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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. 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
Nelson, Charles Alexander, 1839-1933
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2114
5 linear feet (12 boxes)
Charles Alexander Nelson (1839-1933), librarian and bibliographer, was a Reconstruction administrator in New Bern, North Carolina, for a decade following the U.S. Civil War. He returned to the North in 1875 and worked until 1909 in various... 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
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