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Alphabetical Listing of Archival Finding Aids for the Department of Prints, Photographs and Architectural Collections at the New-York Historical Society

Finding Aids are detailed guides to the scope and content of archival collections. The finding aids posted here are ordered alphabetically; additional finding aids are available for consultation in the Reading Room. For further assistance contact the reference librarian for these collections.

Some collections have been catalogued at the item level; where available, a link to that item level database is provided.

All of these finding aids can be searched through a full-text searchable database.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z


[A]
Album File, ca. 1800-ca. 1980, bulk 1850s-1950s (PR 2)    [Go to Database]
John Albok Photograph Collection, ca. 1928-1980, bulk 1930s-1960s (PR 1)
Alexander Alland Photograph Collection, 1885-1905, 1940 (PR 110)
Andrew Alpern Building Reference File, ca. 1920-2001 (PR 324)
American Art Union Print Collection, 1840-1851 (PR 159)
Alexander Anderson Print Collection, 1791-1864, 1886-1907 (PR 216)
Architect and Engineer File, ca. 1800-present, bulk 1850s-1930s (PR 3)    [Go to Database]
Eugene L. Armbruster Photograph Collection,  1894-1939 (PR 81)
Art Poster File, 1890-1910 (PR 55-01)    [Go to Database]
John James Audubon Print Collection, ca. 1827-1860, 1977, bulk 1832-1845 (PR 162)


[B]
Jane Bannerman Travel Sketchbook Collection, 1929, 1955-2011 (PR 297)
Jessie Tarbox Beals Photograph Collection, ca. 1905-ca. 1940 (PR 4)    [Go to Database]
William J. Bennett Print Collection, ca. 1826-1844 (PR 220)
Robert L. Benney Research Collection, 1933-1978, undated, bulk 1942-1944 (PR 250)
Billboard Photograph Collection, 1919-1934 (PR 5) [Go to Database]
James Boyd Collection of New York Etchings, 1880-1950, bulk 1900-1930s (PR 7)
Robert L. Bracklow Photograph Collection, 1882-1918, bulk 1896-1905 (PR 8)    [Go to Database]
Mathew B. Brady Studio Portrait Photograph Collection, ca. 1856-1870 (PR 85)
Colonel George W. Bradley Collection of Civil War Photographs, 1864-1865 (PR 218)
Ben Brown World War II Drawings Collection, ca. 1943-1944 (PR 274)
Margaret Brown Dutch Houses Photograph Collection, 1920s-1930s (PR 118)
Browning Photograph Collection, 1920s-1930s (PR 9)


[C]
Cartes de Visites File, ca. 1860-1900, bulk 1860s (PR 11)
Cased Image File, ca. 1850-1900, bulk 1850-1870 (PR 12)    [Go to Database]
Lucius H. Cathan Photograph Collection, ca. 1880-ca. 1890, undated (PR 132)
Certificate File, ca. 1750-present, bulk 1790-1900 (PR 14)
Arthur D. Chapman Photograph Collection, 1908-1922, 1953, bulk 1910s (PR 15)
H. M. Chester Photograph Collection, 1894-1909 (PR 131)
Civil War Photograph File, 1861-1865 [1880-1889] (PR 164) 
Civil War Posters, 1861-1865 (PR 55-03)    [Go to Database]
Civil War Stereographs, 1861-1865 (PR 65-01)    [Go to Database]
Clipper Ship Card Collection, 1850s-1860s (PR 116)    [Go to Database]
Ernst Cohen Photograph Collection, 1960s-2000 (PR 280)
Caricature and Cartoon File: Confederate War Etchings, 1860s (PR 10-01) [Go to Database]
Costume Ball Photograph Collection, 1875-1923 (PR 223)
Isacchar Cozzens Portfolio Collection, 1800-ca. 1865 (PR 145)
Frank W. Crane Photograph Collection, 1901-1913 (PR 128)
Cross & Brown Company Architectural Photograph Collection, 1970-1991 (PR 111)
Bill Cunningham Facades Photograph Collection, ca. 1970s (PR 307)


[D]
Bruce Davidson Photograph Collection, 1966-1970 (PR 89)
Alexander Jackson Davis Architectural Drawings Collection, ca. 1830-ca. 1880 (PR 16) 
Decorative Envelopes (Philatelic Covers) Collection, 1861-1989 (PR 301)
deGroot Family Photograph Collection, 1853-ca. 1965, undated (PR 120)
Sean Delonas Collection of Cartoons from the New York Post, 1990-2013 (PR 313)
William Adams Delano Collection, 1899-1949 (PR 244)
Detroit Publishing Company Collection, ca. 1885-1905 (PR 272)
Burhan Dogancay Photograph Collection, 1986 (PR 183)
Leslie Dorsey Collection of Pictorial Clippings, ca. 1860-1970s, bulk 1860-1920 (PR 17)
Asher B. Durand Print Collection, 1813-1836 (PR 221)


