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Millener, Jessie Scott
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1995
.42 linear feet (1 box)
Jessie Scott Millener was a librarian at the New York Public Library. Her papers include correspondence, a diary, and ephemera relating to her work with the New York Public Library and the Young Men's Christian Association
Skeel, Emily Ellsworth Ford, 1867-1958
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2766
106 linear feet (150 boxes and 2 v.)
Emily Ford Skeel (1867-1958) was a bibliographer, editor and philanthropist. Her parents were Gordon Lester Ford (1823-1891), a railroad and real-estate magnate and collector of Americana, and Emily Fowler Ford (1826-1893), a poet. Like her older... more
Weitenkampf, Frank, 1866-1962
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3270
6 linear feet (10 boxes, 10 v., 1 package)
Frank Weitenkampf (1866-1962) worked for the New York Public Library for 61 years. He started as a page at the Astor Library in 1881, became head of the NYPL Art Department, and served as Curator of Prints from 1921 until his retirement in 1942.... more
Sorge, Friedrich A. (Friedrich Adolf), 1828-1906
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2819
.64 linear feet (1 box, 2 volumes)
Letters to Friedrich Adolph Sorge and others from Friedrich Engels, Karl Marx, Johann Philip Becker, Joseph Dietzgen, and others, 1867-1895. Letters from Sorge to The New York Public Library, 1898-1906 Most of these letters have been published in... more
Billings, John S. (John Shaw), 1838-1913
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 304
48 linear feet (109 boxes); 53 microfilm reels
John Shaw Billings (1838-1913) was an American surgeon, hospital planner and librarian. He served as a U.S. Army surgeon and was responsible for creating the nation's foremost medical library, now the National Library of Medicine. He served as... more
New York Public Library
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2179
.17 linear feet (1 volume)
This collection consists of autograph letters of state and federal judges of New York State. The bulk of the letters are dated between 1854 and 1911, except for the letters of Judges Esek Cowen and J.R. Whiting, which are dated 1828 and 1838... more
Javitz, Romana
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 6197
.33 linear feet (1 box)
Correspondence, diaries and other personal papers of Romana Javitz, Curator of The New York Public Library Picture Collection from 1929-1968.
United States. Works Progress Administration
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3108
.3 linear feet (1 box)
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) of the U.S. government was the major relief agency of Franklin D. Roosevelt's "New Deal". Supplanting the Civil Works Administration (an emergency temporary work relief program, 1933-1934), the WPA employed... more
Victory Book Campaign
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3164
5 linear feet (5 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
The Victory Book Campaign (VBC), originally named the National Defense Book Campaign, was established in 1941 by the American Library Association, the American Red Cross, and United Service Organizations (USO). The Campaign's purpose was to... more
Del Mar, Walter, 1862-1944
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 761
2.7 linear feet (6 boxes and 4 v.)
Walter Del Mar (1862-1944) was a banker, broker, journalist, and author. After establishing a banking firm in London which represented American interests, he returned to the United States in 1914 and wrote books on his extensive travels.... more
Eames, Wilberforce, 1855-1937
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 878
90.5 linear feet (113 boxes)
Collection consists of materials reflecting Eames's interests and scholarly achievements in the fields of bibliography and librarianship. Correspondence, 1866-1937, includes both business and personal correspondence, mostly incoming, with... more
Busch, Wilhelm, b. 1874
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 440
1 linear foot (1 box, 1 package)
Wilhelm Busch (b. 1874) was a librarian at the New York Public Library from 1923 to 1939. Busch's diaries, largely in German, date both before and after his emigration to the United States from Germany. Entries record his daily life and career in... more
Tilden Trust
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2995
15.48 linear feet (14 boxes, 19 volumes, 1 other item)
The Tilden Trust was incorporated in 1887 after the death in 1886 of Samuel J. Tilden, attorney, governor of New York in 1874 and 1875, and U.S. presidential candidate in 1876. Tilden's will stipulated that the bulk of his estate was to make up... more
Pearson, Edmund Lester, 1880-1937
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 6251
9 items
Edmund Lester Pearson (1880-1937) was an American librarian and writer best known for his book Studies in Murder (1924) and other essays in the true crime genre. He was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts and graduated from Harvard in 1902 and the... more
Peterson, Frank A
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2392
1.6 linear feet (4 boxes)
Frank A. Peterson, a librarian on the staff of the New York Public Library, was a collector and cataloger of printed materials and manuscripts pertaining to the Church of Seventh-Day Adventists. Collection consists mainly of correspondence,... more
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 475
.21 linear feet (1 box)
The Carnegie Corporation was founded in 1911 by Andrew Carnegie to continue his philanthropic work after his death. In 1901 Carnegie offered the City of New York 5.2 million dollars to establish a branch library system. The collection consists of... more
Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4372
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Correspondence, largely between American author James T. Farrell and the New York Public Library, regarding his desire to replace a lost book, his interest in donating his papers and manuscripts to the Library, and an apartment fire which... more
Stokes, I. N. Phelps (Isaac Newton Phelps), 1867-1944
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2892
16 linear feet (35 boxes)
Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes (1867-1944) was an American architect and housing reformer. John Mead Howells and Stokes worked as partners in the architectural firm Howells and Stokes. In addition to his architectural work, Stokes was an organizer of... more
Astor Library
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 23354
.08 linear feet (1 volume)
One scrapbook depicting the nearly empty interior of the Astor Library and two dozen loose photographs of library staff members. The library building appears to have been photographed when the Astor Library ceased operations at 425 Lafayette... more
Johnston, Esther
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4470
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Letters, photographs,an interview transcript, and other material by or about Esther Johnston, a librarian who began her career with the New York Public Library in 1916, and who retired as Chief of the Circulation Department in 1951. Letters are... more
Helbig, Richard E. (Richard Ernest), 1870-1941
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 22943
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Richard E. Helbig was a New York Public Library employee who worked with the German-American collection. His papers (1896-1938) are comprised of articles authored by Helbig; correspondence; bibliographic reports; and notes on the library's German... more
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