Manuscripts and Archives Division

The Division holds over 29,000 linear feet of manuscripts and archives in over 5,500 collections. The strengths of the Division are the papers and records of individuals, families, and organizations, primarily from the New York region. These collections support research in the political, economic, social, and cultural history of New York and the United States.

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Collections in the Manuscripts and Archives Division

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New York World's Fair 1939-1940 records
13,599 items
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Benjamin K. Miller collection of United States stamps
5,501 items
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Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, bulk (1700-1800)
4,576 items
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Robert Brewster Stanton papers, 1851-1960, bulk (1890-1950)
2,024 items
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Theodorus Bailey Myers collection
1,804 items
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Century Company records
1,759 items
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Samuel J. Tilden papers
1,560 items
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Renaissance and medieval manuscripts collection, ca. 850-ca. 1600.
1,537 items
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Samuel Adams papers
1,247 items
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Duyckinck family papers
968 items
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Barbara Gittings and Kay Tobin Lahusen gay history papers and photographs
914 items
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Schwimmer-Lloyd collection, 1852-1980, bulk (1890-1960)
751 items
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Wilberforce Eames Babylonian collection.
434 items
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James Madison papers
368 items
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Diana Davies photographs
366 items
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Benjamin R. Tucker papers
261 items
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Boston Committee of Correspondence records
258 items
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International Gay Information Center collection
255 items
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United States Sanitary Commission records
254 items
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Abraham Yates, Jr. papers
245 items
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George Chalmers collection
195 items
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Liebmann collection of American historical documents relating to spiritous liquors
166 items
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William Henry Jackson papers, 1862-1942
164 items
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ACT UP New York records
157 items
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Gran Fury Collection
157 items
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Thomas Kelah Wharton diaries and sketchbook
154 items
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Yaddo records
151 items
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Thomas A. Larcom photographs collection
151 items
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Harold M. Fleming papers
109 items
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Robert Fulton papers, 1790-1813
102 items
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New York World's Fair 1964-1965 Corporation records
86 items
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Noah Webster papers
67 items
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George Washington papers
57 items
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Thomas Jefferson papers
56 items
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George Gibbs collection of Oliver Wolcott correspondence
56 items
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Livingston family papers
56 items
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William Williams papers
52 items
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Robert Morris papers
50 items
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John Bigelow papers, 1839-1912
46 items
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Joseph Hawley papers
40 items
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Alexander Hamilton papers
40 items
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John Quinn papers
34 items
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Robert F. Byrnes Collection of Automat Memorabilia
33 items
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William H. Meyers diary
33 items
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Henry Knox papers
32 items
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Abraham Lincoln collection, 1847-1864
28 items
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Gansevoort-Lansing collection
27 items
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Philip Mazzei papers
26 items
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Emigrant Savings Bank records
21 items
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Richard Henry Lee letters
17 items
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William J. Wilgus papers
14 items
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Howell, William Thompson. Diaries (Highland Notes), 1905-1912 ...
13 items
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Sydney Howard Gay papers
13 items
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Hugh Gaine papers
12 items
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Frank Thompson photograph albums
12 items
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Babette Deutsch papers
11 items
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Silas Deane letters
11 items
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Joe Baum papers
10 items
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Whitney cookery collection, ca. 1400-1895.
10 items
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Stratemeyer Syndicate records
9 items
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Edward S. and Mary Stillman Harkness collection, ca. 1400-1945.
9 items
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Benjamin Randolph ledger
9 items
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Dutchess County (New York) Anti-Slavery Society. Minutes. 1838-1840
8 items
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Edward Clark Potter papers, 1866, 1890-1923.
8 items
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Hudson collection, ca. 1647-1862.
8 items
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William Conant Church papers, 1863-1909, bulk (1863-1878).
8 items
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Spalding baseball collection
8 items
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Straus family papers
8 items
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Society of Tammany, or Columbian Order records
8 items
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Ezra A. Carman papers
7 items
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Hayden Carruth papers
7 items
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Lee Kohns collection
7 items
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Liberal Party of New York State records, 1936-1975
7 items
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Horace Grant Healey penmanship collection
7 items
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Gerry-Townsend papers
7 items
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William Barclay Parsons collection of Robert Fulton manuscripts 1796-1919 [bulk 1804-1815]
6 items
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Fannia M. Cohn papers
6 items
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Shaker manuscript collection
6 items
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Theodore Winthrop papers
6 items
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Beschryving der nieuwlijks uitgevonden en geoctrojeerde slang-brand-spuiten : en haare wyze van brand-blussen, tegenwoording binnen Amsterdam in gebruik zijnde. Behelzende wijders aanwijzing van 't verschil tusschen haare uitwerking en die van d'oude b...