[E]
Early American West Photograph Collection, ca. 1860-1882 (PR 266)
John Elari Photographic Slide Collection, 1965-1999 (PR 285)
Emery Roth Architectural Print Collection, 1926-1947 (PR 170)
Ephemera File, ca. 1800s-present (PR 264)
European Print File, ca. 1750-1920 (PR 151)


[F]
Oscar Fabres Collection, 1940-1970 (PR 079)
Andreas Feininger Photograph Collection, 1939-1954, 1970-1984 (PR 207)
Ann Feinstein Collection of New York City Prints, 1850-2003 (PR 300)
Fifth Avenue Coach Company Collection, ca. 1890-1955, bulk 1910s-1920s (PR 18)
Film Location Scouts Photograph Collection, ca. 1980s-1990s (PR 293)
Fort Totten Photograph Collection, 1940-1945 (PR 326)


[G]
Arnold Genthe Photograph Collection, ca. 1900-1942 (PR 19)
Geographic File, ca. 1500-present, bulk 1850-1950 (PR 20)
Raymond Germann Photograph Collection, ca. 1978-2015 (PR 311)
Cass Gilbert Collection, 1879-1934 (PR 21)
Richard L. Gilbert Advertising Collection, 1960s-1970s (PR 309) 
Paul Gillespie Collection of New York World Fair Materials, bulk 1939-1940 (PR 283)
Myron Golden Photograph Collection, 1950s (PR 303)
Eugene Gordon Photograph Collection, 1970-1990 (PR 248)
Bernard Gotfryd Photograph Collection, ca. 1960-2008 (PR 276)
James Grabow Photograph Collection, 1930s, 1960s - 2000s (PR 317)
William Grabowski Photograph Collection, 1985-88, 2004-2016 (PR 321)
Graphic Arts File, ca. 1500-present, bulk 1800-1900 (PR 22)
Arthur W. Grumbine Collection, 1920-1955 (PR 97)


[H]
George P. Hall & Son Photograph Collection, ca. 1876-ca. 1914 (PR 24)
Alexander Morgan Hamilton Family Photograph Collection, ca. 1896-ca. 1948, bulk 1905-1948 (PR 103)
Lathrop C. and Mabel H. Urner Harper Photograph Collection, ca. 1872-1954 (PR 121)
Alexander Hatos Photograph Collection, 1948-1970, bulk 1964-1967 (PR 48)
Henry O. Havemeyer Collection of Portrait Prints of American Statesmen, ca. 1790-ca. 1955, bulk ca. 1830-1900 (PR 25)
Here is New York Collection, 2001-2004 (PR 258)
Leo Hershkowitz Collection of Newspaper Illustrations and Billheads, 1858-1911, bulk 1860-1865 (PR 263)
Mattie E. Hewitt and Richard A. Smith Photograph Collection, ca. 1910-1960, bulk 1920s-1930s (PR 26)    [Go to Database]
John Hill Print Collection, ca. 1799-1836 (PR 217)
Charles Gilbert Hine Photograph Collection, 1883-1908 (PR 82)
Jane Hoffer On the Beat Photograph Collection, bulk 1975-1979, 2011-2012 (PR 312)
Kim Hoffmann Photograph Collection, 1955-1965 (PR 77)
Samuel Hollyer's "Old New York" Views, 1905-1910 (PR 86)
Raymond Hood Photograph Collection, 1911-1913 (PR 148)
Howe Family Photograph Collection, 1890s-1900s (PR 292)
Morris Huberland Photograph Collection, ca. 1930s-1940s (PR 194)
Hudson-Fulton Celebration Collection, ca. 1909 (PR 268)
Daniel Huntington Study Portrait Photographs, ca. 1870-1890 (PR 256)
James H. Hyde Collection, ca. 1500-ca. 1900, bulk 1600-1800 (PR 27)    [Go to Database]
Julian Hyman Photograph Collection, 1970-1991 (PR 320)


[I]
Imperial Portrait Photograph File, ca. 1855-1868 (PR 210)
Frank M. Ingalls Photograph Collection, ca. 1900-1930 (PR 28)


[J]
Emily Jackson Photograph Collection of Édouart's American Silhouette Portraits, ca. 1911-1926 (PR 101)
Jennings Photograph Collection, ca. 1850-1950 (PR 135)


