proctor, 1876-1969
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc 7099
0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Governor of Maine, 1923-25;
Armour, Alexander William
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc 6734
0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Contains one letter dated 18 Sep. 1948 enclosing an Errata sheet to be placed in the book, "Notables and Autographs."
Aron, Willy, 1902-
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc 6765
0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Contains one letter to Dr. Joshua Block, Chief of Jewish Division, NYPL from Willy Aron discussing his novel "Generations of Restlessness" and the Einstein papers.
Bacon, Augustus Octavius, 1839-1914
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc 6837
0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
J.S. Billings, Director of NYPL
Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc 6925
0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
W.B. Allison envelope to J.S. Billings of NYPL. Envelope stamped 1906. No enclosure.
Black, George F., 1896-1949?
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc 7386
0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
; m. Alice Hicks; Portland, Me.; railroad supt., Maine Central RR. George F. Black was the railroad superintendent for the Maine Central Rail Road. Letters to and from New York Public Library Director Harry Miller Lydenberg and George Black... 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
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc 5636
.2 cubic foot
The Councils of the New York Public Library are groups of citizens who work closely with the Board of Trustees to promote knowledge of and support for the Library. The first council to be created by the Board, in 1949, was the Women's Council, now... more
New York Public Library. Board of Trustees. Clerk
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc RG5 4933
.2 cubic foot
The Clerk of the New York Public Library was delegated by the Board of Trustees in its early years to carry out various official and legal duties. During the period of these records, the position was held by Alanson T. Briggs, who became the Agent... more
New York Public Library. Board of Trustees. Committee on Research Libraries
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc RG5 4919
1.6 cubic foot
The Committee on Research Libraries was originally named the Library Committee when it was created by the N.Y.P.L. Board of Trustees shortly after the incorporation of the Library. The Library Committee stood to oversee the selection, arrangement... more
New York Public Library. Central Administration. Duplicating Office
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc 5069
13.5 cubic feet
The Printing Office was established in 1911 and produced forms, pamphlets, catalog cards, reports, and other publications for the Library. At one time it was called the Printing Office and Bindery and was an auxiliary unit of the Business Office.... more
New York Public Library. Research Libraries. Director's Office
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc 5109
3.5 cubic feet
Harry Miller Lydenberg (1874-1960) started at the Lenox Library, then served as administrative assistant to John Shaw Billings from 1899 to 1908, helping to plan the Central Building for the newly consolidated New York Public Library. He was the... more
New York Public Library. Research Libraries. Director's Office
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc 5113
1.2 cubic feet
Keyes DeWitt Metcalf (1889-1983) was Chief of the Reference Department (called Research Libraries since 1966) from 1928 to 1937. Prior to that he held various positions at the New York Public Library including Chief of the Stacks, Executive... more
New York Public Library. Staff Association
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc RG9 5924
12.3 cubic feet
The New York Public Library Staff Association was formed in 1917. The Association's original purpose was to foster the social and physical well-being of the staff and bring together staff from the Reference Dept. and the Circulation Dept. By 1925,... more
New York Public Library. Board of Trustees. Space Committee
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc 4928
.8 cubic foot
The Space Committee of the N.Y.P.L. Board of Trustees was established in 1955 to discern the space needs of the various divisions in the Research Library. Its members were: Chairman Arthur A. Houghton, Jr., Edward G. Freehafer, Morris Hadley, Carl... 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. 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. 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. Board of Trustees. Committee on Branch Libraries
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc 4920
.4 cubic foot
The Committee on Branch Libraries, formerly the Circulation Department Committee, and prior to that, the Committee on Circulation, oversees the operation of the circulating libraries in the N.Y.P.L. system. It was established in 1901 as a standing... 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
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. Board of Trustees. Agent for Carnegie Sites
New York Public Library Archives | MssArc RG5 4934
Alanson T. Briggs (1871-1946) served as Agent for Carnegie Sites of The New York Public Library from 1901-1910. He assisted the Board of Trustees in selecting sites for branch libraries, appraised them in conjunction with the Board of Appraisors,... more
New York Public Library. Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library.
New York Public Library Archives
.33 linear feet (1 box)
Reports, memos, clippings and administrative files documenting operations of Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library.