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Genet family papers, ca. 1719-1925.
6 items
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Jacob Riis papers
6 items
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Bacon cipher collection
5 items
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Bryant-Godwin papers
5 items
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Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh papers, 1871-1934.
5 items
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Patricia Cornwell collection
5 items
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Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. papers
5 items
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Samuel Ward papers, 1647-1912.
5 items
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Thomas Jefferson papers, 1765-1826
5 items
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Central and Eastern European Planning Board records
5 items
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Obadiah Rich collection
5 items
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Committee of Fourteen records
5 items
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George Chalmers collection, 1606-1812
5 items
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Clark M. Eichelberger papers
4 items
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Frank J. Sprague papers
4 items
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Alfred Williams Anthony collection
4 items
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Mattachine Society, Inc. of New York Records
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Isabel Florence Hapgood papers
4 items
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Paul Kester papers
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Albert Tracy papers
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J. G. Holland papers
4 items
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Bancker plans, 1770-1815.
4 items
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Constable-Pierrepont papers, 1762-1911, bulk (1774-1849?)
4 items
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Elizabeth Van Lew papers.
4 items
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Ernest Harvier scrapbooks
4 items
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Florence Kelley papers, 1836-1932 (bulk 1881-1932).
4 items
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Jacob Riis papers
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Gustav Scholer papers.
4 items
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Harry Miller Lydenberg papers, 1923-1958.
4 items
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Tom Wolfe papers
4 items
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Mattachine Society, Inc. of New York records
4 items
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National American Woman Suffrage Association records
4 items
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Robert Moses papers
3 items
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United States Sanitary Commission records. Department of North Carolina archives
3 items
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Philip Schuyler papers
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American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society records, 1895-1971.
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David Fulton Karsner papers, 1912-1929.
3 items
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Gideon Welles papers, 1825-1878, bulk (1840-1864)
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Harlan, James, 1820-1899. Miscellaneous file
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Ida M. Mellen papers
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James Madison papers, 1781-1847.
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Log of the ship Lawrance
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William Frey papers
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Samuel B. Ruggles papers, 1801-1881.
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Montague collection of historical autographs
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Vito Russo papers
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Ruth and Hermann Vollmer papers, 1600s-1959.
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Albert Tracy papers, 1843-1893.
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Alexander Jackson Davis papers, 1791-1937.
2 items
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Bayard-Campbell-Pearsall families papers
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Brewster and Company records, 1837-1924, bulk (1897-1924)
2 items
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Carl Van Vechten papers
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Conewago Canal Company records, 1788-1820.
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Cravath, Swaine & Moore collection of historical documents
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Diary, 1790-1802
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Thomas F. Madigan collection, 1817-1931.
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Uncle Tom's cabin : manuscript.
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Robert Morris papers, 1751-1802
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Edward C. Taintor papers, 1839-1879.
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United States. Mission to Russia - Official Papers of Albert Gallatin, John Quincy Adams and James A. Bayard.
2 items
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Craig Rodwell papers
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William Greenleaf Webster papers, 1820-1865.
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F. M. Esfandiary / FM-2030 papers
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Gilbert Livingston papers
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Ward family papers
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Ely family letters
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Robert H. Davis papers
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Diana Vreeland papers
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Alexander Anderson papers
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Smyth of Nibley papers
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Methodist Episcopal Church records
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Simeon A. Stearns papers
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Foster-Murphy collection
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New Netherland papers
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Montague-Collier family papers
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Jabez Fitch diary
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George Washington papers
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Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement records
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Schieffelin family papers
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Town Hall, Inc. records
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Frederick W. Kobbé and Helen Jay De Bois genealogical research papers
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Astor family papers, 1792-1916.
1 item
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New York Typographical Union No. 6. records, 1829-1988.
1 item
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August Belmont papers, ca. 1880-1938, bulk (1904-1925).
1 item
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Gwendolen Haste papers, 1900-1964.
1 item
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Nicholas Kelley papers, ca. 1845-1968, (bulk 1890-1968).
1 item
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Henry George papers, ca. 1840-1950.
1 item
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Noah Webster papers
1 item
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Samuel Adams papers, 1635-1826.