[K]
Marilynn Gelfman Karp Collection of Ephemera, ca. 1940s-2008 (PR 279)
George Kalinsky Photographs of Muhammad Ali, 1965-1999 (PR 325)
Frederick Kelly Photograph Collection, 1959-1976 (PR 246)
Theron Kilmer Photograph Collection, ca. 1920s-1940s (PR 30)
Clarence Jack Konheim Photograph Collection, 1930s-1960s (PR 315)


[L]
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Business and Advertising Ephemera, ca. 1700-present, bulk 1850-1920 (PR 31) (PDF version)
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Business and Advertising Ephemera (PR 31)
Bella C. Landauer Reference and Writings Collection, ca. 1856-1972, bulk 1926-1950  (PR 149)
The "Landmarks of New York" Photograph Collection, 1967-2011 (PR 310)
Lantern Slide Collection, ca. 1860-1942 (PR 70-01)    [Go to Database]
Charles M. Lefferts Military Uniforms Print Collection, 1880-1926, bulk 1900-1926 (PR 99)
Rebecca Lepkoff Photograph Collection, 1937-1950 (PR 295)
Robert M. Lester Photograph Collection, 1946-1956 (PR 215)
William Light Photograph Collection, ca. 1880-1889 (PR 37)
Lighthouse Photograph and Print Collection, 1870-1930 (PR 38)
Eugene A. Livingston Photograph Collection, ca. 1850-ca. 1910 (PR 138)
Carl Lobozza Photograph Collection, 1895-1896 (PR 269)
Lower East Side Photograph Collection, 1901  (PR 251)


[M]
Pirie MacDonald Photograph Collection, 1900-1942 (PR 39)    [Go to Database]
Manhattan Graphics Center 9/11 Print Portfolio, 2001-2002 (PR 257)
Jack Margolin Photograph Collection, 1950-1996 (PR 316)
Maritime History File, ca. 1700-ca. 1960 (PR 100)
James W. Martens Architectural Drawings Collection, 1840s (PR 113)
John McComb Architectural Drawings Collection, ca. 1750-ca. 1830, bulk 1800-1830 (PR 40)
McGuigan Collection of John Gadsby Chapman Etchings, ca. 1838-1845 (PR 265)
Burr McIntosh Photograph Collection, ca. 1900-1910 (PR 41)
McKim, Mead and White Architectural Records Collection, ca. 1875-ca. 1950, bulk 1890-1930 (PR 42)
McLaughlin Air Service Photograph Collection, ca. 1935-1970, bulk 1940-1942 (PR 43)
Edwin Martin Photograph Collection, 1994-2001 (PR 96)
Lida Moser Photograph Collection, 1971, 1978 (PR 123)


[N]
Stephen Yasinow Collection of Thomas Nast Cartoons, bulk 1873-1875 (PR 288)
New York Chamber of Commerce Collection, 1768-1976 (PR 277)
New York City Photographic Slides Collection, ca. 1960s-1980s (PR 278)
New York City Public Works Construction Photographs Collection, 1930s-1950s (PR 302)
New York State Legislature Portrait Prints Collection, 1798 (PR 213)
S. Niewenhouse Inc. Architectural Specifications Collection, 1900-1920 (PR 93)


[O]
Alfred Olcott Hudson River Steamboats Collection, 1880-1940 (PR 98)
David Mark Olds World War II Collection, bulk 1942-1945 (PR 287)
Ruth Orkin Photograph Collection, ca. 1950-1981 (PR 190)
Jacquelyn Ottman Collection of J. Ottmann Lithographing Company, ca. 1880s-1920s (PR 281)


[P]
Pach Brothers Photograph Collection, 1867-1947 (PR 84)
Frank Pagliaro Construction Records Collection, 1914-1971 (PR 282)
Paper Doll Collection, ca. 1850-1911 (PR 161)
Patriotic Envelope Collection, 1861-1865, 1893 (PR 117)    [Go to Database]
Photographer File, ca. 1940-present (PR 50)
Pictorial Lettersheet Collection, ca. 1850-1890 (PR 144)
Harris Pierce Photograph Collection, 1890s (PR 270)
Playing Card and Game Collection, 1546-present (PR 115)   [Go to Database]
Calvin Pollard Architectural Drawing Collection, ca. 1820-ca. 1850 (PR 51)    [Go to Database]
Portrait File, ca. 1500-present, bulk 1800-1930 (PR 52)
Postcard File, ca. 1890-present (PR 54)
James T. and Rachel Booth Powers Collection, ca. 1862-1948, undated (PR 105)
Victor Prevost Photograph Collection, ca. 1854 (PR 56)    [Go to Database]
Printmaker File, ca. 1730-present, bulk 1800-1860 (PR 58)


