Written by Maureen Maryanski, Reference Librarian for Printed Collections.
A reasonable assumption would be that the oldest materials in the New-York Historical Society Library relate to Colonial North America or New York. However, in terms of the book collection, the oldest item actually predates the first North American colonies by over a hundred years. Amongst the rare book collection at N-YHS sits a 1492 imprint of three works by Aristotle: De natura animalium libri novem. De...Read More
This post was written by Twila Rios, Summer Intern in the department of Prints, Photographs and Architectural Collections.
The New-York Historical Society has two collections of photographer Claire Yaffa: the Claire Yaffa Children with AIDS photograph collection and the Claire Yaffa New York Foundling Hospital photograph collection. A portion of the Children with Aids photograph collection is currently on exhibit at N-YHS, through September 1, 2013.
When looking through these collections a few impressions stand out. First...Read More
This post was written by N-YHS intern Catherine Newton
While working with the Oversize Manuscripts Collection this summer, my coworker and I uncovered a death warrant signed by George Washington and dated October 25, 1778.
Best known for his role as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army and later as the first president of the United States, George Washington is one of the most respected figures in American history. The image of the man, himself, that lingers in...Read More
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