1 item
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Emma Goldman papers
1 item
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Horace Greeley papers, 1831-1873
1 item
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New Yorker records
1 item
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Olive Branch Petition and supporting documents
1 item
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Bronson family papers
1 item
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Archibald Robertson maps
1 item
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Eleanora Mendelssohn papers
1 item
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Miss Frank E. Buttolph papers
1 item
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Camera Club of New York Records
1 item
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Carnegie, Andrew. Miscellaneous file.
1 item
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Isaac Goldberg papers
1 item
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Emily Fowler Ford papers
1 item
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Frank J. Sprague papers
1 item
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Century Company records, 1870-1924.
1 item
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Ivins family papers
1 item
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John Robert Gregg collection
1 item
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Maloney collection of Irish historical papers
1 item
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Jack Butler Yeats collection of papers, [1899-1955]
1 item
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Philip Schuyler papers
1 item
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Charles Blue Papers.
1 item
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James M. Geraghty papers, 1940-1983
1 item
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Genevieve Taggard papers
1 item
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James Riker papers, 1660-1989.
1 item
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Pierre Toussaint papers
1 item
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Civil War. Autograph verses and photographs of southern poets of the Civil War.
1 item
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Spanish Child Welfare Association of America records
1 item
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John Milton papers
1 item
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Commonplace books collection, 1697-1939, bulk (1800-1900)
1 item
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Kip family papers
1 item
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Koppel S. Pinson papers, 1923-1960, bulk (1940s-1950s)
1 item
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Theodorus Bailey Myers collection, 1542-1876.
1 item
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Monumentos Guadalupanos
1 item
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NYWF Index Card Collection
1 item
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Poetry Society of America records
1 item
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Cromwell, Oliver. Miscellaneous file.
1 item
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Van Cortlandt-Van Wyck family papers
1 item
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Victory Book Campaign records
1 item
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Richard John Levy and Sally Waldman Sweet collection
1 item
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Richard Upjohn and Richard Michell Upjohn papers.
1 item
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Robert Troup papers
1 item
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New York City miscellaneous collection
1 item
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Lewis Hine papers, ca. 1908-ca. 1921.
1 item
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Lewis M. Isaacs collection of E.A. Robinson papers, 1896-1967.
1 item
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Liebmann collection of American historical documents relating to spiritous liquors, 1665-1910, bulk (1665-1865)
1 item
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Samuel Hill papers, 1813-1822.
1 item
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Samuel and John Galloway papers, 1739-1812.
1 item
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Louis Waldman papers
1 item
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Edward F. Caldwell Lighting Company Records, 1900-1959.
1 item
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Schieffelin family papers, 1756-1907.
1 item
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Walter L. Fleming papers, 1685-1932, bulk (ca. 1845-1932)
1 item
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Emily Fowler Ford papers
1 item
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George Bancroft collection
1 item
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Elizabeth Garver Jordan papers, 1891-1945.
1 item
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Maitland collection of South Sea Company and Mississippi Scheme papers, 1669-1774, bulk (1711-1720)
1 item
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William Frederick Allen papers, 1870-1894, bulk (1879-1894).
1 item
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William Frothingham papers
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William Law Mercantile Papers
1 item
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Commissioners' plan of Manhattan Island and report with related materials
1 item
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Berenice Abbott papers
1 item
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Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. records
1 item
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Sol Bloom papers, 1898-1949, bulk (1935-1949)
1 item
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Notes on Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787
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Pierre F. Simon collection of artists' letters
1 item
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Stanley M. Isaacs papers
1 item
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Stoughton, Israel, ? - 1645. Miscellaneous file
1 item
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Bliss family papers
1 item
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Jacob Riis papers
1 item
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Morrell, T.H. Collection. Original autograph letters of the Presidents of the U.S. Washington - Andrew Johnson.
1 item
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Taunton Social Library records
1 item
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Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi papers, 1871.
1 item
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Angela Morgan papers, 1901-1957.
1 item
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Frank H. Pierce papers relating to the U.S.S. Monitor
1 item
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People's Institute records
1 item
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Geographia Americae : with an account of the Delaware Indians : based on surveys and notes made in 1654-1656
1 item
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George Clayton Foulk papers, 1883-1887.
1 item
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George Jones papers, 1825-1894 (bulk 1860-1887).
1 item
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National Civic Federation records, 1894-1949 bulk (1900-1920).
1 item
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Serrell-Opdycke-Patrick papers
1 item