American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society records, 1895-1971.

Collection Data

American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society (Author)
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 91
Letchworth State Park (N.Y.)
American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society
Content: Also discussed are Niagara Falls, Palisades Interstate Park, the Octagon House in Washington, D.C., the Morris-Jumel Mansion in New York City, Storm King Mountain (site of the Consolidated Edison power plant in upstate New York), and post-World War I reconstruction in France.
Ownership: 07/--/79 American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society Gift
Content: Collection includes minutes of trustees' monthly meetings,and of annual meetings of the Society, 1911-1971; annual reports, 1898-1926; record books, 1898-1926, containing additional minutes, correspondence of secretaries and presidents, reports, New York State legislative documents,clippings, printed material, blueprints, maps, and photographs; minutes, reports, correspondence, and other records, 1911-1939, of committees that administered sites under the Society's custodianship; miscellaneous financialdocuments, 1930s-1960s; general files, 1930s-1960s, consisting largely of correspondence; issues of the Society's bulletin, Scenic and Historic America, 1929-1938; two books, A Narrative of the Life of Mary Jemison, and Philipse Manor Hall at Yonkers, N.Y., published by theSociety, containing heavy annotations for the 1925 editions; and minutes, correspondence and other documents,1924-1939, of the State Council of Parks (N.Y.), on which the Society was represented.
Content: Founded in 1895 by conservationist and New York City civicleader Andrew H. Green (1820-1903), the Society's purpose was to protect scenic and historic sites. It acted as a custodian for several New York State parks and historic sites, and as an advocate for numerous other sites locatedlargely in New York State, but also included sites throughout the United States and Europe.
Ownership: MSS 79M21
Physical Description
Extent: 14.5 linear feet (38 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12354880
MSS Unit ID: 91
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): dba178f0-c629-012f-f4fb-58d385a7bc34
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