[R]
Radio Entertainers and Announcers Collection, 1941-1945 (PR 95)
Larry Racioppo Photograph Collection, 1999-2004 (PR 208)
Elizabeth Ransom Photograph Collection, 1891-1892 (PR 237)
Raven Poetry Circle of Greenwich Village Collection, ca. 1933-ca. 1944 (PR 108)
William F. Reeves Elevated Railroad Photograph Collection, ca. 1868-1933, bulk 1878-1906 (PR 154)
James W. Rhodes Collection of Villard Houses/Palace Hotel Project Records, 1970s-1980s (PR 296)
William J. Roege Photograph Collection, 1910-1935 (PR 181)
John Rogers Photograph Collection, 1860-1927 (PR 122)
Harvey Rosen and El Barracho Collection, 1940-1990 (PR 308)
Mel Rosenthal Photograph Collection, 1983-2001 (PR 90)
Harold Roth Photograph Collection, 1937-1950 (PR 195)
Stanley R. Rosenberg Architectural Records, 1952-1985 (PR 254)
June Rovenger Photograph Collection, ca. 1970s, 2000s (PR 291)


[S]
Saint-Memin Print Collection, 1794-1808 (PR 226)
Salmagundi Club Photograph Collection, 1898-1943 (PR 182)
Lockwood Sanford Wood Engraving Proof Books, 1838-1913 (PR 247)
Kenneth Siegel Photograph Collection, 1970s (PR 298)
Irwin Silver Photograph Collection, 1977-2002 (PR 209)
Larry Silver Photograph Collection, 1949-1989, bulk 1950-1953  (PR 306)
S. S. Silver Company Archive, 1920s-1950s, bulk 1940s-1950s (PR 61)
James Reuel Smith Springs and Wells Photograph Collection, ca. 1900 (PR 62)
Frederick H. Smyth Collection of Fire Photographs, 1899-1926, bulk 1908-1914 (PR 63)
Stella Snead Photograph Collection, 1972, 1980-1989 (PR 185) 
John B. Snook Architectural Record Collection, ca. 1840-1950, bulk ca. 1870-1900 (PR 64)
Jerry Spagnoli Photograph Collection, 1998-2000 (PR 157)
Society of Iconophiles Collection, 1895-1929 (PR 160)
Stephen Somerstein Photographs of the 1965 March from Selma to Montgomery, 1965 (PR 314)
Michael Sonnenfeldt Collection of Theatre, Film and Entertainment Photography, 1905-2000 (PR 305) 
Steinway & Sons Photograph and Print Collection, 1858-1958 (PR 166)
Stereograph File, ca. 1855-1960s, bulk 1860-1900 (PR 65)    [Go to Database]
Erika Stone Photograph Collection, ca. 1940-1990 (PR 267)
George E. Stonebridge Photograph Collection, ca.1895-1915, bulk ca. 1900 (PR 66)    [Go to Database]
Helen M. Stummer Photograph Collection, 1976-1980 (PR 235)
Subject File, ca. 1500-present, bulk 1800-1950 (PR 68)
Subway Construction Photograph File, ca. 1900-1940, bulk 1900-1920 (PR 69)
Jack Sydow Photographs and Papers Collection, bulk 1942-1945 (PR 289)


[T]
Harry Tarzian Photograph Collection, 1976-2003 (PR 255)
H. N. Tiemann & Co. Photograph Collection, ca. 1880-1916 (PR 129)
Theatrical Portrait File, ca. 1800-1985, bulk ca. 1850-1920 (PR 104) 


[U]
Doris Ulmann Photograph Collection, ca. 1910-1934 (PR 72)


[V]
John J. Vrooman Photograph Collection, 1937-1942 (PR 252)


[W]
Harvey Wang Photograph Collection, 1998-1999 (PR 175)
James Watson Webb Jr. Photograph Collection, 1930s (PR 318)
Arthur Weindorf Subway Collection, ca. 1908-1944 (PR 127)
Winston Weisman Collection of Architectural Photographs, ca. 1950-1975 (PR 73)
Edward Wenzel Photograph Collection, 1892-1925, bulk ca. 1895-1905 (PR 74)
Orrin S. Wightman Photograph Collection, 1895-1945 (PR 94)
World War I Poster File, [1914]-1920 (PR 55-07)
World War II Photograph Collection, 1944-1945 (PR 76)
Wright Photograph Collection, 1910-1920 (PR 203)


[Y]
Claire Yaffa Children With Aids Photograph Collection, bulk 1990-2000 (PR 290)
Claire Yaffa New York Foundling Hospital Photograph Collection, 1979-1999 (PR 299)

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