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New York City Public Library Manuscripts and Archives Collections
New York Public Library, 5th Ave. and 42nd St., New York, NY 10018-2788
The Manuscripts and Archives division contain original materials, regardless of format, including paper documents, photos, sound recordings, film, video and more. Holdings date from the third century BCE to the 1990s. Although the collection houses suneiform tablets, medieval manuscripts, and renaissance material, its real strength are papers of individuals and families from the New York region from the 18th to 20th centuries. American Revolution, Constitutional, Civil War, and much more. Also prominent are papers of New York political and social organizations like National Civic Federation and Committee of 15. This summary is a cursory and incomplete representation of the resources available in the Manuscripts and Archives division of the NYPL. See website for more details.

Access: Apply for "card of admission" in Office of Special Collections, Rm. 316. Must have valid ID and name and address of person who can verify information on ID. Cards do not guarantee access to specific items. See website or call for more details.
Phone: 212-930-0801
Notes: Computer use is permitted.
Category: Archives
Subject: Cultural Production , Education , New York & the World
Time Period: 20th Century since WW2 , 20th Century to WW2 , 19th Century since Civil War

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