Archives and Manuscripts at The New York Public Library


The New York Public Library holds nearly 10,000 archival and manuscript collections comprising over 50,000 linear feet of material in nearly every format imaginable. They preserve evidence (often unique and unpublished) of human activity and achievement that forms a basis for the study of political, social, economic, and cultural history. Each year, these collections inform and inspire the work of scholars, writers, artists, filmmakers, family historians, and other advanced researchers who seek and then share the new knowledge and perspectives revealed to them through these resources.

Archives and manuscripts are also exploited by the Library and other institutions to exhibit, teach, and build educational tools —all of which provide the general public and students of all ages the opportunity to learn about the human experience through primary sources.


Archives and Manuscripts Divisions

Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture


8
37
Collections
q
6,365
Described Components
D
158
Digitized Objects
Address:
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture , Photographs and Prints Division Reading Room
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037-1801

Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division


8
3
Collections
q
252
Described Components
0
138
Names
D
89
Digitized Objects
Address:
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building , 1st floor, Room 117
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788

Photography Collection


8
1
Collections
q
255
Described Components
Address:
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building , Room 308
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788

Manuscripts and Archives Division


8
5,785
Collections
q
476,590
Described Components
z
28,823+
Feet of Documents
0
67,333
Names
D
588,755
Digitized Objects
Address:
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building , Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788

Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature


8
319
Collections
q
50,937
Described Components
z
1,325+
Feet of Documents
0
7,084
Names
D
59,112
Digitized Objects
@
1
Collections Added this Year
Address:
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building , Third Floor, Room 320
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788

Billy Rose Theatre Division


8
1,311
Collections
q
249,020
Described Components
z
10,582+
Feet of Documents
0
37,625
Names
D
49,844
Digitized Objects
@
1
Collections Added this Year
Address:
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center , Third Floor
40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023-7498

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division


8
968
Collections
q
127,102
Described Components
z
4,283+
Feet of Documents
0
1,451
Names
D
18,495
Digitized Objects
Address:
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture , Second Floor
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037-1801

Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle


8
1,304
Collections
q
5,778
Described Components
z
8+
Feet of Documents
0
220
Names
D
21,163
Digitized Objects
Address:
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building , Third Floor, Room 319
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788

Jerome Robbins Dance Division


8
650
Collections
q
134,912
Described Components
z
3,485+
Feet of Documents
0
10,295
Names
D
6,993
Digitized Objects
Address:
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center , Third Floor
40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023-7498

Music Division


8
721
Collections
q
241,833
Described Components
z
6,317+
Feet of Documents
0
15,243
Names
D
5,580
Digitized Objects
@
1
Collections Added this Year
Address:
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center , Third Floor
40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023-7498

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound


8
110
Collections
q
20,193
Described Components
z
20+
Feet of Documents
0
37,183
Names
D
28
Digitized Objects
Address:
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center , Third Floor
40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023-7498

Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy


8
27
Collections
q
7,590
Described Components
z
196+
Feet of Documents
D
1,570
Digitized Objects
Address:
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building , First Floor, Room 121
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788

Dorot Jewish Division


8
3
Collections
q
293
Described Components
z
40+
Feet of Documents
Address:
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building , First Floor, Room 111
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788

General Research Division


8
16
Collections
q
19,881
Described Components
z
2,813+
Feet of Documents
Address:
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building , Third Floor, Room 315
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division


8
17
Collections
q
1,922
Described Components
D
12
Digitized Objects
Address:
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture , Third Floor
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037-1801

Rare Book Division


8
4
Collections
q
3,330
Described Components
z
270+
Feet of Documents
Address:
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building , Third Floor, Room 328
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788

New York Public Library Archives


8
159
Collections
q
9,960
Described Components
z
452+
Feet of Documents
D
16
Digitized Objects
Address:
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building , Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788